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I cannot give a suggestion, but as what i have read, straightening iron is not really good for the hair, since it can give damage like easy breakage.
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When it comes to hair you better opt for high quality styling tools, this applies also to hair dryers. 

Edited by Karen Shelton - December 15 2014 at 4:53am



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Hi Jewels 408 from another Newbie.    Apart from the rec from my hairdresser I made up my check list (see below)

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  • That the plates are 100% tourmaline ceramic plates.
  • If the plates are colored e.g. red, blue, gold, it has been treated, these may look nice but they are for show and they are not good for your hair, so stay away from them.
  • Look for a plate that is ceramic or metal in looks.
  • Ceramic Plates are usually white or yellowish in color.  These plates are
    good but they are older technology from around 2002. Many companies
    still use these as it is cheaper to manufacture than a tourmaline
    ceramic plate. Be careful some use an aluminum plate with ceramic
    coating, if you buy ceramic make sure it is 100% pure ceramic.
  • Titanium Plates – Usually Gun Metal Grey color these are great plates and provide great results.  Similar in quality to Tourmaline Ceramic but work differently with different hair types.  Ask your hairdresser to type your hair before choosing.
  • Tourmaline Ceramic – Gun Metal Grey in color – These are currently the best plates on the market.
  • Variable Temperature Control (If you have thick hair make sure it
    heats up to at least 420ºF)
  • Swivel Cord
  • At least a 3 year warranty (most hair straighteners will die in the
    first year or two)
  • If you travel then make sure its dual voltage
  • Floating plates, you can check this by asking the supplier or if you have access to the styling iron by pressing on either side of the plate and it should move. All salon professional irons will have this.
  • Auto shut off, the last thing you want is to start a fire or cause
    damage to your home or salon because you left the iron on, make sure
    it has a safety auto shut off feature.  
    Make sure it has a 3 meter or 10 foot cord, anything shorter will be hard to work with.
You can see I research before I buy.


Edited by Karen Shelton - December 15 2014 at 4:51am
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