The Ultimate Flat Iron Guide

Many of us, at least a few times in our lives, will straighten our hair. Flat irons are a popular hairstyling tool used for straightening hair and so much more. However, if used incorrectly these tools can easily prove harmful for your hair. To help you look your best and keep your hair the healthiest it can be, we’ve created the ultimate flat iron guide. Covering everything from products to techniques you’re sure to discover your flat iron potential. Take a look!

 

STEP 1: PREPPING YOUR LOCKS

Use a shampoo and conditioner that will help give you a straight, sleek look. Using a straightening product will relax your hair and make it easier to manage.

Shampoos for Straight Hair

Pantene Pro-V Curly Hair Straightening Shampoo and Conditioner | L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Ultimate Straight System

In order to minimize damage caused by heat, protectant sprays are an essential element to any heat-based hair style.

Flat Iron Serums

Herbal Essences Set Me Up Heat Protection Spray | Fantasia IC Hair Polisher Heat Protector Straightening Serum | Drybar Hot Toddy Heat Protector Frizz Fighter 3.4 oz

 

STEP 2: FINDING THE PERFECT TOOL

The “perfect” flat iron varies from person to person. Your hair type will help guide you towards the right tool. Luckily, we found this handy guide to help narrow down which iron is right for you:

Guide to Flat Irons

Guide via Folica.com

Once you’ve figured out what you’re looking for, you can start shopping. These are some of the top ranked flat irons on Influenster:

Guide to Flat Irons

Thick Hair: Remington S9620 Silk 2″ Flat Iron | Medium Hair: Solia Tourmaline Flat Irons | Thin Hair: Chi Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

 

STEP 3: ADDING FINISHING TOUCHES

After using a flat iron it is important to use a finishing product to hold the style or keep your hair silky smooth!

Finishing Products For Flat Irons

TRESemmé Expert Selection Keratin Smooth Hairspray, Frizz-Free Hold | TIGI Bedhead Masterpiece Hairspray | It’s a 10 Miracle Styling Serum

 

How do you style your hair with a flat iron? Let us know in the comments! Head to the Influenster website for more!

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