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How to choose the right flat iron for your hair

  • Author:Alice
  • Release on:2016-11-10

If you confused to know how to choose the best hair straightener for your hair type, read this article and share with your friends that maybe help a lot.

Different hair type need different plate size.Normally there are sizes of 1 inch, 1 ½ inches, 1 ¼ inches, 2 inches and 3 inches.
For Short, Thick, curly and coarse hair
, the recommended plate size is 1 ¼ inches.
For Long, thick, coarse and curly hair, the plate size for the best results is 1 ½ to 3 inches. It always help you to work very fast by handling a large section of your at a time.
Long but normal hair type, You don’t need to pass the hot iron many times on it. the best plate size to buy is 2 inches.

Short normal hair, the best plate size is 1 inches to 1 ¼. This plate size will straighten your hair very fast and effectively too.


Most temperature settings for flat iron come from 140F to 450F and each level is suitable for different hair types.
THICK/COARSE/CURLY hair, you will need a higher temperature setting (190- 210 º C) in order to achieve the desired effect.
NORMAL HAIR, You will need a lower temperature setting around 180C to prevent your hair from burning or damaging.

3. Plate types

The main plate types  are ceramic, titanium and tourmaline.
Ceramic hair irons are very common with cheap price, heat up evenly and quickly. The ceramic works to smooth your hair, leaving it looking shiny and healthy but will causing snagging.
Titanium plate hair straightener is an excellent choice with affordable price. Because they are very strong but also lightweight so you won’t get a sore arm styling your hair. Suitable for heavy salon useage, less for daily usage.
Tourmaline hair flat irons is an new technology . As it can emit the negative ions and actually closes the cuticle of the hair shaft allowing it to lay flat which makes hair look shiny and healthy, no more frizzies . It maybe a little expensive but truly worthy.

4. Price
Of course, you have your own budget to work with when it comes to buying a hair straightener,
 However before you make your decision based solely on price; you should defiantly consider  all the options. Cheaper hair irons are also cheaper quality and will not have a good performance.

 A professional hair iron will last longer, and create healthy, beautiful hair.

Anyway, be sure to balance all of the major factors when making your decision about what hair straightener will work the best for you.