There’s nothing more desirable than long, straight hair. When your hair is in place, it almost feels like you have finally managed to pull your life together. Hence, it does not come as a surprise when most women prefer styling their hair with a straightener each time they step out.
While you may know that using a hair straightener frequently can damage your tresses, did you know that pulling your iron downwards while straightening is wrong? Most of us have a straightening iron but do we know how to use it correctly?
Here are some hair straightening mistakes you’re probably guilty of making and how to fix them.
- Not using a heat protectant
- Overheating the iron
- Straightening without sectioning
- Not cleaning the flat iron
Not using a heat protectant
Do you end up with frizzy and lifeless hair after straightening it? The heat from your styling tools may give you perfect hair for the day, but in the long run, it will damage your tresses. Therefore just like you apply sunscreen on your skin before stepping out, it is necessary to spritz the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray before using styling tools to minimise the damage.
Overheating the iron
Turning up the temperature to the maximum when you are in a hurry is not going to help. It will severely damage your hair and even your heat protection spray would not be able to control it. Experts suggest keeping the temperature between 300-350 degrees, or just hot enough to that you don’t have to run it through each section more than once.
Straightening without sectioning
Straightening your hair shouldn’t be a difficult task. If it feels like one then you are probably not doing it right. To save your time, energy and get the best result ever, always start by sectioning your hair. Divide your hair into small sections that are easier to work with and comb through each section before running the iron over it.
Not cleaning the flat iron
Yes, just like all your beauty tools need cleaning, your flat iron does too. A clean straightening iron can make all the difference in how your hair looks. The products you use while styling your hair build up on the plates and can make your hair look greasy and flat. It is recommended to clean your straightening iron at least once a month.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Mar 23, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.