Hey guys/gals, so I want to flat iron my hair, haven't done it in like 7 months. I'm scared of getting heat damage. I want to know if anyone can suggest a flat iron that is safest for natural hair and not EXTREMELY expensive lol.
If you flat iron, and are otherwise following the CG method, use a silicone free heat protectant, such as Aveda Brilliant Damage Control, and a high quality flat iron with a thermostat, such as this, or this, and keep the temperature as low as possible (no higher than 300F).
Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008
I bought a flat iron and used it for about a month with a heat protector on my hair. Well let me tell you.....I now have stick straight hair. It wont even curl. It's now slowly growing out and I can notice it's starting to show signs of curliness!
My word of advice is just not to do it or if you really want to then just to keep the heat as low as you can
Herstyler has ceramic plate flat irons on amazon for 40-50$ in many colors. And to protect from heat damage I recommend giovanni's vitapro fusion moisture leave in and giovanni's serum. I put both on right after shampoo/conditioning. Hope this helps..