Is Your Flat Iron Too Hot?

Most of you flat irons owners turn on your iron and pump it up to the highest temperature.  This could result in major damage to your hair.  I just got the 411 on a fantastic tip to assure your locks stay healthy under the heat.  How you ask? Turn on your iron to your desired temperature.  Take a simple piece of white paper.  Clasp the iron plates on to the white paper (almost like you are straightening your hair) and hold for a few seconds.  If the paper turns a slight or darker yellow you know your iron is too hot.  Lower the temperature and try again.

  2 comments for “Is Your Flat Iron Too Hot?

  1. Haley
    January 27, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I am gonna have to partially agree and disagree with that statement..

    If you turn your flat iron to the highest temperature and hold it against a piece of white paper, im sure that it will turn the paper yellow..

    But its a known fact that if you turn up your flat iron to the hottest setting, and take one inch sections you will actually smooth the cuticle down. also if you take the sections smaller you will go over it once in stead of five or six times which is actually what causes the damage.

    Anything used improperly can ruin the hair. but a high heat flat iron that is clean, and used properly will heal the hair.. Not ruin it.

  2. Mylissa's Little Gallery
    August 4, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Great tip! We usually suggest that people use product as well to minimize damage when using a flat iron.

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