The best flat iron for black hair, African American hair or ethnic hair doesn’t have to be specially designed or feature specific settings, just a good quality flat iron with smooth gliding plates and ceramic, tourmaline or titanium technology can do the job. As with thick or curly hair, a flat iron must be able to reach high temperatures (400°F or more) to straighten hair efficiently but you also need to keep in mind the type of technology that’s appropriate for your hair.
Professional flat irons come with advanced technology and high quality materials that make styling safe and efficient, so your hair won’t be losing any moisture or lustre. The best you can choose out of all the materials is ceramic, a popular selection because of its smoothness and ability to safely style. Just remember to go for a flat iron that features PURE ceramic plates, not metal plates with ceramic coating.
For ethnic hair, your best choice would be a professional flat iron containing ceramic heating elements. Ceramic is known universally for it’s heating properties which include far infrared heat and ionic technology which both work to smooth, lock in moisture and dramatically reduce frizz when styling. The gentle waves of far infrared heat softly penetrate the hair shaft, sealing the cuticle to conserve moisture and natural oils to give your hair a natural looking, healthy shine. Negatively charged ions neutralize the static in your locks, preventing dryness, brittle strands and frizz, leaving smoother and shinier hair.
What do we recommend for you? Check out the Karmin G3, it offers you all the benefits mentioned here and will help you on your way to achieving straighter and more hydrated tresses.