5 Tips for Smooth and Sleek Hair

5 tips to using your flat iron - Politics of Pretty

5 tips for using your flat iron - Politics of Pretty

I’ve been using ghd hair tools for a while now and I recently got my hands on their White Platinum Professional Styler and it is hands down the best flat iron I’ve ever used. I waited way too long to invest in a nice flat iron and now I’ll never look back. I love this one in particular because of its sleek white design and it heats up extremely fast (less than 20 seconds!). What I love about this flat iron is you can create sleek and shiny tresses or natural beach waves. This time, I opted for smooth and sleek.

Here, I’m sharing my top tips for smooth and sleek hair.

First, coat your hair with a thermal protectant pre-styler. I like Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer, which makes my hair feel super soft while protecting against heat and UV damage (you can try a travel size for just $11). Next, I recommend sectioning your hair with clips, otherwise it will take much longer when you just grab random sections of hair. I read online that tension is essential—meaning, pulling the hair taut and iron downward from the root will help immensely. After you finishing using the flat iron, use a finishing product—I recommend a light hold hairspray (I like this one because it controls frizz and adds shine without the product feel). Just remember to wait for your hair to cool down first, or you’ll hear your hair sizzle. And finally, properly store your styler. I was gifted with a ghd Styler Carry Case & Heat Mat. I’m always on the go so being able to roll up my hot styler quickly and safely is must.

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This post is sponsored by Best British Bloggers in partnership with ghd.