Yes, you can use a hair straightener to make rosin. It’s been a popular and long-standing method for extracting rosin. Unfortunately, there is no way to lock the pressure in during the pressing process. Combined with the high temperatures of a hair straighter, the process will produce sub-par yields compared to a rosin press designed specifically for achieving the biggest rosin yields in less than two minutes.
There is, however, a better way. A safer way. An easier way that won’t get you in trouble with your girlfriend. We’re talking about making rosin with a Ju1ceBox Rosin Press. Here’s why you should leave the hair straightener for, you know - straightening hair and up your production game today.
If you are willing to spend over a couple hundred dollars and plan to produce rosin on a large scale or need 10+ grams of rosin a month a table top rosin press would be a good choice. Table top presses often have plates recommend to press 1/4 to 1/2 ounce of material at a time for the best results. The temperature control allows for a more precise temperature but always requires a 2nd or 3rd press. If you are looking for a larger press check out our lever action rosin press, twist top rosin press and our small 2 ton bottle jack press.