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
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
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
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
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!
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!