Trends come and go, but straight, smooth hair has never gone out of style. Regardless of the style you choose, straighter hair is a timeless trend that will still see the light of day 100 years down the line.
However, before you take up the challenge and pick up your straightener, here are a few mistakes you need to avoid.
If you need hair that does not dry up or frizz up in a few hours, then you need to make sure you do not overlook heat protection. The protection is necessary because it creates a layer between the hair and the heat from the brush.
Using the Wrong Combination of Hair Care Products
If you like straightening your hair often, you need to make sure you choose the right kind of conditioner and shampoo that can take care of your hair adequately. Choose the right kind of products to nourish your hair and protect it from the damage due to straightening.
Buying the Wrong Tool
When buying the brush, you need to make sure you choose a brush that allows you to tweak the settings to your needs. This helps you to have flexibility in the hair styling technique and prevents damage to the hair.
Hot temperature damages the natural texture of the hair and removes all the moisture. Make sure you use the right setting for the kind of style you want and avoid moving the brush through the hair for more than five seconds each time. There are tools that are so advanced yet easy to use that you will find it hard to believe.
Trying to Straighten Wet Hair
We can stress this enough – you need to make sure you do not use the brush on wet hair. Even if the hair is taking hours drying up yet you need to rush to work; you should not attempt straightening wet hair at all. Wet hair is prone to damage from heat and can lose moisture quite fast.
How do you know that the air is wet? You will notice a burning smell and the sound of scalding. All these are proof that the wet hair is being fried instead of straightened. Make sure you blow dry the hair first before you apply the brush.
Final Mistake: Poor Prepping
If you do not prepare the hair first, you risk doing the hair straightening process wrongly. Use various preparations to make the hair soft and ready for prepping. Using the right prepping method increases the tenacity of the hair and makes sure it stays straight for longer.