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My blowout shrinks so fast. I would like to use a flat iron to help, but I've never used one before. Would straightening it at 150-180° even do anything? I don't want heat damage, so I don't want to go above that.

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I dont go passed 125 and still feel like im getting heat damage 🥴

Not really lol can you share a photo of what you want your blowout to look like? Advice will be different based on that

Use a good heat protectant. I use a spray one by Miele Organics and a light oil by Bumble and Bumble. I don’t have heat damage and I blow dry + flat iron every week on 400-420

If you want it “pressed”, you have to put it on 300. As long as you use a heat protectant and go in one pass, you will be fine. Pre-covid, I got a press every other week and wore curls in between without heat damage.

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