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Prepping Your Hair for Using a Flat Iron

June 6, 2008 by  

One of the biggest keys to getting perfectly smooth, silky straight hair with your straightener is by prepping your hair for the styling. Hair that is blown dry effectively and treated with hair care products that help pamper and maintain your locks will be much easier to straighten as well as will look a whole lot better once you are through styling.

To effectively blow your dry so you can get the best results with your ceramic hair straightener, make sure the hair itself is free of excess moisture. Blotting with a towel will do the job fine, and this will help since the less time you spend actually blow-drying the less damage you can do to your hair which will result in less than optimal hair straightening. Now is a great time to apply a thermal protection product so that your hair can retain its own moisture levels throughout the blow-drying and hair straightening process. Just as you can get a ceramic iron with ionic technology you can also get a ceramic hair brush which will also help promote those negative ions which will help your hair be healthy and shiny. Use one of these along with your blow dryer to dry your hair in small sections until all the moisture from the shampooing is gone. Any water still in the hair will potentially damage it once you use your hair straightening iron to smooth it out.

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