Flat Hair Irons and Hair Breakage

Girls love straight hair. So there’s no wonder why flat hair irons have become widely used hair-straightening tools today. However, some flat irons can damage the hair and cause hair breakage, and so it pays to find the right type of flat iron to use.

When choosing a flat iron, it sure helps to check the iron’s temperature levels. For those with thick hair, the one with high heat setting is recommended. This ensures more rapid and uniform heat transmission. But aside from the temperature level, the iron’s materials should also be carefully considered. While metal and iron are more affordable, these can actually cause more hair breakage than the ceramic ones.

Now, once you find the right iron to use, you can start straightening your hair. Take note, however, that even if you have the right one for your hair type, your hair is still likely to get damaged if you don’t follow the tips below:

  1. Do not iron your hair every day. Although it can be quite tempting to do this on a daily basis to achieve straighter and more manageable hair, this can actually do more harm than good. So stick to what dermatologists recommend which is no more than three times a week.
  2. Moisturize your hair. This is always a good move before you straighten your hair, as this helps protect your hair from the damaging effects of heat transmitted by the iron. You can use a moisturizer when shampooing or a leave-in conditioner after washing.
  3.     Do not blow-dry your hair before ironing.The hot air blown from your dryer can already have damaging effects to your hair; add to that the heat from the flat iron, and you get nothing but hair breakage. So might as well let your hair dry naturally.

These are just a few tips to help you avoid hair breakage when using flat irons. Be sure to keep them in mind, so you get to achieve not just a healthy-looking and straighter hair but also a smoother and more manageable one.


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