Start with hair that is clean, brushed through and either completely dry or still moist (70% dry).
Slide down gently along each section whilst clamping the plates over the hair. Keep your straightener flat or slightly round off through the ends for a more polished finish. Rub a bit of serum through your hair with the palms of your hands to smooth down any flyaways.
Straight with volume
Straight hair doesn't have to be poker straight. Create volume by making a curved movement with your wrist as you glide the straighteners down the hair length.
To create curls, take a section of hair, slide the straightener on the hair, close and turn 180° so that the hair is wrapped around the outside. Slowly glide along the length of hair and release. Turn the curled section in the direction of the curl and allow it to set as it cools. Loosen the curls by separating with your fingers until your desired result is achieved. Finish with a styling aid such as hairspray to set the curls in place.
Straight hair isn't just for long styles. Create a classic glossy bob by using this straightener on your shorter cut.
Apply a heat protecting or thermal iron spray or smooth styling product to your clean hair before you dry it as this will help you achieve a better ironed finish.
Straighten your hair in sections to get the best result. If you section the hair properly, you should only have to go over each section once to get a gorgeous, silky finish. Ensure your hair is completely dry and comb it through to prevent knots and tangles.
Experiment with various heat settings. Top temperatures may be too hot for fine, delicate or colour-treated hair, so bring the heat down to one of the lower settings if this applies to your tresses.