Written by Karen Bates (last updated April 15, 2020)
A lot of people use heat to style their hair. Styling tools that use heat are quite effective at keeping hair just how you want it without too much hassle.
A flat iron is a wonderfully versatile tool. It can be used to add shine, flatten and smooth hair, help tame freeze, and even curl hair. It is perfect for those with long hair or short hair and can by used with many different styles.
There is a risk to using a flat iron, however. As with any heat styling tool, a flat iron can damage and dry out your hair, leaving it unhealthy and hard to manage. You must take extra care when using a flat iron to avoid this problem.
What can you do to prevent damage caused by using a flat iron? Take these steps to use a flat iron safely:
Although flat irons can do a lot of harm to hair, you can maintain healthy tresses if you follow the proper steps.
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