17 Useful Tricks For Anyone Who Uses A Hair Straightener

1. First, figure out which size straightener is best for your hair type.

First, figure out which size straightener is best for your hair type.

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The general rule is the shorter the hair, the thinner the flat iron. For people with longer, thicker hair, a wide flat iron is best.

2. And know the difference between the different types of straighteners.

And know the difference between the different types of straighteners.

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Use the chart above to figure out which kind you should be using.

3. Before you do anything, use a heat protectant spray

Putting 365 degrees of heat directly on your hair can cause dryness, breakage, and overall fried hair. Spritz on a heat protectant spray while your hair is damp to put a barrier between the flat iron and your hair.

Get this spray for $4.29 here. You can also try Living Proof’s Instant Protection Spray or Aussie’s Heat Protecting Shine Spray.