Best Flat Irons for 2013
A good hair straightener is crucial to a women’s hair tool kit as it could be the difference in taking 10 minutes to straighten your hair versus 30 minutes. Some of the best hair straightners in 2013 can make your hair look super sleek in a matter of minutes. They are also great for curling hair if you have a good pair. However, the best hair straighteners can be very expensive and buying cheap ones can often mean compromising the quality and your time.
What is the best flat iron for medium or wavy hair?
Choose a flat iron that has a wider plate that is made of ceramics or tourmaline if your hair type is medium length or wavy. A good width will be about 1.5″.
Ceramic Hair Straighteners 2013
Many popular hair stylist can’t live without their ceramic flat iron straightener. Straighteners are used on short or long hairstyles to make the hair sleek and smooth. Straighteners with ceramic
plates are more efficient at straightening hair than older metal plate straighteners, but can still damage hair if left on the hair too long.
About Ceramic Hair Straighteners
Ceramic hair straighteners heat the hair in order to achieve straightened hair. The heat breaks down and reshapes the bonds within the hair to straighten it. For more dramatic results a hair dryer can be used while the hair is pressed between two hot plates. The straightened hair will remain straight until it is exposed to moisture from washing the hair, rain, or humidity in the air.
Before ceramic straighteners, old straighteners used plastic heating elements to heat metal plates. This is not an efficient way to transfer heat and can cause damage to the hair. A ceramics straightener will quickly transfer the heat for even heating.