What size hair straightener should I buy?

QuestionsCategory: Flat ironsWhat size hair straightener should I buy?
AvatarEve asked 2 years ago
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Monica DavisMonica Davis Staff answered 2 years ago

When choosing a flat iron one should pay special attention to the width of the plates, which affects the functionality of the device. They can be narrow (from 1.5 to 3 cm) and wide (more than 3 cm). The longer and thicker the hair, the wider the device plates should be. The size of the plates is selected depending on the length of the hair, and then – on their thickness. For hair length to shoulders, plates 2-2.5 cm wide will be enough. If the hair reaches the shoulder blades, but not very thick, the perfect size of plates is 2.5-3 cm. If the length is the same, but the hair is thick, take a hair straightener with 3-4 cm blades. For very long and thick hair, choose devices with the width of 7-8 cm.
The longer and thicker your hair, the wider the iron plates should be on your device. Slim ironing plates are ideal for bangs as well as small strands. Devices with thin plates are more convenient to use and have a huge advantage: with their help, you can twist curls (note that the edges of the plates must be rounded, and the upper part must have a special coating). But for working with large strands, such devices are inconvenient.