At db hair and beauty we have been in the hair industry for over twenty years one of the things we commonly get asked is “Whats the Best Hair Straightener For My Hair”. Here’s a guide to buying straighteners for your particular hair type.
A standard size iron will work in most cases, pay attention when you have fine hair and applying heat. Always use a thermal protection product prior to using any straighteners. Some straighteners will offer an adjustable temperature feature. This enables it to be straightened and styled at lower temperatures, but in our experience this is not always the case to achieve your desired look. Standard size plate irons is suitable for shoulder length medium or go for a plate around 2cm wide. For longer (over shoulder), go for a wide plated iron about 4cm wide.
A standard size iron will work comfortably you may find you need a high temperature so go for an iron that can warm up fast to higher than 180c. If your hairs thick and longer than your shoulder, again go for a wider plate iron at least 4cm.
For tight curly or thick tight curled we recommend a standard but use in conjunction with products that help to relax your hair. See below on straightening methods, products on the market include specially formulated hair curl control products that help to relax the hair cuticle making it more manageable and easier to straighten using irons. Over time your hair will become straighter.
For problem areas of the hair have you considered a micro or mini iron these can be used to target specific hair or areas that need attention. They also make a useful travel companion.
We hope this helps in choosing a choice of hair straightener, remember when applying any type of heat to hair make sure you use a thermal protection product prior to applying heat to make sure your hair remains in tip top condition.
This applies to use in any straightener from any brand including Babyliss, ghd, C9, Chi or Hair Tools. If in doubt about what size to go for always choose a medium plate model. These models can be used if you go for a short or long look although not perfect they will do an adequate job. Straighteners can be expensive for a quality pair by choosing the correct pair you can get longer use and return for your investment.