Thanks to the increasing variety, you don't have to sacrifice the beauty of your hair at the expense of its he alth. The hair straightener has for years been a device that finds a deserved place on our dressing table, ideal for making a casual or formal hairstyle at home. With its help, we can straighten the hair, curl it, make it wavy, even add volume.
The hair straightener is a small and compact device that we can take with us when traveling. However, the device's "bad reputation" is due to its heating plates, which are considered to "burn" the hair, making it more brittle, thin and tangled.
We will try to debunk some myths about hair straighteners by taking a closer look at the different types and finding that modern technology is increasingly finding a place at home.In this way, they help us keep the family budget without sacrificing the beauty of our hair and the way we look. How to choose a hair straightener?
Here are the main types of presses and their characteristics.
According to the type of plates:
Titanium plate presses
Titanium is a light, durable and electrically conductive metal that is used to make the small device. Presses made with it heat up very quickly, as the temperature is evenly distributed over the surface of the plates. By generating negative ions, the plates of this type of press neutralize the positive ions of the hair, eliminating electrification. They are recommended for thick and lush hair, as they heat up quickly. You can also style damaged and thin hair without problems by being careful and using lower heat levels.
Presses with ceramic plates
One of the most popular on the market - they will help you shape your hair, even if you are using such a device for the first time.Suitable for almost all hair types, these straighteners are an ideal budget option. By heating more slowly, they distribute the temperature evenly over the surface of the plates, protecting the hair from burning. The specificity of the material prevents the hair from tangling and pulling, which makes this type of curlers ideal for thin and brittle hair.
Tourmaline hair straighteners
Tourmaline is a semi-precious stone, that's why there are presses on the market whose plates are made by mixing it with tourmaline or ceramic. Heat distribution is even with these curling irons, allowing even curly hair to be styled. Overall, they use less heat, thus eliminating the possibility of hair damage.
Ion hair straighteners
The plates of this type of straighteners produce negatively charged ions, neutralizing the positively charged ones (which cause hair breakage), locking in moisture in the hair. As a result, the hair becomes shiny and he althy. For more damaged hair, use a lower temperature.
Wet hair straighteners
As the name suggests, this type of device is designed specifically for use on wet or damp hair, and they can successfully replace the use of a hair dryer, reducing hair damage. They are recommended for very thick and long hair. If you want to add shine to your hair - this type of iron is not for you, as their main function is to dry, by means of a ventilation and humidity monitoring system.
What to consider when choosing a hair straightener?
The size of the plates
If you have long and thick hair, it is better to settle on a press with wider plates, as their larger area will straighten or curl the larger volume of hair much faster. Similarly, if your hair is thin and weak - you can also choose models with thinner plates - for example - those intended for the road.
The condition of your hair
If you have weak and problematic hair, the most important condition to maintain its strength is the temperature - lower temperatures will not damage it. Try not to burn your hair when using the press - a sign of this is if, during use, it starts to release steam.
Always brush your hair first and use a heat protectant spray. This will ensure you don't damage her further.