Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Beauty Tip Of The Day: Choosing The Right Flat Iron.

"Flat irons are like clothes, they are not one-size fits all. The length and thickness of your hair should determine the size of your iron. The right size iron will be easier to maneuver, straighten your hair more efficiently, and decrease the risk of overheating and damaging hair.

For short, thick or fine hair: Use an iron with narrow plates ranging in size from half-an-inch to one-inch thick. This will allow you to iron smaller sections, says Moticka.

For long, thick or fine hair: Use an iron with wider plates ranging in size from one-and-a-half inches to two-inches wide so you're able to cover more surface area in less time. Also, be weary of the weight of your iron. Anything super heavy (more than two pounds) will have your arm hurting in no time. Straightening hair shouldn't be equivalent to weight training."

--Amita Moticka
Director of cutting education for diPietro Todd salons and academy

source: totalbeauty


  1. I'm actually looking for one since my hair is now short and I need to style it. Do you have a rec?

  2. Yes! Sedu or CHI. I loved my CHI. It left my hair super soft and straight, the only problem is that it kept breaking on me! You might have better luck with it because you don't seem to have my thick nightmare of a hair. A friend of mine uses the Sedu and it works just as good if not better. She's had it for a long time too so I know it lasts.


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