About Straightening Irons

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Straightening irons, also known as flat irons, come in different sizes and materials, but a ceramic-plated flat iron is much healthier for the hair than metal-plated irons. Find a ceramic-plated straightening iron for the best results with beauty tips from a professional hairstylist in this free video on hair care.

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Hi, I'm Amelia, and I'm here to talk to you, about straightening irons. Straightening irons are basically flatirons. There's two different kinds, there's this one, and then there's the kind that has a spring, kind of like a curling iron. These are a little bit easier to use, a little bit easier to handle. You just feed the hair into the iron, and work it straight down, and you'll get a nice, straight, your strand will be nice and smooth. When searching out your straightening irons, you're going to want to make sure that they are ceramic plated. You're going to want to also maybe hold the iron, and see which one feels better in your hand. There's several sizes. We've got the one inch, which are these. You've got smaller ones, like this one. This is about half to three quarter inch, and then you've also got larger ones, that are like two inches wide. Those are good for really long hair, if you're just trying to smooth out the ends. The smaller iron, you're going to be able to get closer to the scalp. You're going to be able to straighten the hair a little bit better. You're also going to be able to curl with this iron, so the smaller iron is a little bit easier to use, overall than a larger iron, and again, this one is a little bit more ergonomic, so you can use this. This is easier to use on yourself, and before you purchase it, you're really going to want to see if you can try it out, so I would go to a store that's going to have some open, or some samples, or something that you can kind of play with, so you can see what iron works better for you. If your hair is on the coarser side, and you try and straighten it on a regular basis, I would go with a little bit more expensive iron. If you're not sure, and you're just kind of playing around with the idea, then I would start out with maybe a lower end iron, so with this information, you should have no problem, going out and finding a flatiron, that suits your needs.


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