Where do you find a good ceramic flat iron? I am interested in straightening my hair occasionally. I currently have a "salon style" curling iron that my hairdresser got me at her cost - it's excellent but I feel it pulls my hair too much. I was thinking flat irons are more gentle on the hair.

I will definitely use the tips to leave a conditioner on the hair then use a "heat protector" before straightening. I usually only straighten "day old" hair. I don't like to go from wet to dry only because the process takes so long. Straight hair doesn't last long on me - only when my hairdresser does it. I must not be using the right products.

Thanks for the tips,
3 a/b, short, auburn