Maybe you’ve already tried it: laying your hair over an ironing board, placing a towel on top, and attempting to straighten it with an iron? We definitely don’t recommend going to these extremes – the risk of heat damage is too great. Modern straightening irons with ceramic plates are a lot friendlier to your hair since they distribute the heat evenly and lessen the damage. If you buy some with added ion technology, they will leave your hair feeling smoother as well as extra shiny. Important: If you straighten frizzy hair, be sure to apply a heat protection spray or anti-frizz balm beforehand. Both leave a wafer-thin protective film around each strand and ensure that the heat does as little damage as possible. However, for your hair’s sake, you should refrain from using straightening irons on a daily basis.