23 Things You’ll Understand If You’re In A Committed Relationship With Your Hair Straighteners

The rain is pretty much your arch nemesis.

1. They provide a great source of worry for you during the day, because what if you left them on?

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2. You live in fear of them breaking, because these things aren’t cheap.

3. But you do spend a fair bit of time thinking about the lovely new ones you’ll buy when your current ones give up the ghost.

4. The concept of “holiday hair” confuses the hell out of you.

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It doesn’t matter if you’re abroad and lying on a beach, you still want straight hair.

5. Because you wouldn’t dream of going on holiday without your beloved. You even have a little case for them.

6. You’ve experienced the embarrassment of using your straighteners for a full ten minutes without noticing they’re turned off.

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“Why did these become shit overnight have they broken oh my god this is…nope. Nope. My bad. Continue”.

7. In your moments of impatience, you’ve tried to straighten it when it’s still kind of wet.


And it’s never been a good idea.

8. You know straightening your hair in the morning is a big commitment, because once you’ve started you can’t go back.

9. You’re unimpressed when you have to use straighteners that aren’t the exact same as the ones you have.


“What the hell are these, my hair is accustomed to FINERY!” you scream internally, and then you use them anyway because rubbish straighteners are better than no straighteners.

10. Or when you go to the hairdressers but they straighten it so differently.


11. Years of straightening experience means that nowadays you never forget to do the back.

Goodness I hate when I forget to straighten the back of my hair. Just pisses me off like uhhhhh.

— tay (@TatorNewk)

12. But the odd injury does still happen.

13. Nothing disheartens you like seeing it’s raining outside just after you’ve straightened your hair.


14. Because if it rains, this will happen.

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15. But if needs be, you will go to great lengths to protect your hair from the elements.

The lengths Annie and I go to to stop our hair getting wet..

— Lucy (@lucyr0berts_)

16. These are your best friends when it comes to doing your hair in the morning.


All that straightening involves a lot of sectioning.

17. The odd person will request that you stop straightening your hair, so they can see what it looks like.

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18. Or they’ll tell you that surely it looks better when you leave it “natural”.

19. Though you could mix things up if you wanted, because you’re such a straightener expert you can even curl with them.

20. You’ve spent the past few years trying and testing every heat protection product under the sun.

21. If your hair is long, the whole process doubles up as a workout for your arms.

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22. But it’s worth it, because watching your hair go straight is just so damn satisfying.

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23. And as far as you’re concerned, your relationship with your straighteners is one that will last forever.

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Jasmin Nahar is a junior staff writer at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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