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Things to Consider When Buying a Flat Iron

Looking impressive is not a small task, it calls for numerous activities. Hair plays a big role in a person’s look and there are many things we can do to make our hair look good. One of those things is styling it with a flat iron. It is a popular trend and flat irons are very helpful to keep us looking good.

Conversely, not all flat irons are compatible with your hair type. The best thing you can do before purchasing a flat iron is to seek recommendations from various people. Enquire from them the kind of flat iron they use and its features. Or, you can seek advice from hair experts and even try your hair on different flat irons in a number of salons to choose the best one for you. Some of the important features to look out for are:

Temperature settings
Flat irons come in two types in regard to temperature; fixed and variable. Temperature control is important to ensure that you use the appropriate amount of heat on various sections of your hair or at different timings in the straightening process. Soft hairs should not be subjected to a fixed temperature flat iron because it might be more than their hair should handle. Those with hard hair might find the fixed temperature flat iron helpful. People with a hair texture that is moderately soft can use both types of flat iron, preferably the variable temperature flat iron.

Its material
The pioneer flat irons were made of aluminum but have been developed to include the use of ceramic and ion technology to enhance their functionality. They also infuse other materials, e.g. nano-titanium, nano-silver, nano-tourmaline to meet specific needs. The type of material used to make a flat iron will give you a different grade in results.

The ceramic element in a flat iron makes it produce silky and straight results. Nano-titanium is a good heat conductor and works faster than other flat irons. Nano-silver is not supportive of bacteria, thus makes your appliance germs-free. Nano-tourmaline makes hair very smooth. Therefore, the ideal flat iron for you depends on your hair type and styling needs.

Plate Width
Ensure that you select a flat iron whose plate width is convenient for your hair length to enhance your experience. Some of the flat irons in the market come in just one size on their plate.

Does it produce curls
Nowadays, many flat irons can allow you to make curls. But, the quality of the curls depends on how well you can make them, thus you should improve your curling skills.

Warranty
This is important to guarantee value for your money. Buy a flat iron whose warranty exceeds one year, particularly if you will be using it a lot.

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