Should I Use a Ceramic Hair Iron?

By: Robert Janeway

The first part of your body that gives off an impression when you first meet someone is your face. However, no matter how beautiful and presentable one's face is, if it is framed by an unsightly mane of hair, one's whole look is shot. The hair is dubbed as one's crowning glory, so make sure that your hair is something fit for royalty.

Having a beautiful and healthy head of hair boosts one's confidence and improves one's appearance so much so that it makes it easier to make a good impression on others. Unfortunately, too much styling and chemicals can greatly damage one's hair. Luckily, with modern technology, you can now reap the benefit of hair care using hair irons.

Traditionally, hair care using hair irons was considered a no-no. In fact, any hair care gadget that uses heat to style the hair was long considered a nuisance rather than a blessing. The principle behind using heat to style the hair is that the heat allows the hair to become more malleable and therefore easier to style. However, it was learned that prolonged use of these heating gadgets such as the blow dryer, curling irons and the like caused the hair to become brittle and damaged.

It was learned that the hair over time got "cooked" by these heating processes and therefore, rendering the hair unhealthy, unmanageable and unsightly. The hair is made up of follicles that look like tiny scales. When the hair strand is healthy, the follicles are tight and closed, giving the hair strand a smooth and shiny feel and look. When the hair is unhealthy, these follicles are open and loose, making the hair's moisture escape, resulting in dry, dull and hard to manage hair. This is where the hair care using hair irons come in.

The modern ceramic hair iron is used to manipulate the structure of the hair and its follicles by means of gentle heat. To restore your hair to its natural original healthiness, you can utilize hair care using hair irons that are designed to break down your hair's molecular bonds by making it straight and fine again.

It is important to note however that not all hair irons are created equal. If you decide to do hair care using hair irons , then it would be prudent to invest in a quality product. Lesser quality hair irons are no more than flat irons used on clothes that were fashioned to look like items for the hair.

These lesser quality gadgets have no ceramic coats or heaters that protect the hair from excessive heat and drying. When doing hair care using hair irons, it would be prudent to take note of how fast the iron heats up. A quicker heating time means less exposure of the hair to prolonged heat.

Also, hair care using hair irons entail that you read the directions on the packaging very carefully. The instructions will tell you how long you should use it one your hair and whether you can use it one wet or dry hair.

There are also some hair products you use on your hair, before, during or after hair care using hair irons to protect the integrity of your hair's health. At the end of the day though, anything in excess is not good so hair care using hair irons should be done exactly according to instructions.

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