We've all been there. You're brushing your hair and you notice that it's getting straighter and straighter, but it's not quite straight enough. You reach for your brush again, but this time the heat setting is too high and you end up with frizzy ends instead of sleek waves.
It can be overwhelming to use these types of styling tools, but if you follow these tips I promise you'll get great results every time!
Don't use your hair straightening brush on wet hair
When using your hair straightening brush, it's important to avoid wetting your hair. Wetting your hair before straightening can make it difficult for the brush to get through all of your locks, leading to tangled messes or damaged brushes. In addition, wetting your locks before applying heat will cause them to take longer than usual to dry out--and since you want them straightened as soon as possible, this isn't ideal either!
The truth is that most professional flat irons were designed with dry locks in mind; they work best when applied directly onto cleanly dried strands without any additional moisture present on top of them.
Use your hair straightening brush on dry hair
Using your IRON hair straightening brush on dry hair is the best way to go. You don't want to use it on wet hair because it will not work as well, and you could end up with some serious damage. If you have never used one before, it may be helpful for me to explain exactly how they work.
A hair straightening brush uses infrared heat and ceramic plates which are designed to smooth out your curls without having to apply chemicals or damage heat directly onto them. They work by using infrared energy waves that penetrate deep into the cuticle of each strand of hair so that when they emerge from underneath those plates they look smooth and shiny instead of frizzy!
Hold the brush at a 45-degree angle for more even results
When you're using your hair straightening brush, hold the brush at a 45-degree angle. This will help you get better results with less time spent and effort exerted. If your hair is long enough to touch your shoulders when held in this position, then that's great! You can also use a regular flat iron or curling iron instead of a brush if that works better for you--just make sure to hold it at an angle (it should look like an 'L').
Work in small sections of your hair at a time, not too large or too small
Working in small sections of your hair at a time is ideal. It's best to start at the nape of your neck and work your way up, or vice versa. If you have long or thick hair, it may be easier for you to use this method if you brush one side of your head at a time instead of both sides simultaneously.
When using a flat brush, always brush in one direction only -- don't switch directions! This will help prevent damage caused by tugging on strands and breaking them off at their roots (which can lead to split ends).
Brush in one direction only - don't switch directions
When using your hair straightening brush, it's best to keep in mind that you should always brush in one direction only - don't switch directions. For example, if you start at the bottom of your hair and work your way up, then stop halfway through and brush back down again before finishing off at the top of your head with another pass of the brush (or vice versa), this will result in less-than-straight strands and a frizzy look. However, if you want curls or waves instead of straight locks, then switching directions is totally fine!
Find the right temperature
Keep the temperature on medium-low if you're just starting out with styling tools like these to avoid heat damage. You'll be able to increase the heat later as you develop more confidence or patience with using them.
If you're just starting out with styling tools like these, it's best to keep the temperature on medium-low. You'll be able to increase heat later as you develop more confidence or patience with using them.
Using the proper techniques will help you get great results from your straightening brush
Well, there you have it folks! These tips and tricks will help you achieve that sleek, straight hairstyle you've been dreaming of. Remember to always use a heat protectant, divide your hair into sections, and choose the right temperature for your hair type.
And don't be afraid to get creative with adding volume and curls! With these tricks up your sleeve, you'll be a hair straightening pro in no time.
So, go forth and use the IRON dry brush to straighten your locks with confidence, and don't forget to rock that fabulous new 'do!