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Are Hot Combs Safe to Use Daily?

The short answer is yes. Hot combs are safe to use for straightening your hair.

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But if you’re doing it once or twice a day for every day, you’re in big trouble. So, what’s the long answer? You guessed it right. Like any other tool, this one also had side effects if misused. Let’s get to know why hot combs are safe and how to use it safely.

A hot comb can be manual which needs fire to heat up and automatic which uses electricity to heat up. Early years of the 20th century, people used the manual ones. It was a tool for professional hairstylers only. But it had become a choice of almost everyone once the electric hot combs were available.

It works almost like a flat iron. The difference is that flat irons can’t reach to the base of your hair. Also, if you have thick and long curly hair, your first iron won’t be able to straight like a hot comb.

Now, you must be thinking about why all those talks and comparisons. It’s to make the argument that the hot combs are as safe as flat irons. Most of you know about flat irons. So, you can relate to it.

Like flat irons, you can control the temperature of a hot comb. There’s a way to control the manual hot comb too. So, the chance of damaging your natural hair is almost zero. The summery is that using a hot comb in the right way is completely safe.

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Some of us have long hair and some short. Some have thin and some have thick hair. Let’s see if a hot comb is safe or not for all those kind of hair. Please don’t forget to use a heat protectant whenever you’re planning to use a hot comb or a flat iron.

Is Hot Comb Safe for Thick Hair?

Thick Hair - V1 Sep Only people with thick hair know the struggle of managing and straightening their hair. But thinks get less complicated when hot comb comes into the picture. Hot combs are not only safe for thick hair but also a better option for a long-lasting effect. You can heat the comb by fire or electricity. Better results were achieved using a fire-heated comb over time. But it is recommended not to do this method by yourself. Let someone else help you. There’s a way to check stove heated comb’s temperature. Put the heated comb on a paper towel. If you see it turning brown, you will consider it too hot for your hair. Cool it down and check again. You’ll use the hot comb when it’s not turning the paper brownish. Controlling the temperature of an automatic hot comb is a first-grader task. The buttons on the device will tell you what to do. Set it to a higher temperature setting if you have thicker hair. Don’t touch the comb anywhere other than your hair and you’ll be safe.

Is Hot Comb Safe for Thin Hair?

Thin Hair

Thin hair takes less effort than thick hair to untangle and straighten. But it’s more likely to get damaged if you’re not ultra-careful. Hot combs are safe for thin hair with precautions.

Stove heated combs are not safe for thin hair because precise temperature control is not possible in this way.

Electric hot combs are safe for thin hair because of its precise temperature controlling capability. With a lower temperature setting, you’ll get straight hair for the entire day. Practice without powering up the device and you’ll be doing it like an expert.

Does It Have Different Effects on Short or Long Hair?

No, the difference is in the thickness of your hair. People say that they got better results in straightening long hair using a hot comb. So, you can try and let us know.

Final Words

You know a fork is an innocent tool to pick up food. But it can become very dangerous based on your handling.

So, anything can have good use and bad use. Hot combs are not different. You already know the good effect and correct use of a hot come from the above discussion. Don’t try to be over smart and you’ll be having a nice, smooth, and shiny straight hair.

Reader Interactions


  1. I am a regular reader of your blog and trust me; this is the first time I have ever heard that there is something called “hot combs”.

    I had no idea such a product even exists.

    Thank you for always coming up with new ideas to educate your readers.

    Keep up the good work!

    • Dear Jessy,

      Thank you for being a regular reader of our blog.

      Hot combs were immensely popular in the ‘80s and ’90 and I assume that you are a millennial kind. This probably might be the reason you haven’t heard of it.

      Nevertheless, your words encouraged us a lot.

      Keep coming back for more articles.

  2. The above comment expressed my thoughts exactly.

    I would like to add a bit more.

    As many of your readers never even heard about hot combs, wouldn’t be nice to put on some recommendations about this product so that if we wanted to buy, you would at least have your expert suggestion?

    Best regards,

    Emily Skitter

    • Dear Emily,

      Thank you so much for your feedback.

      Yes, it would be very helpful to get some recommendations. But as we already have post on this subject, we didn’t want to put the same information here to bore our readers.

      We hope we could answer your query.

  3. Excellent piece of writing!

    I loved reading every part of it!

    Thanks for always coming up with new ideas and products to keep your readers well informed.

    You guys are doing a commendable job.

    I look forward to reading more of your writings in the future.

    Best of luck!

    • Dear Hair Lover,

      Thank you very much for such wonderful and empowering words. We are overwhelmed.

      Stay connected with us for more of our writings.

  4. Disgusting!

    Your writings are repetitive. I have read your article on how to find hot combs and then you have come up with this blog stating exactly the same thing.

    Why do you have to do it?

    However, your penning style is good.

    • Dear Veronica,

      First of all, thank you very much for your kind words. We are overjoyed.

      Secondly, if you have gone through both the writings, you will notice that they are very different from each other. Writing on the same product doesn’t always mean they contain the same information.

      Then again, we are pleased that you pointed out such an issue.

  5. Hi,

    I got a hot comb as a gift last month and I was worried whether or not I should use it on my short fine tresses or not.

    But after going through this piece of article, I now understand how to use it on my hair without causing any burns or damages.

    Thank you very much for making our lives easier.

    • Dear Jurka,

      Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate such feedback from our readers.


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