How to Choose the Best Flat Iron for Your Hair Type and Hair Health

June 03, 2022 5 min read 1 Comment

How to Choose the Best Flat Iron for Your Hair Type and Hair Health

It’s official, NuMe’s Megastar Flat Iron is a 2022 Glamour Beauty Award winner! Our hot tools and hair care products have been around almost as long as the launch of Glamour’s beauty awards itself, making this year’s win a special one. Listed among the top 264 products of 2022, the Megastar wonbest flat iron for curly hair with its effortless, snag-free, and single-pass straightening capabilities. But what makes this flat iron a true stand out among the many wonderful and innovative hot tools out there?   

We’ve all heard the buzz words; “negative ion conditioning,” “far-infrared heat,” and “tourmaline ceramic plates,” to name a few, but just because a hot tool lists these impressive features, promising to reduce frizz, minimize damage, and boost shine, doesn’t mean they work together to produce ultimate results or keep hair healthy. This was the frustrating experience of NuMe founder and industry innovator, Sabrina Maren, who’s own hair struggles inspired the intensive research and testing that NuMe’s products have become known for. After experiencing such transformative success on her own hair, Sabrina felt like a new woman, or as she would put it, a “new me!” Sabrina’s research pioneered many of the industry-standard materials and ingredients used today to make every woman’s hairstyling routine easier and quicker, while producing beautifully smooth results. 

The Megastar exemplifies NuMe’s dedication to healthy, smooth hair by using only the most innovative, tried-and-true  technologies and features. This power-packed flat iron boasts  tourmaline ceramic beveled floating plates using far-infrared heat and negative ion conditioning technologies as many other flat irons on the market do, but we understand how to use these features to get real, long-lasting results. How exactly do these features work to give you the smooth, damage free styles you desire?

Tourmaline Ceramic - It’s all about the smooth glide and those negative ions! Although titanium is another tried and true material used to make some amazing hot tools and often touted by professionals, ceramic is a less damaging to a wider  variety of hair types. It also glides more effortlessly through hair, reducing the probability of snagging. So what’s so special about tourmaline ceramic? Tourmaline is a precious gemstone that naturally produces negative ions crucial for neutralizing the positive ions that promote frizz. The Megastar’s ceramic plates are made using 100% pure tourmaline (never coated), making it a frizz-fighting machine that’s gentle on strands but extremely effective. Its negative ions penetrate hair texture from the inside of your hair cuticle to the outer layer, locking in smooth hair longer and keeping it shinier! Traditional titanium or steel irons smooth hair from the outside cuticle layer to the center cuticle, which won’t hold up against humidity or much activity leading to dull ends and styles that fall flat.

Beveled Plates -  The Megastar may have won best flat iron for curly hair, but it also curls straight hair like a dream thanks in large part to it’s beveled plates! Remember the days of harsh heat lines crimping your attempts at smooth straight hair? Or even the days when all a flat iron did was straighten? Beveled plates are the answer to these problems! Rounded plates without harsh angles allow you to get line free straight strands, natural looking waves, or even bouncy curls. You can also thank the Megastar’s negative ions for helping to eliminate frizz from the inside out and creating those effortless curls and smooth straightened strands. Gone are the days of needing multiple hot tools to produce different styles, a concept that NuMe fully embraces when designing any of our hair care products or hot tools. 

Floating Plates - I’m sure you’ve seen this feature on flat irons before and that’s a good thing. Floating plates move more fluidly with your hair, reducing potential damage to the hair shaft while also applying even pressure on your hair to get the results you want in a single pass. 

Far-infrared Heat - Often touted as the key to smooth, frizz-free hair, far-infrared heat is yet another feature of the Megastar that works from the inside out, gently heating the inside of the hair cuticle outward. It also penetrates your strands at a lower temperature this way, reducing the risk of heat damage and helping to maintain hair moisture, no dried out locks here!

Metal Ceramic Heater (MCH) - Bet you didn’t think the way your flat iron heats up mattered, did you? Well it absolutely does, and MCH heat is king! It’s extremely efficient and has a short temperature recovery time, which means the temperature you set your flat iron at will stay at that temperature even though your hair is much cooler. Maintaining an even temperature is crucial for getting even results with every pass. 

Negative Ion Conditioning Technology & Ion Booster - By now you know the benefits of negative ions and how wonderful they are! Between the negative ions produced by the tourmaline ceramic and the far-infrared heat, the Megastar makes doubly sure that your hair's cuticles are sealed for the ultimate frizz-free, shiny, smooth, and healthy-looking style. But wait, the Megastar has something else up its sleeve, a green light that acts as a booster for the negative ions, making them work even harder to give you some extremely shiny locks.

Far-infrared Light Strip - In addition to far-infrared heat technology, the Megastar also includes a far-infrared light strip nestled in the center of the top plate that gently sends heat directly into the hair follicle and out to the cuticle to protect strands over time. 

Custom Heat Setting - The Megastar’s wide temperature range enables optimal results for any hair type. If you have fine and or color treated hair, you certainly don’t need the heat much past 360 °F. If you have coarser hair, however, you’ll need the extra heat boost and the Megastar gets up to 450 °F! Whether curly or straight, thick or thin, coarse or fine, this flat iron will give you long-lasting styling results while maintaining the health and luster of your locks. 

Soft Touch Grip -When you become a Megastar convert, you’ll want to use it all the time! So you should be comfortable styling with it, right? NuMe uses soft-touch grip on most of its hot tools to ensure a comfortable styling routine. 

Durable Design - For those of you who have been NuMe fans for over a decade, you probably still have, or have only recently had to ditch, your favorite hot tool. The Megastar is no different, it’s built to last and will stubbornly persist year after year. 

We are proud to have crafted a flat iron with all hair types and budgets in mind without sacrificing the salon-quality results that NuMe has become known for. Winning this year’s Glamour Beauty Award for best flat iron for curly hair and receiving such positive recognition by top-hair professionals, stylists, beauty editors, and influencers alike is a huge honor. It’s a testament to the hard work and care that Sabrina has put into testing each and every product and hot tool that we have designed since NuMe’s founding in 2009.

Using any hot tool to style your hair is risky if you’re trying to avoid damage, and with healthy, smooth, nourished strands as the top hair trend right now it’s important to use quality tools that won’t cause long-term damage. The Megastar, along with every hot tool that NuMe designs, is made with the overall health of your hair in mind. We also believe that the flat iron you use should not only be adjustable to your needs, but your mood! From sleek casual looks to summer beach waves and glamorous going out on the town curls, you deserve one hot tool to rule them all!

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1 Response

Maria
Maria

July 21, 2022

I have fine hair and growing out my color to go gray. Really love this tool. I set temp.at about 340°f and it straightens effortlessly with no frizz. True in what they say about this flat iron and I’m very pleased with it:) Thank you NUME for your awesome product!!

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