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Old 02-25-2011, 09:11 PM
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Default What temperature is your flat iron set on?

This is just a general question to the ladies that flat iron. What temperature is your flat iron set on? TIA
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:14 PM
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Default Re: What temperature is your flat iron set on?

375-400ish to do an initial straightening, 300 to curl or touch-up after that
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:33 PM
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Default Re: What temperature is your flat iron set on?

I just now got a new flat iron after being on a no heat hiatus. I learned that 410 is too hot. I will try 375 the next time I straighten.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:35 PM
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Default Re: What temperature is your flat iron set on?

370.
Works perfectly for my DD hair but leaves mine slightly fluffy. I don't flat iron often though but she gets her hair pressed regularly.
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My CHI only has an on & off setting :/

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Default Re: What temperature is your flat iron set on?

400 or 410 the highest that the GVP can go...no heat damage
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@ Super Sweet....

are you relaxed or natural?
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Default Re: What temperature is your flat iron set on?

180C, which is think is about 355F or so.
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230 degrees Celsius=446 degrees Fahrenheit
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are you relaxed or natural?
Natural....
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Default Re: What temperature is your flat iron set on?

400...I initially had it on 410 because I wasn't getting my ends good, but then I started comb chasing and found I could lower it, and do one pass.

I posted this in another thread but I think these are good guidelines for heat from Natural Haven:

Stage 1 : At and below 150 degrees C (302F)
Loosely bound water and tightly bound water is lost from the hair


Stage 2: At 160-175 degrees C (320 -347F)
Hair undergoes a glass transition phase (meaning the hair begins to flow as hot glass would). Plastic deformation is possible (meaning in a 'normal' hydrated state, hair is elastic and can stretch and return back to its original length. Hair does also have temporary plasticity which is why styles like roller sets, twist outs/knot outs can occur. However at this heating stage, the plasticity is NOT temporary, the hair may return to a 'normal' looking state but it will not be exactly the same)


Stage 3: Between 215 and 235 degrees C ( 419-455F)
The keratin in hair has a natural twist to it knows as an alpha helix (α-helix). This twist is present in all keratin, whether straight hair or curly hair. At this stage the helices of the hair protein melt (not reversible).

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Default Re: What temperature is your flat iron set on?

i have a solia. if my hair is very moisturized (with deep conditioning) before flat ironing 370 will do just fine. i'm afraid of damage so i try to keep under 400
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Default Re: What temperature is your flat iron set on?

About 340-370 F with 2 passes. I normally flat-iron after a rollerset so it's pretty much straight. Never any higher than 375F. I sometimes go lower (275-300 F) if I just want to stretch my hair so that it still has some texture.
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Default Re: What temperature is your flat iron set on?

380F gets my 7 months post/ transitioning hair straight with one pass. I have a sedu
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higher than high
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Default Re: What temperature is your flat iron set on?

I've flatironed once since my bc and this was at 350 after a rollerset. My hair got silky straight, but I had trouble with reversion with one clumped curl on my nape. I did the Aphogee 2 step and it sprang right back to normal. I think I'll try 330 next time which should be in about a month.
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I use 390 on my new growth roots and crown. These areas are harder to tame.

I use 360 on my sides and the front of my hair which is thinner and less coarse than the back.

I use 310- 330 for touch ups depending on how much reversion I may have.

I'm 3c texlaxed. Also I only use one pass at these temps. If I need two passes, I apply more heat protectant one my hair cools and go over it again at 310.
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Default Re: What temperature is your flat iron set on?

When using a digital, 370. Maxiglide is perfect @ 6/10.
I'm natural, but straighten pretty often.
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400 leaves my hair pin straight.
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I'm natural. My flat iron is usually at 400 degrees.


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