Do you have Rebel Hair that refuses to be groomed? When your hair has a mind of its own it’s either beanies and buns … or a decent hair straightener.
Show your hair who’s boss
Natural curls can soon put an end to your plans for an elegant hairstyle. And while shampoos and sprays promise to help, the chemicals they contain are not exactly a wellness treatment for your hair. Still, at least you can go gently when you’re straightening your curls. Here are a few tips to help you take control of your hair – and condition it at the same time.
Obviously, the hair straightener is the most important tool. If you’re going to use heat, it’s good to be gentle.
Here’s a list of what hair straighteners need in order to smooth natural curls gently:
Smooth, even heat distribution and a ceramic coating – to prevent heat spots.
Long, slim styling plates – so you can treat wider strands. Wider plates mean hair stays hot for longer.
Individual temp settings – so you can apply more heat to difficult areas.
A digital temp setting display – shows you, if you accidentally change the temp setting while styling.
Care products in the coating – The coating on our CARRERA Haarglätter No534 contains argan oil and keratin. Both are released by the heat.
Once you have the right hair straightener, just follow the tips below for smoother straightening.
Towel-dry your hair, then work in a hair tip care product and a heat protection product.
Dry your hair thoroughly with a dryer (moisture ‘burns’ when you straighten hair). If you have really difficult hair, it can help to dry it in the direction of growth. If you dry it upside down or from the base, you’ll rough up the hair scales and your hair will ‘mob’ you.
Comb well before and during drying. Knots can make hair break when straightening.
Use a low heat setting for fine underhair. Top hair can handle higher temperatures. The same goes for curls. Not all curls are equally tough, so use a lower temp setting to straighten wavy underhair.
If you’re new to straightening or have a new straightener, work gradually. Start with the lowest temp setting, then turn up the heat gradually.
The temperature you need can vary from day to day, particularly if you experience hormone fluctuations. Start off cooler because hormone levels affect how easy it will be to tame your hair on any given day.
Did you know? Looking after your straightener is as important as looking after your hair. Scratched plates are like sharp blades, so always pack your straightener away safely after use. As it happens, our tool comes complete with a special heat-insulated pouch for that very purpose.
So much for the theory – now for the practice! If you don’t have a suitable tool already, why not drop by our shop for a Hair Straightener.
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