A hot iron in conjunction with some heat protectant can be used to help with damaged hair. Use a hot iron for damaged hair with help from a professional and master hair stylist in this free video clip.
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Hi, I'm Emily Golie, professional hairstylist, and I'm here to talk to you guys today about how to use a hot iron on damaged hair. The materials that you'll need today are a flat iron or smoothing iron, and some heat protectant for your hair before you apply the heat. First thing you want to do before you blow dry your hair is make sure you already have a heat protectant in that you can blow dry into the hair. And then, once it's dry and you are ready to move onto your next step, you want to use your heat protectant and you want to spray it on your sections before you go ahead and apply the heat. So, you'll take your spray and just spray it through the whole head, and just do it all at once. And that way it is a lot quicker, a lot more efficient. Then you take your sections. I like to section my hair off, it's a little bit easier that way and you can get it a lot smoother and straighter that way. You wan to take your clip, clip up that and start at the bottom. Take a comb, a comb makes it a little bit easier to glide the flat iron through. Comb through the hair once or twice. Take your smooth iron and go ahead and smooth right down, and you shouldn't, if you have it slow enough, then you don't have to do it more than once. And it smooths it out nice and smooth. You can see the difference between that and the back of my hair that hasn't been smoothed out yet. And then you want to move up to your next section. And kind of just continue doing that process and since you already have your protectant in you should be good to go. A couple of more tips for using a hot iron on damaged hair is to use a lower heat setting. Don't use it all the way up to hot. Go ahead and do it kind of at a middle setting. And also try your hardest not to use the heat every day. Try to do it every other day at the most. I'm Emily Golie, thanks for watching.