A hair iron is an integral part of any woman’s make-up gear but not knowing how to use it properly can turn out to be disaster. It’s a matter of proper care of hair so certain facts should be known on how to optimise proper use of hair irons.
Fact 1 – Use hair iron only on dry hair. If you try styling on wet or moist hair, the chances are that your hair will be “fried”. This will make it brittle which over time can break and leave you with damaged hair. If you are in a tearing hurry, blow-dry your hair before applying heated hair iron.
Fact 2 – There is a general misconception that putting hair iron on high temperature will hasten the straightening process. For example, you might be having an interview to attend with an agency for labour hire in Melbourne and want to quickly look your best. So what do you do? You put the iron on maximum heat. This is totally wrong. The highest setting can literally “fry” your hair leading to discolouration and breakages. Even the curliest hair can be straightened out at 400 degrees. This is more so for chemically treated hair and already damaged hair that should be handled gently.
Fact 3 – Start the straightening process before the iron has reached the maximum heat setting. Begin from the front where the hair is not very thick and then go to the back of the head where the density of hair is most. By this time the iron should have reached the desired temperature. Applying maximum heat to the front of the head can turn hair brittle.
Fact 4 – Do not keep a hot iron at one place on your head however stubborn the curls might be. Glide it repeatedly through your hair. If you are not getting the required results, bunch your hair into small layers and treat each of them separately. That way, only a small section of troublesome curls will be treated and the whole head will not be affected.
Keep these things in mind while using hair irons. Much as they help you look chic and classy, not using them with care can be disastrous for your hair.