How to choose the best hair straighteners for you

11 November; Author: Hair Extensions Australia

How to choose the best hair straighteners for you

Article by Sarah

If you want help choosing which are the best hair straighteners for you, read on.

If you want silky, straight hair, hair straighteners are the invention that so many of us now can’t do without. If you want to buy a new pair of hair straighteners or flat irons to style your hair with, you may need assistance choosing which type of straighteners are the best for you. With so many different types available it can be a tricky job to search through the options out there, so to get started you first need to think about what you need from your straighteners. To follow are some things to think about before you start looking at which straighteners are best for you.

Hair typeWhat type of hair do you have? Is it wavy, curly, chemically treated or fine and thin?

Thick hairIf you have thick, course hair, you might want to think about straighteners with broad plates, to straighten out more hair with each stroke than standard sized straightners. This will save you time and effort in getting that beautiful poker straight hair.

Curly/wavy hairIf your hair is wavy or curly, you’ll want more heat to get it completely straight and keep it that way. You’ll need to look for straighteners with a high maximum temperature setting. If your hair is fizzy, some have found that steam-straighteners can lead to more frizz, so these may not be the best choice for you.

Damaged/chemically treated hairIf your hair is already in bad condition, you should choose straighteners with an adjustable temperature control. Without this control, your hair would have to withstand the straighteners’ maximum temperature every time you style it with them. It’s inevitable that straightening will cause damage, but with an adjustable temperature control you can make sure you only get them as hot as you need for each section of hair to be straightened.

Fine hairIf your hair is fine and already pretty straight and you want, the best straighteners for you will also have an adjustable temperature gauge. This way you can ensure that you set your own preferred top heat setting to avoid causing your hair extra damage.

Travel straighteners

Where are you planning to mainly use your straighteners? If you’re going to be just using them at home, then standard straightners with a cord will be absolutely fine. Do remember to check the length of the how long the electrical cord is – if there isn’t a plug socket close to your mirror,you may find yourself in all sorts of strange poses trying to see what you’re up to while straightening, if the cord is quite short! Cordless straighteners are another good option if plug sockets are in short supply.

If you think you’ll need to straighten your hair while on the move, or are planning a fair bit of travelling and want gorgeous straight hair wherever you go, it’s worth thinking about buying travel straighteners. You can buy portable straighteners that are more compact and slimmer than standard models, making them better for tucking into your bag or suitcase.

You could also buy cordless re-chargable straighteners, that take loads less space in your bag and you can use them without the need for a plug socket. These are a brilliant option if you’re going travelling and aren’t sure if you’ll have access to power or don’t have much space in your suitcase. They’re also fantastic for slipping into your handbag to give silky straight hair as and when you need it.

So remember to take these points into account when choosing which are the best hair straighteners for you.

About the Author

Visit my site for more help and information on the best hair straighteners!

Leave a Reply