There have been few products in the hair styling world that has had such an impact as the flat iron hair straightener. As the product's popularity continues to grow, designs are now available which include cordless and mini versions; excellent for travel or simply popping in your handbag for quick maintenance on the go.
For many, this revolution could not come soon enough. As early as the Nineteen Fifties, right up until the mid Eighties, it was not uncommon for girls of all ages to attempt straightening their hair with a household press! Quite apart from the obvious safety implications, this was far from healthy for the hair too; Split ends anyone?!
Following on from this, there was a progression of products from curlers, crimpers, to rollers and rags; all claiming to be the answer to hair beauty. Expensive, complicated and not always that successful, the flat iron hair straightener manages to complete all these jobs effectively.
Since first being seen on the market, designers have worked hard to improve the technology. Current opinion suggests ceramic plates are the preferred choice; however, many other less expensive products using alternative materials, keep the technology well within the budgets of most.
No matter what style you wish to achieve; be it bouncy curls or die straight, any style can quickly be completed.
Whether you want to set your hair for a girl's night out, the prom, or simply to feel great, you can now get a salon look and feel right from your home, with no expensive stylists' charge.
It is important that, (as with anything worthwhile), you understand it will take a few attempts until you are completely happy with your flat iron hair straightener. However, it shouldn't take too long for you to develop a suitable method to style your hair.
What is also important to remember, (particularly when using the straightener for the first time), is to not press the hair for too long. This will not straighten the hair any more effectively, and will cause damage over time. Even when used properly however, it is highly recommended that you use a heat defense product for added protection.
Whether you want to stand out from the crowd, control your hair far more easily or simply cut down on those weekly salon costs, a flat iron hair straightener is for you. With so many products to choose from, you may find one isn't enough!