It used to be that if a guy used a hair care device such as a flatiron to get the hairstyle that he wanted, many other guys would rag on him and give him flack for being overly effeminate. However, much has changed in the world of style and fashion today. Now it is no longer taboo to use a flatiron as a guy – I use mine all of the time and swear by that thing – and if you are looking to really achieve that saucy and sultry hairstyle that you want, even if you have shorter hair, a flatiron can easily get you there. However, there are some simple steps that you can take to make your experience with using a flatiron one that you don’t later regret, as some people will misuse them and actually burn or damage their hair. So to better help you guys out along the way, here are three easy steps to using your flatiron properly and attaining the hairstyle that you desire, without burning your face off in the process.
- Apply thermal protector first. They actually make these sprays that you can easily find at most grocery stores. They don’t cost too much money either. All you do is lightly mist your hair with the spray before using your flatiron. This way the spray protects your hair from frying from the heat.
- Follow the layers of your hair. All hair has layers, usually three layers. So no matter if you hair is short or long, you can easily find how the layers sit. By using a brush and your flatiron, and following the layers, you can greatly simplify this process and net yourself the hairstyle that you are seeking.
- Use long and even strokes with your flatiron. Don’t rush the process; your hair needs some heat in order to be straightened. Using small and even strokes and being patient are the keys here. You can also try using some hair straitening product that’s made for flatirons – which you can also find at most grocery stores for pretty cheap.