If you own a flat iron and you don’t seem to use it that often, because you think you do not know how to Flat Iron your hair, or maybe because you purchased your first flat iron, then the chances are that you aren’t using it correctly (or you don't know how to use it). After all, if you took a few minutes to learn some of the great styles that you can create with your flat iron, it would surely become your most cherished hair styling appliance. Whether you are wondering how to use your flat iron, clean your flat iron, or even travel with your flat iron, there are some great tips that you can keep in mind.
How to Flat iron hair- beginner's guide
To begin with, you need to know what type of flat iron that you need for your particular hair type. You would be amazed at the women out there who struggle with their flat iron because it doesn’t get hot enough to work through their coarse hair or the plates are too small for the natural curls that they have to work with. If you have thick, coarse hair or hair that is super curly, you will need to look for a high heat flat iron that has large plates. You are sure to be amazed at how well the right flat iron will work for you once you find it.
Next, take care of that flat iron! Nobody is perfect, so you are bound to get build up of styling products on your flat iron with regular use. If you end up letting this gunk build up on your flat iron, the result will be a gummy mess that can actually damage your hair each and every time that you use it. Look for a flat iron cleaner and a soft cloth to wipe away residue after each use. Of course, wait for the flat iron to cool completely first to reduce the risk of any burns.
If you are a person on the go, then the chances are pretty good that you will have to take your flat iron with you from time to time in order to create the styles that you need no matter where you are. Some of the models of flat irons available on the market today actually come with a travel case or pouch. If yours did not come with such a case or pouch, you can usually find one online or in a store that will be suitable for your travel needs. Just make sure that you find one that will fit both your flat iron as well as the cord so you can keep it safe.
Finally, it is imperative that you care for your hair whenever you will be thinking of using a flat iron to style and primp! After all, without healthy hair you really have no need for a flat iron to boost your look. The bottom line is, heat can cause damage to your hair. Over time, if you are not caring for your hair and protecting it from heat, then you are going to see an end result of dull, damaged hair that is prone to split ends and breakage.
What is the solution you ask? The nice thing is, there are plenty of great shampoos, conditioners and styling products on the market today that will allow you to work with your hair using heat from blow dryers and flat irons without causing too much damage. Once you find the right heat protective spray or conditioner, you can use your flat iron to style as usual and create amazing looks.