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How to Style the Hair of a Bedridden Individual (2)

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Hot Tools curling iron Preparation:
 
   • Curling Iron(s)
   • Styling Cape
   • Comb
   • Hair Spray
   • Extension cord/Power cable
 
Again, make sure to have a moveable place to set up your tools and do so in advance, so that you arenít taxing the endurance level of the individual you are working with. Use a TV tray, or small table, and make sure that you have an extension cord for your power supply so that you can reach wherever you need to with your heat-styling tool. And as discussed before, be sure to make sure you know how you will be able to reach whatever portion of the hair you are going to be working with.
 
With any heat styling process, you want to begin using clean, dry hair. Prepare the hair to maximize the curl by spraying the hair with a light misting of hair spray. Be sure the let the hair spray dry fully in the hair before attempting to create curl, since applying the hot iron to damp hair spray can result in a sticky patch and smoking/singed hair.
 
Curl the hair with the heated appliance as normal, working in small sections around the perimeter of the head. Be careful with the angles of approach given that you will have different positioning than you may be accustomed to.
 
Once you have set the hair into curls as desired, you can allow the hair to cool completely and comb out the curl as desired for styling.
 
Straightening the Hair:
 
Straightening the hair also can be accomplished in two different ways, although, to be more precise, itís more a matter of using two different processes to achieve maximum results. These two processes are: blow-dryer straightening and flat ironing. Done properly, each of these will remove curl/wave from the hair. However, used together, you can achieve better results that simply using either process on their own.
 
CHI flat iron Preparation:
 
   • Flat Iron
   • Blow Dryer with concentrator
   • Styling Cape
   • Spray bottle with water
   • Bristled Brush
   • Comb
   • Hair Spray
   • Extension cord/Power cable
 
Again, make sure to have a moveable place to set up your tools and do so in advance, so that you arenít taxing the endurance level of the individual you are working with. Use a TV tray, or small table, and make sure that you have an extension cord for your power supply so that you can reach wherever you need to with your heat-styling tool. And as discussed before, be sure to make sure you know how you will be able to reach whatever portion of the hair you are going to be working with.
 
Now, as mentioned above, you can blow-out the hair for straightening, using your blow-dryer and your bristled brush to keep the hair taut as you heat/dry it, and this will usually give you smooth, straight hair. Take the clean dry hair and lightly moisten it with a spray bottle of water, then attach the concentrator to your hair dryer and begin drying/straightening the hair in small sections working bottom to top from front to back.
 
However, if the hair is already mostly straight, you could simply use your flat iron to smooth the hair fully. Again, making sure to be careful about your angles of approach because you will be working at odd positions with a hot appliance and want to be wary of burns. Simply take the clean, dry hair and lightly mist it with hair spray. Allow the hair spray to dry fully, then use your comb to take thin slices and pass them evenly and quickly between the hot plates of the flat iron. The resulting strands should come out smooth and glossy.
 
In cases where the hair is curly to start and you want it straight, you may need to use both techniques. Furthermore, using both techniques will give you longer lasting results in hard to style hair.
 
Stacy - Hair Stylist     ©Hairfinder.com
 
 
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