Hair straighteners generate high heat which can be applied to hair to smoothen out tangles. It is important to know that the heat generated can reach temperatures exceeding 200°C. While they heat up rapidly, a considerable amount of time is needed for the appliance to cool down after use. If they are not put away safely during the cooling down process, there is a risk of contact burns from the hot plates when young children pick them up. This could result in injuries ranging from the superficial to the severe.
Keep your family safe – follow these safety guidelines and exercise caution when using hair straighteners:
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