Three Flat Irons for Straightening Natural African-American Hair

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Three Flat Irons for Straightening Natural African-American Hair

It seems there are about a million different types and brands of flat irons available on the market. However, trying to figure out which one to use can be overwhelming to say the least. We have picked out three flat irons that got really good consumer reviews. All of them can be used for hair types that are frizzy, wavy or coarse. Of course, these are just suggestions and they may not work for you, but it gives you a place to start. The price range for all three is usually between $75 and $100.

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1. BaByliss Pro BABP2559 Porcelain Ceramic Flat Iron, Silver/Black – This iron ranges in size from 1 inch up to 2.5 inches. It has ceramic plates which are good for distributing the heat of the iron, thereby eliminating hot spots that are found in other irons.

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2. Onei MK-I Halo Ceramic Flat Iron – This one also has ceramic plates with virtually no pull allowing your hair to be straightened and leaving it with a silky shine. It also employs negative ionic energy adding another level of protection for your hair. Other features include a digital readout and 30 minute auto shut-off.

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3. BaByliss Pro BABNT3072 Nano Titanium-Plated Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron – The titanium plates are exceptional heat conductors allowing the user to use a heat seating as high as 450°F without damaging the hair. The lightweight, ultra-thin iron makes it quick and easy to use. Using negative ions helps lock in your hair’s own natural moisture.

Once you decide on a flat iron, you may need some tips on how to go about using it to straighten your hair. Check out the video above to help you get started.