Hair Straightener Buying Tips
Now is the time for straight hair. Those curls that once received envious looks are not preferred much today, even by their owners. Today even a slightest curl in hair is undesired and various measures are taken to remove it. But believe me, getting straight, glossy hair was never so easy as it is today. And the tool used for the purpose is hair straighteners or flat iron. These have heated plates with which they iron out the curls in each hair strand. Hair straighteners are wonderful tools to remove curls, no matter whether you have a slight kink or thick tight curly locks. It is better than a paddle brush and a blow dryer. But there are some tricks to choose the best hair straightener. Here are some.
Natural Texture of Hair
If you have got thick and coarse curly hair, you will need a hair straightener that will heat up to high temperatures, but if your hair is thin and fine, excessive heat may damage it. In that case you will need low temperatures. Today there are flat irons featuring various temperature settings. Especially digital flat irons or hair straighteners enable you to choose an exact temperature thus keeping your hair protected from excessive heat.
Ceramic Flat Irons for Thin Hair
Ceramic flat irons are great for smoothing hair and minimizing frizz. Ceramic has the ability to hold heat perfectly. Ceramic plates distribute heat evenly. There are again various types in ceramic hair straighteners, such as straighteners with ceramic coating, ceramic plates or tourmaline plates. Tourmaline is a gemstone which acts like ceramic when the straightener plates are coated with it.
These are perfect for coarse thick hair. They can heat up quicker than the ceramic straighteners and also hold heat at a steady temperature. Titanium is a light metal and carries an ionic charge too, which makes your hair look smooth fast, without having to repeat sessions. They have become fast popular because of their fast heating; but they are not advisable for thin hair, which can easily scorch.
Choosing Right Size
There are various sizes and widths available in hair straighteners. For guys and women with short hair, small straighteners are great. They are also great for styling spikes and bangs, and they are best in traveling. Large and wide straighteners can cover larger surface area at a time and so, are a good choice for those having thick or long hair.
Features You Want
As with size and width, hair straighteners vary in features too. If you have got natural curls, you may prefer a straightener which has a built-in steam function or comb teeth that will be able to tame and set unmanageable curls. For jet-setting women and men, cordless straighteners are great. And for people having a busy schedule with no time in the morning to get ready, instant-heat straighteners are perfect. In short, choose only those features that are best for you and your hair type.