Solia makes very good flat irons and it uses Tourmaline on all its ceramic plates. However just because you've bought a Solia flat iron is not going to guarantee that your hair is going to look like you just stepped out of a salon. You also have to know how to use it.
Tourmaline is a precious stone and generates up to 6 times more negative ions than traditional ceramic. This greatly reduces the potential for heat damage to the hair and results in a smoother, silkier hair that is less likely to frizz or curl back up. All good flat iron manufacturers now coat the ceramic plates on their flat irons with Tourmaline.
The company also uses a unique "dynamic alignment system" on the plates of its flat irons. This allows the ceramic / tourmaline plates to self-adjust as necessary in order to maintain even contact with the hair. This is important; evening out the pressure prevents the iron from focusing on any specific "hot spots" which could damage your hair.
How To Use Your Solia Flat Iron
Once you've purchased your Solia hair styling flat iron you ready to give yourself beautiful hair. Do not be nervous about using it; using it is simplicity itself. Here's a step by step guide.
1. Select the correct size of Solia hair straightener based on your type and length of hair. What is mean by size is the width of the ceramic plates of the flat iron. Most women will be fine with one that has plate sizes between 1.5 "and 1".
2. When you first unpack your Solia Tourmaline flat iron do not plug it in straight away. Instead, just try using it without it being switched on. Get used to how it feels and try using it on your hair.
3. Before you use your hair straightener ensure that your hair is completely dry; use a blow-dryer.
4. When using your Solia flat iron you should always use a styling product to stop your hair from 'frizzing'. Apply serum or gel when drying your hair. Serums are silicon based. If you use a gel place a little into the palm of your hand and apply it evenly through your hair.
5. It sounds obvious but make sure your hair straightener is switched on and has reached its temperature setting. Also, determine what temperature is appropriate for your hair type. Normal hair can withstand a range of 300-370 ° F. Bleached, fragile, damaged and fine hair should use less than 300 ° F. Very thick, coarse, ethnic or resistant hair can stand more than 370 ° F, but be sure to use this selection very carefully.
6. Use barrettes and / or hair clips to pull away hair you're not working on. Take a small section of your hair to start with. Do not be tempted to use thicker sections; by working with small sections and slices, you can apply the heat evenly, and will get the desired straightness faster.
7. Begin straightening by taking a small chunk of hair and, starting at the root of the hair, work your way down slowly but steadily. Once you've finished a section, comb through it and spray with hairspray, if desired.
8. Straightening the back hairs can be difficult. Until you get the hang of it, try placing two mirrors on the diagonal so you can see the back of your head. Then, do as in step 7, starting at the bottom of your head (the nape / neck area) and working your way to the crown of your head, just like your stylist does.
It takes time and practice to perfect most things. The good news is that it should not take long at all to get that perfect, sleek, shiny finish using your Solia flat iron.