1. Fully unwind the main cable. 2. Connect the appliance just before it is required for use (30-40seconds), as the plates heat up very fast. Maximum temperature 220°C) is reached after 180 seconds. 3. For straightening the hair, take a section no more than 2 to 3 inches wide and about ½ inch thick. Place the hair between the 2 flat plates and close them tight. Slide the plates as close as possible to the scalp without touching it. (DO NOT TOUCH THE SCALP) 4. Hair straightening spray or serum can be used to enhance your hairs shine. 5. Hold the plates tight (by pressing the handles together). Hold for a 2-3 seconds and slide the unit away from the head towards the ends of the hair. 6. DO NOT HOND THE HAIR BETWEEN THE PLATES FOR MORE THAN 2-3 SECONDS. 7. When one section of hair has been treated, move to another. 8. Please unplug after use and allow to cool before storing.