Straightening Iron and Your La Crowne Hair Extensions

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When asked what gadget or tool they can’t live without, a lot of girls and women surprised us with their answer. While you would think that everyone would say it’s their smartphone, many actually rank their straightening iron as their top answer. Yes! It’s unbelievable just how much we rely on this amazing invention to keep our hair looking great and us feeling confident.


The problem is, with so many styles and brands of straightening iron available now, it’s a little difficult to know whether we’re using for our hair type and yes, our beloved hair extensions. To help you decide which straightener is best for your La Crowne Fusions, here are some things you need to consider:


Picking a Plate

There are three popular options for straightening iron plates: ceramic, tourmaline, and titanium. Let’s talk about them a bit. If you’re going for a ceramic plate, make sure that it’s made out of full ceramic and not just ceramic-coated. The latter can cause hair to snag while all-ceramic plates can distribute heat evenly and are less likely to burn your hair. Tourmaline plates are made of crushed crystalline mineral that is used as a coating. Many women love this type of plate as they make hair shinier and less frizzy. Titanium plates heat up faster and distribute heat faster, too. Depending on how you use a titanium plate straightener it can be good or bad. It’s good because you won’t have to go over the sections of your hair much due to faster heat distribution. It can be bad because leaving it too long can really damage your hair because of the extra heat.


Size Really Matters

If you are using a 1/2″ flat iron because you think it’s cute, stop now. A 1″ flat iron is a good choice for shorter hair. The best size to use, however, is anything between a 1 1/4″ to 2″ iron. The longer your hair is, the wider the iron should be. Size matters because you want to avoid going over and over the same section of your hair and hair extensions that you’ll soon dry them out because of too much unnecessary heat. With a wider iron, you get to cover more sections of hair in one go so you won’t have to go over it again. Of course, using a wider iron also saves you some time!


Too Hot is Bad

Remember that your own hair, as well as your La Crowne Fusions is not meant to handle too much heat. There may be straighteners out there that want to wow you with a maximum heat of 500 degrees, but please don’t be tempted! In fact, you should never crank up your straightener to over 365 degrees.  In truth, you may not even need to go as high up as 365 degrees. It depends on the texture of your hair. So try to lower the heat setting of your iron and see if that works. And please stay away from those attachments!


While it’s perfectly fine for you to use straighteners, make sure that you’re using the right one for your hair. We hope we are able to help you make that decision! If you want to learn more about La Crowne Fusions or if you’re interested in having one, don’t hesitate to contact us!