IONIC Ceramic Flat Iron, Hair StraightenerQ: Despite using a heat-protecting spray, I sometimes hear a sizzle when I clamp down my flatiron. Am I frying my hair?
You might be. You're smart to apply a heat protector, but be sure your hair is completely dry before you iron. That sizzle is likely the sound of moisture from your styler turning to steam, which can weaken hair and scorch it, says Neil Weisberg, a hairstylist in Beverly Hills, California. Even more crucial: Do a temperature check. Are you automatically dialing your iron to high? Stop that! Start on low and work up to the coolest setting that still straightens your strands. One last strategy: Avoid styling aids containing alcohol. (Frequent culprits are hairsprays and mousses.) They pull moisture from hair, which can make your next ironing session more damaging. Use these simple tips and you'll have simply gorgeous hair!
Healthy hair defined: Try these expert (easy to follow!) ideas to secure strong, soft, shiny strands.
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