Many of us have a love and hate relationship with our styling tools. They help us achieve straight, curly or wavy hairstyles, but since flat irons and curling wands can reach temperatures of up to 450 degrees they can easily damage our hair in under a week! Damaged hair is frizzy, dry, and with split ends. Is your mane showing signs of damage? Follow our styling tips on proper thermal styling, and display your gorgeous hair with pride.
Tip 1: A styling tool uses heat to manipulate hair and shape it, but hair is not meant to withstand 450 degrees worth of heat. Tune your flat iron to 410 degrees. At this temperature it is still really hot to wave or straighten any hair type.
Tip 2: Do you know heat sucks moisture out of hair? When hair is dry it is tight and can break easy, when hair has moisture it is flexible, and tougher to break. Think about this next time you curl or blow dry hair, and reach for a silk-infused hair serum like CHI Silk Infusion. Its alcohol-free formula will not dry out hair instead it will leave it incredibly soft. How does it protect hair from heat? It coats every hair strand with a silk ingredient that delivers strength and shine with no build-up. Another hair serum that does the same work is BioSilk Silk Therapy.
Tip 3: Unless your flat iron is a wet-to-dry iron do not iron damp hair! A sizzling sound does not mean it is working. It means your hair is frying!
Tip 4: Any styling tool that features ceramic, tourmaline or ionic technology is perfect. These really smooth surfaces are usually smoothed in a way that prevents frizz and damage.
Tip 5: Give your hair a break a day or two. Second day hair still looks great!
Follow all of these tips so you can use your flat iron guilt-free! If you are looking for styling products to create any look go to TheBeautyPlace.com and find the beauty industry’s top brands at affordable prices!