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Ann Widdecombe struggles with hair straighteners
Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe’s disobedient hair straighteners

We just had to laugh at Ann Widdecombe’s expense when she battled with hair straighteners in this year’s Celebrity Big Brother house earlier in the month.

Ann was given a beauty makeover by fellow housemate, Malika Haqq, in the popular Channel 5 programme. She then attempted self-styling but no matter how hard she tried, the straightening tool wouldn’t co-operate.

Claimed by some to be the funniest video of 2018 so far, it’s clocked up over 17,000 views on YouTube. Check it out here.

Ann’s mishap with hair straighteners is something many of us can identify with. Like many hair styling tools, they can be hard to handle. Whether as a direct result of her amusing hair styling incident or general entertaining behaviour on Big Brother, Ann’s one of the favourites to win the reality show tonight.

To promote best hair care practice, it’s worth reminding you about the dangers of high heat-emitting products which can cause serious damage to your hair if not handled properly. Improper care can result in dry, easily breakable, frizzy hair. The kind of hair that may tempt you to spend longer with your straighteners in an attempt to tame your unruly tresses. By doing so, even more damage will ensue and you end up caught in a vicious cycle.

Take our advice and follow these five steps when straightening your hair:-

1. Brush your hair to remove any tangles.

2. Apply heat protection spray liberally to put a barrier between the flat iron and your hair.

3. Ensure your hair is fully dry and your straighteners are fully heated before you begin.

4. Use a low heat setting, especially if you have fine hair. Never go higher than 350 degrees.

5. Avoid over-application on any single section of hair.

Your hairdresser should adhere to these guidelines too. If they don’t, and you suffer injury, we can offer support. Contact our legal team for free initial advice by emailing, phoning 0800 970 9102 from a landline, calling 0333 202 6560 from a mobile or completing our online enquiry form.

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