With no need to go to a professional, only a hair flat iron at home would be very convenient for you to straighten and style your hair. However, if you do not flat iron your black hair in the right way, your hair could be burned or broken. Fist you should pay attention to your hair’s condition. If your hair is too dry, weak and under some certain damages then a flat iron will not help but only makes thing worse. On the other hand, you can use the flat iron when you need to style your hair, but it is advisable not to use it more than once a week. And there are some few tips that you should remember when using flat iron hair for black hair:
Clean and dry your hair before flat ironing
Some people usually use their hair flat iron like a hairdryer, which means they straighten their hair and try to make them dry at the same time. If you own a hair flat iron with the function of a hairdryer, you can do so but if you don’t, it is a totally wrong method. Flat ironing wet hair will not help style your hair, instead, it causes damages. Clean all the oils and dirt in your hair with shampoo, then dry them with a hairdryer (80 percent dry is good to go) before flat ironing. Your hair will be straightened and smoothened well.
Use hair protection products
Your hair would be more vulnerable if you skip using the heat protectant. You should apply hair serums which works as a thin protective layer on your hair strands so that you would not have to worry much about the possible damages.
Do not flat iron too much hair at one go
In order to save time, lots of users try to flat iron as much hair at one time as possible. As the results, they have to flat iron many times again and again until their hair become straight as they desire. Besides, while their outside hair layer receives too much heat, the inside layer still does not get enough. There is no exact standard about how much hair you should flat iron at one time, just make sure your hair could get an equal amount of heat.
Do not try to pull your hair
When flat iron hair, you should move the flat iron slowly and steadily. Do not keep it in one place for too long nor quickly pull your hair so hard. Move it gently and steadily you will get your hair straight and shining in a short time.
Adjust suitable temperature
Do not try to protect your hair by using the lowest temperature when flat ironing. You should be aware of the fact that it is very difficult to straighten your hair if you do not provide them enough heat. Using too low temperature will lead to the consequence that you have to flat iron your hair again and again, which causes more harm to your hair than using high temperature. For thick, coarse hair, the proper temperature should be between 190 and 210 degrees and for normal hair which is in good condition, the temperature should be between 180 and 190 degrees.