Ask TheHaiRazor: The Best Flat Iron For Short Hair

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Rochelle F. writes:

Dear Ms Ayana, your video’s are great! Your wonderful personality and spirt is evident and comes across through your tutorials. Keep doing the wonderful work that you do. It is always a pleasure, seeing confident beautiful brown sisters, doing what they were “called” to do. My question is, what is the best flat iron that you suggest for me to get to do short hair, shorter, than yours, for my off week, that I do not see my sylist? Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Also, where I could purchase the flat iron. Keep up the good work and “continued blessings”.

Thanks so much Rochelle! I really appreciate your kind words!

When looking for a great flat iron for short hair, it’s important to look at:


  1. Size: Mini flat irons are very popular when it comes to short hair. I use a mini one at home but at the salon I managed to find a full sized flat iron for short hair. I like the full sized one better but it can be hard to find them.

  2. Plate size: 1/2 inch is a great size for many pixie cuts. 1 inch or bigger works great for longer cuts like the old Rihanna or Meagan Good bang.

  3. Plate: Popular flat iron plates are ceramic, tourmaline, ionic, and titanium. If you stick with one of these, you’re good. Be aware of cheaper brands that may have a “ceramic” coat that will scrape off and pull on your hair.

  4. Temperature: Most mini flat irons just come with just an on and off switch. I’m not too fond of these, however if they have a safe temperature of up to 430 degrees, you’re ok. Just make sure and use a heat protectant spray before curling your hair.

  6. Brand: Here are some brands that I favor: BaBlyiss PRO, CHI, GHD, Sedu, and Rusk. Cheaper brands like Conair and Revlon work good as well.

You can find a great quality flat iron locally at Sally Beauty or stores like T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s. Sites like Folica and Amazon are good as well. I hope these tips help and happy hunting!


1 Comment

  1. Jennifer Williams
    December 17, 2014 / 2:56 PM

    Karmin is the best!

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