And while every woman wishes she could just wake up with naturally perfect hair, it’s something we all have to work for. And if you’re not careful, you can really damage your hair by using the wrong type of flat iron and straightening technique (yikes).
Of course we’d hate to see that happen, so we talked to celebrity hairstylist Amita Moticka, director of cutting education for diPietro Todd salons and academy. She gave us the inside scoop on how she keeps her A-list clients’ hair healthy and sleek without all of the damage.
Of course most (or all) of us can’t afford to hit up the salon just to get our hair straightened, so we also asked her to give us the best at-home tips. Whether your hair is naturally curly or already pretty straight, these are super helpful things every girl needs to know when it comes to using a flat iron — we were pretty shocked to find out some of them.
So put down your hair straightening iron and read through these 10 secrets. You’ll end up saving your hair and being able to copy those gorgeous, red carpet hairstyles you’ve been salivating over (and you might even make Aniston jealous with your results).