HairDo and HairDon't for styling safety
(NC) You're looking forward to the big event: New Year's Eve. You're excited about creating a glamorous look for the evening – and that includes a gorgeous new hair style.
But before you break out the hair dryer, straightener, and curling iron, remember that any electrical appliance should be used with caution to prevent accidents. CSA Group, a leader in public safety, product testing and certification, offers the following tips for safe styling:
Do check for the quality before buying a styling device. Look for the CSA Group mark or similar certification mark since it shows the appliance has been tested to the applicable electrical standard for safety and performance. Cheap, unmarked alternatives might be missing safety features and may not comply with provincial laws.
Do style your hair in the same room where the device is plugged in. Never run a cord through a doorway as it runs the risk of getting damaged.
Do use an outlet with a ground fault circuit interpreter switch that will trip if it senses an electrical leak issue, such as contact with water.
Don't use a styling device if the cord is worn or damaged, as it can be unsafe.
Don't use any electrical styling device near water; you risk electrocution.
Don't leave the device plugged in when you're done. Unplug the unit and give it time to cool down before putting it away.
All done? Looks great?
Enjoy the party!
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