Do’s And Don’ts Of Hair Straightening
There are many hair straightening treatments like Japanese hair straightening that can either make your hair permanently or temporarily straight. Here are some do’s and don’ts of hair straightening.
Do’s of Hair Straightening
Use a Hair Heat Protection Spray
Hair straighteners use heat to straighten your hair and it is a well-known fact that heat can damage your hair, especially the sensitive ones, very badly. But without heat, your hairs can’t be straightened, and they would look the way they always look which is not satisfactory for you. To protect them from damage yet taking the full benefit of hair straightening, you should apply heat protection spray that can be applied to your hair before straightening. Many keratin treatment salons use this technique and it has proven to be very beneficial.
Adjust the Heat Setting
As mentioned earlier, heat can damage your hair. In addition to using heat protection spray, you must also check the temperature of the flat iron. It shouldn’t be too hot or too cold but just at the right temperature. If it’s too cool then your hair might not get straightened as you want but if it is too hot then you may burn your hair very unforgivably. There are many videos on the internet when someone uses a too hot flat iron and burns their hair. This can be a really bad situation for you and your hair as it can lead to complete shaving of the head so the hair can grow back properly. If you want to avoid that, you can also go for permanent hair straightening as it is done by experts and there is less chance of hair damage.
Make Small Sections of Your Hair to Iron On
Making small sections make it easier for you to work on your hair. It parts your hair and then straightens them individually which is much more effective than doing it in bulk. The appropriate size would be an inch maybe two but not more. You may question what to do if the already straightened part comes in the way of your straightening section. The simple solution is to clip off the straightened hair on your head, so they don’t bother you.
Using a Comb
A comb can be your best friend when you are straightening your hair. It can do more for your hair than you may think. Doing this will give your hair volume and also allows your hair to get untangled from all the knots that maybe there to make your hair look bad. This technique is also used in Japanese hair straightening.
Don’ts of Hair Straightening
Section Your Hair into Larger Sections
Sometimes, people get greedy and make larger sections of hair to get the job done much quicker. However, the result is quite contrary to the intention. It just gives the hair more heat damage and doesn’t let them straighten properly. Although different types of hair might need different lengths of sectioning too much of it and you will not get the desired result.
Straighten Wet Hair
Trying to straighten wet hair is probably the worst thing you can do to your hair, hands down. Direct heat on wet hair will not only be the cause of them breaking but you will also need to apply the flat iron for much longer for them to get dry and eventually causing heat damage. The damage can be permanent. It can simply be put as cooking your hair by boiling the water already on it. It will leave you with split ends and make your hair look bushier than ever before. Use a blow-dry or wait for your hair to dry completely before using a flat iron.
Use a Bad Or Broken Flat Iron
Using a cheap, broken or worn out flat iron will not help you in any way rather it will do the opposite that is damaged and not makes them straight. Even if they do straight them, it will be for the time being and your hair will be back in being frizzy in a short while. It may seem every flat iron is the same but it’s not. Don’t go for the cheapest one but choose the one that is reliable.
If you are too caring about your hair then you may want to head over to a keratin treatment salon Potomac for a proper hair straightening.