Hair straighteners literally transformed my life. It is split into two era’s life before straightener and life after straighteners. I now have manageable hair. However, I would not want the to transform the life of any child.
Did you know that hair straightener burns among children has doubled in recent years and they now account for nearly one in ten burns.
Keep your children safe
If you use hair straighteners, follow the Electrical Safety Councils top tips to make sure that you, and your children, stay safe from electrical burns:
Keep hair straighteners out of reach of children – Children’s skin can be 15 times thinner than that of adults so it’s important to keep them out of reach of little feet and hands.
Use a heat proof pouch – Hair straighteners stay hot up to forty minutes after they have been switched off. A heat proof pouch is the easiest and safest way to store a product after use.
Keep them away from skin – Do not allow the any of the hot plates to come into contact with the face, neck or scalp when using straighteners.
Seek medical attention – In the incident of a serious burn, seek immediate medical attention. If the hot plates comes into contact with the skin but it is not serious, run the affected area under cold water.