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One of the most common mistakes while using a flat iron to straighten the hair, is passing over the same section... over and over and over again. We have this thought that the faster and more times we flat iron, the better. This is is wrong, so very wrong! It's time to SLOW THINGS DOWN! Thermal tools are hot, so first things first is to grab that trusty heat protectant.
Sam Villa, Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue and Founding Partner of the Sam Villa® brand, suggests focusing on the following factors when using flat irons:
The Sam Villa SLEEKR® Flat Iron has a special setting for color treated hair to ensure color preservation. Temperatures are represented by LEDS Green (low) 375°F for all hair types, Amber (medium) 392°F for color treated hair and Red (high) 410°F for resistant and virgin hair types. They also have extra long plates to give more compression options.
Watch the video above to see just how Sam uses this technique and also how to avoid creases when straightening the hair!
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