Comparing Plate Materials
The types of materials from which flat irons are made give them different benefits, so many people like to start shopping for flat irons by focusing on models constructed out of a certain material. Ceramic flat irons
generate ions that help to eliminate static, lessen frizz and leave hair looking shiny. When tourmaline
is added to ceramic irons, the tools produce even more ions for more noticeable benefits. Titanium flat irons
are ultra durable and very light in weight. These tools generate ions, too, and are known for heating up very evenly. The menu at the left can help you find titanium, ceramic or tourmaline flat irons quickly.
Shopping by Size
Choosing a flat iron with plates that are the right size for your hair length, thickness and texture is crucial if you want to get the best results from styling. Small plates work best for finer, thinner and shorter hair, while large plates are ideal for thicker, coarser and longer tresses. Flat irons with 1-inch plates are medium size and ideal for those with hair of average thickness and texture and for medium short to medium long styles. You can use the menu at the left to shop for flat irons by size.
Selecting Irons with Special Features
Flat irons are available with a variety of special features. Infrared irons are extra gentle to hair and ideal for styling dry and damaged tresses. A wet to dry flat iron can be used on damp hair and dries it by venting away dampness while it straightens. Mini and travel-size irons are simple to use on the go, and professional irons
are made to suit the needs of pro stylists. If you're looking for a flat iron with one of these features, the left-hand menu will help you quickly find models that are perfect for your needs.
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