1. Choose the right size Just like clothes, not all pliers fit all people. It depends on your hair, you might say. What determines the choice of pliers is the length of your hair. The right pliers make it easier to get a nice result and reduce the risk of wear - and you burn the tops.
Short hair: Placed on a pair of pliers with small narrow plates.
Long hair: Choose a pliers with larger plates so you can treat a larger area at once. Also, choose a pair of pliers that are not so heavy!
2. Choose the right temperature
Do not fire at the highest temperature at once, unless you want this to happen. This means that it is good to save some and buy a pliers where you can actually set the temperature. The quality and hair type determine the heat, but if you have fine and worn hair you should run at as low a temperature as possible, around 120 degrees, a hair of decent quality can handle around 160 degrees and a thick and well-groomed hair can fix 185 degrees. But my tip is to take it easy with the temperature. Test with a low temp first, if you get the result you want already then there is no need to increase the heat. For additional guides and information read Fahrenheit Flat Iron Reviews to learn more.
3. Invest in good material
Pliers are made of different materials, but my tip is to buy one with ceramic tiles as they quickly get hot, the heat gets even and it reduces the risk of hot spots, hot areas that increase the risk of damage to hair. If you want to pull it an extra lap, you can bet on a ceramic pliers with tourmaline technology, they are the nicest on the hair but also expensive, of course.
4. Prepare your hair carefully
You must prep your hair carefully before you flatten it - and then with a nourishing product that protects against heat. If you use the forceps daily, you should do a heavy wrapping of the hair once a week to keep it fresh and soft.
5. It's a no-no!!
NEVER use pliers in wet or damp hair, it will wear out a lot!
6. How do you do then?
Take one section of the hair at a time and pull the hair through the pliers. It is important that you do not stop and keep it still with the hair in the forceps, then you will damage the hair. Squeeze from the scalp and gently pull out the peaks. If you are a bit good, you can also make curls with the pliers by turning it half a turn and then moving it outwards towards the tops. If you want a little volume and not so flat, straight, you can try to pull iron from the middle of the hair out to the tops, lift out from the scalp. Twist the wrist slightly away from the face for some extra bounce.
Take a drop of oil (eg Moroccan Oil) in the palms and pull over the hair. Finish with a gloss spray.
8. Be kind to the tongs ...
Let it cool down in peace before putting it back in the package. Never wrap the cord around it if it is hot!
Choosing the right pliers is, to say the least, a challenge. How should you know which one works the fastest, which one fixes the shinyest hair, which one holds the best - and which one does not wear the hair too much?
It is a jungle out there with a whole lot of different brands, but I have tested three in different price positions - keep it good!
Remington Style Inspirations Sleek & Smooth Slim, SEK 499: Hemed good pliers with ceramic coatings that come up in heat quickly.