Expert stylist answers:
Do you have any tips for using a flat iron?
- Always use a protective heat-styling product in the hair. This will protect your hair from being affected and damaged by the heat. Before using a flat iron, your hair should be free of styling products like hairspray and hair gel. Otherwise these may melt and burn on the tool. Ask your stylist what products work best. Also use a ceramic flat iron. It is less damaging on the hair.
Why do I need dry hair when I flat iron?
- If you pull on a damp hair, you may notice that it can extend much longer than a dry one. Elasticity increases but that does not mean that the hair is stronger. On the contrary, dry hair is stronger than wet, and damp hair is damaged much more by the heat than dry hair.
I often flat iron my hair. What’s the best way to care for it?
- Heat damages your hair. Use conditioner and hair masks to care for your hair and give it moisture. Rapunzel's hair care series contains ingredients that do just that, and the products smell great too!
My hair doesn’t look good, what am I doing wrong?
– Practice makes perfect. Remember to not use too much hair in each section, and take one section at a time. Start at the back of your neck. Start with low heat and gradually increase as needed. This will help avoid damaging your hair. Being careful will give better results – and you’ll actually be done faster.