Carolyn Hobbs Flat Iron January 01st, 2018 - 14:00:03
Manufacturers have realised that first drying your hair before using a flat iron to straighten it puts your hair at twice the risk from heat damage. The answer has been the development of wet to dry flat irons. Using a wet to dry flat iron doesnt eliminate heat damage but it means you can avoid the high temperatures involved in blow-drying your hair. The follow is a review of three of the best wet to dry flat irons on the market today. Corioliss Tourmaline Ceramic Wet to Dry Flat Iron comes highly recommended. This flat iron from Corioliss comes with 1.75" tourmaline plates. Tourmaline plates produce many times the number of negative ions than do ordinary ceramic plates. Negative ions close the cuticle layer to create a smooth silky hair surface and seal in the hairs natural moisture. Corioliss wet to dry hair straighteners also come with a Ceramic Far Infrared Heating System.
The T3 Tourmaline flat iron is quite popular with everyone and is available in two models classified on the basis of 1" and 1 3/8". Both these T3 flat irons have heat control mechanism and can withstand the maximum temperature of 410 F or 210 C. Another type of T3 flat Irons are the Wet to Dry Flat irons which are gaining popularity every day. The main USP of these flat irons is that you dont need to blow dry your hair before you can apply the iron. This is a great way to reduce the damage caused by heat and also saves time. The plates used in this version of the T3 flat iron are made of tourmaline like the other models. Youve got your best pair of earrings out and youre wearing that killer necklace you reserved for super-special occasions like tonight.
By far the best way of deciding which flat iron is best for your hair is by talking to friends. Find out what flat iron works best for them and why. Talking to friends and family about flat irons costs you nothing and youll get great real advice and not the sales pitch of a company sales department. Next go and get reviews of flat irons off the internet and hair magazines. Again this can be got for free. There are many reviews posted online from real people with their frank experiences and opinions on just about every flat iron on the market. Talk to professional hair stylists. After all stylists use flat irons more than anyone else.
First off is its weight. As you might expect with a flat iron with 4 inch plates it isnt light; it weighs in at over 12 lbs! So even with an ergonomically designed handle the Maxiglide steam flat iron will be too heavy or unwieldy for some to use comfortably. Some complain that the special steam channels on the plates tend to clog up unless you meticulously clean it after use. Whilst this is a fair point it is probably true for all steam flat irons. Without doubt the biggest drawback of the Maxiglide steam flat iron is its price. You can expect to pay nearly twice what you would pay for either the Andis of Hot Tools flat iron. This is a major consideration. You have to ask yourself whether its benefits are justified by its price. The Maxiglide is a very popular flat iron. Other manufacturers have started making steam burst flat irons but the Maxiglide remains the best steam flat iron on the market but do your own homework and then decide which one is best for you. One final thing about the Maxiglide steam iron which gives it the edge over the Hot Tools or Andis flat iron: you can buy the Maxiglide Hair Straightener Value Pack and amongst other things you get a DVD showing you exactly how to use the steam iron.