Hair

Published on November 14th, 2018 | by beauty international

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Straight Hair is In…

Sleek, shiny, straight hair can make a major impact. It’s the kind of style that somehow manages to look chic with everything from a great dress to your lazy Sunday sneaks and joggers, and it works at every hair length. Want to get the look? We talked to hairstylists to find out exactly how to straighten hair like a pro.

Achieve salon-worthy results with ghd Gold Max Styler.  Featuring larger and smoother gold floating plates, the straighteners glide through long, curly and thick hair quicker and easier. Gone are the days when you had to decide whether straightening your hair was worth the damage it did to your locks.  With plenty of heat protection sprays on the market and high-tech irons that not only work to protect your hair but add shine, there’s no reason not to put hair straighteners on your list of beauty essentials.

But before you buy, make sure you know what size tongs you want. As well as standard sizes, there are usually slim plates for short hair and wide plates for long hair. Some also double up as curlers – usually the slim plate options are good for this. Once you get them home make sure you don’t apply too much unnecessary heat to your tresses, around 185°C is the perfect temperature.

We tried and tested a whole range of straighteners to find the ones that keep hair super straight all day but not at the expense of its health.  Top features to look out for are ‘sleep mode’ which automatically switches off irons after 30 minutes; adjustable temperature settings where you can set the level of heat applied to your hair and extra-long and rotatable cords to make styling easier. If you’re not sure which is the right hair straightener for you,  ghd’s are one of the best-known brands in the haircare industry for their incredible hair straighteners and style ranges. With unique and advanced technology, each ghd hair straightener works to either smooth out or curl your hair, depending on what finish you want to achieve.

Featuring dual-zone technology for a premium performance, ghd gold has two next generation heat sensors, one across each plate to control the optimum styling temperature of 185ºC constantly and evenly from root to tip. An improved heat-up time of 25 seconds, sleek design and round barrel delivering versatile, snag-free styling, quickly and easily so you can transform your every day. Universal voltage lets you get creative with your styles wherever you may be in the world and the protective plate guard gives you peace of mind to fit in with your busy on-the-go schedule. For extra safety the automatic sleep mode shuts down the styler after 30 minutes of non-use, meaning no more worrying!

In terms of actually straightening your hair. You shouldn’t be randomly grabbing fistfuls of hair. The iron won’t be able to get to pieces that are too thick, and you don’t want to unnecessarily reapply heat. Instead, she suggests creating sections so you can easily track your progress: Split the hair in the middle at the back and then bring it forward. This will give you two sections to work with, but if your hair is thick, you may consider clipping it into four parts. Careful sectioning is one of the most key hair straightening tips. Sectioning will save you time. The reason everyone complains about straightening taking so long is that they’re working off random bits of hair!

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