Understanding flat iron types, including its plate materials and technologies, is an important thing when you’re looking for a professional flat iron. What is a ceramic flat iron? What is a tourmaline flat iron? What is the Best Flat Iron Type? Get your answers after reading this completely guide about flat iron types.
What is a ceramic flat iron?
Hana Elite 1” Flat Iron – Best Ceramic Flat Iron
Ceramic flat iron generates negative ions, diffuses heat and protects the hair cuticle for shiny, frizz-free locks. Most ceramic flat irons on the market only have one or 3-4 thin layers of ceramic coated on metal plates in order to decrease the cost. Ceramic flat iron with pure ceramic plates are more expensive, but it is worth the money because of its quality and efficiency result.
Best Ceramic Flat Irons:
- Hana Elite 1” Flat Iron
- Paul Mitchell Protools Express Ionstyle 1.0 Professional styler, 1 Inch
- HSI Profesional Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron
What is a titanium flat iron?
BabylissPro Nano Titanium 1″ Flat Iron – Best Titanium Flat Iron
Titanium flat iron is widely used by many stylists because it is faster and the heat transfer is more immediate. Titanium helps straightening hair quickly, maintaining consistent heat levels to prevent hair damage.
Best Titanium Flat Irons:
- BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Ultra Thin Flat Iron
- Hana Titanium 1.5” Flat Iron
- Keratin Complex Stealth Digital Professional Style Flat Iron, Titanium
What is a tourmaline flat iron?
Karmin G3 Salon Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron – Best Tourmaline Flat Iron
Tourmaline flat iron use tourmaline, a semi-precious gemstone, that is believed to generates more negative ions, up to six times more negative ions, than ceramic. It’s usually infused into ceramic plates to get smoother, shinier, and straighter results.
Best Tourmaline Flat Irons:
- Karmin G3 Salon Pro Black Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron
- Sedu Revolution Tourmaline Ionic Styling Iron
What is a nano flat iron?
Nano is an advanced styling technology infused into flat iron plates. Note that nano technology is not always a good thing. Nano ceramic means only a small amount of ceramic is infused to the metal plates, so it is not a good ceramic flat iron. However, nano titanium boosting the negative ion output of the plates with make your hair smoother and shiner. Nano silver eliminates bacteria on the iron plates and your hair – keep you flat iron free of germ.
One of the best flat irons using nano technology is BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Ultra Thin Flat Iron.
What is an ionic flat iron?
Ionic flat iron generates negative ions to neutralize your charged strands for shiny, smooth results. Note that all ceramic flat irons produce negative ions, too, and other materials like tourmaline & titanium boost their output. Bio Ionic Onepass Nano Ceramic Flat Iron is one of the best ionic flat irons.
Infrared: this technology helps balance ions and maintains temperature consistency to deliver smoother, frizz-free results.
Silver: this technology eliminates bacteria on the iron plates and your hair, creating a germ-free environment with every use.
What is the Best Flat Iron Type?
The best flat iron type depends on your hair. For natural or thin hair, I recommend a high quality ceramic flat iron, which is using 100% solid pure ceramic plates such as Hana Elite 1” Flat Iron.
For smoother and shinier result, using professional tourmaline ceramic flat irons such as Karmin G3 Salon Pro Black Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron, or extremely expensive flat iron FHI Heat Runway Digital Hand Touch Professional Ceramic Tourmaline Styling Iron.
For coarse or thick hair, a titanium flat iron like BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Ultra Thin Flat Iron is the best choice.
Look like there are many types of flat irons? What is your flat iron types? Tell me and other readers your choice and let’s discuss together. You may also want to read my guide about how to flat iron hair if you’ve just bought a new hair straightener.