25 May, 2017

Try out these Flat Irons for best Hair Straightening Experience

Posted by Sahil Goyal

Finding the best straightener for you

If you’re intimidated by the plethora of options in the flat iron market, know that you don’t have to be. This article will outline much of what you’ll need to know when it comes time to purchase the best straightener for you.

What is a Flat Iron? What Does a Flat Iron Do?

A flat iron is a styling tool that will straighten, curl, flip or make hair wavy using plates that are heated. These heated plates can be made of metal, ceramic, tourmaline or a combination of these and other materials.

What Are the Different Types of Flat Irons?

  • Ceramic/ Nano-Ceramic – The “nano” in Nano-Ceramic (or nano-anything else) just means that the featured material (in this case, Ceramic) is made into super fine particles and placed on the plates of the flat iron. Nano-Ceramic flat irons make for increased surface smoothness, more negative ions that provide a better straightening experience and a nice glide down the hair strands without any hair snags. Good for all hair types. When looking at ceramic flat irons, you don’t want to skimp on quality. In this case, the best straighteners in the ceramic category are often pricier.
  • Nano-Silver – Nano-silver flat irons eliminate almost all germs on its surface. While it’s great for professional hair stylists and germ haters, you can usually find better flat irons on the market.
  • Nano-Titanium – These flat irons straightens hair up to 40% faster than other types on the market. The best flat iron for people who have hair that is hard to straighten.
  • Nano-Tourmaline – Tourmaline is the semi-precious gemstone that is infused into these plates. This gemstone is known for its negative ion (good for the smoothing of hair) generating qualities. Even though the technology is a bit older, it’s still good for most hair types.

What to Consider When Buying a Flat Iron?

First and foremost, you want to get familiar with the qualities of your hair type. Is your hair hard to straighten? Short?  Fine? Once you’ve done that, you can locate the best straighteners that are beneficial for your hair type. Once you’ve done that, you can go to the experimentation phase of your flat iron shopping experience.
You’ll also want to keep warranties in the back of your mind when purchasing a flat iron. If you’re going to be using your flat iron every day, you’ll want to get a warranty that will last at least one year. You don’t want to pay over $100 for a straightener and have it break on you after a few months. If you will use your flat iron less often, it won’t be a lot of skin off your nose to purchase one that doesn’t have all of the bells and whistles.

How to Buy the Best Straightener for You

You’ll want to figure out what you want your flat iron to do for you. If you want a quick and easy hair straightening experience, go for the nano-titanium flat irons. If your hair is a bit more low maintenance, you have a lot of flat iron options. That’s where the experimentation part comes into play. Read reviews online to see what other users are saying about hair straighteners you’re considering. Ask your stylist what she uses on your hair. Ask your friends. In the experimentation phase of your search for the best straighteners, you should leave no review source unturned. It’s your hair, after all.
Shopping for the best straightener doesn’t have to be an exhaustive and gruesome experience. Once you’ve pinpointed the type of flat iron you want (nano ceramic, tourmaline, etc), the rest is just a matter of a bit of research and a lot of trial and error. But the whole process will be worth it once you’ve found the best straightener for your hair and lifestyle.

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