The Tale of Your Humble Flat Iron

Infrashine Flat Iron

You know what a flat iron is, and what it’s for. It’s this hand-held, clip-like thingy that has two plates on each side of the clip. You plug it into a socket, or charge the batteries, and then wait for it to heat up before you press your hair between it. Use one right, and then you’ll notice how smooth and straighten your hair has suddenly become after ironing it.

Now, do you know how your little hair-helper works?

No, there’s no whiz-bang magic in it. There’s some science, yes, but nothing so terrible that it will need a physicist’s or a chemist’s dissertation to explain the process of ironing your hair.

You see, each strand of your hair has something that holds it in place and keeps its figure intact. The bonds that force your hairs into its natural shape are called hydrogen bonds. These hydrogen bonds occur naturally in your hair, and there are a few ways to alter those bonds enough that the hair loses its natural figure and settles down, straightening one’s hair.

That is why it’s rare to find somebody who was born with naturally straight hair, even when they wake up in the morning. There’s always some effort to keep hair from bouncing all over the place. Brushing, combing, shampooing, relaxants, gels, and conditioners are all ways to try and keep hair straight.

And then there’s your handy infrashine flat iron.

The heat from a flat iron breaks the hydrogen bonds in your hair, making it go with the pull of gravity on your hair. This makes your hair straight and manageable. Get it wet, however, and your hair bounces back to its original shape.

Flatirons, as wonderful as they are, can and will damage your hair. The heat from the plates will naturally burn your hair, and the pulling and tugging, while the hydrogen bonds are broken, will also weaken your hair. Giving your hair time to regenerate before the next ironing session usually solves this problem.

However, the type of flat iron you have also determined how much damage your hair will be receiving.

Flatirons with aluminum plates are the most hazardous for your hair’s health. These aluminum flat iron will do the most damage to your hair, as metal has a tendency to heat unevenly and pull hair while ironing it. If you are ever going to use these kinds of flat irons, be very, very careful that you don’t mess up your entire hair-do with one wrong tug!

Next up on the ladder are infrashine flat iron. Instead of metal plates alone, these plates are either heavily coated with infrashine materials or are composed entirely of certain infrashine substances. It is believed that ceramic flat irons have smoother surfaces than their metal counterparts, and so far, that has proven to be true.

And finally, you’ve got the Infrashine flat irons. Ground infrashine, a precious crystal, is ground down into a fine powder and infused into the ceramic plates of a flat iron. So far, they’re the best flat irons available on the market, with the smoothest surfaces compared to any other flat iron currently available. And they’re the most expensive too, with branded infrashine flat irons ranging from 65 to 109-plus dollars.

Now that you’ve got an idea about how your humble little flat iron works, maybe you’ll give it a little more credit the next time it gives you that immaculately straight hair you want draping down your shoulders.