Before use, make sure hair is clean, dry and tangle-free. Run the straightener through the entire length of the hair, without stopping. Use a comb whilst straightening for even straighter results. Repeat only twice per section to prevent hair damage. Due to the extreme heat capabilities of this styler, extra care should be taken when using. While heating, during use and cooling, place on flat, smooth, heat-resistant surface. Only hold unit at the end of the handle. This is a high performance product, avoid frequent use to prevent damage to hair. Please note regular use of styling products may deteriorate the coating. Do not scratch the surface, as this will deteriorate the effectiveness of the coating.