Using the same flat iron plate size for every hair type is a big mistake! Flat irons are like clothes, they are not one-size fits all.
It’s not going to work for everyone. Good results are very hard to get.
You may end up going multiple times over different hair sections to make it straight. And if you are not careful, you may seriously damage your hair.
One of the tricks to achieving silky smooth style is to select the right plate size for your hair.
Two most important things to keep in mind are the length and thickness of your hair.
The right flat iron size allows you to straighten your hair easily, in one pass and with less damage.
So, what size plates do I need?
Another thing to remember is that larger plates are heavier. This means that it will be difficult to use them for too long.
Also, pay attention to the grip. This is especially important if you have small hands. To hold it comfortably, you will need a straightener with a smaller grip. But if your hands are big, a small iron is not a good option because you can burn yourself.
In general, the longer your hair, the bigger the iron to use, but styling can be a little bit harder.
For straightening super long hair, bigger iron is ideal. For precision styling and bobs and short cuts, small models are perfect.
If you are looking for an all-purpose tool, a 1-inch is an excellent option.
Now that you know what size is best for you, it’s time to find the best hair straightener.
My name is Valerie. I’m hair stylist based in San Antonio. I have almost 12 years of experience in hair styling. I’m very passionate in styling hair and making people look great.