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How to Use a Flat Iron

by HSI Professional | Jun 04 2017

Having a flat iron in your bathroom isn’t good enough – you need to know how to use it, and we’re going to guide you through the process. The first thing we want to say is that if you’re going to curl your hair with a flat iron, you will need to make sure that you have one with flexible plates. Moving beyond that, we want to start by talking about how HSI professional handles temperature selection.

How to Choose the Correct Temperature for HSI Professional Products

Temperature for HSI Professional Products

Selecting the right temperature for your flat iron is absolutely essential as you don’t want to damage your hair. That said, most flat irons support temperatures of 310 to 450, though it will vary depending upon the type of iron that you own. The temperature that you select will depend heavily upon the type of hair you have, for example, if your hair is colored, you will want to go with a higher temperature, but if you have more texture in your hair, you will definitely want to go with something a bit higher. All HSI professional products have a precise temperature gauge so don’t worry, there’s no need to start guessing!

Essential Protection for your Hair

Before you start using your flat iron, it is critical that you afford your hair a bit of protection, and we want to begin by saying that when we indicate heat protection, we mean more than just your flat iron – we mean heat from the sun as well. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you make use of our Argan oil heat protectant which does an outstanding job of preventing any damage to your hair. Our product is capable of protecting you for up to 450 degrees, and once again, it’s a great way to protect your hair from the sun. The second part of hair protection is to use the right treatments before you straighten.

Temperature for HSI Professional Products

One of our products, the Argan Oil Leave in Treatment is especially good at accomplishing this task! You can use a bit before you straighten, and then you can use a bit after to make sure that the straightening job holds. It is strongly recommended that you avoid putting too much on and that you only place it on the ends of your hair to avoid a greased look. As always, wait for your hair to dry entirely before you try to straighten it – you can burn it far too easily if you do it wrong!

Section your Hair

When you’re using HSI professional products you’ll want to section off your hair, which means either multiples or just one big section. Remember that if you have more texture in your hair, you’re going to want to go with smaller sections! However, you choose to do it, straighten it one section at a time using heat resistant clips, and make sure you hold the iron properly when you’re getting the job done.

How to Hold your Iron

When you are straightening your hair, you need to hold your flat iron correctly to avoid burning your hand. Hey, it’s just as important as your hair. With our HSI products, you will need to hold the flat iron at the base, far away from the heat, and when you are ironing near your scalp, don’t touch it! To keep your iron from touching your hair, we strongly recommend using a combat the base of the section so that you can get close without causing a serious problem.

Finally, don’t be afraid to do multiple passes if you don’t get the hair fully straightened on the first one! One of the biggest mistakes that people tend to make, even with our products, is leaving the straightener on the hair for extended periods of time. Too much heat in one place at a single time can be detrimental – remember that. Straightening your hair is difficult to get the hang of, but once you do, you’ll be ironing like a pro in no time!


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