Which Flat Iron Should You Use For Your Hair?
Are you overwhelmed by the many different hair straighteners out there? New technology in flat irons has done a lot for the health and moisture of your hair. It is the type of product where you should consider spending a bit extra for a professional model. Flat irons can refresh a blowout, make cool waves and straighten unruly locks.
Choosing the right flat iron for your hair.
Ceramic Flat Irons
Ceramic flat irons were the first to enter the high-end straightener market. They get reliably hot and distribute heat evenly. Beware of ceramic-coated irons that are lower quality and do not hold the heat well.
Tourmaline Flat Irons
The addition of coating the plates with the ground up gemstone tourmaline allows the heat to remain consistent. Even heat distributions means that lower heat can be used which will cause less damage to the hair.
Wet-To-Dry Flat Irons
Wet-to-dry irons are generally high quality and straighten hair effectively but they are not as safe on your hair as other types of irons.
Small Flat Irons
If you are rocking short hair then a small iron of one inch is sufficient for styling or straightening.
Large Flat Irons
Large irons are considered to be anything over one inch. These irons save a lot of time if you have longer hair but are not suitable for curling or styling for those with short hair.
Professional Flat Irons
Higher priced irons are much kinder to your hair than cheaper models due to the higher quality materials and electrical components that are used. It is a good idea to invest in a professional iron if you intend to use it often.
Titanium Flat Irons
This type of flat iron, such as Sasso’s own brand titanium straighteners are new to the straightening market and are considered the forefront of flat iron technology. They distribute heat very well without burning the hair.
No matter which flat iron you choose, use it with extreme care so as not to hurt your hair. For fine or chemically treated hair the iron should be set to below 300 degrees. Between 300 and 380 is appropriate for normal hair and between 350 and 400 should only be used on thick or extra curly hair. Make sure you buy a flat iron with the right features, such as having an adjustable temperature and light up indicators and displays.