Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Choosing the Right Size Flat Iron

Flat irons come in many different sizes so before purchasing one you want to consider a few things. The longer and thicker the hair you have, the larger plate size you may want on the flat iron since it will speed up the straightening process. A 1 inch flat iron is the most common, and this size is good for thin to medium thickness and short to medium length hairstyles.

A 1.5, 1.75 or 2" inch model are best suited to those with long, thick, curly hair. Note that if you want a flat iron to be used for curling, waving and flipping hair, a 1" hairstyling iron is your best bet because this size is much more manageable. Finally, don’t bother with travel size models. There aren’t many on the market that have proven to produce the same results as those of full-sized models, whether professional or consumer grade.

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