We’ve all heard the saying, ‘Size doesn’t matter; it’s the way you use it.’
But does that apply to hair straighteners too?
On top of your usual decisions about brands and materials, now you can choose a wide or thin hair straightener.
‘But what plate size is right for me?’
Well, experimenting with different-sized tools can be fun! 😜 But seriously, if you’re unsure whether to reach for a wide or thin hair straightener, assessing your hair type and needs is key.
A narrow flat iron is a great choice for polishing fine or mostly straight hair that just needs a quick run-through.
And if you have the travel bug, a thin hair straightener packs conveniently without wasting precious luggage space. More room for all your killer outfits!
A wide plate hair straightener offers fiery power. If you have coarse, thick, or curly hair, then wider plates move through your mane more easily.
However, wider plates tend to reach a higher temperature. So, if you already have damaged locks from colouring or generally dry hair, you need to be careful handling the heat.
Unsure of what wide or thin hair straightener to pick? We’ve done the hard work for you with our guide on hair straightener sizes.