With all the buzz about ceramic flat irons vs titanium flat irons these days, it’s hard to know which hair straightener really is the best for YOU. Although both types of irons will have the same end result, smooth, shiny and flattened cuticles, there are some significant differences in the two materials. Luckily, we’ve done our research and we are here to help guide your decision making process when purchasing your next flat iron! Here’s what we’ve learned…
Ceramic Hair Straighteners: Ceramic flat iron plates are usually a yellow/gold tone and are arguably the most popular flat iron plates because of their affordability. Typically, when purchasing a ceramic iron, the plates are usually aluminum baked in a ionic-infrared ceramic coating that works great to protect the hair from damage during styling but can tend to peel or chip after a while, exposing the hair to the underlying metal. These ceramic flat iron’s are great for daily at-home styling and for those stylists who have a very busy blow-dry book but they do not work as well as competitor plates for keratin treatments.
Titanium Hair Straighteners: Titanium flat iron plates are generally a gunmetal grey color. The feature that really makes titanium styling irons stand apart from it’s competitors is how the plates conduct heat. Titanium conducts heat almost instantly, so they are the perfect choice for stylists who want to turn on the flat iron and get to work. More importantly, titanium plates conduct heat more evenly than most ceramic irons which makes them work exceptionally well with Keratin Treatments to assure you’ve smoothed all of the hair equally. Titanium is also far more ionic than ceramic plates giving them the ability to leave hair looking much more shiny and reflect light more evenly, rather than the “flattened” look you tend to get with ceramic irons.
But rest assure, both of these non-corrosive materials are great options, and will surely remain a staple in the beauty business!