If you are anything like me, then your hair straighteners feel like a beloved member of the family! They stick with you through thick and thin, but like everything else, there comes a day when they are no longer to serve their purpose in the way that you would like them to. Here are the three key signs you need new hair straighteners.
1. Damaged Plates
If the heating plates themselves are looking worn down and scratched, then they are not going to be able to provide you with the smoothest finish anymore. If you are going to have hair pulling and snagging issues because your plates are chipped or broken, then it’s time to buy some new ones.
2. Flashing Lights
Don’t ignore flashing lights on your accessory: just because you don’t know what they mean, it doesn’t mean you should carry on as usual! If lights are flickering by the power buttons, then it could be an indicator that the straighteners are having issues with heat control, or that there is a bigger electrical fault about to happen. You don’t want to take a risk with a faulty piece of electronics that you put so close to your face and eyes, not to mention your flammable hair!
3. Over Straightening
If you find that it takes longer and longer to achieve your straight look these days, that you have to keep going over and over the same spots on your head, then that is a key sign that your accessory isn’t as powerful and effective as it used to be. You want to think about replacing them because going over and over the same areas can result in unnecessary heat damage.