What temperature is your flat iron set on?

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  1. yora88

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    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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    375-400ish to do an initial straightening, 300 to curl or touch-up after that
     
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    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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    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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    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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    180C, which is think is about 355F or so.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    320 on my Sedu (1.5 inch) gets my hair stick straight like it is in both of my siggy pics.
     
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    370 with my FHI, but it makes my hair too straight, even though I'm 6 months post. I will use a lower setting next time I use it and see how that goes.
     
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    I used to have a maxiglide, which died, and I always used level 5/6. I bought a new flat iron last night that has temperature settings so I just wanted to know what temperature you lovely ladies used. Thanks for all the responses!
     
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    I'm natural. I have a maxiglide, it's usually on 8 or 9. The highest setting is 10.
     
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    I use 370º. I have a Croc 1 Infrared Flat Iron
     
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    carsamI have the FHI platform and it 370 is high for me as well. That flatiron is a beast. I really don't have to go past 350 if my hair has been properly stretched first.
     
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    365 seems like the best for me
     
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    :lachen::lachen: Me too and it STILL doesn't get my hair stick straight. I have a Sedu 1".
     
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    original Sedu - 320

    Croc 2, Croc designer - 350

    Solia, H2Pro, Cortex, Hana Professional- 370

    Amika, deep brilliance flat iron - 400
     
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    Between 360 and 410. The iron will start to smoke at 410 but 360 doesn't quite get it smooth enough.
     

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