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Top Tips and Tricks Using Hair Straightener and Curler

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Do you wonder how some women look unbelievably stunning first thing in the morning? The good news is that you don’t have to schedule a salon appointment to achieve gorgeous hair daily. All you need to look effortlessly beautiful is to follow some hairstyling tips and tricks. We have gathered some of the best-kept secrets from some of the most prominent beauty industry names. Using a hair straightener and curler, you can now look your best without taking hours to style your homes at home. We hope that these expert tips and tricks on using hair tools will give you the confidence to switch up your style even every day!

  • Never forget to prep your hair properly

Although some people prefer using a hair straightener on day-old hair, ideally, it’s always best to start with clean hair. This will ensure that the ends don’t burn or look dull due to old-product build-up. 

Experts recommend washing hair with lightweight shampoos, such as the Affinage Purifying Shampoo. This deep cleansing shampoo effectively removes old hair care products, oil, and dirt from the hair. It contains Kangaroo Paw that boosts hair growth and prevents moisture loss. Other beneficial ingredients include Mint Leaf Oil, Kakadu Plum, and UV filter to protect the strands while protecting the scalp from external stressors. 

Use a conditioner suited for normal, coloured, and processed hair. The Affinage Hydrating Conditioner is an excellent product to help your hair prepare for styling. It contains nutrients such as Waratah Leaf, Kakadu Plum, and UV filter that reinvigorates the hair and scalp. 

It is also recommended to apply a thermal protectant spray before using a hair straightener or curler. This product aims to protect hair from overheating, frying, or burning due to using heating tools. When shopping for a heat protectant product, pick one that is free from harsh chemicals and parabens. Choose a product that contains nourishing ingredients, such as keratin and oil, to boost hair shine and smoothness. We recommend the Affinage Thermal Protectant that produces superior shine and softness on hair during styling. If you have fine and greasy hair, this thermal protectant spray is perfect, as it coats each strand from heat while adding much-needed texture and volume. This is the best choice for a frizz-free and static-free finish, thanks to its many benefits at an affordable price tag. 

  • Use a Brush to Achieve the Smoothest Hair 

One of the essential tools you should use in combination with heating tools is a trusty paddle brush. Paddle brushes are extremely versatile as they can be used for regular brushing and sectioning hair when straightening or curling your hair. Experts recommend sectioning hair no thicker than an inch for even straightening results. Start gliding the straightening iron slowly down the hair, followed by a fine or medium-toothed comb to reduce knots while styling. You can include these hair tools when styling- Wet Brush Pro Paddle Detangling Brush and Krest Cleopatra Tail Comb

  • How to Achieve the Perfect Curls

You don’t need to buy a separate curling iron to get beach curls. Your straightener iron can give the perfect curls using the proper techniques. One curling technique that you try out is the twist-and-tug method. Using a straightening iron is the better option if you want to achieve more natural, messier, and chunky curls. 

After towel drying your hair, apply a texturizing spray such as Elements Sandstorm Spray to give your hair a more natural and matte finish. Blow-dry the hair until 80% dry. Using your brush, section the hair into top and bottom halves for easier curling. 

To achieve fuller curls:

  1. Take thin, ½ inch sections of hair and clamp in between your hair straightener.
  2. Close the tongs, then gently twist around the outside portion of the tong in one complete turn.
  3. Gently and slowly tug the hair until the entire length of the hair passes through the clamp.
  4. Tug the hair quicker if you want to create looser, beachier waves.
  • For Retro-Inspired Waves

For a 70s glam hairstyle, why not give a crimped hairstyle a try? To achieve this style, start by washing, prepping, and blow-drying your hair. 

  1. Part your hair in the middle, starting from the forehead down to the nape. Take a small section from one side and place it in between the forefinger and middle finger. 
  2. Slide your fingers down the strip of hair and then pull it towards your head, creating a “C” bend.
  3. To crimp the hair, open and close the straightening tongs, tapping them onto the bent length of your hair. 
  4. Repeat this process until you see an S-like bend forming in between waves. Continue the process until you reach a few inches from the ends for a more natural crimped effect.

Perfectly styled hair is possible using the products and tools that we have enumerated above. You can go from sleek straight hair one day and crimped hair the next by following our quick and easy styling tips. If you want to check out more styling must-haves at affordable prices, click here. You may also check out our Beauty Warehouse shops located at Wollongong, Leumeah, Five Dock, Mortdale, and Caringbah. We have the most extensive collection of beauty and wellness products in NSW. For more enquiries, please call our direct line on 1300 929 033 today.