Is Your Flat Iron Any Good?

This question gets asked a lot and the other day I was asked this question again, so I felt it was just appropriate to respond with a blog post. The question was “What makes a flat iron a good one or the best flat iron?”

I can see how this question would come up so much, especially with the amount of hair flat irons on the market. It could also be very tempting to just pick up a $25.00 flat iron you see in your local drugstore. Before you rip out that wallet follow these guidelines and definitely don’t just walk into the store and pick up the prettiest packaged one! Read up on the flat iron you are interested in and find out what makes it so good.

Here is a quick rundown of what to look for in a flat iron before you make your next purchase.

The best flat iron will:

Create long lasting styles that should last until your next shampoo

Be designed to work efficiently to save you time when styling your hair

Leaves your hair looking shiny and silky to the touch. In addition your hair should appear healthier.

Be designed so that your hair will not be pulled or snagged

Allow for custom temperature adjustment. (Unfortunately the CHI does not allow for setting your own temperature.)

Heat up quickly, in 5 minutes or less.

Signs of a lower quality flat iron:

Doesn’t have styles that hold long. Your hair starts frizzing up immediately.

Requires multiple passes over the hair to make it smooth

Snags and pulls your hair

Burns your hair easily

Doesn’t allow for much temperature control

So these were some of the differences between best flat iron and worst flat iron. You can now very well select the best flat irons which fit into your requirements perfectly.