posted by Katelynn .
Flat Irons vs. Curling Irons
Do you have trouble deciding what heated styling utensil will be best for your hair? Both the curling iron and flat iron offer diversity with their styles, tips, results, damage affects, and amount of time each take for completing your desired look. The flat iron also known as a hair straightener is a hair tool that is designed to straighten a person’s hair, there are different ways in which they work. A hair straightener is made with two flat plates that heat up to create the style you want; they come with different plate sizes for different types of hair. Curling irons also called curling tongs are hair tools that use heat for rolling hair into curls; they can create many types of curls with different sizes. There are spring, clipless, Marcel, Spiral/Ribbon, and double/triple barrel curling irons. Although both products appear similar, a closer look at the main details reveals the flat iron as the more effective hair care tool.
There are many different style options you can choose, for the flat iron as well as the curling iron. Both of the utensils can curl or wave hair flat iron curls tend to be loose, big and don’t normally last that long, while curling iron curls can be tight, loose, big, or little and can last for a while. Waves that are created with flat irons can be any way you want them it depends on what size iron you use and how you use it, curling iron waves normally look big and “s” shaped it depends on the size barrel and type of iron you choose. Flat irons are best used for straightening hair but as you read a little bit ago they can also create waves and curls. There are many people who have naturally straight hair but use flat irons just to eliminate frizz. When styling your hair you need to think about what style you’re aiming for and make sure you have the correct plate size. Don’t forget, before you pick a plate size you’ll need to think about your type and length of hair. Curling irons only create curls and waves, but since there are so many different types of curling irons there are different curls that are available for you to choose from. Personally I do not use curling irons unless I want a particular curl, I love curling irons but since my hair is medium thick curls don’t like staying in place for long periods of time. I have a perm that is wearing out so curling my hair is easier now than it was when it was straight. With a curling iron you can choose any curl or wave you want, some types are pencil thin tendrils, Shirley temple ringlets, classic coil curls, and loose flowing “s” shaped waves. There are many more types of curls and waves that you could choose those are the most popular. I think it is great that there are different style options for both hair tools, your choice will be based on how you want your hair to look. Some people use both products at the same time to get the results that make them happy.