How to Iron Hair – Four Tips and Tricks from the Professionals

by HSI Professional | Dec 05 2016

Raise your hand if you've ever struggled with a flat iron before! Here's how it usually goes: either you wear your arm out running a straightener through those locks over and over and over again (temperature's not hot enough), you singe those precious strands and cause stubborn frizz (temperature's too hot), or you simply don't do a thorough job (you don't know how to work the device).

Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't have to be that hard! Seasoned professionals seem to always do a great job, so should you be able to do a great job? Here are a handful of tips and tricks on how to iron your hair like a pro.

One: Buy a Professional Flat Iron

A good result starts with you using the right tools; in fact, without the right tools, the remainder of professional tips and tricks are pretty worthless. HSI Professional has just what you need in the way of a good professional flat iron. Our products are equipped with ceramic tourmaline technology to ensure that your hair stays protected under extreme heat, not to mention static and frizz free.

Our best flat iron sellers include the Groover curling wands, and the Glider flat irons. All of our Groover curling wands feature HeatBalance technology, ceramic tourmaline-infused barrels, digital temperature control, and an auto-shutoff safety mode; all of our Glider flat irons also use HeatBalance technology with 8 micro-sensors to regulate the temperature and evenly distribute heat. They also have ceramic tourmaline-infused plates for anti-frizz control, and temperature control to prevent hair damage.

Two: Follow These Instructions

Flat Ironing

When it comes to getting the job done, it's important for you to actually follow instructions rather than just guessing and going by feel. Professionals are trained on how to appropriately use their tools, so you should train yourself in the same way – by factory instruction: first of all, hair should always be dry and tangle free before beginning the straightening process.

Once this is ensured, turn your straightener on and adjust the temperature using the temperature control dial. While the flat iron is heating up, spray your hair with a heat protectant, like our Argan Oil Heat Protectant Product. Divide your hair into manageable sections and clip the upper layers to the top of your head as you start with the under layers first. Work first with just one strand to determine if you need to lower or increase the temperature.

Once you find a range that works, begin to straighten: starting at the roots, firmly clamp the hair between the two plates and glide the flat iron down the entire hair strand in one smooth motion. Always keep the iron moving to avoid frying hair in any one spot. Remember that as you go, you'll get faster and faster! When it's all said and done, if you still need more help, visit our web site. There you'll find tons of tips, tricks and tutorials on how to appropriately use our products.

Three: Use Supporting Products

You can't expect for great results to stick around without some great products to support the flat iron job. At HSI Professional, we use Argan Oil in our products because it's proven to infuse hair with essential nutrients, and to give hair the moisture it needs to promote shine and to fight frizz – vital components to a job well done with the flat iron. We provide several products that will repair and enrich dry and damaged hair as it replenishes moisture and shine and protects the hair from future frizz.

What kind of products do we have? If it's a product necessary for healthy hair – we supply it with our Argan Oil compound, no matter your hair type. Argan Oil Heat Protectant is great for use before both flat iron  application; Argan Oil Hydrating Smoothing Mask is great for revitalizing dry or damaged hair after excessive heated product application; Argan Oil Leave-in Hair Treatment is perfect for conditioning, styling and finishing your hair; and Argan Oil Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner will moisturize dehydrated hair and remove build up as it cleans and conditions each strand before styling.

Four: Visit HSI Hairbar in Miami

HSI Professional Hairbar

Some people are just hands-on and visual learners. For those... what better way to learn how to iron your hair thoroughly than to see a seasoned professional do it? If you find yourself in the Miami area, don't hesitate to visit our Hairbar, where we'll work with your hair to provide the style you desire. In doing this, you'll see our professional straighteners in use for yourself as you watch our professional staff work with your hair, our tools and our products.

From curly to straight, from straight to curly – we'll give you the style you want and walk you through the process to ensure that you know exactly how to get the job done for yourself at home. It's not all business at the Hairbar, though; we feel that whenever you get your hair done, a little pampering is in order. That's why the moment you walk in the door, we greet you with a glass of wine.

Finally, any time you visit our Hairbar and purchase a styling session, we'll give you points toward your purchase of any product – think of it as a rewards system for your hair, and a guilt free way to shop.  


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