When it comes to styling your hair with hair tools, it seems like there are limited options to what you can do. I mean, how much can you really do with just a flat iron and a curling iron anyways? You can just straighten your hair or curl it, sure, but did you know that you can take your flat iron and repurpose it in creative ways where the end result is stylish and beautiful hair? Think outside of the box with these 5 easy flat iron hacks for brilliant hair from Brilliance New York!
1. Stop Using Cheap Flat Irons
If you want to have beautiful and brilliant hair then you want to make sure that you’re starting out with the best possible flat iron for your hair. While there are plenty of cheap flat irons out there for you to buy, you want to make sure that you have a flat iron that won’t damage and fry your hair. A flat iron that is made with quality materials will have more even heating, better temperature control, and temperature displays to let you know how hot the hair tool is before running in down your hair. We recommend the Rose Gold Titanium Flat Iron from BNY!
The great thing to know is that a high-quality flat iron is that it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Brilliant flat irons like the Pro Diamond Titanium Flat Iron are incredibly affordable compared to other straighteners and they have all of the features that you could ask for in a hair tool. It’s even great for curling your hair.
2. Use a Flat Iron to Create Curls and Beach Waves
This hack is a pretty well-known secret in the hair care community, but it works so well that we just had to include it on this list! You can create beautiful curls and beach waves with a flat iron that you just can’t get with a curling iron or old fashioned leave-in hair rollers. Because of the flat iron’s flat heating surface, you can get loose, natural-looking waves and curls depending on how you choose to wrap your hair around the flat iron.
3. the Ideal Temperature Is…
When it comes to using heat to style your hair, you want to be sure that you are using enough heat to get the hairstyling job done, but not so much heat that you fry your hair. The ideal temperature range is in the 300-degree Fahrenheit range. More specifically, the ideal temperature for a flat iron is around 365 degrees Fahrenheit. A great way to make sure that you are always using the perfect heating temperature is to use a flat iron with a digital temperature display.
4. Braid Your Hair Then Flat Iron It
If you want to get brilliant wavy hair, then you need to try this out. First, split your hair up into 2 sections and braid each section.
Once your hair is braided, run your flat iron over the braids a few times. When you unbraid your hair, you will have gorgeous, wavy hair.
5. Use a Flat Iron to Give Hair Volume
Sometimes when you straighten your hair, if you straighten your hair downwards you can get pretty flat and dull. But use this hack to give your hair a ton of volume! Much in the same way that you would add volume to your hair with a blowdryer, you want to take a comb and a flat iron and straighten your hair upwards towards the ceiling. When your hair falls back down it will have that added volume that you desire!