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Flat Hair Iron - Where to Find the Best Flat Irons, Ceramic Irons and Chi Flat Irons to Straighten Hair

Updated on September 1, 2011

Flat Hair Irons - Buying a Flat Iron

Using a Flat Hair Iron (or Flat Iron) is an awesome way to get straight silky hair whenever you want it without having to make a long-term commitment to procedures such as chemical straightening or hair relaxants.

If you already have chemically straightened or relaxed hair however, flat irons can also be used to maintain straightness, boost shine, add dimension and help smooth flyaways.

While flat hair irons can work wonders in making your hair look straight and sleek, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to using flat irons.

Things to Remember

1. Flat irons works best on healthy nourished hair. The more nourished the hair - the smoother and silkier the result. Weekly deep conditioning treatments can help maintain your hair's health.

2. ALWAYS USE A HEAT PROTECTANT! Regardless if your hair is thin or thick, fragile or coarse, a heat-protectant lotion is a must to help protect hair against the heat of the iron. Great recommended heat-protectant lotions are Sedu Anti-Frizz Polishing Treatment and some others listed below.

3. Use the proper heat setting if possible. Different textures of hair require different heating temperatures. Luckily many flat hair irons come with a temperature control that you can adjust according to your particular texture.

For example, coarser hair should be ironed at 380 degrees and above while fragile or fine hair should be no hotter than 240 degrees to 300 degrees. Flat irons with temperature controls come with temperature guides to tell you which is best for your particular hair type.

4. Keep the iron moving! It is important to use even, fluid strokes along each section as you iron. Holding the heat in one place can damage or burn hair.

5. Consider also purchasing a mini flat iron for shorter, thinner hair close to the scalp or for bangs.

Listed below are the flat hair irons that have been voted the most popular and are considered to the the best flat irons on the market today.


Sedu Ionic Ceramic Tourmaline Straightener

The Sedu Ionic Ceramic Flat Iron has been rated one of the best flat irons on the market for quite a few years running.

It is Ultra lightweight with a comfortable grip and uses a patented ultra-smooth ceramic/tourmaline technology.

It causes no damage to your hair while eliminating frizz, revitalizes your hair with softness and shine, doesn't pull your hair and cuts your straightening time in half.

The Tourmaline technology generates more negative ions than the plain ceramic irons do and it is the negative ions that eliminate frizz and renew hair with shine and softness.

This ceramic flat iron also has adjustable heat temperature that ranges from 235° F - 410°F.


Farouk CHI 1" Ceramic Ionic Flat Iron Hair Straightener

When it comes to customer satisfaction, no flat iron is more recommended that the Chi by Farouke!

Thousands of customers are raving about how well this flat iron works and that no other flat hair iron or hair straightener even comes close to producing the results that the Chi does.

This particular model listed here is for the 1" Ceramic Ionic Flat Iron Hair Straightener.

This is pretty much an all inclusive flat iron! You can straighten, curl, flip and style with its versatile all-in-one ergonomic design.  It is quick heating and creates silky shiny hair easily.

Customers have also said that once you have used the Chi Flat Iron there is absolutely no going back to any other model.


Farouk CHI Auto-Digital Advanced Wet to Dry Ceramic Ionic Flat Iron

While slightly more expensive, this Chi Wet to Dry Flat Iron is another huge seller and comes highly recommended by cutomers.

It is specifically designed to be used on damp hair to cut down on your styling time but it also works just as well on hair that is dry.

It has a digital display and controls for total control and precise temperature. It also has an auto-shut off and comes with a free stand and thermal pouch.

Contains tourmaline ceramic plates for smooth shiny hair.


CHI Air Expert Baby Tourmaline Ceramic Mini Flat Iron , Black/red, 1/2 Inch

This CHI Air Expert Baby Tourmaline Ceramic Mini Flat Iron is another highly recommended item.

This mini flat iron is perfect for straightening stubborn or stray hairs near scalp and works wonderfully for bangs. It is also great to use for last minute touch-ups or travel due to its small size.

Hair get a little frizzy while on your way to work? This is the perfect solution!

Like the other Chi flat iron products this mini flat iron utilizes the latest innovative technology combining Tourmaline Ceramic with even heat distribution and produces an exceptionally high amount of negative ions which reduces static electricity for that perfect smooth and shiny style.


Products to Go With Your Flat Iron

Protecting your hair is a must when using a Flat Iron. Here are a couple of heat protectants that you can use to ensure that hair stays healthy and shiny and to prevent it from getting damaged.

There are also products that will ensure extra glossiness or shine such as these ....

John Frieda Frizz Ease 3 Day Straight Styling Spray - 3.5 fl. Oz

This is one of the newer products to hit the market and it is an instant hit!

This John Freida 3 Day Straight Styling Spray is specifically designed to be used with flat irons and ensures that your hair will stay straight for 3 days cutting down on heat exposure to your hair.

Also perfect for vacations when you don't want to waste time doing your hair everyday before hitting the town.


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