Spare your furniture from scorch marks and the fiery plates of your flat iron by using a mat to protect your home and your trusty hair tool from damage. A flat iron mat may not seem too necessary, but once you learn about their multiple uses you’ll find yourself wondering why you hadn’t purchased one sooner.
Flat iron mats are incredibly useful whether protecting your furniture or keeping your hair iron in top condition. There’s an endless array of hair iron mats for you to choose from but there are three main types that you’ll need to know about before deciding on which one suits you best.
The first is the basic heat mat which closely resembles a mouse mat since they’re also flat and floppy. Although they’re very plain, these basic heat mats accomplish what they’re designed for and you can find many funky styles that could make them a bit more interesting. But if you’re a no-nonsense kind of gal then this simple but functional mat is for you.
Next is the multi-use mat which aside from acting as a regular heat mat also serves as a protective casing for your hair iron. Many women don’t have the time to wait around for their hair iron to cool down before storing it, so this multi-use mat is ideal for safe storing that will keep the hot hair iron off your furniture and away from other family members who could unknowingly burn themselves with the fiery plates.
Last comes the carrying heat mat which is perfect for travellers and people always on the move. Carrying mats are much like multi-use mats but with extra features such as pockets for the cord or other styling accessories. These carrying mats can be used as a regular heat mat so that you can safely rest your flat iron while you straighten or style your hair, and once you’ve finished all you have to do is roll the mat around the hot iron for safe storing and be on your way.
But the usefulness of these fantastic heat mats doesn’t stop there. Aside from protecting the surfaces in your home and acting as a safe storage for your hair iron, they can also be used to clean the plates of your iron to keep your favourite hair tool free from gunk. So to save your home from scorch marks and to protect your flat iron from greasy build-ups and scratches, use a heat mat for your own comfort and convenience.