by HSI Professional | Jul 13 2017
Using a hair straightener can be difficult, but it becomes even more so when you’re trying to work with the hair in the back of your head. There are so many different problems with it, for example, your arm might not bend that way, you can’t see it, you may even be having issues with uneven lengths in the back. There are so many different potential problems, it’s not even funny. One of the toughest problems for those with denser hair is the fact that it seems to curl up at the ends, which wouldn’t be a problem for those with longer hair, but if you have hair that is less than shoulder length, it tends to be a bit of a nightmare. So, let’s talk a bit about the art of straightening and how you can arrange for a better experience with some of the best HSI hair straighteners out there.
Preparing to Use your HSI Hair Straightener
You’re going to start by washing your hair, and when you do so, it might be to your advantage to use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Also, if you have thick or coarse hair, pick a smoothing shampoo. To compliment all of this, you will want to use a smoothing serum after your shower that promotes heat protection. Remember, natural ingredients are going to be much smoother on your hair, in the long run, so choose your products carefully.
Make Sure Your Hair is Dry
Before you can straighten, you have to make sure that your hair is bone dry. Let’s re-iterate this in a way that can be understood by everyone: your straightener should not be sizzling when you pull it off of your hair, nor should it be steaming. That said, you need to blow dry your hair thoroughly, and to aid the process, you can use a bristle brush during the process to get your coverage and to aid in the straightening – it’s a great way to start. Just remember to blow dry sparingly, as too much heat can cause damage even at this stage.
Layering your Hair
One of the biggest mistakes that people tend to make when straightening their hair is to simply grab a handful and try to straighten. You don’t exactly get amazing coverage when you do this because you there is too much chance of tangled hair in those clumps. By separating it into sections you have a better opportunity to straighten every single strand. That said, start by clipping the top layer of your hair to the top of your head so that the bottom is exposed. If you want to take it even further, you can section the back into two parts, though it will take a bit longer. Remember, even if you have the best flat iron the market has to offer, you’re still going to need to properly layer your hair.
Get to Straightening
At this point, you will want to take your professional hair iron and start straightening. Before you do so, however, make sure you spray it down with a heat protectant, and, for added measure, it is recommended that you try spraying your hair lightly with a leave in conditioner both before and after you start. Getting the hair that you want does not have to be difficult, you simply need to make sure that you’re using the right technique. Follow the instructions above and get the back of your hair looking as good as the front.