You know the saying “you get what you pay for?”. This holds true for a long of things and most especially when it comes to investing in hair styling tools, such as flat iron. Sometimes, in our quest to save up, we tend to overlook the obvious reasons why they are cheaper and less expensive – because these products are lower in quality. In the end, you not only spend more since you have to constantly replace the cheap products you have bought, but you also expose yourself to harm and danger with inefficient products that are lower in quality than their higher priced counterparts.
This is not to say that cheaper products or brands are lower in quality, though. This is only meant to encourage you to look beyond the price and focus on what is really important when shopping – quality and functionality.
The same cannot be truer for flat irons. A lot of women out there by cheap drugstore brands but end up regretting it when they realize the extent of damage these flat irons had caused them. The worst thing is sometimes these damages are irreversible. Hence, you end up with damaged hair for a tiny savings.
Check out this guide on flat irons available in the market and tips on choosing which is the best:
Aluminum Flat Irons
Aluminum is the most basic and original type of material used for creating flat irons. However, the advent of newer technologies such as the use of ceramic plates (of which you will get more details of later on) has exposed to weaknesses of aluminum flat irons.
The coat on the plate tends to wear off after only a few uses. This can be dangerous when you are trying to straighten the hair because the broken plates can lead to hair being caught or broken in the process. It can also contribute to hair thinning with regular use of broken or faulty plates. Another problem with aluminum plates is that it has difficulty maintaining the temperature level producing a sub-quality styling result. This is mainly due to a cheap quality plate that is unable to regulate heat properly.
The downside to using flat iron with cheap quality aluminum plate is that you could end up spending more hours heat styling. An effective and good quality flat iron should be able to produce the style you want in 15 minutes or so. Meanwhile, low quality plates will require you to re-do the styling because you do not get the result you want.
Ceramic Flat Irons
This is the recommended type of flat iron to buy for those looking for quality and efficient styling. The plates are made from heated ceramics that produce negative ions to effectively smoothen cuticles. Hence, they do so without causing damage to hair.
The advantage of using ceramic flat irons is that it is suitable for any hair type. Aside from ceramic, other materials that you must look for when buying a flat iron are tourmaline and nano minerals. These materials produce negative ions that work effectively in generating silky, straight hair minus the damage.
What is the best flat iron you’ve bought so far?