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How to choose a hair straightener

Posted on 26 October 2016

How to choose a hair straightener

Despite the name, not only the hair straightener is used to straighten hair, but also for their curling. The ability to tighten and align the strands makes it a truly universal instrument, as a means of ironing, you can easily create a variety of different hairstyles.

When selecting ironing, first, it is necessary to pay attention to surface of the plates. It determines the level of hair slip, the heating rate and the level of harm caused to them.

  • Metal. In addition to the low prices of these irons, other advantages they have. The metal is heated strongly, but unevenly. As a result, some of the hair just burned. If you use such a device is more than 3 times per month, you can get thin, brittle and lifeless hair. Before you buy a straightener, think about whether to sacrifice the health of the hair.
  • Ceramic. Irons with ceramic plates - the most popular for home use. Plates made of ceramics is much less spoiled hair. The cost of these rectifiers above metal, but you can use them more often (2-3 times per week). Bask such curling is not fast, but provide uniform heating. For the device to last a long time, wash the surface with traces of styling.
  • Two-part (marble and ceramic). A feature marble and ceramic devices is simultaneous heating and cooling of the strands. The ceramic part, warming up, evens or curl the strands and their marble cools. Negative impact on the structure of the curl is minimized.
  • Tourmaline. For those who want to overcome the static electricity Tourmaline straightener will be a godsend. A special blend of crystals, ceramics during use smooth hair scales. Thus coated, have a professional high quality ironing.
  • Ion. Ion or ceramic. During the heating plate surface releases negative ions. They restore the hair structure, make it smooth and silky.
  • Titanium. Used in professional devices. Warming titanium plate uniform, and the temperature - high. In this regard, there is a danger of burn curls. Not recommended for hair iron of this type without specific skills. Product price is high enough, but not to speak of longevity, because the coating eventually be erased.
  • Teflon. Effects of Teflon on the hair similar to ceramics. Hair iron glides through the hair, carefully pulling them. The plates do not collect balances styling, which greatly simplifies the maintenance of the device.
  • The antibacterial silver coating. Another expensive option. The plates include silver microparticles, which not only provide antibacterial protection, but also possess healing effect.

To summarize How to choose a hair straightener: if you do not have more resources, but want to do the installation without damage to the hair strong, the best choice would be a ceramic  hair straightener. Ceramic, marble and tourmaline coating will also be the best solution.

The size of the plates has no direct impact on the health of the hair, but it is important for the convenience of creating hairstyles. Please consider this when buying a hair iron. 

The width of plates depends on two factors - the length and density of the head of hair:

  • For owners of short haircuts suit narrow curling from 1 inch to 2.5 inches, depending on their density.
  • With an average length hairstyles (up blades) width of the plates ranges from 1 inch to 1.5 inches.
  • Long hair can be put hair straightener with a width of 2-3 inches, with thick curls, falls below the shoulder blades, the strength to cope only a curling wide (3-4 inches). 

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How to choose a hair straightener

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