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How to use a hair straightener
To achieve a smooth, straight finish to your hair at home, there’s more to straightening your hair than how to use a hair straightener.
We’ve broken this down into 7 super easy tips on how to straighten your hair to achieve a sleek and stylish finish, without destroying your locks:
- Prep your hair with a smoothing shampoo and conditioner
- Dry your hair correctly
- Protect your hair with heat protection spray
- Optimise your straightener to avoid burning
- Straighten your hair bit by bit
- Maintain technique when straightening
- Finish with an anti-humidity spray
How to curl hair with a hair straightener
When mastering the art of curling hair with a straightener, the first thing you need to do is to guard your hair against heat and friction by applying a thermal protectant, focusing on the ends where hair tends to need a little more protection. The easiest way to curl your hair with a straightener is by sectioning your hair into three ponytails, and to then curl each ponytail into three or four curls depending on how thick your hair is. Leave curls to cool completely before snipping the hair ties off, then comb your fingers or wide tooth comb through hair.