by HSI Professional | Mar 28 2017
Hair straightening is a styling technique that has been in practice since the 1890s. The technique involves flattening and straightening out hair to give it a sleek and streamlined appearance. During the 1950s hair straightening rose in popularity and the use of the hot comb or hair iron came into use. Early forms of hair straightening involved chemical relaxers, roller sets and blow dryers, Brazilian hair straightening, and today certain shampoos and conditioners can get the job done.
How Does the Process for Hair Straightening Work?
Using a professional grade hair straightener is the ideal way to go when for the best results. Hair straightening does not have to be an arduous process of fighting with a straight iron, dealing with rollers, or using harsh chemicals to achieve the desired results.
HSI Professional has professional grade flat hair irons available to achieve long lasting, smooth, and silky results. People new to this styling technique or who want to rid themselves of curly hair and frizz need to understand how the process works. The hair has to be prepared ahead of time for straightening to make it healthier, smoother, and give longer lasting results. When straightening hair, it’s best to shampoo and condition it ahead of time.
Letting the hair air dry helps it to retain its natural oils and not too dry out; giving the hair a fuller and hydrated appearance. Brushing the hair makes it easier to work with when having to separate it into sections to feed through the hair straightener. Applying a heat protectant before using a professional flat iron will ensure there is less potential for the hair to suffer from heat damage during the straightening process.
Why is Your Hair Sizzling?
Hair can sizzle for several reasons when feeding it through a flat iron. Hearing the sizzling sound is unpleasant and is an indication a wrong step has been taken during the straightening process. The good news is sizzling hair is not an instant one-way ticket to damaging hair unless the hair is burning. The sizzling sound people hear when applying the flat iron to their hair can be caused by a couple of things.
The first being the hair is not completely dry after being shampooed and conditioned after a shower. Leaving the hair to air dry is the ideal way to help it retain moisture so it doesn’t dry out during the straightening process. The sizzling is from the hot flat iron coming into contact with the water still trapped in the hair if it’s still wet or damp. When hearing this, it’s best to set the flat iron aside and only use it once the hair is completely dry.
The other reason a hair straightener could be sizzling is caused by the application of the heat protectant. Many people who use it for the first time don’t realize they should let the heat protectant dry after applying it to their hair. The heat protectant is still damp when it’s applied to the hair and when it’s not dry the professional flat iron will sizzle when it comes into contact with it.
How Do You Get the Best Hair Straightening Results?
Heat damage is a major concern for people who don’t have a lot of experience with flat irons. Achieving the ideal results just take some time, a little research, and understanding how to use the tools people have at their disposal. Using specific products to maintain healthy hair like HSI Professional’s argan oil shampoo and conditioner will help to keep locks shiny, sleek, and healthy. Hair straightening is a kind of science on its down, but with the potential for amazing results.
When hair is straightened right it’s sleeker, smoother, shinier, and silkier. Over time the right hair products can even cut down on frizzy hair and make it easier to deal with curls. Argan oil is one of the main ingredients for HSI hair products due to its long-term benefits on hair. Argan oil helps hair to be healthier, easier to work with, and after just one use people notice a significant difference in appearance.
Hair sizzling is not a happy sound anyone looks forward to hearing when they’re straightening out their hair. The best course of action is to remember not to panic, set the flat iron aside, and patiently wait a while longer for the hair to dry. Remember to read the instructions before applying a heat protectant to achieve the best results for protecting hair from heat damage.