Hair Straightener Collection
A Hair Straightener is a hair styling tool used since the 1890s involving flattening and straightening hair to give it a smooth, streamlined, and sleek appearance.
The Hair Straightener became prevalent during the 1950s among black males and females of all races. It is accomplished using a hair iron or hot comb, chemical relaxers, Japanese hair straightening, Brazilian hair straightening, or roller set/blow dryer styling. Also, some shampoos, conditioners, and hair gels can help to make hair temporarily straight.
The process is often called “rebonding” in some countries from Southeast Asia (e.g., Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines). If done often, flat irons and chemicals can be damaging to hair. Excessive straightening often results in split ends. However, heat protectant sprays can decrease the damage.
Types of Hair Straighteners are designed to modify the shape/texture of hair temporarily.
The straightened effect will usually be reversed by environmental factors, mainly contact with water from washing, rain, humidity, etc. This includes water in styling products such as gels applied after straightening. However, careful use of such treatments can still produce usable results, not much different from if the user had naturally straight hair before applying the product.
Overuse of heat tools can permanently alter the Hair Straightener structure. This is known as “heat damage.” Use of protective sprays or lotions before heat styling may help to prevent heat damage. Once the damage has occurred, it can be disguised using various styling techniques but not reversed. The only way to repair heat-damaged hair is to cut off the damaged hair and regrow it.
Five major tools can be used for hair straightening without any chemical treatment:
Straightening comb (also known as a hot comb) with a heat applied to the hair.
Hair irons (flat iron) apply heat directly to the hair. For shorter hair, use a flat iron with heating plates around 0.5 to 1 inch wide; for longer hair, try wider hair irons.
Blow dryer with a comb attachment or round brush to straighten your hair. Use medium to low heating levels to protect your scalp and hair texture. Too much heat can cause damage to the hair. Adding some rinse-free or leave-in hair conditioner could help moisturizing hair while using a hair dryer to heat.
Large hair rollers can be used on damp hair to stretch and straighten the hair as it dries. Often large rollers are used before blow drying to minimize heat damage.
Hair straightening brushes run on electricity. The bristles produce heat that is then absorbed by the hair by steadily brushing it with the brush.
The Hair Straightener is required to penetrate deep into the brush for maximum effect.
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