Tourmaline vs. Ceramic in HSI Professional Hair Tools

by HSI Professional | Dec 02 2016

Chances are, when you're looking for a quality flat iron for your hair, you look at brand and price more than anything else. Here's why that's a mistake: did you know that all high heat styling products are made with materials that will either help or harm your hair? Paying close attention to the materials used is key to picking a straightener or a curling wand that will work well, and keep hair healthy and strong. We know a little something about that at HSI Professional, as we provide high quality salon styling products to consumers all over the world.

Our product line is growing by the day, as is our customer base. Our products are among the best in the industry, we ship with lightening speed, and our customer service is top of the line. There's simply no justifiable reason to look elsewhere for professional products suited perfectly for uncooperative hair.

What types of products do we offer? For straight hair we have curling wands, and for curly hair we have flat irons. In both arenas, we provide tourmaline ceramic options. Why is this important?  

The Difference in Ceramic and Titanium

HSI Professional Flat Irons

Every flat iron contains two flat surfaces that put out extreme heat while sandwiching and gliding down the hair, thus straightening out any bumps and curls. A surface is a surface is a surface, right? Wrong. Most flat irons come with one of two surfaces: titanium or ceramic. Beware of titanium. Titanium is a naturally occurring metal; it's extremely strong, but also incredibly light.

Because of its substance, it heats up incredibly quickly and holds intense heat with little protective element. Ceramic isn't exactly flawless in and of itself; it's a material composed mainly of clay, but it's much gentler on hair and is said to be better than titanium in protecting those locks.  

Where Does Tourmaline Come In?

You're probably wondering: what in the world is tourmaline? In short, tourmaline is a crystal that is ground into a fine powder and infused into the ceramic plates of a flat iron. When heated, this substance produces a huge amount of negative ions, enough to counteract the positive ions found in dry and damaged hair.

What, exactly does this mean? It means that ceramic tourmaline flat irons are better at avoiding hair damage and neutralizing ions that cause static and frizz. So, you've got the better of two products (ceramic) paired with the best mineral for protecting the hair (tourmaline); this unquestionably makes for the best case scenario in heat styling products.  

What Products Does HSI Provide?

So, what's all this talk about materials got to do with our heat styling products? We mean it when we say your hair health is a priority. Our products are equipped with ceramic tourmaline technology to ensure that your hair stays protected, and static and frizz free.   Our best sellers include the Groover curling wands, and the Glider flat irons.

All of our Groover curling wands feature HeatBalance technology, ceramic tourmaline-infused barrels, digital temperature control, and an auto-shutoff safety mode; all of our Glider flat irons also use HeatBalance technology with 8 micro-sensors to regulate the temperature and evenly distribute heat. They also have ceramic tourmaline-infused plates for anti-frizz control, and temperature control to prevent hair damage.  

What Else Can HSI Provide for Hair Health?

HSI Professional Hair Health

When it comes to protecting your hair from high heat exposure, argan oil is simply a must. Not only does Argan oil protect from future damage, it can help restore already damaged hair, which can be quite unruly as it needs special attention in order to bring it back to life and to keep it healthy, sleek and strong. At HSI, we provide a range of products all containing this essential ingredient.

Argan Oil Heat Protectant is great for use before both flat iron and curling wand application – expect it to guard your hair from damage caused by excessive high heat exposure products like flat irons and curling wands. Argan Oil Hydrating Smoothing Mask is great for revitalizing dry or damaged hair after excessive heated product application.

Argan Oil Leave-in Hair Treatment is perfect for conditioning, styling and finishing your hair; and Argan Oil Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner will moisturize dehydrated hair and remove build up as it cleans and conditions each strand before styling. If you're concerned enough with your heated styling tools to ensure you buy a ceramic tourmaline (the gold standard), our Argan oil products are simply a no-brainer.  

If you're overwhelmed with your options in terms of selecting a great heated styling tool that'll work effectively and maintain optimal hair health, look no further than HSI's styling products – all of which come equipped with ceramic tourmaline surfaces.

 


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