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How to Use the Flat Iron
Flat irons have become such popular styling utensils since they first appeared because of their versatility and utility. Find out how to use a flat iron correctly in order to avoid damaging your hair.
A flat iron or a straightening iron is a styling tool which can instantly make your hair super straight or even curly, depending on how it is used and what your preferences are. It can help curly hair become smooth and straight in a matter of minutes, and it can also be used to create luscious loose curls.
A flat iron uses heat to straighten or curl the hair strands. There are two types of flat irons, differentiated by the material the plate if made out of. There are hot irons which have metal plates and flat irons with ceramic plates.
Ceramic plated flat irons are considered to be better than the metal plates straightening irons because the ceramic plates heat up uniformly unlike the metal plates. Ceramic plates do not damage the hair as much as the metal plates as well. You can use a narrow plate flat iron for short hair and wide plate flat irons for long hairstyles.
Flat irons shouldn't be used too often because heat helps dry out the hairs. The flat iron should only be used after applying a heat protection spray to the hair.
Here is how to use a flat iron:
If you would like to curl your hair using the flat iron you need to separate one inch hair strands from the rest of your hair. Clamp the flat iron slightly above the middle of the hair strand, turn the flat iron over, in a “U” shape, and slowly pull the flat iron down. You can also clamp the flat iron and wrap the hair around it, then slowly pull the flat iron downwards.
The flat iron is a great styling tool which can help your hair look great in a matter of minutes.
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