Terri Taricco, Vice President, Marketing for Helen of Troy
Styling Iron Heat Settings
Terri Taricco talks exact styling iron temperatures to create perfect results.
"To discover the perfect heat setting for each client, set your iron at the lowest temperature suggestion for a particular hair type, give it time to fully heat up and then pass it through the hair. If you feel any drag, the temperature is too low and you need to tu it up in small increments until the hair passes through the plates without any resistance.
Fragile: 280° to 329°
Normal: 330° to 379°
Coarse: 430° to 450°
Important: Flat-ironing hair on a daily basis is never recommended. When it comes to heat styling, less is more!
Bonus! Ideal heat settings ensure longer-lasting styles with the least amount of damage!"
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