Deann Castro Flat Iron September 11th, 2018 - 12:59:22
There have been man innovations in flat iron technology; ceramic plates tourmaline plates and flash heating. The latest innovation is wet to dry flat irons. Wet to dry flat irons are becoming more and more popular because they avoid the need to first blow-dry your hair and produce straighter shinier hair for those with particularly curly of difficult to manage hair. Applying any heat to your hair damages it. Therefore when you first blow-dry your hair and then use a flat iron to straighten it youre subjecting your hair to high temperatures not once but twice! You can apply hair serums to your hair to help protect the damage of heat but if you use a flat iron often you can cause your hair follicles to dry out which in turn causes frizziness and split-ends.
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.
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.
Tourmaline plates also protect color and retards fading by sealing in color molecules and allows the color to last up to 2 weeks longer. Not only does the FHI Heat technique Professional beat the CHI Farouk on straightening power it also costs less. In fact FHI flat irons are considerably cheaper than CHI flat irons. Well it all depends on your needs and what you want from your flat iron. If you want a well designed well-built flat iron then the CHI Farouk flat iron is for you. But if you want a tourmaline flat iron then the FHI is the recommended choice. Finally you should consider price. FHI flat irons are cheaper than CHI flat irons. If youre on a budget or dont want to spend a lot on a quality flat iron the FHI is the one. Both the CHI and FHI flat iron are top rated flat irons. Just decide what you want and how much you want to spend.