by Erick Carter

Want to flat iron like a pro?

  1. Select the right size iron. If your hair is short- thick or fine- an iron with narrow plates is best (half inch to an inch).
  2. For long- thick, or fine hair- use an iron with a one- and- a -half inches to two-inch plate. The right material is equally important. Look for irons with ceramic, tourmaline or titanium metals. These metals heat more evenly, and help prevent damage to the hair while making the job easier for you. Make sure the iron is NOT coated with ceramic or Teflon as the heat is not nearly as even.
  3. Also look for one with negative ions to help reduce frizz that is caused by positive ions.
  4. Don’t forget to get one with a thermostat. Consider the weight when selecting a flat iron. One that weighs two pounds gets to feel much heavier as you use it.

And, finally, find a great thermal protectant spray to protect the hair from the heat of the iron. I always tell my client to start with the finer pieces of hair, using a lower setting. Then increase the heat where the hair is thicker. Obviously, lower heat is easier on your hair, so try to use less heat where possible.

See, simple as 1,2,3,4. But, if you have additional questions, please feel free to email me or stop by the salon.

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