Hair Straighteners.


Hi everyone.  Welcome back to my beauty and personal care blog.  I hope you’re all enjoying the cooler weather.  I am.  It’s given me some great ideas to snazz up my nails rather than having my usual french manicure.


Today I wanted to talk to you all about hair straighteners, and picking out the best flat iron for you. Picking out hair straighteners can be pretty confusing, not only for someone who has never owned hair straighteners but also for those who have owned plenty.  I recently bought my own second hand hair straighteners online from here; and they work amazingly, and were really cheap so I wanted to share all the knowledge I accumulated in the lead up to my purchase.


Hair Straighteners and Flat Irons.

A good set of hair straighteners should last you for a couple of years, and they can be a big investment.  So it’s definitely worth putting in as much research as you can before you finalise your purchase.  They can range in price from less than $20 to over $300 depending on where you purchase them.


A flat iron works because it consists of two plates that heat up and are placed either side of your hair so they touch together.  This process leads to the hair heating up through its follicle.  Moisture is then trapped inside and frizz is taken out.   


Different materials can be used to create different plates, and each of these have different qualities.  Some materials creates plates which hold a more consistent heat, others can create a shinier finish.  It can also affect the speed of straightening your hair.

  • Ceramic straighteners
    There are a few different versions of Ceramic straighteners.  There are some which are made up of full ceramic plates, and others which are made up of iron plates with a ceramic coating.  
    Ceramic plate straighteners are excellent at retaining heat, and have great heat distribution.  They get hot and stay hot, although it may sometimes take longer for them to heat up.  
    Ceramic coated Iron straighteners will get hot very quickly because of the iron plates, but unlike ceramic straighteners they don’t retain heat.  They do however have the same smooth look as the ceramic straighteners.

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  • Titanium Straighteners
    If you tend to be short on time and are looking for quick heat but slightly higher quality then look no further.  Titanium Straighteners heat up incredibly fast and will retain the heat for a long time.  They also weigh very little.  Titanium irons work well for the while hair but are particularly great for the ends of the hair as they cause less heat to transfer to the hair follicles so will cause less damage.  Which is great for those of us who tend to leave it a little bit too long inbetween each hairdressers visit.  
    Titanium plates will last much longer than Ceramic plates because they are not as porous.  They are also in general far more durable and thus will last longer. Because of this you might find that Titanium Straighteners will cost more money.

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  • Tourmaline Straighteners
    Money burning a hole in your pocket? These are the ones for you.  A newer material to be used for Hair straighteners they can set you back quite a lot.  Tourmaline is a mineral or gemstone, and when its used for hair straighteners it will be ground up and will cover the outside of a ceramic plated straightener.  This will make the plates even smoother and will cause the least amount of damage to your hair.  
    Tourmaline plates are the least likely to break or get damaged over time.  The tourmaline covering remains consistently hot for a long duration.

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There are a few other options for plate material, such as rubber or silicon, or just simply teflon plated.  However these aren’t anywhere near as good as the others. Even if you just want a pair of straighteners to use very rarely I would recommend any of the 3 other options instead, as the other materials can cause hair damage through burning and breakages.


I hope this has helped some of you beautiful people out if you’re trying to pick out your next set of straighteners.  I went with the Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Hair Straighteners.  Which ones have you picked?


Also, remember to pick up a hair straightening mat to go with your straighteners.  You don’t want to burn a hole in your desk like I did!