THE BASICS: When using a flat iron, start at the lowest temperature setting and turn it up gradually until your hair is as straight as desired at that set temperature. Only turn it up as high as you need to – this should not be the highest temperature unless you have extremely resistant/coarse or curly hair. Never start by turning your flat iron to its highest setting – you could literally burn your hair right off. Also, you always want to protect your hair with a heat-protective product before you begin styling. These most commonly come in the form of sprays or creams They help protect your hair from burning or breaking from the heat. Lastly, it is important never to try flat ironing or using any hot tools on your hair while the hair is even a little damp or wet – this will fry the cuticle (outside layer) off your hair shaft and cause permanent breakage, dead ends, dryness, and dullness.
STYLING: To achieve the best results, it is best to use a clip to hold your hair up while you flat iron in sections. Start at the lowest section of your hair while most of your hair is clipped up. Continue to clip your hair in sections while you work your way up and around the head until you are finished.