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17 Useful Tricks For Anyone Who Has A Hair Straightener

posted in Beauty
07/04/2015
  • 1. Figure out which flat iron is best for you.  Remember: The longer the hair you have, the wider the the flat iron.
    1. Figure out which flat iron is best for you. Remember: The longer the hair you have, the wider the the flat iron.
  • 2. Find out which flat iron to use by using this handy chart.
    2. Find out which flat iron to use by using this handy chart.
  • 3. Use a heat protectant spray such as the one above to prevent against dryness, frizziness, and overall frying of your hair.
    3. Use a heat protectant spray such as the one above to prevent against dryness, frizziness, and overall frying of your hair.
  • 4. Avoid setting the temp higher than 365 degrees to prevent burning of your hair.  For finer hair, stick to 300 to 325 degrees.
    4. Avoid setting the temp higher than 365 degrees to prevent burning of your hair. For finer hair, stick to 300 to 325 degrees.
  • 5. Get a little bend in your hair using this trick.  Once you’ve completely ironed your hair, drape the hot hair over a brush until it cools with a bend.
    5. Get a little bend in your hair using this trick. Once you’ve completely ironed your hair, drape the hot hair over a brush until it cools with a bend.
  • 6. When you get to the crown, flat-iron your hair up and toward the ceiling to get volume.
    6. When you get to the crown, flat-iron your hair up and toward the ceiling to get volume.
  • 7. Use your flat iron as a curler.  No wasting additional money to buy a curler!
    7. Use your flat iron as a curler. No wasting additional money to buy a curler!
  • 8.  Or create beach waves with your straightener using the instructions on this picture.
    8. Or create beach waves with your straightener using the instructions on this picture.
  • 9. 9. Check out this genius twist-and-gel trick to flat-iron natural hair without blow-drying it first.  ~VIDEO LINK ON NEXT PAGE.~
    9. 9. Check out this genius twist-and-gel trick to flat-iron natural hair without blow-drying it first. ~VIDEO LINK ON NEXT PAGE.~
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwEzNDS5j-I

  • 10. Use a straightening comb and your flat iron at the same time to get really smooth and straight hair.
    10. Use a straightening comb and your flat iron at the same time to get really smooth and straight hair.
  • 11. Use a thermal brush at your hair roots to get rid of any cowlicks and to get extra volume.  (Whole tutorial:  http://www.littlemissmomma.com/2014/08/get-rid-cowlicks-add-volume.html)
    11. Use a thermal brush at your hair roots to get rid of any cowlicks and to get extra volume. (Whole tutorial: http://www.littlemissmomma.com/2014/08/get-rid-cowlicks-add-volume.html)
  • 12.  Crimp your hair using this trick:  braiding it then flat ironing it.
    12. Crimp your hair using this trick: braiding it then flat ironing it.
  • 13.  Use a washcloth and rubbing alcohol to remove that nasty gunk on your iron plates.
    13. Use a washcloth and rubbing alcohol to remove that nasty gunk on your iron plates.
  • 14.  Make a DIY hair straighter holder using a potholder.  (Instructions:  http://yourcreativejuices.blogspot.ca/2010/09/flat-iron-holder.html)
    14. Make a DIY hair straighter holder using a potholder. (Instructions: http://yourcreativejuices.blogspot.ca/2010/09/flat-iron-holder.html)
  • 15.  Avoid burning your ears by buying some ear covers.
    15. Avoid burning your ears by buying some ear covers.
  • 16. Buy a holster so you can put down your straightener while you're styling or sectioning your hair.
    16. Buy a holster so you can put down your straightener while you're styling or sectioning your hair.
  • 17.  If you're in a hurry, use your straightener to smooth wrinkly clothing.
    17. If you're in a hurry, use your straightener to smooth wrinkly clothing.

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