You can continue to use your normal products, such as styling gels, conditioners, mousses, etc. Or, better yet, heat protecting products specially formulated for blow outs and straightening. However, never use your straightener if you have applied a hair relaxer, as it could severely damage your hair.
After following the instructions in the user manual for starting the appliance, make sure that your electrical socket is working by plugging another appliance. If it still does not work, do not try to dismantle or repair the appliance yourself and take it to an approved repair centre.
• Short or layered hairstyle, or thin and fragile hair: straightener with narrow or normal plates. • Long hair (below the shoulders): wide plates facilitate and accelerate the straightening process. • Thick, unruly hair, hard to straighten or unruly hair: professional straighteners with black plates.
• Fine, fragile or damaged hair: 80 to 150°C. • Normal, fine or soft hair: 150 to 170°C. • Frizzy, wavy or very frizzy hair: 170 to 190°C. • African-type or kinky hair: 190 to 230°C. Certain models have an automatically adjusting temperature system based on hair type and health.