I was super excited to receive the Coolway Flat Iron System. This 2012 Allure Magazine Winner has the philosophy that hair doesn't need that damaging high heat! Their flat iron operates no higher than 300 degrees. I admit I was very skeptical, as it takes 430 degrees to straighten my hair. But it actually worked! Coolway determines the exact temp you need, based on your hair type. It's genius! It will keep your hair straighter, longer and can be used on treated hair. Coolway helps with frizzy hair, reduces hair breakage, and strengthens hair. Here's how to use it:
Use conditioner (I used the one provided) and rinse away. Use 25 sprays of the Coolway Transform Spray. Use hair dryer (recommended) or let air dry.
This stuff is amazing and I'm already buying more.
To find your perfect temperature, plug in and press the button.
It will display "wait" for about 30 seconds.
Then it will display "auto sense."
Take a 1 inch section of hair and move it through the flat iron at a slow-medium speed, no more than 3 times. The Coolway Flat Iron will beep and display your correct temp. It will then set at that temp. Continue to straighten hair or curl it using the tutorial below.
Before You Begin: Use a heat protectant! The spray I mentioned is a great one. To curl your hair with a flat iron, practice with the flat iron unplugged!
This will help prevent further damage to your hair.
Place a half inch to 1 inch section of hair between the plates.
Hold and rotate the flat iron one turn and a half.
Slide the flat iron slowly down to the end of hair.
I like to hold the flat iron with one hand and hold the end of my hair's section with the other.
The faster you go, the looser waves you'll get.
The slower you go, the more pronounced curls you get.
- My hair didn't curl! Did you twist the flat iron enough times? Did you go too fast? Was your temp high enough? Is your flat iron curved (older flat irons usually aren't)?