Flat irons are safe for damp hair, but even products marketed for use on wet hair shouldn't be used on sopping-wet tresses. Here's why.
Picture the scene: it's Monday morning. You overslept, have a big day at work, and are dashing out the door with wet hair. Or maybe you've darted home from work for a quick shower before a date and need to style your hair pronto. Pop quiz: can you use a straightener while your hair is still wet?
You can, of course. The hair police won't break down your door and stop you mid-straightening. But you may live to regret the decision. Straightening wet hair is a recipe for hair catastrophe. Here's why you shouldn't do it—and what you should do instead.