The Emergency: Your hair is straight, but you now have all these neat flat iron creases throughout it.
How You May Have Gotten Here: Thinking that pressing the flat iron harder would give you straighter and faster results.
How to Remove Flat Iron Crease Marks
- Mist the little section with water or a leave in conditioner and dry. Then go over the section again gently with the flat iron.
- Apply a little tension (very minimal) and go over the area once more with even pressure to make straighter with the flat iron.
- If you notice the crease while you are out and about, work in a little water with your finger tips to the creased area. Use the bathroom hand dryer to dry. It’s not a perfect solution, but will help to smooth the crease.
Tips for Prevention: Cover your hair with a light coating of a thermal protection serum. This product helps prevent the damage and breakage that cause creases and crimps.
Then use this professional flat ironing technique:
- If your ends are slightly snarled or kinked, comb them out before ironing to prevent creases.
- Divide your hair into 1 to 2 inch sections and go at a steady pace.
- Close the iron gently around the base of each section near the scalp.
- Gently run the iron down the length of your hair until it reaches the end.
- Follow each length with a comb.
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