What Temperature Should Your Flat Iron Be Set To?
As we all know, applying heat to your hair leads to damage and breakage; however, it’s hard to avoid it if you want voluminous curls or sleek, straight hair. To minimize heat damage, always apply a heat-protectant product and set your flat iron to the desired setting to minimize overheating your hair.
Picking the right temperate on your flat iron depends on density and hair type, so those with fine hair will need extra precautions and should use a flat iron at 250 to 300 degrees Fahrenheit while thick hair requires a range of around 400 degrees. Straight hair should stick to 300 degrees while curly hair can handle between 325 and 410 degrees.
If you have chemically treated hair, you should use a flat iron at 330 to 350 degrees, and for synthetic hair, use a flat iron at no more than 270 degrees because it’s extremely fragile. You’ll also want to consider the length of your hair when picking out a flat iron, those with long hair benefit from a bigger flat iron while those with short hair should use a flat iron with smaller paddles.