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Best Porous Point Pens 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]

Last Updated December 1, 2018
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Billy JacobsLooking for ways to bring your porous point pens to the next level? Then you’ve come to the right place. I’m Billy Jacobs. After more than 55 hours of research and testing, which included using 20 different porous point pens in five cities and interviewing product teams at five major companies, I made a list of the best porous point pens of 2018

Eventually, I found something that would suit my needs but it occurred to me that I wasn’t the only one who might be having the same problems I did. Like most products, some outdo others, so use my top three list below to get started on your search for the best porous point pens of 2018.

Best Porous-Point Pens of 2018

I review the three best porous-point pens on the market at the moment. So, what exactly would anyone want to know about porous-point pens? I know most of us don’t really care much about the history and the origin, all we want to know is which of them is the best. Of course, I will spare you the history and go straight on to the best porous-point pens. The rating is based on multiple factors: The 3 metrics ‐ Design, Materials, Performance, and other indicators such as: Popularity, Opinions, Brand, Reputation and more. Many brands have introduced porous-point pens on the market. These brands have resulted in a variety for the user. These require that the consumers be well aware of what they are buying so as to make the best choice.

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№1 – BIC Marking Permanent Marker Fashion Colors

BIC Marking Permanent Marker Fashion Colors

Durable permanent marker, long-lasting color and low odor, vivid ink
Won’t Dry Out when cap is left off for 2 weeks on classic colors: Blue, Black, Red and Green
Acid-Free ink (no added acid; no measurable pH) ACMI approved non toxic
Absolutely no frills

Why did this porous-point pens win the first place?

I am very happy with the purchase. It is definitely worth its money. The product is top-notch! The rear part fits perfectly! It is mounted really tight and reliable. The product is very strong. Its material is stable and doesn’t crack. I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product.


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№2 – BIC Marking Permanent Marker

BIC Marking Permanent Marker

Durable permanent marker, long-lasting color
Won’t Dry Out when cap is left off for 2 weeks
Low odor, vivid ink
Can require care/upkeep.
Could be more durable.

Why did this porous-point pens come in second place?

Seems that the material is good. It has a very beautiful color but I don’t really like the texture. The design quality is top notch and the color is nice. I like this product. For such a low price, I didn’t even hope it to be any better. It’s decently made. I really liked it. It is amazing in every aspect. It did even exceed my expectations for a bit, considering the affordable price.


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№3 – Papermate Flair Porous Point Stick Free-Flowing Liquid Pens

Papermate Flair Porous Point Stick Free-Flowing Liquid Pens

Ultra Fine Flair® Pen.
Felt tip pen provides precise lines.
Reinforced metal tip.
It is huge and heavy weight.
Not very flexible.

Why did this porous-point pens take third place?

This price is appropriate since the product is very well built. I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new. It doesn’t squeaks nor bents. Looks great in my apartment. I hope that the good reputation of the manufacturer will guarantee a long-term work.


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Porous-Point Pens Buyer’s Guide

If you keep the before points in mind, you can easily go out to the market and buy porous-point pens, right? No!

Some Basic Definitions

I could write a whole glossary just on the terms and terminology used in the fountain pen world, but that’s not my goal here. My goal is simply to give you the most basic definitions you’ll need to understand the rest of this article. I want to focus on things that someone who doesn’t know much about fountain pens wouldn’t know, while not getting into details that are unnecessary for someone just getting started.

The nib

The nib is the part of the pen that touches the paper, and that the ink comes out of. On most pens it will be stainless steel, and on higher end pens it will be gold. By changing a nib, you can completely change the experience of writing with a pen. One of the first decisions you’ll have to make when buying a fountain pen is the size of the nib’s tip.

On most standard fountain pens, nibs can come in various points from extra fine to bold. The tip of the nib will determine just how much ink is released, and the thickness of the lines that you will put down. In addition to extra fine to bold, there are also a variety of other nib types like a cursive italic, or a stub. These special grinds are best suited for specific handwriting styles.

To further complicate matters, nib sizes aren’t standard. A “fine” nib on a Japanese pen, will tend to be finer than a “fine” nib on a German pen.

Certain nibs work better with certain inks, and certain handwriting styles.

Nibs made of softer materials, like gold, will wear in such a way as to adapt to the handwriting of the person using it. As such, if you have a very soft nib on a pen, and you lend it to someone else, the ink flow will seem strange to them, because the pen will have literally adapted itself to you.


A converter changes a cartridge filling system into refillable solution. There are various types of converters and filling systems, but the main purpose remains the same: a refillable reservoir that holds the ink that your pen uses to write. Some pens come with converters, others need to be ordered. For instance, a Pilot Metropolitan comes with both a cartridge and an empty converter, whereas a Lamy Safari comes only with a cartridge. If you want to refill a Safari, you either need to buy more cartridges, or you need to buy a converter plus ink.

Get Used to Writing With It

The day I got my Lamy Safari, I started using it immediately. Admittedly, my first impression was less than stellar. I found the pen scratchy to write with, and found that it was skipping. I began to wonder if I was doing something wrong, and then questioned whether getting a fine nib might have been a mistake.

I stuck to it, and a few hours into taking notes with my pen, somethign magical happened: the ink started to flow better!

This was my first fountain pen lesson. The way a fountain pen works is different from the way a ballpoint or a gel ink pen works. Pen doesn’t just start flowing automatically. The ink needs to work its way through the entire nib. In addition, if ink has been sitting in the pen for a while, it may have dried slightly, which will give you a less smooth writing experience. In general, using it will allow you to get through the drier ink and then it will start to flow.

As I continued to write with my fountain pen, the more I found I liked it.

Try it on Different Papers

As I started using my new pen, I began to notice something that I had never really taken stock of using my old ballpoints or gel pens: paper quality. I soon found that some papers worked great with my pen, while others made it feel scratchy, or caused the ink to bleed.

You can read exhaustive articles on which paper is the best to try with what ink and pen combination. However, my best advice is to try a bunch of different things.

Write on whatever plain pad of paper you have lying around the office. Write on post-it notes. Write in your favourite notebook. Write on scraps of paper.

You’ll soon get a feel for the difference that paper can make.

Brad recently wrote a great piece for Rhodia about how paper is like the tires on a car, and it’s true. You don’t really notice what kind of tires are on your car until you have a high performance car that can take advantage of them. The fountain pen is a little bit like the high performance car.

Returning to my car analogy, it’s kind of like having your every day tires for the commute to work, and saving your performance tires for the track on weekends.

Notice the Colours

One of the great things about fountain pens, and refilling them is the sheer variety of different colours. It’s not unusual for a single ink company to produce a few dozen colours. And before you think that after a few primary colours, all other inks are just variations of the same thing, you are missing a huge part of the ink experience. It is only when I started using fountain pens that I started to truly understand what it meant to appreciate an ink’s texture and depth of colour.

Even the standard blue that came with my Lamy Safari had more variation and depth than any other ink I’d ever written with before.

The moment you start getting excited about watching the ink of your pen dry, that’s when you know you’re hooked. So, at this point, I would suggest that you buy at least one ink refill.

Try Different Inks

Before you spend a fortune on a Nakaya or some other crazy expensive pen, realize just how much fun you can have just by trying different inks.

In my mind, inks are a seriously under-appreciated part of the fountain pen experience. Most articles you will read about fountain pens focus on the pens (with good reason, it is what you’re using to write!). However, changing the ink in your pens is a more affordable way to get a great variety of experiences with your fountain pen.

Think about it. Instead of spending multiple hundreds of dollars on new pens, you can spend a few bucks on a new bottle of ink, ink your favourite pen, and boom, just like that, whole new writing experience!

Closing Words

At this point, you’re probably thinking to yourself, this all seems like a lot just to buy a pen. And you’re right. It is. However, if you just want a pen that you can pull out at any time and it just works, then I’d suggest grabbing a roller ball or a gel pen. There’s a ton of great ones out there, and you can read through Brad’s reviews to find the best of the best. If you’re looking for a utilitarian tool, that’s the way to go.

However, if you’re approaching fountain pens as a piece of art, a hobby, or worse, a potential addiction, I think it’s worth taking the time to understand the basics with a few of the cheaper options before diving head first into the vast selection of premium pens that exist out there.

Product Details

Liquid Impression Porous Pt Stick Pen, Blk Ink, Ultra Fine, Dozen, GSA 7520015194373

Liquid Impression porous point pen combines function and style in an attractive design. Barrel features a visible ink supply that allows user to monitor ink levels. Includes a tough, plastic tip that holds up to extended use. Ink is non-refillable, and non-permanent. Uses water-based pigmented ink.

The uni-ball Jetstream.

The response from the experts was unanimous: when it comes to a great pen for every day and everybody, you should get the uni-ball Jetstream.

The response from the experts was unanimous: when it comes to a great pen for every day and everybody, you should get the uni-ball Jetstream. It has a perfect combination of incredibly smooth, incredibly even ink; it dries quickly; it comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes; and it has excellent durability.

Brian of Office Supply Geek said “I think the Jetstream line is the winner when it comes to an everyday pen for the masses. It dominates in its super smooth and solidly consistent performance, it dries very quickly, and provides all of the security benefits of being tamper resistant.”

In a review of the 0.mm version, Brian said “When I first wrote with this pen I was very surprised by how smooth the ink flowed, and how effortlessly the pen glided across the paper. I almost felt like if I didn’t focus on controlling the movements of the pen on the paper, I would end up experiencing something similar to what happens when you hydroplane in a car. It really was amazing to me that I was writing with a ballpoint pen “super super smooth” and saying it “is just the best ballpoint that I have ever written with, and it pretty much makes me want to toss every other ballpoint pen that I have on my desk because it will just be disappointing if I ever have to use one of them again.”

He complimented the 10Bold for its comfortable grip and being ideal for left-handers. “As with any Jetstream I’ve ever used, these write flawlessly with no skipping or clumping, and the flow was steady and consistent. The most impressive thing about them though came when I tested the dry time, which is what I think makes these pens such an attractive pen for left handed writers.”

The Pen Addict called the Jetstream 10version “almost obscenely smooth,” saying he’s “hopelessly hooked for life” on the entire Jetstream lineup. He mentioned the 0.3mm version is “one of my favorite pens ever”, noting that it’s not too scratchy despite the tiny tip and “it’s hard to believe that a pen this fine can write this smooth.”

Ballpoint Pens

The pen we all know and love. Ballpoint pens are probably the most widely used type of pen and are known for their reliability, availability, durability and reasonable prices. The pen functions with a small rotating ball – usually made from brass, steel or tungsten carbide, which ink clings to. The ball rotates as you write, leaving the ink on the paper while at the same time cleverly preventing the ink inside the reservoir from drying out.

The ink used in a ballpoint is generally oil-based viscous ink which is quick drying, will write on most surfaces and comes in a wide range of colours. The thicker ink in these pens can sometimes dry out on the ball when not in use but a quick scribble will usually get the ink flowing again.

Ballpoints come in a range of tip sizes – fine, medium and bold to suit your needs and satisfy your personal preference whether in the office, at school or for personal use at home.

Both disposable and refillable ballpoints are available.

Rollerball Pens

Rollerballs work in the same way a ballpoint does, but using thinner water-based ink so that the effect on paper is similar to that of a fountain pen. The low viscosity ink in a rollerball flows freely with little pressure required whilst writing. This helps reduce the risk of tired or aching hands after a lengthy writing session.

Ink from a rollerball tends take a little longer to dry and may bleed through some of the more absorbent types of paper so a little extra care may be needed, although that’s a small price to pay for the superb, professional looking lines that can be created with these pens. As the ink in a rollerball flows more freely than the ink in a ballpoint, the lifespan of the refill may be shorter.

Rollerballs will either be retractable or they will come with a lid. Ensure the lid is placed on the pen when not in use, to prevent the pen from drying out. Rollerballs start off at a reasonable price and many are refillable so you never need to be parted from your favourite pen. Tip sizes vary from super fine to bold. Which size you choose simply comes down to personal preference and depends on the type of work you will use your pen for.

Fine liners

Fineliners have a fine tip which is ideal for creating those slightly more delicate lines. Whether it’s sketching, illustrating or writing that you’re into – or anything else which requires attention to detail, for that matter. A fineliner gives handwriting a crisper, clearer look, especially small handwriting. Fineliners come in a range of different colours and the line widths tend to be under 0.7mm, with the finest being 0.3mm.

Technical Pens

If you’re looking for that perfect finish, technical pens are available to do just that. These pens are favoured by architects, draughtsmen and engineers. They give a precise line and are ideal for use on a range of surfaces, including tracing paper, vellum drawing paper and line board. Most technical pens are refillable with replacement nibs often available. They come in a variety of line widths ranging from the superfine 0.mm to a much thicker 1.0mm. You could opt for one of our Rotring sets which contain the basics to get you started.

Fountain Pens

Fountain pens are viewed by many as being one of the most luxurious ways to put pen to paper. They work using gravity and capillary action to get the ink through the feed and onto the paper via the nib. Fountain pens offer a smooth continuous ink flow and very little pressure is needed when writing.

The nibs are usually made from stainless steel or gold and are available in a range of sizes: fine, medium and bold. The more expensive fountain pens come in beautiful designs which are often considered treasured items by their owners.

The methods of getting ink into a fountain pen vary, although the easiest and most convenient way is via a replaceable cartridge. Other refill methods use bottled ink which, although they offer a wider range of inks and colours, are less convenient for using on the go. When you’ve found the fountain pen you wish to purchase, it’s always a good idea to research which method it uses to ensure it is compatible with your lifestyle and requirements.  

Disposable fountain pens are also available and are suitable for everyday use. These pens are not refillable but still provide you with a smooth, enjoyable writing experience. They come with an iridium ball nib and sizes range from 0.7mm to 0.3mm. The Pentel JM20 has a duel sided nib in sizes from 0.3mm to 0.4mm, allowing you to adjust it to suit your own personal preference and style.


These pens are used for highlighting text and come in bright fluorescent colours, bringing text to the attention of the reader with ease. Most highlighters have a chiselled tip which produces a broad line through the text but can be used to achieve a finer line when underlining. Line widths range from 1mm to 5mm, making highlighting text of any size an easy task.

OHP Pens

Over-head projector (OHP) pens are designed to write on OHP film but are also suitable to use on most other glossy surfaces.

OHP pens offer both a permanent and non-permanent option. If you’re looking to make your presentation colourful and eye-catching you could opt for one of our assorted colour packs which include some, or all, of the following colours: black, blue, red, orange, green, brown, purple and yellow. You can choose from a wide range of line widths, including: 0.4mm, 0.6mm, 0.8mm, 1mm and 3mm.


Pencils are made from a mixture of graphite and clay which is then placed into a protective casing, most commonly wood, or in the case of a mechanical pencil – plastic or metal.

However, a pencil is not just a pencil. Any artist who uses pencils regularly will be interested in the hardness of the lead, which ranges from hard (2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H,) to black (B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 7B, 8B, 9B). HB is the most common type of pencil, used for most everyday writing tasks. 9H is the hardest and will leave the lightest mark on paper, while 9B is the softest and will leave the darkest mark on paper.

Colouring pens and pencils

A popular drawing tool for both children and adults, colouring pencils are available in either round or hexagonal barrels. You can choose from the standard colouring pencil or the blendable colouring pencil which helps you create those softer edges, and water colour pencils which give your creations a stunning water colour paint effect when brush strokes of water are added.

We also stock long lasting felt tip pens that come in both broad and fine tips, available in a vast range of colours.  These are washable, making them the ideal choice for school children, whether in the classroom or at home.

Crayons are particularly suitable for children as they are hard wearing, cover large areas and will not create any unwanted mess. They can be sharpened so you can keep them in tip top condition and are also erasable. They are available in a range of bright, eye catching colours …. Let those imaginations run wild.


Everyone has their one special pen – their first choice when they dip into the pen pot. Once you’ve found yours, you’ll want to know how to refill it so that you can use it for ever and ever and ever….

We stock a selection of refills including Parker, Waterman, Cross and Rotring. Refills are available for ballpoints, rollerballs and technical pens. Fountain pen refills are available in the form of both cartridges and bottled ink.

Either check the packaging, or look at the refill inside your pen to find out which type your pen requires. Most ballpoints, rollerballs and gel pens simply need to be unscrewed for refill purposes. Take care when refilling so you don’t lose any springs or other small parts that the pen may contain.

Refilling a fountain pen which uses a disposable cartridge is straight forward. The cartridge is simply pushed on, piercing the top and allowing the ink to escape. Check the packaging to find out which cartridges are compatible with your pen.

The refill process can sometimes be a little more complicated (or more fun, depending on how you look at it) with a fountain pen which uses bottled ink. These fountain pens may need to be filled via the piston mechanism, which uses suction, or manually via a syringe.

Choosing the line width

The line width you choose for your pen will depend on personal preference and the type of work you intend to use your pen for. Line widths range from a very thin 0.1mm on fineliners, all the way up to a 14.8mm on pens such as markers. The average size of a medium point pen is around 0.7mm or 0.8mm, so that’s a good starting point when deciding how thick or thin you’d like your lines to be.

The Bad and The Ugly

Not all rOtring listings that look really good on the outside are quite as they seem.  I’ve had a couple of pens I’ve purchased arrive at my door with a few imperfections that could make or break a deal for someone.  

NOS 600 “gears” on left and heavily used and worn on the right.

With the 600s particularly, where the caps and barrels meet there are little “gears” so to speak that force these parts to line up.  Well, an unfortunate flaw in these gears is that they wear down over time with long-term use.  The cap and barrel may not have a scratch on them, but if the pen was used a lot during its time even with great care, these parts eventually start to become a bit loose.  I purchased a silver 600 rollerball that was flawless on the outside, but once it arrived I noticed that the cap and barrel were a bit wiggly.  The pen still works, but isn’t a nice snap fit like you’d find in a brand new one.  A deal breaker?  Maybe.

Office Products

For students, pens are simply a necessity, but many do not know that there are multiple pens that fit the many convenience needs of consumers. Some users who want a pen to keep for a while may be interested in Fountain Pens, Porous-Point Pens, or Calligraphy Pens. Many that need the bold statement of a pen, so they may go for the Ballpoint Pens or Rollerball Pens. For every persons needs, there are great conveniences.

0Ace Teah in Universal Stylus Pen Black ink Ballpoint Pen

Product Features

Unlike the pen above, this pen is for users who want permanent results to the ultimate degree. The Uni Super ink is specially formulated to become trapped in paper. They use this in helping prevent criminal check washing and other types document alteration. The Archival-quality ink is acid-free ink and quick-drying. It is also fade and water resistant for more convenience and protection. There is a stainless steel, retractable tip and textured grip that helps the user with writing comfort and control.


U Brands Side Magnetic Dry Erase Board Eraser, Thick Felt Bottom Surface, x x Inches, White

Contoured design fits seamlessly in your hand for precise erasing This eraser has a side magnetic feature which offers a stronger magnet while saving …


Whiteboard Eraser Small Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Erasers,3/x 9/1Inches,Random Color by SuoSuo (24Pcs)

Magnetic eraser cleans all whiteboards and kids dry erase boards. Clean your daily boards & calendars in the office, on your desk, classroom, kitchen …

Note To Self

Forward (Note to Self: Add my tracing light; cut hole & add holder cup for ink container & grove wood to hold glass brushes. I like tablets of different painting and drawings, will need holder or shelfs ) SHOW KRIS

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Fast Heat Up

As we tested this hair straightener, we discovered that it only takes about a minute for this HSI professional flat iron to heat up.

This is pretty quick compared to other models. You surely would not want to stare at your iron while waiting for it to heat up.

Floating Plates

This design is unique to this model. These floating plates were created for a reason. They make it easier to operate. This feature also ensures that this hair iron does not catch hair as much as others. Since they heat up fast (30 seconds) there are no hot spots that can be expected with this model.

Auto Shut-Off

What we like about this model is that it comes with an auto shut-off feature. It happened when we were testing it; we forgot to turn it off and unplug it.

We went out to grab a bite, and came back aghast, remembering that the iron was still turned on. We were delighted to know that it automatically turned it by itself. This is pretty ideal for unintentionally forgetful users.

Digital Readout

This hair straightener comes with a digital readout located in front. This is a great way of telling, not just the temperature, but also whether or not it is still turned on when it is supposed to be off. With this display, setting the exact temperature becomes easier.

Long Ceramic Plates

The ceramic plates are designed with an extra-long size, thus giving you better control of your style while reducing static and the possibility of fly-aways. This specific feature makes this model 50% better compared to its older siblings under the same brand.

Longer Plates

One of the standout things about this model is its 5-inches long plates. This is longer compared to other models. This feature makes this hair iron offer better coverage in a single grab. For shorter hair, the 1-inch plate size is ideal, though those with longer hair can opt for the bigger sizes.

Negative Ion Technology

This hair iron operates using negative ion technology and far-infrared heat. When used with titanium plates, this hair straightener locks these technologies right into the hair. This means that you will not just get your hair straight, but also keep it that way for a longer period of time.


We really love the fact that this Babyliss flat iron comes in an ultra-thin size and design. Combined with its extra-long plates, this hair iron makes the straightening time faster, even cutting it in half. It can also straighten wider sections of your hair, using the plates, reaching the roots easily.

Compact Size

One of the things we admire about this model is that it is compact enough for different types of uses. While it is an amazing hair straightener, it is also a recommended option if you want to style and curl your hair.

It is a flat iron because of its primary purpose. But given its maneuverability and heat levels, it can do a lot more.

Ergonomic Design

This BIO IONIC one pass flat iron is ergonomically designed to offer the maximum benefit with convenience in mind. Since it comes with an easy to grip handle, you will not be having a problem holding it, and still enjoy its professional level features.


This OnePass feature functions with the use of an advanced technology allowing you to style your hair with just a single pass. Through the use of silicone speed strips, it is also one of the fastest styling tools for hair, leaving it incredibly shiny and smooth.

Exterior LCD Display

This product comes with an exterior LCD display. This means that adjusting the settings becomes a whole lot easier because of the display readout.

It is top of the line, though you still have to be very careful with the temperature that you choose. If your hair is fragile or thinner, we suggest that you start using with lower heat settings.

Fast Heat Up Time

This Paul Mitchel flat iron is well recognized because of its fast heat up time. This allows you to control your settings, with a heat recovery that is nothing but incredible.

In every pass, you can expect to get the same, consistent temperature with well-expected results.

Protective Coating

Since this hair straightener iron can reach a maximum temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit, its protective coating comes in handy. In order to optimize the results, it is also recommended to use an appropriate spray for heat protection. When doing so, you will not have to worry about burning your hair.

Digital LED Display

The temperature control system of this hair straightener is displayed through its digital LED readout. As a result, the system maintains precision temperature across all heat settings, ranging from 28degrees Fahrenheit and 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Clamped Ceramic Plates

This hair straightener comes equipped with two ceramic plates (inch each), which are compressed together using a clamp style motion. This is a common design among most hair iron models.

What makes it beneficial is that right after heating up, this chi flat iron may be used in smoothening your hair from the roots to the tip, working in 1-inch increments.

Far Infrared Heating

This feature is unique and openly incorporated in this model. With far infrared heating, this hair straightener helps in reducing static and frizz. With other hair iron, frizz and static is a common problem while, and after styling the hair.

Swivel Cord

Hair straighteners that do not come with a swivel cord is quite a burden to use. Reaching out the hair at your back can turn out to be very challenging. This CHI flat iron, however, has a swivel cord that offers comfort and convenience while styling your hair.

Instant Heat Up-

While it is common for other hair irons to reach their maximum heat after a minute, or half of it, this model heats up fast at 1seconds. It can also reach a maximum temperature of 45degrees Fahrenheit, which means that you can finish your styling efficiently and quickly. As such, you can expect to pamper your hair with professional style quality in just a few seconds.

Heat Shield

This model is also equipped with a heat shield that can be slipped onto it after using. It works in protecting the countertops from exposure to heat while still cooling down after use. While other models have the tendency to burn countertops, the use of a heat shield in this model is an innovative move from the manufacturer.

Anti-Slip Edges

This model is designed with uniquely curved edges, allowing you to achieve different types of hair styles. You may choose to straighten your hair, or choose other styles as well. The use of curved plates also help you in achieving that smooth style without having to create dents or kinks in your hair.

How to Flat Iron Your Hair Without Damage

Just like other activities, overdoing the process of hair straightening with the use of a flat iron can result in some consequences, in the same way, that doing it the wrong way can cause damage to your hair. The good news, though, is that there are ways in which you can continue to flat iron your hair without unnecessarily damaging it. Here are some of them:


As you go on looking for a hair straightener to purchase, you will most likely notice first the plates of the unit. This part of the hair straightener is what heats up when turned on. These plates may be made of different material types. Selecting the best one may be difficult to do if you are not familiar with these materials. Added to the possible difficulty is the fact that manufacturers claim that their material is the best. The following are among the most commonly used materials in the construction of hair straighteners.


Even ceramic hair straighteners also come in a number of constructions. Thus, it is vital to ensure that what you are getting is the right one. For one, it is important to understand that ceramic plates are different with ceramic-coated ones. If you end up choosing the latter, you may not be able to experience the quality that you expected out of real ceramic materials. What makes them different? Ceramic coated hair straighteners oftentimes have metal added beneath the coating. While they may have the similar appearance as that of a real ceramic iron, but they are not able to provide that similar even heat distribution. While they may also heat faster because of the metal, they do not usually stay as hot compared to real ceramic plates. Most ceramic hair straighteners come with a wide range of temperature options. Unlike other materials used, ceramic options do not have hot spots. The plates are very smooth, thus less likely to produce tangles as you pull the iron through your hair. As such, they can make your hair very shiny and straight, removing most frizz, provided that the right temperature is used.

Other Materials

Aside from the three commonly used materials mentioned above, there are also other types of coating that are used as covering for plates. Among them are rubber or silicon, which helps in sorting hair out. Cheaper irons also use Teflon. The drawback to this material, however, is that it can flake off. Some hair irons use glass and metal as materials. However, they are not that popular compared to others. They are of low quality, often resulting to getting heat spikes. They are also reported to break or burn hair quite easily.

Straight Hair

Naturally straight hair is a blessing to some. However, some women still opt to use a hair straightener iron to give their hair that naturally elegant fall, combined with a sleek shine that only a hair iron can give. The HSI Professional Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron is a good option to consider here.

Thick hair

Thick hair may be challenging to control. With the use of a reliable hair straightener, however, this problem can be addressed accordingly. The Paul Mitchell Neuro Smooth Flat Iron is our recommended choice for those who have thick hair.


These days, there are a lot of manufacturers of hair straighteners out on the market. Some are considerably more expensive than the others. Some often have similar features, with price as the main difference. True, it is safe to say that no single brand that can be considered as the absolute best when talking about the best hair straighteners. However, there are specific brands which may be considered as more preferable compared to others. Added to this are the several other factors that need to be taken into consideration, including your personal needs, preferences, as well as hair type. A separate section in this buying guide is dedicated in discussing each of the top hair straightening brands out there.


As you shop for hair irons, you will come to realize that there are actually a lot of size options available. It may be tough to settle on one choice especially if you are still new to this, but with this guide, you are in a better position to make a sound choice. The thing is, width is not the single thing that may differ on a flat iron. As a matter of fact, some irons may come with longer plates too. However, if an iron is just too long, it may be quite difficult to control. As a result, you may face the tendency to burn your hair or yourself. On the other hand, while longer plates can help you finish faster, and would be more helpful if you have more hair to straighten, shorter plates are relatively safer and easier to control.

Weight and Grip

Other important factors that need to be considered, but are often left out, are the weight and grip of the hair straightener. Heavier models may be quite difficult for long use. On the other hand, models that are too light may also cause some problems, as they are generally easier to break. Aside from weight, the grip should also be taken into consideration. It should be very comfortable to use, so that you can feel convenient while using it. If you have smaller hands, you definitely need a model that has a smaller grip. Among the factors that influence the grip are the plate size, and the handle. If you have bigger hands, getting a bigger model is ideal, as smaller ones may make it uncomfortable for you to use.


Hair straighteners that come with high max temperature are those that often yield the best possible results. However, that kind of setting may not be recommended for all types of hair. Most of these straighteners feature adjustable temperature settings. This kind of flexibility enables users to select the best setting for their own hair. With this in mind, hair straighteners that come with digital displays offer the highest accuracy level.

Wet or Steam to Straight

These types of hair straighteners may be used even on towel dried hair. They are generally constructed using ceramic. Just like flat irons operating on steam, these top flat irons can straighten hair using steam, which means that there is no direct contact with the steel plates. As such, less damage can be expected.

Width of the Plate

The ideal width and size of the plates highly depends on the hair length and type of the buyer. Slimmer plates, such as 2.to cm in width, are usually ideal for straightening shorter hair. Medium plates, ort hose to cm in width are ideal for short to medium hair length.


Another drug store brand is Conair. They are not professional hair irons, but they are a step ahead from other cheap irons that are generally found everywhere. As such, they are priced a little higher compared to the basic models, but they also offer more options.

One of the most popular hair straightener brands is CHI. This manufacturer is among the very first who created a ceramic iron. There are several positive reviews about this product. They have been designed to last for several years, and they are available in different colors, sizes, as well as different features.

In the world of hair straighteners, GHD is synonymous with quality. They have been designed with last several years. Most models under this brand use different heat sensors within the plates in order to provide the optimum heat for the hair. As a result, you can achieve shiny looking, smooth locks. Aside from its features, GHD hair straighteners also come in different styles and colors, making them more enticing to the eyes.


Croc is an established company in this field. It manufactures professional hair straighteners in different sizes and materials. They particularly focus on creating different iron shapes, making them easier to clamp. Thus, they are also more comfortable to the hand. These hair irons do not stay closed as they are cooling, but they are good when it comes to straightening.

FHI is a well-recognized brand in this category. They are known to produce a wide range of products that are not just popular but also of amazing quality. Hair straighteners under this brand are made using high grade tourmaline and ceramic materials. Aside from quality, the designs are also great.

Hot Tools

Hot Tools is a manufacturer of a wide range of hair styling tools. If you are searching for a hair iron which falls under the entry-level category, but is not drug store type, this is the option to go. There are different options to choose from.

Yabba dabbing do.

What is dabbing? Put simply, dabbing is the process of smoking a concentrate through an “oil rig”. It is called dabbing because you use a very small amount of your concentration of choice, and with a metal or glass tool, dab it onto an ultraheated unit. This can include skillets, or nails, and a dome or bell piece. I’ll go into further detail of these rigs later on.

A concentrate, in this specific application, is a concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol. This is what your glorious greens contain that gives you the lovely mellow you hold so dear. Dabs, or concetrates, are exactly that. A concentration of the THC.

How do we get the concentrate? Well, the actual process is a whole different article, but the basics are simple. You take whatever you have, trim stems whatever, and you extract the THC from it. Again, the process is not something I will be going over today. Be on the lookout for future articles regarding this topic.


Tincture: Tincture is a glycerin concentrate. It is made very similarly to how cannabutter is, however, it is tasteless and can be mixed into anything. I love to add tincture to my tea in the morning, ensuring that I have a mellow day. Tincture, in general, is ingested, rather than smoked.





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Final Word

First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.

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