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Hair straighteners are great tools for professional hair stylists. These nifty little gadgets do not only straighten the hair but can also curl, flip, and even crimp hair demonstrating versatility both in commercial use and in personal or home use.



Professional hair straighteners come in different types ceramic, tourmaline. All these hair straighteners basically work using the same concept using heat to straighten or style hair. What spells the difference are the surface and the type of heat used. Ceramic and tourmaline refer to the material used to coat the hot plates. Both ceramic and tourmaline plates produce negatively charged ions when heated. These ions help in smoothing out hair, relaxing and repairing the hair by cancelling out the positive ions that open cuticles and make hair difficult to style.

Hair straighteners also come in varied shapes and sizes. There is, however, no universal recommended size. The size most suited for your needs actually depends on your hair.

  • If you have coarse, thick or curly hair, you will need a hair straightener with a plate size of 1.25 inches to 3 inches, depending on the length.
  • For normal hair, you will need from 1 to 2 inch plates.
  • As for thin, fine hair of any length, you will need between 1 to 1.5 inches in plate size.
  • For naturally straight hair, you can use hair straighteners with plates that range from 1 inch to 1.5 inches in size.
  • For chemically straightened hair, the small hair straighteners are recommended.

Temperature matters a lot when using hair straighteners, different types of hair require different temperatures. Normal hair requires between 180°C - 190°C Celsius, coarse, thick, and curly hair requires temperatures ranging from 190°C - 210°C Celsius, and fine, bleached, and damaged hair requires temperatures below 180. There are hair straighteners that come with variable temperature settings, so it is advisable to use these types to accommodate any type of hair.

If you intend to use hair straighteners on a regular basis, you are advised to use some form of protection for your hair. These products help in reducing the damage caused by heat to your hair. Other ways to prevent hair damage is to use the correct temperature settings for your hair. To figure out the correct temperature, you can start using the hair straightener set to a low temperature, gradually working your way up until you reach a temperature that straightens your hair fast without burning it.

Professional hair straighteners are good investments they are very durable, designed to withstand constant use, and produce the best results.

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