Our hair requires proper care and protection from external aggressors. Apart from UV rays and pollutants, styling tools are guilty of damaging our tresses. Liese tells you how to get the most out from them without getting “hurt”.
Regular cleansing and conditioning are part and parcel of a proper hair care regime. It is important to remove styling products that are left as residue on hair and scalp and to nourish them after a round of shampooing. But are you aware that protection is now the essential step if you wish to have healthier and manageable hair? Like our skin, the crowning glory deserves equal protection against harmful elements. And one of the most common damages is styling stress.
2 most common and damaging hair styling tools
Look through your tool stash and identify the most damaging ones— the flat iron and curling tongs are evidently the “winners”. In order to give shape to the locks, these tools have to perform under extreme conditions. They emit extremely high temperature and have close contact with the hair cuticles. The curling tong can go up to approximately 150degree Celsius while the flat iron emits approximately 210 degree Celsius of extreme heat .Under such severe conditions, hair is susceptible to breakage and dehydration. If your hair is chemically treated, it is also advisable to refrain from using such styling tools. Regular usage might lead to permanent damages.
Right protection and great styles
Pre-styling care ensures minimal damages and creates a protection barrier against the tools and environmental factors. Liese Iron Make Collection is specially designed to cater the needs of modern women who wish to style their hair with such tools while keeping their hair free from the damages. The Iron Make Collection boosts a spray-on water-based formula that contains heat protection ingredients and a heat-activated polymer to hold the hairstyle created.
To create soft luscious curls, use a curling tong to style your hair. Even if you have perm your hair, this tool is able to redefine the curls and add life to them. Before styling, spray on Liese Iron Make Collection Rich Curl. It contains Heat Spring ingredient to give curls a soft, bouncy look.
For those who yearn sleek, glossy, straight hair, the Iron Make Collection Rich Straight spray is the solution for you. This pre-step helps to tame frizz and unwanted curls. Its Heat Stretch ingredient keeps hair straight, smooth, sleek and glossy all day long. It protects the hair from flat irons’ extreme heat and retains the nature moisture level. Now there is no need to compromise care for style.
Tips for the tools
Maintenance of hair styling tools also reduces the chances of damages. Both flat iron and curling tongs require regular cleansing. Use a damped cotton pad to wipe the plates and rod, removing any residues. If the tools are not clean, the heat will transfer the leftover products to your hair, allowing build-up and difficulties in styling.
Avoid using these tools if you have not wash your hair. The oil secreted from our scalp goes onto the hair, creating an unpleasant scent under hot temperature. If you were to use styling tools on dirty hair, expect to be greeted with a foul smell. Any attempt to cover it with hair fragrance will only result in a more bewildering scent. Yikes!
Some (lazy) women also make use of these tools to style towel-dried hair. The proper steps should be blow dry with hair dryer followed by flat iron or curling tongs. This will ensure residue on the iron or tongs won’t be dissolved by the moisture and transferred onto the tresses.
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To get your hair done quickly and professionally, always section them for easy styling. Spilt the hair into 2 big sections: left and right. Within each section, further spilt them into top and bottom. Pin the 2 top sections up and work on the bottom sections. If you have a dense crown, continue to spilt the sections into half till a manageable size.
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To straighten hair, spilt them into top and bottom sections. Start with the lower section and iron them in manageable batches. Curl slightly inwards at the ends. This is to ensure the tips do not “fly away”.
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