I’m sure you’ve taken this into consideration at some point. Hair straightening is a process that will give you that relaxed, smooth hair which will allow for a higher variety of haircuts.
If you have think or curly hair and you’re sick of it, this article will be of particular interest to you.
Using a flat iron is now acceptable for men. That’s the good news. Knowing the tips and tricks to using it at home is another story. This is why I’m going to give you the essentials to straightening your hair by yourself.
Of course, you should take my advice as informational. Don’t go blaming me if something goes wrong. If you’re not confident you can pull it off by yourself, go to a hair stylist, let him show you how it’s done for a couple of times and THEN try it. Ok?
What are the best straighteners
I want to start with this because it’s the most critical part. Choosing the wrong straightener can cost you money and even your hair.
The best straighteners are those based on the ceramics technology. Choose one of these and you can’t go wrong.
The second criteria is to look at the label. If you see 5 flat irons brands in a row, skip the ones you haven’t heard of.
The third criteria is the price. This goes hand in hand with the previous one. The more well known the brand, the higher the price. Think of this as a long-term investment.
The fourth criteria is to ask one or more hair stylists. Each of them will give you their opinion about which brand is best but, the most important thing is that none of them will recommend you low-quality products. So, for at home use, make sure you choose a hair straightener that’s medium priced and has a high perceived reputation.
Last but not least, don’t go for any hair straightener that has any red or pink on it. It’s girly and men should be banned from ever touching them. If the brand you want has these colors, ask the store supervisor to get you something in black, grey or brown.
Things to watch out for before you do it
Before I tell you the steps to strengthening your hair, there are a few things you MUST know. If you make these mistakes, you ca easily get your hair burnt!
The first mistake you could make is not heating your flat iron enough. Believe it or not, this can be damaging to your hair as you’ll have to use the straightener for a longer period of time.
Another mistake is to use low-quality products. Everyone know this so make sure you only buy products which are in line with what I told you in the beginning of this article. The last thing you want is to shave your hair or, even worse, stay indoors for a couple of weeks! Always use professional hair care products to avoid damaging your hair.
The “how to”
OK, so let’s see the steps to straightening your hair. Ready?
Step 1: Wash your hair
Step 2: Use a hair straightener conditioner. This is critical as it greatly reduces the chances of burning your hair.
Step 3: Dry your hair as well as you can
Step 4: use the flat iron (also called the straightening iron) to straighten your hair. Starting from the back, use the flat iron to straighten the hair in a curvy motion. So don’t just pull the flat iron in a straight manner.