[Directly from Hair Make] Hair iron basic temperature setting
How often do you use curling irons? If it is too low, you will have to apply the curling iron many times, and if it is too high, it will put a strain on your hair. If you use a curling iron at a temperature that suits your hair, it will become glossier and reduce damage. In the last part, we asked hair and makeup artist Yu Nemoto about "the proper temperature of curling irons".
Q1.Please tell me how to find the proper temperature.
A1. It depends on the hair quality and condition, but if you use a curl iron, start from a low temperature of about 120 ° C, and if you cannot keep the curl, gradually increase it. If you have to wrap it many times, it will damage your hair, so it is best to have a curl at once and keep it at the lowest temperature for a day.
Start with a slightly higher temperature for a straight iron, slide it like tanning at 1 degree, and the temperature to clean it is the optimum temperature.
Depending on the manufacturer, curl iron or straight iron, the finish will be different even with the same temperature setting, so it is just a guide, but for damaged hair 100-140 ° C, for fine hair and colored hair 140 ° C, damageless Try 150 ° C for hair, 160 ° C for thick hair, and 130-150 ° C for adult hair in their 40s and older.
Q2.How low should the curl iron be set compared to the straight iron?
A2.Please try at a temperature 10 to 30 ° C lower than when using a normal straight iron!
[From the beauty trip editorial department]
In order to make a beautiful and long-lasting curl, it is ideal to iron in one place for 3 to 4 seconds. Since the iron is applied longer than when straightening, set it lower and enjoy curled hair while reducing damage.
Q3.Should I change the set temperature at the root, middle, and hair tips?
A3.It depends on the damage to your hair, but especially for long hair, you should change it! If the temperature near the root is 150 ° C, it would be nice to be able to adjust the temperature at 140 ° C in the middle and 100-130 ° C at the tip of the hair, but it is difficult to change each time, so first adjust the middle from near the root, and finally the tip of the hair. Take a thick slice and iron.
Q4.I often hear that Japanese hair is fine and the temperature of the curling iron should be low. really?
A4.For example, models from Europe often have fine and soft hair, so high-temperature curling irons do not work, and they do it at low temperatures. Compared to the hair quality of Westerners and Europeans, Asians, including Japanese, have firmness and elasticity, and their cuticles are solid. However, it is more important to match the hair quality than because it is Japanese. However, regardless of the hair quality, if you apply high temperature many times, the damage will increase, so the proper temperature is still the best. It is also effective to change it according to the condition of your hair.
Bow Nemoto / Hair and Makeup Artist
After working at a beauty salon and working as a hair and makeup assistant, became independent. She is currently active in a wide range of fields such as magazines, catalogs, commercials, movies and web movies.
Part1 How to choose the basic hair iron
Part2 Please see the basic usage of curling irons.