Hair Care: How To Straighten Hair Like a Pro
Follow these hair care tips to achieve perfectly smooth, straight, shiny hair every time you flat iron your hair
Tip 1: Pick the right size flat ironFlat irons are like clothes, they are not one-size fits all. The length and thickness of your hair should determine the size of your iron, says Moticka. The right size iron will be easier to maneuver, straighten your hair more efficiently, and decrease the risk of overheating and damaging hair.
For short, thick or fine hair: Use an iron with narrow plates ranging in size from half-an-inch to one-inch thick. This will allow you to iron smaller sections, says Moticka.
For long, thick or fine hair: Use an iron with wider plates ranging in size from one-and-a-half inches to two-inches wide so you're able to cover more surface area in less time, advises Moticka. Also, be weary of the weight of your iron. Anything super heavy (more than two pounds) will have your arm hurting in no time. Straightening hair shouldn't be equivalent to weight training.
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