Sonya Bennett Flat Iron September 11th, 2018 - 13:11:40
Deciding what steam hair straightener is best is a subjective decision. But for the following reasons the Maxiglide steam iron slightly comes out ahead of the other two mentioned above. The plates widths of the Andis steam iron are 2 inches and the plate widths of the Hot Tools hair straightener is a generous 3 inches but the Maxiglide steam hair straightener is 4 inches wide. When using steam to straighten hair a generous width helps straighten more sections of hair at a time thus decreasing the time it takes and makes the Maxiglide flat iron a versatile styling tool. Also the plates of the Maxiglide steam flat iron come with detangling pins which helps to tease out tangles and helps reduce the amount of time spent to produce straight shiny smooth hair.
To lessen damage to hair caused by heat some flat iron manufacturers have developed Wet to Dry flat irons. This type of flat iron avoids blow drying hair and so lessens heat damage. Some of the top rated Wet to Dry flat irons are: the T3 Tourmaline Wet-to-Dry flat iron the Wigo Wet-to-Dry flat iron and the Remington Wet to Dry flat iron. The Remington Wet to Dry flat iron is the cheapest of these followed by the Wigo Wet to Dry flat iron. The T3 Tourmaline Wet to Dry is the most expensive; at 3 times the cost of the Remington and 2 times the cost of the Wigo!
CHI flat irons are a very popular choice of hair straightener. The Farouk CHI flat iron was the first to have ceramic plates making it a best seller. But are todays CHI flat irons any good or have they been eclipsed by other brands of flat iron? You can still buy the original CHI ceramic flat iron. Its the cheapest model in the CHI range and falls into the medium priced category for flat irons. It comes with 1" ceramic plates heats in seconds and is still a very good hair styling tool. But if youre thinking of buying a CHI flat iron then you might be best to buy a Farouk CHI Turbo flat iron. CHI Turbo flat irons come in 3 different plates sizes; 0.75" 1" and 2". Choosing what size is best for you depends on your type of hair. Generally the shorter or thinner your hair the narrower the plate size.
I have one major criticism of CHI flat irons: they dont use Tourmaline plates. Many manufacturers are now infusing Tourmaline on to the ceramic plates. Ceramic plates emit negative ions but Tourmaline emits 6 times more. Negative ions are important as they help to close the cuticle layer to create a smooth silky hair surface and seal in the hairs natural moisture. Negative ions greatly reduce frizziness. Tourmaline is the next technical advanced in hair straightening. Why CHI hasnt yet used this material is hard to say. And CHI flat irons arent cheap; for the same money you can buy a tourmaline flat iron from a competitor like the T3 Tourmaline flat iron. So is the Farouk CHI flat iron any good? The answer is yes. The CHI is a top rated flat iron with many excellent reviews from consumers and professionals alike. One final point: you can buy the CHI Farouk Pink Flat Iron and Hair Dryer Set with matching case. For every set that is bought CHI donates a portion of the products sales to support the effort for finding a cure for breast cancer.