Here we show you how to use a flat iron
. Note: Flat irons should be used only on hair that's been thoroughly dried. We suggest you buy a flatiron with a ceramic plate (not a metal one). According to everything we've read, ceramic flatirons are a must: They diffuse heat better and result in less damage.
Apply styling cream to damp hair from mid-shaft down. If you have curly, coarse hair, use a straightening balm.
Coat strands with a heat-protective spray.
Part hair into four to five sections and blow each section dry.
Take a one or two-inch section of hair and clamp the iron down as close to the scalp as possible. Slowly pull iron down the length of hair. (Be sure to read directions to see what heat setting you should have iron on and how long to keep iron on hair).
Rub a serum gloss between your hands and palm over hair for extra shine and to keep hair in place. To keep frizzies along the hairline at bay, spritz hairspray on an old toothbrush and 'brush' them down.
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