by HSI Professional | Jan 28 2017
Having a flat iron to straighten or style your hair is a great tool to have. Without the need of going to a professional hair stylist, you can achieve great results with styling your hair at home with a flat iron. The availability of flat irons has skyrocketed, and the prices have decreased as their popularity has increased. More and more people like the convenience of using this hair tool at home with wonderful results of getting well-groomed hair. You can find flat irons of many different kinds on the market today.
Types of Flat Irons
The choices of flat irons available today can be quite overwhelming. It can be difficult for anyone to pick the right one for themselves. Flat irons can be of different types based on size, pricing, materials, and more.
By size - Flat irons come in different sizes, from bigger, bulkier ones that are professional grade and more suitable for styling long, thick hair, to sleek travel-sized ones that you can easily carry with you anywhere. There are many other sizes for different hair lengths. Generally speaking, a one inch wide flat iron is the standard size for just about anyone, while smaller than one inch works best for short hair. Long tresses require a large flat iron which is bigger than one inch in width.
By pricing - Top quality flat irons from reputable companies can run you into hundreds of dollars if not thousands. The good news, though, is that expensive is not necessarily better here. You can get the same level of performance with more reasonably priced flat irons too. So if you are on a budget, you have nothing to worry about. You can still be sure to find a good flat iron for your needs.
By materials - Flat irons may have plates made entirely of ceramic, have a tourmaline coating over the ceramic, or can be made of titanium. Lower quality flat irons have ceramic coated iron plates. While ceramic was the first to enter the market, titanium is the most recent addition. While each of these flat irons have their own advantages, a tourmaline ionic flat iron may be a cut above the rest.
Three Reasons to pick a Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron
- The coating of the ground up Tourmaline gemstone over the ceramic plates of the flat iron, allows the heat to remain more consistent, giving you sleeker, shinier hair that stay straight (or styled) for a longer period of time. This type of flat iron is also able to better trap in the moisture in your hair and your hair look healthier without drying out or getting damaged. Using the flat iron at lower temperatures to effectively straighten your hair is possible with a tourmaline ionic flat iron. Tourmaline gives the ceramic plates exceptional smoothness, which generates less tension as hair passes between them. This means less susceptibility of the hair to snap or snag when using the flat iron.
- The price of a tourmaline flat iron may be higher than other flat irons, but it is worth spending the extra money because of its performance. Not only will you be able to get a salon professional finish to your hair each time you use it, you can expect this flat iron to last you for years. Another great reason to invest in it is that it is suitable to use for all hair types. So whether you have dry, coarse hair or very fine hair or just normal hair, this flat iron will give you fabulous results. What about damaged hair? This flat iron can be used effectively even on damaged hair with the same wonderful results!
- A tourmaline ionic flat iron is ideal for regular use. Since tourmaline emits negative ions when heated up, these negative ions convert the positive ions in the atmosphere to negative ions, resulting in more smooth, shiny, and soft hair. You get great frizz control with this flat iron. Since this flat iron does not damage hair, it is suitable for regular use. Other flat irons damage hair if used often. When compared to other flat irons, a tourmaline flat iron aids the smoothing process by generating 20 times more moisture-locking ions than any other kind of hair straightener.