Ditch your tongs - your straighteners can basically give your curls to die for
SAFEGUARD YOUR HAIR
Tempting as it may be to just whack the straighteners in, you need to create a barrier between the plates and your hair with a primer. That absorbs the impact of the heated plates on the shaft of your hair, and is essential if you’re worried about breakage or if you heat style your hair regularly. Do it – we can’t stress that enough.
This technique does take practice – but the best advice is to just pretend to use the straighteners like you would a curling tong – or as if you were curling ribbon. Think about it this way, you’re trying to crease a spiral in the hair so that’s the shape you need to create with the straighteners. Don’t overthink it, just focus on the shape of what you want to create.
Brush through afterwards to ensure it looks cool and natural rather than deliberately styled. You want to look breezy.
Finish with a mist of hairspray. Focus on the ends of the hair – they hold the most weight and they’re what cause your curls to drop during the day, so that’s where you need the staying power.
If, like me, you’ve got extensions in, that you don’t catch the bonds causing them to come out or burn. Nobody wants that!
BOOM – we’re done. Now here’s the kit we used:
B. Finishing Brush £9.99
Easilocks Paddle Brush £14
GHD Platinum Vintage Pink Styler £165
Nioxin 3D Styling Therm Activ Protector is £16.90
KMS Hair Stay Maximum Hold Spray, £11.90