There are flat irons designed for each type of hair and specifically, there are thin flat irons. In this guide we’ll discuss the right type of flat irons for those with thin or medium hair.

Choosing Thin flat irons

The most important factor in choosing the right flat iron is to select one with plates that will not damage your hair. Thin to medium hair is more fragile, more easily damaged, than thicker hair, so choosing titanium or ceramic plate thin flat irons are essential. The ceramic might be a coating or a solid piece. Also look for a straightener that employs ceramic tourmaline heaters, which emit negative ions which provide less damaging heat and seal in hair’s natural moisture. They may even facilitate healing for hair that has been damaged with the use of harsh chemicals or overuse of a hair blow dryer.

The second tip is to make sure that the flat iron you select has adjustable heat. Low to medium settings are best, with temperatures in the 200F to 325F range. Never use heat over 350F. If a straightener offers only one heat setting, it will almost certainly be too high for your hair.

Finally, if you need thin flat irons, and your hair is in the range from thin to medium, you will be better served by a straightener that uses a narrower set of plates. These blades will do a very good job of straightening your hair, and will also offer the versatility of being useful for styling. The thinner the plates are, the greater the ability they have to curl, twist, provide waves, or add the other touches that make hair styles unique. Some straighteners with thinner plates, from 5/8 inch to 1 ¼ inch, also offer rounded edges, which are wonderful for producing a wide variety of attractive styles.

Tips for thin flat irons

  • Make sure you condition thin hair before straightening
  • If you hair is not just fine and thin, but actually thinning, be super careful when choosing thin flat irons
  • Use a ceramic straightener if possible