So You’ve Decided to Buy a Flat Iron. Now What?

by Erick Carter

Which one should you purchase? The right size iron is important. With short, thick or fine, an iron with narrow plates is best. That means look for half an inch to an inch iron plates.

For long hair, either thick or thin, use an iron with one and a half to two inch plates.

What is the right material for my iron?

Look for irons with ceramic, tourmaline or titanium metals. These materials heat more evenly and help prevent hair damage. The iron should NOT be coated with ceramic or Teflon as the heat is not as even as those with metal.

Irons with negative ions help reduce frizz caused by positive ions. Remember to check the weight.

A two pound iron gets very heavy in a short period of time. Make certain your new iron has a thermostat. Finer hair requires a lower heat setting. Thicker hair needs a higher heat.

You don’t want to damage your hair! One more thing….Find a good thermal protectant spray to protect your hair from the iron’s heat.

Naturally you will begin with the finer pieces of hair on a lower setting. Raise it for those thicker areas. Voila. You are flat ironing your hair just like a pro!

Questions? Please stop by the salon or email me.

If you have questions, please ask your haircare professional If you have any questions feel free to email me.

Erick Carter, Salon Zenergy


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