how to choose the right ceramic hair straightener

Views 21 Likes Comments Comment
Like if this Guide is helpful

hi there it is thecrazyozzy here!

Thanks for reading my guide on how good are ceramic hair straighteners?.

I have experience in this area as i have been a hairdresser for one of Australia's top hairdressing salons for about 12 years and have used numerous hair straighteners. I am going to keep it really simple and not get to into all of the terms and  technicalities of the hair straightening iron  what i am going to do is list a few things to look for when you are ready to purchase an iron.

  • First and foremost the hair iron must be able to get to a HOT but consistent temperature say around the 200 c is a good temperature
  • 110-220v is good and dual voltage these days is a great option to have as you can travel and still use your iron anywhere in the world.
  • Tourmaline coated plates is essential
  • Power 35 watts
  • 1 inch plate Great for fringes , bobs and longer hair! I find the larger plates just aren't as versatile and easy to use.
  • Spring loaded (this means that the iron is able to get a tighter grip on the hair as you are straightening .)
  • Also you need to have a comb not a brush as the brush rips your hair whilst your wide tooth comb will glide through your hair as you are straightening it .
  • A leave in conditioner is essential but beware of cheap silicone based products as the silicone acts like plastic coating on your hair and can burn your hair not protect it ( I have seen this when we were doing a Vidal Sassoon course in LA !) it was done buy one of the people was doing the course also. Just use a leave in conditioner.

Just use the points i have made when making a decision on what hair straightener to buy and this should help.



Have something to share, create your own Guide... Write a Guide
Explore more Guides