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How to Buy Good Curling Irons For Hair

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Need a ceramic flat iron or curling iron but don’t know where to turn?

What woman, unless she is without hair or wears her hair in its natural state, can live without a good curling iron? One of the most innovative and mandatory beauty tools created in the 20th century, we have Parisian inventor and stylist Marcel Grateau to thank for developing a technique to style hair using heated metal rods.

Constructed using special mineral coatings and non-stick surfaces, professional curling irons are used regularly by the seasoned hairstylist and the novice at-home beautician.  If you desire smooth hair and frizz-free curls buying ceramic flat irons and curling irons are your only options.

Step 1 – Determine the type of ceramic flat irons and curling irons your need.

The range of curling irons in beauty salons and beauty supply stories vary. You can choose, ceramic flat irons, crimping irons, waving irons and two to three barrel irons. Based upon the type of wave desired in your hair, select a professional curling iron that will leave your hair smooth and prevent scorching and burning.

Step 2 -Barrel size matters.

Professional curling irons range in size from .25 inches to 2 to 3 inches in size. If you want tight curls or are styling short hair, a small-barreled iron is your choice.

Soft waves and curls are created using larger barrel irons for women with long hair. While in contrast, ceramic flat irons are used to straighten a woman’s hair instead of curling it.

Step 3 Check the features of your ceramic flat iron and curling iron.

The best professional curling irons or the best flat irons have the following characteristics: a non-stick surface, a grip tips, curling brushes, temperature settings that are adjustable, a ready light that heats instantly, a swivel cord, and an auto safety function.

Step 4-Examine the barrel coatings before your buy your ceramic flat irons and curling irons.

Types of barrel coatings include: gold, chrome, velvet, Teflon and ceramic curling iron barrels. The coating on the barrel of the iron determined how much heat the iron holds. The coating material also determines the curling iron’s propensity to damage or burn hair.

The best coatings for a professional curling iron include: Teflon, garnet or tourmaline finishes.

Step 5-How to pick a perfect flat iron.

Because flat irons come in all shapes and sizes, sometimes it is hard to determine which curling iron is best for you.

For thick and long hair, choose a 3-inch wide iron to grab and flatten your hair easily. For medium length hair with normal thickness, select a 1 1/2 inch iron to smooth your mane.  To tame your bangs or flat iron short hair, a narrow 1 inch flat iron is your best bet for straightening.

Tips & Warnings when searching for a good curling iron…

  • The cost of a ceramic flat irons and curling irons should range from $20 to up to $100 or more for a state-of-the-art and professional curling iron.
  • The least expensive curling irons are chrome barrels. Gold-plated irons are frequently found in professional tools due to their ability to heat evenly.
  • Ceramic and tourmaline irons are efficient professional curling irons because they produce softer curls and conduct heat evenly—which prevents the hair from damage and abuse.
  • Professional curling irons with a swivel cord allow the hair device to be free from tangled.

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    Hair Irons
    Nov 20, 2010 at 8:47 am

    As for the ceramic flat irons, it would be better to invest on one with ultra-smooth, yet very durable Karmin titanium hair iron.

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