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Wet to Dry

 –  When you need to have your hair perfectly styled and ready to wow as quickly as possible, a simple hairstyling routine is a must. If sleek, straight looks are your preference, using a wet to dry flat iron can allow you to have your hair looking flawless in record time while helping to minimize the risk of damage. drugstore.com brings you many wet to dry options for your styling needs.
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How Do Wet to Dry Flat Irons Work?

Traditional flat irons are intended only for use on dry hair. In fact, using them on wet hair can cause the strands to become burned and strained. Wet to dry flat irons are different from others on the market in that they can be used on damp hair as well as on hair that has been completely dried. This unique feature of wet to dry flat irons is made possible by vents included in their designs. As the hair is exposed to the heat in the flat iron, moisture can turn to steam and escape through the vents. By venting the steam, wet to dry flat irons do not damage damp hair, and they can provide the added benefit of drying the hair while straightening it.

Why Choose a Wet to Dry Flat Iron?

With an ordinary flat iron, styling the hair is a two-step process. First, you have to blow out wet hair with a hair dryer, and then you must use the flat iron to remove waves and curls. Wet to dry flat irons eliminate the blow drying step of a styling routine. This means that you can get your hair perfectly styled more quickly after shampooing. In addition, it also means that you only need to expose your hair to heat once to style it instead of twice. Less heat exposure means less risk of damage due to thermal styling, making wet to dry flat irons an ideal choice for those concerned about the risks of breakage and split ends due to daily flat ironing.

Tips for Using a Wet to Dry Flat Iron

In order to dry and straighten your hair to perfection with your new wet to dry flat iron, keep the following tips in mind.

  • Make sure that you allow your hair to air dry partway after washing, as wet to dry flat irons should be used on damp, not dripping wet, tresses.
  • Remove tangles and knots with a wide-toothed comb before using the wet to dry flat iron. If your hair is prone to difficult tangles, apply a detangler or detangling leave in conditioner before combing.
  • Once you have removed the knots, work a heat protective styling product through your tresses. This will help to reduce the effects of heat to keep stress on your locks to a minimum.
  • Place the wet to dry flat iron on the lowest setting possible to obtain results. The finer and thinner your hair is, the lower you should set the temperature.
  • Section your hair into pieces roughly 1 to 1-1/2 inches wide to get best results with the flat iron.

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