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Hair Straightening Flat Iron Tips

No matter what type of hair you have, you can fashion it into the look you desire.

If straight hair is the style you have in mind, then this article will tell you what to look for in a flat iron that makes it possible to straighten any type of hair with the least amount of time, effort and expense.

The bill from a stylist can be astronomical. Buying your own flat iron and straightening hair at home is definitely less expensive and more convenient than regular visits to a beauty salon. Getting your hair straighten will be a lot easier if you use the right flat iron.

If your hair is short, then you should use a flat iron that is one inch wide. On the other hand, if your hair is long, then you should use a flat iron that is one and one half inches wide.

Although the width of a hair straightener is important, that's not what makes the straightening of any hair type possible.

For a flat iron to make hair straightening a breeze, it should allow you to adjust the temperature or heat settings of the plates. If a flat iron doesn't get hot enough, you may have trouble straightening your hair.

Many flat irons have dials that let you control how hot the plates become. You can choose from various temperature levels. Here is a rough guide for helping you decide what temperature to set your flat iron based on your hair type.

If your hair is fragile, fine, bleached or damage, set your flat iron temperature at the lowest settings.

If your hair is normal, set your flat iron temperature in the middle range.

If your hair is thick or coarse but healthy, set your flat iron temperature to the highest settings.

Keep in mind these are general guidelines. A little practice and experimentation will help you get a feel for what is exactly right for your own hair.


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