November 17, 2021 3 min read 1 Comment
With holiday parties in full swing, we want to make sure you are looking and feeling your best at each event! The colder weather this time of year definitely helps, but there's much more to having frizz-free hair than just the humidity.
Still using that flat iron you've had since high school because 'it still works'? Yeah, that's the reason your hair doesn't look its best even after you straighten it. It's time to upgrade. Trust us, your hair will thank you.
This should go without saying, but the tool you use on your hair matters. Investing in a high quality straightener is an investment in your hair's health!
First and foremost, whether it's a dial or digital display, your flat iron should have temperature control. The ability to control the heat when flat ironing your hair is vital to your hair’s health. Having the ability to limit and control how much heat to use when styling is super important, especially when straighteners can reach temperatures up to 450℉!
Technology comes standard at NuMe. All of our straighteners have our proprietary Far Infrared Heat & Negative Ion Conditioning Technologies work with your hair's natural oils and minerals to seal in moisture, reduce frizz, and increase shine. This method of healthier heat styling conditions and seals the hair cuticle, reducing dryness and long-term damage while creating long-lasting styles!
Tools that have pure (not plated!) tourmaline ceramic or titanium plates, makes a huge difference in both the longevity of your straightener and styling time. We recommend using a straightener with tourmaline plates, so you can take advantage of tourmaline's moisture-locking abilities. If you have coarse or hard-to-manage hair types, titanium may be better suited for you. To learn more about plate materials, check out this blog.
Just because you're flat iron goes up to 450℉ does not mean that should be the temperature you should be using to style your hair. Use the lowest heat setting that you see results with. If you're wondering what temperature you should use check out this blog on The Best Heat Settings for Your Hair Type.
When straightening your hair, be mindful of the size of the sections you take - you should be taking about 1-inch sections of hair. Start at the root of the hair and slowly glide down. Going over the section slowly will ensure you can straighten in one pass. This is the important part - take your time but keep things moving! Do not hold the flat iron in one spot. If you go over the section too fast, it will not be as effective, meaning you will have to continue going over the same strand multiple times to get the same results.
Even if your hair is naturally curly, you can still straighten in one pass with a NuMe Straightener, no need to pre-blow dry it straight! If you're looking for a more voluminous look, then blowout your hair using a round brush and you can touch up any sections with your flat iron.
Similar to the hot tools you choose to use, the products you use also play a role in both the health of your hair and longevity of your hair style. While it is not necessary to use styling products to get your styles to last, they definitely help! One product you should not skip is heat protectant - if you are using a hot tool to style your hair, then your routine should include a heat protectant. We recommend the Watch Me Werk Thermal Heat Protectant.
If you're looking for an extra sleek and smooth look, our Ready, Set, Smooth! Styling Trio is the perfect addition to your straightening routine to ensure you to lock in moisture and smooth your strands while styling. Use alone or pair together to help you achieve your smoothest hair possible. Because of their potency and high quality formulas, little goes a long way with these products!
If you are looking for a longer solution than just flat ironing your hair for the night, but not as permanent as a Brazilian or Keratin treatment, NuMe's Vegan Tourmaline Smoothing Treatment is the option for you! This semi-permanent straightening treatment is all natural, formaldehyde free, and can be done in the comfort of your home.
Our breakthrough, super hydrating formula is packed with tourmaline powder, vitamins, and plant based oils that protect and moisturize your hair for a smooth, healthy shine. The moisturizing formula helps add back essential nourishment and reinforce the hair so you do not have breakage, ensuring hair remains smooth, shiny, and healthy after the treatment.
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