Q: Are wet-to-dry flat irons harmful to hair? Is there a better alternative? (One that doesn't take as much time as blowdrying, styling etc.)?
— Pippa M., Ann Arbor, MI
A: Thank you for your question, Pippa! I've asked Omar Lopez, celebrity stylist and brand ambassador of ghd, for his expert advice:
In my opinion, wet-to-dry irons fade color. There's something about the drastic switch from cold and damp to extreme dry heat that splits the color molecule, resulting in faster fading color and more visits to the salon.
Instead of fighting humidity and heat, as you would the rest of the year (i.e. don't straighten your hair if you have natural curls...), embrace your texture and use a product that helps to emphasize it. If you don't have texture, create some with a product like ghd Sea Spray, which plays up matte waves (that work for both curly and straight hair) and provides a tousled, beachy look that's perfect for summer.
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