Heat Advice, General Care.
WARNING, If you like to straighten and hold the iron with both
hands to close it you WILL burn yourself! The outside part of the
iron gets just as hot and is the same length as the plates on the
inside, and they both get hot enough to burn you...or curl your
hair if you will. Yes this iron can get to 475 degrees, but to
avoid that "burnt smell" turn the heat setting down...good product
will help you straighten on a much less severe temp. REMEMBER to
ALWAYS straighten a clean head of hair. Before you shower, give
your scalp stimulation by combing, or brushing your hair, then
ALWAYS wash with Shampoo and conditioner that has good heat helping
properties. Massage it in, rub and stimulate your scalp. Always
towel dry or blow dry your hair prior to straightening. -Dirty hair
has oils, dead hair, dirt & debris etc, Think: what happens
when you mix oils and high heat? - Youll end up frying your hair.
-Always dry your hair (towel/ blow dry) before you straighten.
Think: what happens when you add high heat and water? - You can
boil your hair easily which will damage or break it. -Also, if you
want to maintain healthier hair longer and keep it straight, dont
always zoom the Babyliss to 475 or 450 degrees, Turn it down. Yes
youll have to make more passes thru the hair, and yes itll take
maybe 5 or 10 min more (depending on hair) but a little time given
to your hair will give you more time of healthy un-fried hair.
-After straightening (or prior to) use an Anti-Frizz product, and
use a gloss spray for extra shine and humid weather. (when it
rains, go home or cover your head!!! Humidity after the rain is
your enemy!) DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT DROP this Iron. Like most
irons, things chip, split or can break if you dont treat them
carefully. Always set the iron as far away from the edge of the
counter/table. Since the outside of the iron gets hot as well you
may need a heat resistant cloth to place it on. When traveling, i
usually pack it within a case, or wrap a towel around it. Keep the
Iron clean, and keep the Titanium plates clean. When the iron is
off and cold, some water and a cotton Q-tip can clean quite well.
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