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Best Hair Straighteners: Things to Consider Before Buying Them

With the experience of the many hair extensions and instruments we’ve tested in the past decade, we’ve come to the conclusion that the coating types are NOT a guarantee of any result. The person wishing to buy a new straightener should try it in their hair beforehand to really see what they will do.  Note that two similar hair types (eg fine hair) will not necessarily react in the same way to the same iron.

Even if we try to sell you the benefits of tourmaline, titanium, and company, the truth is that the manufacturer is not clear on the quantities that actually result in the composition of iron. There is a lot of marketing around that. Do not be fooled by all these minerals. Test the iron in your hair and see for yourself – this is the only real way for you to be sure!

In order to help you and inform you a little before you start your shopping, here is a list of some factors to take into consideration to guide you in your choice: Also never forget to see the buyer’s trend. This will also allow you to know what exactly people are buying nowadays from the market.  The best way to do so is to check the top product reviews and buyers guide. In this way, you will not only stay in fashion but also at the same time you have the best possible product as well.

1. Dispositif dual voltage

If you bring your iron on a trip, be aware that the use of a voltage transformer does not protect the tool. It is essential to have a device designed at the base for variable voltages.

2. The arg and form plates

In the past, the width of the plates could give a clue to the performance of the iron. Nowadays, irons are so effective (regardless of the width of the plates) that we should have fun trying different tools for different looks.

Minis-irons (plates of about 15mm) can be very practical to bring on a trip, to smooth the bangs or very short hair.

Now “conventional” (25mm) irons can create a variety of styles (smooth, curl, pinball) while being able to get close enough to the roots.

Broader (38mm) plate irons can be handy for smoothing very long or ethnic hair, but do not create as many style variations as those with narrower plates.

The flat plates will give smooth straight points, while the bulges will give a slightly more natural finish. One can substantially create the same styles as both types of plates and the right techniques. If you like the straight, it will be easier to get there with a straight plate iron while the movement will be created more easily with curved plates.

3. Length and anchorage of the electric wire

The pivoting ink tips are anti-tangle protection, so a nice advantage. 2.4 meter (8 foot) wires are usually designed for professional devices. These need to be of adequate length to be used comfortably around the client and to be able to bypass the barber’s chair without discomfort. Other devices usually have a 1.8 meter (6 feet) lead. We then choose according to whether it is a really important criterion for us and our needs at home.

“You are reminded to NEVER wrap the wire around the appliance to store it as this will affect its life”

4. Choice of temperature + Extensions

There is no minimum required. That plate or that plate not!

However, we must warn against the excessive use of heat to the detriment of the health of the hair. Nobody needs a straightener up to 230C or 450F (except for a highly textured hair). These irons were originally designed for professional salon use when chemical smoothing treatments were introduced. High-temperature ironing was required to complete the service. Since then, the temperature has become another important issue in the marketing of straighteners. An iron up to 210C is good enough and perfectly effective. Beyond this temperature, the hair is damaged. Rather than aiming upward, try lowering your temperature instead. Do different tests in your hair and see how well you get the smoothing that satisfies you. Also make it sure to avoid the extra use of hair extensions, like ribbon, clips, etc. These extensions also become the reason for bad health of your hairs.

General rule: the more fine and/or damaged the hair, the lower the temperature. On the other hand, the bigger and/or healthier it is, the more you can afford to increase the temperature without making it too fragile.

Another sign allowing you to identify if you use your iron at too high a temperature: when you pass it and it leaves a mark at the place of departure, it means that it is too hot!

5. Digital display

Often, this makes the iron offers more possibilities of choice of temperature versus some models that offer no choice (therefore constant maximum temperature, which is not usually the ideal).

6. Ergonomics / Design

The iron should be nice to hold in your hand and not bother you. If you constantly get stuck on the start/stop button while you use it, it may be a clue that this iron is not designed for you!

7. Weight

Smoothing your hair will require you to lift your arms in the air for a few minutes. Opt for an iron that is not too heavy, a question of not bothering you unnecessarily.

8. Automatic shutdown option

Convenient for those who have already returned from work to surprise their hair straightener, near the counter of the bathroom, remained lit all day. Better to prevent!