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Many people are unsure whether they should use a hair mask before or after shampooing. Some people believe that the mask should be applied after shampooing ...

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  1. No, most flat irons are not recommended for use on synthetic hair due to the risk of damaging your extensions. Though synthetic hair is crafted from plastic, you must be mindful of the heat to avoid burning, singeing or melting it. Unless your wig is specifically constructed for high temperatures and can withstand a curling iron, straightener or blow dryer’s hotness.

  2. Yes, using a pH balanced shampoo can definitely help with dandruff and an itchy scalp. Keeping your scalp’s natural acidity in balance is essential for healthy hair and skin. Using a shampoo with a pH level of 5.5 or lower helps to maintain this acid mantle, which is the layer of oil and sweat on the surface of your scalp that protects it from environmental damage, bacteria, and other irritants.

  3. You are allowed to pack a hair straightener in your carry-on bag. However, when packing it in your carry on luggage, please make sure that the item is not too large. All electronic items should be put into one single quart-sized bag and all cords should be coiled up. Please note that some airports may put additional restrictions on bringing hair straighteners through security, so it’s always best to double check with your airline before travelling.

  4. Yes! Redken shampoo is designed for daily use. With a gentle formula and nourishing ingredients, it will keep your hair looking healthy and feeling refreshed every day. Moreover, their selection of shampoos offers something for everyone – from specialized products to suit specific hair needs to everyday shampoos that provide the perfect balance of cleansing and conditioning for all types of strands.

  5. It’s only possible if you use wet to dry flat iron. Regular flat irons should only be used on hair that is 100% dry. Using a regular flat iron on wet or damp hair can lead to severe burns and damage your hair. It’s best to wait until your hair is completely dry before using a Babyliss flat iron. For those days when you’re in a rush, it’s best to opt for the wet-to-dry models. They allow you to style damp or wet hair without the risk of damaging it.

  6. The amount of time it takes to straighten hair with a 2-inch flat iron will depend on the thickness and length of your hair. Generally, it can take anywhere from 10 minutes for shorter, thinner hair up to an hour for longer, thicker hair. To ensure the best results, be sure to use a heat protectant spray before you start styling!

  7. No, not all straighteners have an auto off feature. Most professional-grade straighteners have an auto shutoff after a certain number of minutes, usually around 30-45 minutes. However, many drugstore brands do not offer an auto shut off—so be sure to check the labels before you buy!

  8. Good hygiene habits are important for keeping your scalp healthy and preventing an unpleasant smell. To ensure that your scalp doesn’t produce a foul odor, it is recommended that you wash your hair at least 3-4 times per week with a shampoo. Additionally, you may want to apply an over-the-counter anti-dandruff product to help relieve any symptoms of flaking or itchiness associated with smelly scalp. With consistent care and attention to hygiene, you should be able to keep your scalp clean and smelling its best!

  9. The best way to keep your curls from falling flat when using a flat iron is to use the right heat setting. Depending on the thickness and texture of your hair, you will need to adjust the temperature accordingly. When it comes to curling with a flat iron, lower heat settings are always better than higher ones as they cause less damage. Additionally, make sure that you don’t press too hard against your strands and hold the iron in place for no longer than 5-10 seconds. Finally, consider using a light styling product such as mousse or gel before starting the curling process – this will help retain shape and provide some extra protection against heat damage. Good luck!

  10. You can use a beveled edge flat iron to make your hair look better. Wash your hair and dry it with a towel until it is only slightly damp. Divide your hair into sections. Clamp the flat iron close to the roots of a small section of hair and then move the flat iron up along the length of that section. To style your hair, twist your wrist outwards as you move up. This will make the edges of the hair plates turn away from each other. Do this until all sections have been styled. This technique creates more volume at the roots and is perfect for a variety of styles. With a bit of practice, you’ll be able to do salon-like styles from home!

  11. Eight weeks is generally considered a safe amount of time to wait between chemical relaxers, although some people may be able to go longer or shorter depending on their individual hair health and needs.

  12. Yes, you can use a wet to dry flat iron on color-treated hair. This type of flat iron is designed to be gentle enough not to damage your colored hair, while also helping it hold its style longer. It’s important to make sure the settings are set correctly for your hair type and that you avoid overheating your hair with too much heat.

  13. Compared to conventional flat irons, vibrating irons are more advantageous because they generate less heat damage, tangles and breakage due to their plates that move instead of just staying in one spot.

  14. Start with a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to help hydrate your strands. After washing, apply a leave-in conditioner or cream to help ensure that your hair remains hydrated throughout the day. Then, use a wide-tooth comb on wet hair to detangle any knots or tangles. Once you have combed through your hair, use a curl defining cream or gel and scrunch it into each section of your hair while gently lifting up towards the root at the same time. This will help bring back your curls. Finally, let your hair air dry or use a diffuser on a low heat setting if you are in a hurry.

  15. Yes, you can make beach waves on short hair! Contrary to popular belief, these wavy styles are achievable with any length of hair. You can use a 1-inch round curling iron and wrap each strand around the iron for five seconds. When finished curling all of your strands, lightly pull the curls apart with your fingers to create the desired wave pattern. Good luck!

  16. The amount of time it takes to straighten hair with a steam flat iron depends on the length, texture and thickness of your hair. On average, short or mid-length hair can take up to 10 minutes while long locks can take 20 minutes or longer. If you have thick, coarse hair, then the process might require more time and effort.

  17. No, it is not recommended to use a hot comb on wet hair. When using any type of heated styling tool on wet hair, you run the risk of burning and damaging your strands. Before using a hot comb, make sure that your hair is dry and free from moisture. If possible, apply a heat protectant beforehand to help prevent damage from the heat!

  18. Yes, natural oils can be used to moisturize relaxed hair! Natural oils such as jojoba, olive, coconut and avocado oils are excellent choices. They are lightweight and can help lock moisture into the hair shaft while also providing nourishment. To maximize the benefits, apply a few drops of oil to damp hair and massage it into the scalp and shaft. This will help your relaxed hair stay hydrated and healthy!

  19. Yes, you can silk press your hair if it’s color-treated. However, I suggest that you use special care when silk pressing hair that has recently been colored. To protect the color, use a heat-protectant styling product before you begin to silk press your hair. This will help shield the hair from heat damage.

  20. Yes, protein shampoo can be beneficial for relaxed hair. Protein shampoos help to strengthen and nourish your hair, and this is especially important for relaxed hair, as it can become dry and brittle due to the chemical treatments used in its relaxed state. It’s best to alternate between a protein shampoo and a regular moisturizing shampoo, so that you can get the benefits of both while avoiding any potential damage.

  21. Hi Ginna! If you are unsure of what size to buy and the difference is 0.25 inches, it is always better to purchase a larger flat iron. A 1.25-inch flat iron is best for those with medium to thick hair because it will cover more surface area and reduce the amount of time it takes to straighten your hair. You can surely use it to create curls, they will be just a bit bigger than using a 1-inch model.

  22. Thanks for your feedback, Lorrie! I’ve recently tried the Strengthfusion line, will definitely update the article soon.

  23. Thanks for your feedback, Lorrie!

  24. Hi, thanks for the comment!

    As you said, I mostly base my reviews on personal experience and using them on my clients. For the last 2-3 years I’ve been only using the Phyto Paris and Avlon Affirm relaxers and couldn’t recommend them more.

  25. Hi Cheryl!

    There’s no big difference and it’s a matter of preferrence. Washing over the sink takes less time for me and I like to rinse my hair with slightly colder water.

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