When your hair looks its best, so do you. That’s probably why you want to learn the best practices for doing your hair. Even though it seems simple, hair styling can be complicated. You have to learn some of the tricks of the trade to make sure you can get the best quality looks. Learning these secrets is especially important if you don’t have a lot experience using a hair straightener. That’s because you might damage your hair, hurt yourself, or get poor results.

So what can you do to make sure you know the dos and don’ts? To begin, you should take advice from those who really know what they’re talking about. There are best practices that are already established, so don’t try to recreate the wheel here. All you need to do is take into account and practice the dos and don’ts of using a hair straightener regardless of what style you’re trying to create. If you aren’t sure where to find that info, look no further! Find out more about using your new hair straightener.

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Common Hair Straightening Mistakes

The most common and most likely mistake to make when it comes to hair straighteners is buying a cheap product. You might be thinking that buying cheap will save you some bucks, but it really isn’t. You will probably end up replacing that cheap flat iron again and again. Therefore, you’ll end up spending more money in the long run.

Another common mistake women make when using a hair straightener is turning the heat too high. You might think that high heat is the fastest way to get the job done, but it actually could make your hair look worse. You could end up damaging your hair pretty badly if you turn the heat up too high on a cheap flat iron.

The final common mistake women tend to make when using a flat iron is skipping hair care treatments. If you plan to use your flat iron frequently, you should be using hair protectants that shield hair from heat damage and drying out. There are plenty of hair serums out there that can help maintain your hair’s health, like iKONIC’s Argan oil. Products like these do your hair a lot of good.

What You Want to Do

Let’s say that you’ve purchased your new Supernova hair iron from iKONIC, now what? You might be nervous about trying out the hair iron in different ways. You should first start by using the flat iron to straighten your hair. That way you get comfortable with handling the straightener without doing anything too crazy. After you start to get really comfortable handling your hair iron, then you can try some more interesting things, like beach waves with a flat iron.

To start, be sure you’ve used the proper hair products to help reduce damage and increase styling potential. Whatever your style choice, you want to use a product that maintains moisture, protects against heat damage, and fights frizz. Always apply serums to wet hair, and let hair dry before applying heat of any kind. Then, divide your hair into sections. That way you can optimize styling. You might think sectioning takes more time, but it actually reduced time spent on styling because you are working smaller chunks at a time. Sectioning also allows for more precise styling.

Finally, as you use the hair iron, be sure you only heat it to the necessary level. Women with thin hair want to always use a lower heat level, even with very safe hair straighteners. That’s because thin hair burns easily. Women with thick hair are not at as high of a risk of burning their hair, but the risk is still there. That’s why women with any hair type should move the iron quickly over the areas instead of staying in one spot for a long time.

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What You Don’t Want to Do

You have probably seen the horror stories. Women buy hair straighteners, and then something terrible happens to their hair while using one, like breaking off or burning up. There are a couple reasons why those things happen, so it’s important that you learn what to avoid to make sure they don’t happen to you. The first lesson is never apply products to hair that is about to come in contact with high heat. You can put product in when your hair is wet or dry, but both your hair and the product must be dry in order for heat application to be safe. In addition, never use a flat iron when your hair is wet. That is sure to end up in disaster.

In order to avoid burns on your skin, be sure you hold the hair straightener away from your face, and never touch the plates to see if they’ve warmed up. When the styling tool is ready, you’ll be able to tell, or you can test it on your dry hair. You can also purchase gloves from iKONIC that protect your hands from getting burned by the high heat. These great protection tools have helped many women avoid getting hurt.

Learn the Basics, Then Get Creative

Have you ever heard the phrase, “You have to learn how to crawl before you learn how to walk?” If so, you probably understand why the advice to take it slow with your hair iron is important. It’s best to learn how to use your hair straightener at the most basic level before trying anything too wild. You are better off learning the foundations of styling with a flat iron because you can transfer that knowledge to any style you create.

Once you’ve got straightening under your belt, you can try on some really amazing styles using a flat iron that you never thought possible. For example, did you know you can get beach waves by using a straightener? That’s right! You can also create so many styles that you’ll never regret buying a high end flat iron.

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