If you frequently style your hair with a flat iron, it’d be better to use a tool with ceramic plates to reduce the long term effect of heat.
In my post about ceramic vs titanium I made a comparison which points out a few reasons you should pick ceramic over titanium iron.
Ceramic flat irons style your hair in the gentlest manner in term of heat, if not considering the plates’ surface and heat conduction. In other words, they style your hair with lowest side effect from heat.
No more dry or burnt hair, ceramic straighteners have a lot of benefits over other types of flat iron, and here I’ve rounded up some of the best you buy on the market right now.
GHD Classic Flat Iron Styler
It lacks of temperature setting, but with fixed, ideal temperature the Style can seal the end of the hair shaft, reducing split ends and keep moisture.
Solia Tourmaline Ceramic Ion Hair Straightening Flat Iron
This hair tool would be the least damaging flat iron
The Solia Tourmaline Ceramic is rugged, durable and easy to handle. You see the iron is listed with Tourmaline and Ceramic, a perfection combination for normal hair. The also work on fine, relaxed or sensitive hair.
It has 1 and 1/4 inch plates, so if you have thin or short hair, you should try the one with smaller plate sizes. If you are confused which size, check out this guide. While ceramic reduces much hair damage, the tourmaline adds shine and strengthen the hair structure.
If you are looking for a ceramic tool that can work for many years without flaws, then Solia is very promising. Plus, the straightener has a safe feature that it will automatically shut off when not in use. The auto shut off feature is very beneficial for persons who normally forget things. The variable temperature setting allows you to adjust from 170°F to 400°F with 5 setting levels .
|Pros: Affordable Fast heating up Dual voltage||Cons: No auto-shut off|
It didn’t take a long time for the HSI professional ionic since the first launch to become the best seller in its category. Unlike Solia with Tourmaline, the HSI beams a plenty of negative irons that is able to repair damaged hair, but it’s questionable how much their capacity to do so. However, a lot of people like this tool for home user or hair stylists, whether or not they add the term, ionic, this iron still is my favorite. Heating to your set temperature in 25 seconds, when you change to other setting, it would take the same time. The ceramic plates provide persistent heat.
Come with an inexpensive price, the HSI iron is lightweight and easy to use and handle with 360 degree swivel cord. They include a bunch of accessories like heat-resistant glove, carrying case.
Keep in mind that though this straightener’s heat setting is variable, it is not ideal for those with supper thick and curly hair in term of time saving because of one inch plate sizes. But with this size, you can go in to the roots when dealing with your bangs.
CHI Original Ceramic Iron straightener
Fixed heating hair straightener is not for everyone, they are for a number of hair types and textures. Most tools with fixed heating have one inch plate size, the optimum size for medium hair. The Chi flat iron is designed for this purpose, once you switch it on, the plates will instantly get to 392 F, a temperature great for medium hair, extend to short, normal or dry hair.
The last tool I would recommend is the professional, premium hair straightener, FHI Heat Runway. It plates are built with many layer of ceramic. The digital flat iron always let you know how hot they are by the color screen, which indicate the temperature range the plates are in.
Why ceramic flat iron?
It is very difficult to figure out which hair straightener to choose from thousands of models on the market. The online stores, ads, social shares you are closed to the products as never before. Once you search for keywords related to the products, the ad popup relevant tools you’ve looking for. You are under the pressure of buying.
First think of the brand you prefer, Chi, HSI, Solia, GHD, specify what you want from those irons, is that a nice, perfectly straight hair? Ceramic, indeed, is very possible for that. Fused with ceramic on the plates, the ceramic hair straighteners have great surface, enable you slide down your hair without snagging. Ceramic plates also receive heat evenly without any hot spots (a point where it’s hotter than any other places on the surface of plates)
However, in order to get to the desired temperature, you have to wait a little bit longer than titanium irons.
You can buy high quality ceramic flat iron for several hundreds of dollars, wonder why they are so expensive? it depends on how thick the layer of ceramic is and how efficiently heat is conducted through. So the material for plate should be homogeneous. These straightener I recommended in this post for home users, if you look for high-end model, I will update this post shortly.