Gone are the days of laying your hair on an ironing board to straighten you hair. Recently one of Grassroots stylist, Dawn Vosters, attended a class unique to flat irons. Flat irons are a hot household tool to own. Primarily used to create smoothness and shine, she watched as the educator created soft curls, side swept fringes, mega volume (without the bump-it), and even figerwaves! Dawn learned that flat irons do not need to exceed 375 degrees and can still achieve your goal. If you hair is fine or damaged, start low and try to not exceed 300 degrees.
When you don’t want to think straight….CREATE CURLS!
1. Always start with dry hair. Section into easy-to-work pieces.
2. Mist with Pureology Thermal Spray. It will give your hair the guts it need to stay all day.
3. One inch away from scalp, insert your flat iron vertically. Gently close the iron.
4. Turn your wrist clockwise by 180 degrees.
5. Pull the flat iron away from your head. *The slower you pull away, the tighter the curl will be.
6. Repeat thru remaining sections.
7. Finally, separate your curls and finish with your favorite Pureology Hairspray.
When shopping for a flat iron, consder:
Longevity of the product-A higher end iron is designed for long-term use. The heating element is usually larger (will flatten faster without having to repeat the section) and is worth the $$$(think of the time spent). A less expensive iron-expect short term use.
Adequate heating elements– A mid to high end iron will have a faster heat up and the lifespan of the iron is longer.
Easy to Use-Sold in a variety of sizes the 1/2″ works great for shorter styles and fringe. The most common is the 1″ and for extremely long, thick hair the 2″.
What is it made of? If the iron is ceramic plated, normal wear and tear will chip the ceramic away and expose metal to your hair. Look for natural ceramic plates ionic and tourmaline.
If you would like to learn more styling options using your flat iron, set-up an appointment with Dawn Vosters, together you can learn and create the hottest new styles.