Flat Ironing Before vs. After your Shower

While it may save time to straighten your hair directly after a shower when it’s still dripping with water, do not! This method of drying and straightening simultaneously, s a grave mistake. When a hot professional flat iron is applied to cold, wet hair, it will literally boil your hair and lead to fragile, brittle tresses that are dry and breaking.

With this method, split ends are inevitable and they lead to frayed and frizzy hair. It really is not worth the extensive damage to your hair to save an extra two minutes of time in the morning. Always dry your hair completely before attempting to straighten it. Even using a blow drier with intense heat can cause split ends and frizz, but virtually anything is better than flat ironing wet hair.

Using a professional flat iron before or after showering – which is better?

If you straighten your hair prior to a shower and get it wet, your hair will likely revert back to its original state – be that straight, curly, frizzy, etc. If straightening your hair before a shower, it is best to wear a shower cap to keep the hair from getting damp and reverting back to its natural state. It is recommended that you just wait until after your shower to air-dry or blow-dry your hair and then straighten it.

What if it is too late and you have already damaged your hair from using a professional flat iron?

professional flat ironArgan oil is said to work wonders for damaged hair because it stimulates new hair growth, moisturizes, and revitalizes damaged hair. The Vitamin E not only stimulates hair growth, but naturally moisturizes the scalp to help prevent dandruff as well, which is why hair products use this oil. If your hair is dried out, argan oil hair conditioner and shampoo work just like any other hair conditioner and shampoo. To be applied to hair while showering, this conditioner is rubbed into the scalp and hair and is left to sit for a few minutes as it rehydrates those damaged strands. The shampoo is used similarly. Both are gentle on colored hair and act also as great detangling agents. Both products have about 4.5 stars out of a possible 5-star rating. Each can be bought individually or together in an oil wash set of 2 8-ounce bottles, or 2 32-ounce bottles. The argan thermal protector is a lightweight spray that is misted over the hair before using ahair straightener or curling iron. The thermal protector creates an invisible barrier between the heated straightener, or curler, and the hair, protecting it from the intense heat and reducing the damage and chance of melting.

A common mistake that many women make is that they do not protect their hair with thermal protector. It is important to use a heat protecting serum to prevent the drying out and or burning of their hair. The spray can also be used as a styling mist. It detangles the hair while giving it a shiny look, and moisturizes it as the hair is being styled. The argan oil wet line set is a collection of each product, sold all in one set. They come in sets of 4 8-ounce bottles or 4 32-ounce bottles. Made in the United States of America, these argan oil hair products have not been tested on animals.

Cool, right? But what exactly is argan oil, and where does it come from?

Argan oil is a natural oil that comes from the kernels of the Moroccan argan tree, a plant native to Morocco. While many natives eat this argan oil on breads and other delicacies, it is used in America for body and hand lotions. It’s said that the Phoenicians, in as early as 1550 B.C., have recorded the use of Argan oil by locals to heal and beautify their bodies.  It took a while however, for the news of this “liquid gold” to spread around the world.

Once the fruit is picked from the tree, it is laid out to dry; when it is fully dried the pulp is removed. From that, comes the argan oil which is high in moisturizing vitamins, such as vitamin E, and other proteins. Argan oil products give you healthy, long-lasting hair with a silky look and healthier feel

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Our HSI tip for straightening post-shower

All modern flat irons are designed with various settings depending on the type, texture, and thickness of the hair. The thinner the hair, the lower the heat. Most hair straightening irons have a range of about 150-450 degrees. Read all of the instructions carefully before using a straightener and figure out which texture and type of hair you have before you even begin. It’s important to know before searing off your tresses.


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