Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hair Straightners for fine hair

A reader recently posted a query on the best hair straighteners for fine hair. First up, I rarely straighten my hair, so last weekend on my trip to the salon, I asked my hair stylist.

This is what she recommended:

1. Before you straighten, understand that fine hair is much more susceptible to damage compared to other hair types. It can get burnt and heat damaged far more rapidly. Don't straighten wet hair or even damp hair. The steam produced as a result causes more internal damage to the hair. Ensure hair is 80 to 90 % dry before straightening.

2. Invest in a hair straightener that is branded, good quality and has ceramic, tourmaline or titanium plates. Ceramic plates ensure that heat is distributed evenly because they get hot quicker, stay hotter longer and leave hair smooth and shiny. Ceramic hair straighteners work well on even the most difficult to manage hair. Buy a straightener with a width of 1 to 1.5 inch maximum.

3. Don't use temperature higher than 180 degree Celsius. Any higher and you risk damaging fine hair. So accordingly look for a styler that offers lower temperature setting as well.

4. Use heat protective styling serums on hair before straightening. They help protect and make hair look more silky & smooth.

Brands you could consider include (I have seen all 3 at Alfa -3, Irla)

1. KQC
2. Remington
3. Revlon

Do you have secrets for the perfect straight hair?

10 comments:

  1. Nice post and very timely. I soooo want to try something new with my hair, but it's soo fine I'm scared of damaging it. Btw, can you name a couple of heat protective styling serums and also anti-frizz serums. Fine hair+humidity=annoying fly-aways and frizziness :(

    - poohkie

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  2. @Retnu: Thks

    @poohkie: Thks. I don't straighten my hair so I really don't know which serums are the best for heat protection when such intense heat is used. I use Organix Coconut Serum and find that it does offer some protection to my hair as I do tend to blow dry it once a week and also controls frizziness.

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  3. Tanveer,

    I have fine hair and find Remington Wet to dry straightener really good...If you want to avoid fizz try a straightener with ceramic coating...HTH

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  4. i have one from phillips. it doesn't get too hot and that's why i love it so much. hair remains glossy and shiny, without the "straightened" look that looks so tacky!

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  5. I use L'oreal liss ultime serum before using the flat iron. controls the frizz, hair looks super smooth when ironed and protects hair from heat. if there's a better product available, i would love to try it.

    thanks tanveer. u always come up with interesting and informative posts. after your post on revlon colorburst, i picked up hazelnut n rosy nude. loving both :)

    Nila

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  6. hmm..not sure if organix is available in chennai. Haven't seen it at all :(. have you tried smooth intense serum or dove combing serum? They are available here, but I'm not sure if they do anything for frizziness.

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  7. hey this is great info..thanks for sharing

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  8. @Maddy: Thks for the product reccos and tips :)

    @Rima: Thks for the prdt recco :)

    @Nila: Thks for recommending L'oreal liss ultimate. I will chk it out once I finish my current serum

    & Thks for the appreciation. I am glad u enjoy reading the blog :D.. Glad u like Colorburst. I have 5 of them now, and I still eyeing them for more shades :)

    @Poohkie: Sorry, haven't tried either :P

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  9. You'll must use a protective hair product before ironing..Kerastase Nectar Thermique is fabulous! I dont mind loreal's hot style either..but now that ive started using kerastase, i cant use any other product

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