NO Snag/ smooth plate Flat irons

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  1. beana

    beana Well-Known Member

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    Are snags during flat ironing unavoidable?

    no matter what flat iron i use, i notice a degree of snagging. I have used Sedu, Fhi and Hairart brand flat irons. Its not a HUGE problem, but its noticeable.

    Weird observation:I notice snagging whenever a protein conditioner is used. Maybe moisturized hair is the best hair to flat iron, because I NEVER get snags when i do deep moisture treatments.

    Does your flat iron snag at all? Brand recs are welcome.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Missjae09

    Missjae09 New Member

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    I agree, I like the way my hair turns out better when I do a moisture treatment right after the protien or just a moisture -DC before straightening
     
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    Funny you mention this. I have a Sedu Revolution and I noticed my hair snags ONLY when I put HE LTR in my hair before flat-ironing. I'm not sure whether or not that's higher in protein or moisture but that definitely causes snags. I think it's supposed to be high in protein since it's supposed to mend split ends. It doesn't snag when I use only my CHI SI or heat protector spray though.

    Hmmmmm......
     
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    I never had a snag, i generally use GHD
     
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    I thought I was just gripping the handle to tight lol. I know one thing, I can't put any products on my hair other than the heat protector because my hair comes out unflowy/stiffish but still soft...
     
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    For me it depends on the size of the section I'm flat ironing. The thicker the sections, the more snagging I have.

    ETA: Oh, and I only do protein treatments on relaxer day every 4-6 months.
     
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    I've always had snagging happen when I flat iron my hair with the various flat irons I had; I thought I was either gripping too tightly or that it was the flat iron but with my Izunami flat iron, there is no snagging, just smooth gliding. I guess it varies with products, technique and tools.
     
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    I use a GHD Classic :love:, but I have had a Sedu for a long time. When my sections are too big and the hair doesn't stay together, I get a snag. When I keep the section small enough, no snags. And yes, it's better with moisture. I get a better job when I don't use any protein styling products.
     
  9. beana

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    @your_cheeziness I noticed on your blog that you were a long time fan of Sedu, how does that compare to the GHD? Sedu plates are so smooth, I have yet to experience another iron like it.
     
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    Sedu has been the best flat iron I have used. It was virtually snag-free. My hair snags likes the dickens with my Chi.
     
  11. Your Cheeziness

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    Sedu has the smoothest plates, but they don't straighten my hair like the GHD. Even on the same temperature, the GHD gets my hair straight in one pass - even when I was natural. I don't have that burning smell from the iron. The GHD has better controlled tension - meaning I like to squeeze the plates for better straightening and the Sedu couldn't perform like that. Maybe it was too light for me - idk. And the heat I get from the GHD is a more conditioning heat - if that makes sense. I can't really explain but I see a big difference in my hair when comparing the two. Sedu is a great iron, but after using my GHD, I won't go back.
     
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    i never had a snagging issue with my rusk tourmaline flat iron. its smooth like butter
     
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    Rusk snags. The plates are smooth but the snagging happens where the plate ends and the sides and ends begin. Then I think Ateyaaa might have been saying that the Izunami snags because she made mention to not take a section wider than the plate. In watching a YT on flat irons (Wahl Healthy Infusion which is on sale a BigLots for 19.99), the reviewer liked the iron but said that it snags if a section larger than the plates is taken. I think they all might. Never heard if the Chi does. We bought a Cortex and it doesn't seem to snag. I wish they designed them for this problematic feature..."no snag." Over time, you can have a damaged area.

    Does anyone know if the Maxiglide snags or any other nondesirable features? I'd still like to get one of those. Please @ me so I can see the notice.
     
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    I put teflon tape on my iron & it creates a seamless edge which I think eliminates snags.
     
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    Guitarhero I have been using a Maxiglide since they came out (I have owned several) I never had an issue with snagging. I also have a Sedu. No snaggs their either. I love my MG and my Sedu. They both stay in rotation whenever I flatiron.
     

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