In today's market, you have a lot of choice when it comes to hair irons. You can have almost any combination of features that you can possibly think of. The plates on your irons are especially important. They can be made from all kinds of materials, but today we're going to show you why ceramic plates are the way to go, every time. Here's why.
The importance of good quality flat irons
Stylists know that a good professional straightener is worth its weight in gold. Luckily, you don't actually have to find a gold bar to pay for a good set for yourself. There's plenty of excellent grade flat irons out there on the market for you. Investing in a good quality flat iron is important because you need to think about the health of your hair. When it's damaged, it can be impossible to repair what has happened.
The only solution sometimes is to cut the damaged hair off and start again. Having a good quality heated styling tool means that you'll avoid the vast majority of damage can do to your hair. You'll also be able to tailor your auto shut off flat iron to work to your hair's needs.
Why ceramic is used for flat iron plates
So, why is ceramic the best material for your flat iron plates? The reason is simple, and it's all in protecting your precious locks. Ceramic is a great material for diffusing heat. It will distribute heat evenly, so there are no hot or cold spots on the plates when you use them. When you glide the flat irons through your hair, you'll get the full benefit from them. It also means some sections won't get burned by accident while you try and get those poker straight tresses that you've been wanting. If you're looking for an even better result from your flat iron, those ceramic plates can be infused with tourmaline.
Tourmaline is a crystalline mineral which produces more negative ions than ceramic alone, meaning it reduces frizz and produces an even straighter, sleeker result. As you can see, you get more bang for your buck with ceramic plates. Flat irons with other kinds of plates will need higher temperatures to get the same results, meaning you're on the fast track to damaged hair. Ceramic is perfect if you're looking to avoid damage, or you've suffered damage and are looking to minimise any more effects on your hair as you grow out the healthy hair again.
Other ways to avoid heat damage to your hairAs well as using good quality ceramic tourmaline flat iron, there are other ways you can reduce heat damage when looking to get the style you want. Here's a few ways to make sure you have the healthiest hair on the block:
- Only straighten dry hair: Before those flat irons come anywhere near your hair, it needs to be bone dry. Have you ever seen steam coming off your hair when you were styling it? That's moisture coming into contact with the styling tool and essentially frying the hair shaft.
- Use a heat protectant: Heat protectant products work by leaving a layer of product, usually silicone, between the hair and the flat iron. This means that a lot of heat damage is easily avoided. If you're using flat irons, there's no excuse not to be using this.
- Turn the temperature down: We're all guilty of flicking the temperature dial up when we want to get the job done quicker. If it's hotter, it means that it'll straighten your hair quicker, right? Maybe, but it'll also frazzle it. Saving time won't make up for burning your hair. Instead, turn the heat down as low as it will go while still working it's magic on your hair. You'll get the same results without the damage.
- Take a break: If you're not going out, or just running errands, step away from the irons. Straightening your hair every day can take its toll, so just relax and leave your hair every so often. It will do your locks the world of good.
HSI ceramic flat irons
So, are you convinced that an ion ceramic hair iron is for you? Then you're in the right place. HSI has an excellent array of hair irons for you to choose from. They're all high quality appliances, and trusted by salons around the country. That's how you know they're the perfect tool for you and your hair. All of the flat irons available at HSI Professional have full ceramic plates, meaning you'll get the full benefit of this material when you straighten your hair.
You also have the choice of buying tourmaline infused ceramic plates too, if you're looking for the ultimate hair styling experience. Our flat irons use HeatBalance technology that is the ultimate in safety. Sensors on the plates monitor the temperature, and if they're too hot or cold they'll be adjusted accordingly. That way, you'll never have to spend an age trying to work with too cool plates, or suffer heat damage from plates that have become too hot.
As you can see, the quality of the tools you use is imperative to getting the sleek style that you crave. Invest in a ceramic flatiron from our store, and you'll see the difference almost instantly. You won't regret investing in such awesome hair!