Hair can be straightened using a keratin treatment, a hair relaxing treatment, Japanese thermal straightening, alkaline straightening or using a blow dryer. If a chemical treatment is used, however, there may be health risks involved.Know More
Some people prefer to straighten their hair chemically to avoid the heat damage from flat irons and blow dryers. However, chemical treatments, such as Brazilian blowouts, and other keratin treatments often contain formaldehyde that is released into the air or absorbed.
Other hair straightening techniques, such as Japanese straightening, are more permanent and must involve the breaking of disulfide bonds between hairs. This can be very damaging to the hair structure. Thioglycolates and lye-based alkalines are often used and can cause allergic reactions, scalp and respiratory irritation and chemical burns.Learn more about Hairstyling Tools
A CHI hair straightener can be repaired either through the manufacturer's warranty service for basic, mechanical issues or through a repair company for damages caused by the user. The manufacturer's warranty typically covers the cost of repairs for a year after purchase.Full Answer >
After a keratin treatment is applied to black permed hair, the hair is straightened with a high-temperature flat iron. The heat infuses the keratin into the hair, seals the cuticles and repairs damaged hair. Keratin treatments work well on permed, relaxed and colored hair, leaving it straighter and less frizzy.Full Answer >
To clean the ceramic plates on a hair straightener, turn it off, and allow it to cool. Wipe down the plates with a damp cloth. Use a cleaning solution on the flat iron.Full Answer >
When it comes to choosing between the Chi and Baby Bliss flat iron tools, the best option is to decide which one to use after reading product reviews. Both hair straightening tools have pros and cons based on the experiences of individual consumers. Reading the reviews posted at Amazon.com for both products is helpful in making a good purchasing decision.Full Answer >