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Guest Post From Rebecca

Hey everyone! Normally I would have a Wish-List Wednesday, but because today is my first day of exams (AHHH!) I have a wonderful guest post for y'all! And PS... All I'm wishin' for is that exams didn't exist.

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Hey y'all!  This is Rebecca from Life with rMe!  Frannie was so kind to let me guest post during her finals week.  Good luck on your finals, chica!  The blog world can't wait to have you back! :)

Even though winter is almost over, I've still found myself straightening my hair almost every day.  With the colder temperatures, I can't go out with wet hair and it seems like the easiest way to tame my mane is with a  flat iron.  I have long, thick, curly hair.  So as you can imagine, straightening my hair is quite a task!  I thought I'd show y'all the products I use to protect my hair and give you some tips to make straightening your hair as simple as possible!

First, and foremost, it is extremely important to protect your hair from heat damage.  This is not limited to straightening your hair.  If you blow dry, curl, or flat iron your hair, you really need to use SOME kind of heat protectant.


My favorite is the Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray.  It's extremely affordable ($4.50 at Walmart) and the bottle lasts a long time.  You can spray this on your hair when it's wet before your blowdry it and/or when it's dry before your straighten it.  I also really like the It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product.  Although this is much more pricey (around $20), it does a lot more than heat protect.  It also detangles, conditions, smooths, adds shine, and prevents split ends!

Next, I thought I would share some tips to make straightening your hair quick and easy.

1) Make sure your hair is completely dry!  Sometimes even if I let my hair air dry over night, the underside is still a little bit damp.  If I take five minutes to blow dry those parts before straightening  it makes the process much easier (and my hair gets less frizzy!)

2) Don't try to straighten too much hair at one time!  Although you might think that by straightening smaller sections at a time it will take a lot longer to finish, it actually makes the process a lot faster!  Because you are putting less hair in the iron, it generally only takes one or two passes to perfectly straighten each section!

3) Use a large claw clip to hold up the unstraightened hair.  Remember way back when (okay, Frannie, you might even be too young to remember this) when your mom would use those hideous claw clips to twist up your hair?  Well put those things to good use!

4) Choose the right flat iron!  Looks for an iron that has ceramic, titanium, or tourmaline plates.  They heat more evenly and cause less damage to your hair.

5) Clean the plates of your straightener   After your iron has cooled off, use a washcloth and warm water to wipe off the plates.  This will remove any residue from heat protectant sprays (that I know you made sure to spray before starting!) and allow for a better straighten next time!

I hope this helps you as you straighten your hair!  Stay beautiful!

xoxo,
Rebecca

1 comment

  1. It's a ten products are FANTASTIC! luxury is the best :)

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