Flat Irons Can Help You Get The Kinks Out

By: hunter
If you are blessed with curly hair and would like to have a simple, easy, economical solution for straightening your hair when you would like to wear it smooth and straight, you should look into purchasing a salon quality hair straightening device or a "flat iron".

These devices are much like a standard "curling iron", with the exception that their mission in life is quite the opposite of their more commonly found brethren. Flat irons consist to two metal or ceramic plates that are attached to a heat proof handle. The construction is akin to a curling iron, which is the same except for the shape of the heating element's body. On a curling iron the heating element is in the form of a tube that is heated and is used to twirl the hair around. The heat from the iron "sets" the hair into the curled shape. A flat iron is much the same, except its heating elements are flat plates that the hair is sandwiched between to tame curly locks into a smooth, flat submission.

There are flat irons available at many price points but like with anything else in life, particularly beauty products, you get what you pay for. When shopping for flat irons, be sure to note the construction of the device itself and try to purchase from well known brand names or from companies who supply their products to salon professionals.

Another thing to look for is the material the heated plates are made out of. Ceramic plates are the best for the elements in flat iron hair straightening devices. Ceramic plates and coils produce a moist heat unlike metal plates and coils. This moist head is humid and is much less damaging that traditional hair irons that can burn and damage hair by drying it out over time. Furthermore, ceramic plates and coils are much better distributors of heat and provide consistent heat throughout the dimensions of the plates, unlike metal plated irons that can have hot and cold spots (another condition that can contribute to damaged hair and inefficient straightening.
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