BabylissPRO Nano Titanium-Plated 1” U-Styler Flat Iron
- Designed for straightening, curling, and waving hair
- Curved plates allow for easy curls
- Made with sol-gel technology for a smooth glide
- Titanium plates transfer heat immediately
- Suitable for professional use
- Heats up to 450F
- Features 3-level heat settings
- Plate size: 1”
- Made in the USA
The Secret to Curling with a Straightener
Calling the flat iron a hair straightener is a bit of a misnomer because it can also be used to create beachy waves or big, voluminous curls. The trick is to start with dry, heat-protected hair; this helps lock in the style and prolongs it. Next, you’ll work in small 1in. sections. (If your hair is thin, you can use slightly larger pieces.) Starting near the scalp, feed the strands through the plates to warm the roots, then slowly turn the straightener 360º—or 180° for looser waves—away from your head. Ensure all the hair stays in the straightener and that the tail end is tucked below the wrapped part. Then gently pull the iron through the length of your hair, wiggling it lightly if it gets hung up. Let the hair cool before lightly brushing or running your fingers through to break up the tightest coils.
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