Flat Irons

Monday, November 01, 2010

All flat irons are not alike some are ceramic and some are tourmaline. Folica.com has some of the best hot tools you can find. I have a GHD flat iron and i got it for about $190. Its really good. It dosen't give you split ends. Ill post the link here>>>>GHD Classic Styler Flat Iron Check it out.

Now, another thing that people dont know is the different types of flat irons there are. These are the different types...

I got all of this info from Folica.com

Everything you need to know in order to find the best tool for your hair.

Buying Guide: Finding The Right Flat Iron

The difference between a poor quality flat iron and one that's Folica-approved will literally make or break your hair. You wear your hair every day; it's worth investing in a good iron!
Professional flat irons feature the most sophisticated technologies and provide the best styling. They maintain higher, more consistent temperatures, usually offer temperature controls, have higher-quality plates and deliver salon-like results (that's why they're used in salons!).
When choosing a flat iron, it's important to consider your hair type and length. The following chart will help you determine which plate size, temperature and materials are best suited for you.
 Thick, Coarse, CurlyNormal, Medium, WavyThin, Fine
 Above shoulders 1 - 1½"Above shoulders 1/2 - 1¼" 
PLATE SIZEShoulder Length 1 - 2"Shoulder Length 1 - 1½"Any
 Below Shoulders 1½ - 2"Below Shoulders 1¼ - 2" 
TEMPERATURE380° - 410°360° - 380°Below 360°
PLATE MATERIALCeramic, Titanium,
Ceramic, Titanium,
Ceramic, Titanium,

The Right Iron for your Hair Type

Before & After
Coarse or Curly
Your hair is thick, full of texture and can be wiry, unruly or quick to tangle. A professional flat iron is a must for straightening thick or curly hair because you can handle (and need) the high temperatures and advanced technology to flatten without damage. Try these:

Above Shoulders

HAI Convertable Ceramic Flat Iron »Solia Tourmaline Ceramic Ion Flat Iron 1 1/4" »

Shoulder Length

Ozon Titanium Flat Iron »Sedu Revolution Tourmaline Ionic Styling Iron 1" »

Below Shoulders

BaByliss PRO Nano Titanium 1 1/4" Straightening Iron »Croc 2 Infrared Flat Iron 1" »
Normal, Medium Thickness or Wavy
We know there's really no such thing as "normal" hair. By the term, we simply mean hair that's middle-of-the-road: medium-thickness, not overly dry or oily and doesn't break easily. It tends to be straight to wavy with some body, and easily adapts to different styles.
Try these:

Above Shoulders

Hot Tools Pink Titanium 1" Flat Iron »HAI eLite Nano XT 1" Flat Iron »

Shoulder Length

GHD Classic Styler Ceramic Hair Straightener »

Below Shoulders

FHI Ceramic Technique Flat Iron 1 1/4" »Sedu Pro Ionic Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Iron 1 1/2" »
Thin, Fine, or Naturally Straight Hair
Thin, fine and naturally straight hair can be styled with just about any flat iron. Choosing a flat iron with temperature control is important for fine or straight hair in particular. The finer your hair, the cooler your tool temperature should be. Experts suggest starting as low as possible (somewhere around 180°F) and working your way up if necessary. If you notice frizz, dry ends or breakage, the iron may be too hot. (Use the chart above for guidance.)
Try these:

Any Length

GA.MA Ceramic HP Flat Iron 1" »Cricket Centrix Ceramic Flat Iron 1" »

Plate Technology

Flat out confused by the lingo?
Here's a quick reference glossary of plate types and technology terms.
CeramicCeramic produces negative ions, diffuses heat and seals the hair cuticle for shiny, frizz-free locks.
IonicFrom Chem 101, when positive and negative ions collide, the results are neutral (which, in hair terms, is a good thing). Dry, damaged hair carries a positive ionic charge that prevents it from looking its healthiest. An ionic flat iron creates negative ions to neutralize your charged strands for shiny, smooth results.
InfraredThis gentle heating method penetrates the hair shaft without causing damage. It helps balance ions and maintains temperature consistency to deliver smoother, frizz-free results.
NanoAn advanced smoothing and styling technology infused into flat iron plates. Typically, Nano works with another technology such as Nano Silver or Nano Titanium.
SilverThis technology eliminates bacteria on the iron plates and your hair, creating a germ-free environment with every use.
TitaniumAn innovative technology that straightens hair quickly, maintaining consistent heat levels to prevent hair damage.
TourmalineA semi-precious gemstone that produces six times more negative ions than ceramic. It's often infused into ceramic plates to produce even straighter, shinier results.

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