Flat irons are easy to use once you learn how to use them. In this video, we show you four simple steps to achieve straight, smooth and shiny hair.
Step 1 Wash
Apply a heat protectant before you blow dry. Heat protectant comes in cream, spray or gel form. use a round brush or paddle brush to smooth out any waves or kinks at the crown of your head.
Step 2 Section
Section your hair and clip the top layers to the top of your head. Be sure hair is smoothed out to make flat-ironing easier.
Step 3 Iron
Use an iron with one- or two-inch plates. Set the temperature, 350 degrees is good. Iron one-inch sections at a time, keeping the iron moving at all times. Pull the iron down slowly. continue to work through all the sections.
Step 4 Shine
Apply a shine product to make hair shiny and smooth out the cuticle. Use a pea-sized amount, rub in palms and distribute evenly throughout hair.
Example: Frederick Fekkai's Glossing Cream
- If you make a mistake, wait until your hair cools down and re-iron that section.