1. Invest in a Professional Grade Flat Iron: A high quality product will last up to 10 years. It may come at higher cost but it’s cheaper than replacing a cheaper version every few years. Plus you will get the added bonus of healthier hair in the long run.
2. Ceramic Plates: Metal plates heat up faster but are more likely to burn hair. Ceramic plates evenly distribute heat at a constant temperature, so you complete control.
3. Temperature Control: The last thing to look for is adjustable heat settings. Fine hair will straighten and curl at lower heat than coarse hair, so look for the lowest numbers available.
Figure out which setting works for your hair by starting at the bottom and going from there. Fine hair will straighten at 300 or under, while normal hair needs 300-380 and coarse hair may require higher temperatures.
There are the best flat irons for fine hair:
- Our resident stylist Isabelle Faure uses the T3 Professional Ceramic – 1″
- Solia Tourmaline Ceramic Ion – 1.25″
- Corioliss Pro V Tourmaline Ceramic 1.25″
- Sedu Ionic Ceramic Tourmaline – 1.5″
Another feature to look for if you’re someone who worries about leaving the stove on or locking doors is an automatic shutoff.
These 1” options are also perfect for flat iron curls. Check out this easy how to curl hair with a flat iron video! With the right technique, you can transform your flat iron into a 2-in-1 styling tool.