The short answer is yes, you can shower after straightening your hair. The problem, however, is that as soon as your hair comes in contact with the water, it will revert back to its natural default. If your hair is frizzy, it will return to its frizzy state after the water begins drying out of it. If your hair is curly, it will begin curling again, probably even before you are finished showering.
The best thing you can do if you straightened your hair prior to a shower, is to tuck those precious, straight tresses into a shower cap to prevent them from coming in contact with the water. This will keep your hair dry while maintaining that straight look and texture. So what is the best way to flat iron hair?
7 tips to best flat iron hair and get stunning results!
- Ideally, it is best to straighten hair after a shower, once it is completely dry. We advise against ever trying to straighten your hair while it is wet, no matter how tempted you may be to try it. You may be in a hurry for work or school, but it is not worth causing such extensive damage to your hair. If you are in a hurry, let your hair go naturally for a day or loosely braid it. It really is not worth ruining your gorgeous tresses. Applying a hot professional ceramic flat iron to your wet hair will boil the strands, leaving you with dry, frizzy, brittle hair.
- Blow driers are not very healthy for your hair as they blast direct heat onto your hair, drying out and creating breakage and frizz. Allow your hair to naturally air dry before gently combing it out and straightening it.
- Towel drying your luscious locks can also ruin your hair quickly. Avoid rubbing your hair with a towel – but instead, gently wrap it up to prevent it from dripping, and then allow it to air dry naturally to avoid damage and split ends.
- It’s recommended that combs be used instead of brushes because combs are gentler and force you to go slower.
- It is further suggested that you do not brush or comb your hair while it is wet, as this too, will cause damage and breakage to the strands. Hair is at its weakest when it is wet, therefore, it is far more susceptible to breaking when it is damp or wet. Wait until it is completely dry before working out those tangles and knots.
- When you brush or comb your hair, it is best to begin at the ends instead of the roots. When you begin at the bottom, you are creating an “escape” for the knots that you work out. Whereas, if you begin from the top at the roots and just yank the brush on through, the knots will just get tangled into an even bigger mess because they catch on other knots along the way instead of following an un-knotted path to the end of the strands.
- It is advisable that you wait to braid or tie your hair into a ponytail until the hair is entirely dry. Again, hair is weakest when it is wet, so unless it is gently wound into a loose braid or ponytail, it is best to wait. When the wet hair is tied up tightly, the weak strands will break and tangle easily in the ponytail or braid, causing breakage, split ends, and frizz.
The do's and don’ts of the tourmaline ceramic flat iron
When using a professional hair iron, always remember to start off at a lower temperature and work your up – otherwise, you could melt off your hair. It is suggested that for thinner hair, the temperature should be around 300 - 350 degrees; and for thicker hair, 450 degrees should do the trick. Again, do not try to straighten your hair while it is wet as it may begin to boil the hair.
Always brush out your hair before straightening. Only leave the hair in the straightener for no more than 8 - 10 seconds. Always start from the roots and work your way down to the ends. Keep the straightener moving – stopping with the hair still clamped in the iron could cause the hair to melt or burn.
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I thought hair had more elasticity when it was wet rather than when it is dry.