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