How To Flat Iron

Ciao Bellas,
I decided to rock my hair in an updo this summer (ala Beyonce), and so far it's been working pretty well. I don't have to worry about my hair when it's humid out, it's a protective style, and it's pretty much a un-wrap, spray-and-go deal in the mornings when I'm getting ready. I'm having some pictures done this weekend though which will require me to wear my hair down, and since I'm really trying to make sure that I take good care of it, I figured I should check my flat ironing and curling skills (they could stand some improvement). I know it's pretty straight forward, but I can't be the only one that goes to the salon day 1, and notices a difference in how your hair looks then, to when you press it at home on day 2 (I obviously know that the pro at the salon is doing their thing, and it should look like ALL THAT when I leave, but I'd like to still be decently close to that when I do it at home haha). So what did I do you ask? Other than pouring over some issues of Hype Hair, and Black Hair Sophisticates (coming across some fab new styles in the process), I hit up YouTube and found this fab vid from SalonCableo ever so appropriately entitled "Hot to Flat Iron." It's most certainly not a new concept to me, but when I was younger my hair was Halle Berry short, and momma was old school. How many of y'all remember those Hot Comb's that you heat up on the stove or in that little oven thing, grease up your hair, and then press it? Yeah, that's how it went down Bella's. I picked up a few tips from the video, and I'm curious to try them as her hair came out beautifully. So to restock my hair supplies I went down to Sally's Beauty Supply today and picked up some clips, a new brush, and a carbon comb (which I'd never heard of until I saw this video) so I can try out her technique over the weekend and report back. I already have a FHI Heat Pink Technique Iron, which I've been using for years and they are seriously the business y'all, get into it! Do any of y'all have any 'ol faithful flat ironing tips or tricks?

Stylishly Yours,
Ms. Fab


  1. you should follow this up with a "how to grow out relaxed hair so it doesn't look like a dandelion" post
    or maybe it's just me who needs that?

  2. @Nuala: Loll. I'm by no means a hair expert, but I'll do some research and a follow up post.