Everybody LOVES a good flat iron. They can take your hair from curly to straight and from bone straight back to curly in no time. However, choosing the right flat iron is super important and if you are using the wrong one, you could be doing a lot of damage to your hair.
When selecting a flat iron, there are two key factors that come into play. The first is the type of plates that the flat iron have and the other is the a temperature. Read below to see the difference and which one is right for you.
Ceramic flat irons diffuse heat and seal your hair. If you have issues with frizz, a ceramic will smooth your hair and give you a nice, sleek look. Ceramic irons work well for most hair types and is the most versatile. All EAP Heat flat irons are ceramic and work wonders for a wide variety of hair types.
Flat irons that use infrared technology are very gentle on the hair. Infrared technology helps heat penetrate the hair without damaging it. Infrared flatirons are ideal for damaged hair or hair that requires a higher temperature to straighten.
Titanium flat irons distribute heat quickly and evenly. This produces sleek results in a short amount of time. When used properly, titanium flat irons are generally safe for your hair and prevents hair damage.
You should aim to purchase a flat iron that has adjustable temperature controls. This will allow you to choose the right temperature for your hair type. All hair is different and requires different amounts of heat. Remember that using too much heat can cause damage and temperatures vary from iron to iron so always test a strand of your hair to determine if you’re using the right temperature.