A hair straightener is a mechanical device used in heating the hair with high heat. There are three basic types: straightening irons, ceramic flat irons and hair tongs, used mainly to create the hair straight. Hair straighteners are available in various models with different wattage. A hair straightener can be purchased from the market in different prices with some being expensive than others.
The hair straightener works on the same principle that an electric coil works in a hair dryer; the hair straighteners generates a temporary magnetic field through welding thin plates to the hair strands. The plates create this field by touching the hair shaft evenly. The electrical charges generated due to the welding are used by the hair straighteners for straightening the hair. There are various types of hair straighteners available in the market including: metal plates, ceramic plates, tourmaline plates and non-metallic plates.
A hair straightener makes it possible to style hair without causing any damage to the hair shaft. Ceramic hair straighteners heat up after being heated for a certain period of time; this is how the ceramic plates work in the hair straightener. Tourmaline hair straighteners heat up and produce a light heat that does not damage the hair. Non-metallic hair straighteners heat up after being exposed to the rays of the sun, non-metallic plates are safer as the heat produced is lower when compared to metallic plates. The hair stylers usually have multiple settings that allow the user to adjust the temperature to suit the hair texture and color.
Hair straighteners with a variety of wattage are available in the market. The higher wattage is used for larger area such as the palm or face. It is recommended to use a hair straightener with ceramic plates as it has a better distribution of heat evenly across the curl. However, if you are looking for something that is more powerful and capable of producing large curls then you should consider purchasing a high wattage model comb.