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Flat Iron Guide Based on Hair Type


We’ve all been there. You step into a beauty supply store or department store and you’re bombarded by so many choices for flat irons and curling irons that your’re not sure which one is the best for your tresses. Well, below we have compiled a list of the best flat irons for you. Based solely on your hair type, preferred temperature settings and which 3 plate materials are the top quality to get the job done! Take a look below.

FOR FINE HAIR TEXTURES: For this hair type temperature control is important. The finer your hair, the cooler your tool temperature should be. Start as low as possible (somewhere around 180°F) and working your way up if necessary. If you notice frizz, dry ends or breakage, the iron may be too hot.

FOR MEDIUM THICK HAIR TEXTURES: This hair type is the most common in all ethnicities and requires a temperature between 360-380 for flat iron settings.

FOR THICK, COARSE OR CURLY HAIR TEXTURES: This hair type is thick, full of texture and can be unruly or quick to tangle. A professional flat iron is a must for straightening thick or curly hair because you can handle (and needs) the high temperatures of 380-410 degrees.

Ideally the best flatirons are made with Ceramic (most popular), titanium or tourmaline plates. When choosing a flat iron, make sure to consider your hair type and length. A flat iron like the BaByliss PRO Nano Titanium 1 1/4″ Straightening Iron is great for straightening coarse, thick hair because the titanium provides intense heat for hard to straighten hair. A flat iron with ceramic plates like the Solia Tourmaline Ceramic Ion Flat Iron flat iron provides gentler, infrared heat which is better for fine hair.


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