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How to Straighten Hair with a Brush Straightener

Last update: Sep 25, 2017 07:02, April Williams

Step-by-step guide for preparing procedure

Before and after hair straightening with a brush

1. Wash your hair

Wash your head thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner. If your hair is very curly, choose a conditioner with high moisturizing features, as this type is usually much drier than others. It is advisable to apply a mask or balm, which contains retinol, a green tea extract or vitamins B and E. Cleanness is compulsory, if not, straightening will not be effective and long-lasting.

2. Use heat protectants

Do not neglect to apply special thermal protective products, such as sprays, lotions, serums or mousses before using the straightener to avoid loss of hair and to enhance the effect. Lubricate any of these products evenly through your wet hair and let it dry naturally.

3. Dry your hair before styling

Use your brush straightener on completely dry and well-combed locks; otherwise, you risk burning your scalp and could damage the hair structure. Try not to use a blow dryer, as your hair can get overdried.

4. Do not straighten hair with splitting ends

If your hair is splitting, do not try to straighten the tips — they will look ridiculous and messy. Get them cut at a professional hairdresser. Also, ask a professional to give some recommendations about products, which you should use while straightening.

5. Tool adjustment and suitable temperature levels

Plug the brush into a socket with the voltage of 220 V. There is a special adaptor in case it doesn’t suit your outlet. Turn the power button on and choose the appropriate temperature mode, which is shown on an LCD panel:

In order to change the mode, use a switch on the handle of the brush. While the device heats up (it takes 30 seconds), you have time to part and section your locks. Use pins and bands for this.

Temperature Hair structure  Hair shape
290-330F (140-170C) fine or slender naturally straight
330-370F(170-190C) fine/dyed hair of middle thickness straight and almost straight
370-390F(190-200C) fine slightly curly/wavy
390-410F(200-210C) dense slightly curly/wavy
410-450F(210-230C) thick curly/very curly