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How to choose the best straightener for you?

 
 
ghdfans2010
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      27th May 2010
Straighten or curl ? These are the most common things when we style
our hair. So the best investment you can make is in a hair
straightening iron. With the extremely versatile tools, you can do
whatever hairstyle you like such as curly .straight or wavy. As you
know, you can benefit from a good straightener which can make your
hair more shine and less damage. Otherwise often straightening with
the poor quality straighteners will make your hair frizz, even loss.
It’s important to choose the best tools for you and for your hair. The
following is the items you need to consider when choose a
straightener.

Probably the first thing you should keep in mind when looking at hair
straighteners, is the type of plate that it uses. The main plate types
that are used today are metal, glass, ceramic, titanium and a
combination of ceramic and titanium.
Metal or glass plates are commonly found on hair straighteners that
are less expensive and for good reason. These plates simply are not
good for your hair. The plates do not heat very quickly which means it
takes much longer to prepare the iron for styling and when they do
heat up, these plates do not heat evenly, which will cause hot spots
on the plates that can burn your hair. Often glass and metal plates
will be covered with paint which can chip or peel causing snags, pulls
and tears in your hair. These hair straighteners often cause damage to
the hair leaving it looking very unhealthy.

Ceramic plated hair irons are very common because they heat up evenly
preventing any hot spots that can damage your hair. They also heat
very quickly which means you can start styling when you are ready, not
when your iron is. The ceramic works to smooth your hair, leaving it
looking shiny and healthy. The ghd hair straighteners adopt the unique
ceramic technology heats up to its maximum temperature in seconds and
can generate infrared ray and negative ion which locks in moisture,
natural oils, and hair color for total hair protection .
A Titanium Hair Straightener is an excellent choice because they are
very strong but also lightweight so you won’t get a sore arm styling
your hair. Like ceramic, they also heat up evenly and quickly.
Titanium is a naturally occurring element that maintains its heat very
evenly and without a great deal of fluctuation which makes it much
easier for you to safely style your hair quickly and efficiently.

The newest innovation with hair straightening plates is with the
addition of tourmaline. Tourmaline is an element that occurs naturally
in nature that reacts to heat by becoming negatively charged. The
negative ions that are produced are emitted and work to dry the hair
from the inside of the shaft – out. This process actually allows the
straightener to heat the hair more quickly than other irons which
means that there is less overall heat applied to the hair, decreasing
the chance of damage. Tourmaline also works to make your hair look
healthier because as the iron is working, it actually closes the
cuticle of the hair shaft allowing it to lay flat which makes hair
look shiny and healthy instead of dry and damaged. These irons also
eliminate static, so there is no more frizzies to deal with.

Other Features – Although the plate type is probably the most
important thing to look for in a hair straightener, it’s not the only
thing. You will also want to look for an iron that has a temperature
adjustment. Having a temperature adjustment is very important because
not everyone’s hair is created the same. If you have damaged, color
treated or very fine hair, you will need a lower temperature setting
(180 C) so you don’t risk the possibility of burning or damaging
your hair. However, if you have very thick, coarse hair or have very
tight curls, you will need a higher temperature setting (190- 210 C)
in order to achieve the effect you are looking for. Being able to
adjust the temperature to suit your needs is a major bonus if you have
any special considerations.
Consider the size of the hair straightener as well. If you have short
hair, you may want to opt for a narrower iron, something that is only
1” – 1.5” wide. Narrow irons are also effective if you already have
straight hair, and are using the iron to create shine and healthy
hair. The most common size for hair straighteners are 1 ” to 1 ”.The
ghd mini styler is specially designed for urban angels with short
hair, men's hair and fringes with the narrow plates,However, if you
have very long hair you may want to try up to a 2” or 3” plate size in
order to save time and get your straightening done more efficiently.I
think the ghd IV Salon styler is the best choice for you. With the
widest plates of all stylers the salon styler is ideal for controlling
longer, thicker hair or creating bigger, softer curls.

Other things you might want to consider is the weight of an iron. Are
you going to get a sore arm every day when you style your hair? If the
hair straightener is too heavy, it will be awkward and uncomfortable
to use. Also look for a long swivel cord on a hair straightener. It
seems like a simple thing however avoiding tangles and annoying cord
bunch ups will make your styling experience much easier.

The last thing to consider before making your decision is also one of
the biggest – the price of the hair straightener. Of course, you have
your own budget to work with when it comes to buying a hair
straightener, however before you make your decision based solely on
price; there are still many hair products costing less money but at a
reasonable price. you should defiantly weigh all the options. A
professional hair straightener will last longer, give you the hair
style you desire and create healthy, beautiful hair.The professional
and cheap ghd may be a good choice for you.
Be sure to balance all of the major factors when making your decision
about what hair straightener will work the best for you and you will
soon have beautifully straight, shiny and healthy hair.
 
 
 
 
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