"Even though your flat iron rheostat may say 400 is the highest, that is only the temperature that each plate is when it is open. The moment you clamp hair between the two plates, the temperature can spike upwards of 500 degrees! Hair is a fabric, and just like when you are ironing a piece of clothing, it’s a good idea to use......read more"~~ Sojourner McBride, BelegenzaWestchester
Sojourner McBride, Natural Hair Expert, points out the hidden obvious that sends a perfectly good practice of flat-ironing ones hair into a pit of grilled disaster! Over cooked hair that ends up breaking, splitting, and dried out!
When it comes to reading directions, Sojourner uses them as guidelines, like any great stylist in a salon! What has made her the expert, is that she pushes the edges of those directions, so that she can truly discover her personal best hair, and in so doing is on a mission to share with the Natural Hair Community that transitioning can be fun, easy and GORGEOUS both during and after!
As Sojourner says, "It's not about good hair, it's about healthy hair!"
Another way, in case you don't have a rheostat on your iron, to save your hair is that you can cool the plates just before using by "flat-ironing" a damp washcloth! If the iron sits for more than 30 seconds, flat iron the washcloth again!