I used to think a tool was just a tool, and will admit that I was guilty of spending more time looking at the color or cute pattern than I did reading about the actual technology. (That explains all of those bad hair days…)
Turns out the words on the packaging DO mean something, and finding the right tool for me has made all the difference. Consider me converted!
Have you found your perfect tool yet? Read on to see what technology is best for you and your hair type!
Ceramic with even heat distribution, producing an exceptionally high amount of negative ions and far infrared which reduce static electricity for that perfect style. Hair is left smooth and silky with an unparalleled shine.
Who should use it: Those with processed or dry and damaged hair
Our pick: CHI ELITE SHIMMER BLACK FLAT IRON
Porcelain is a fine ceramic compound with greater strength and durability for precise heat distribution and better performance. The surface allows hair to glide through the plates, causing less stress and damage to the hair.
Who should use it: Those with extremely dry and damaged hair
Our pick: JILBERE PORCELAIN SERIES CURLING IRON
24K Gold-plated barrels provide direct heat for hard-to-style hair for frizz-free, long-lasting, shiny curls. The 24K gold plated barrel speeds the circulation of heat, enhancing heat up and heat recovery. This type can get very hot!
Who should use it: Those with coarse, hard to tame hair
Our pick: HOT SHOT TOOLS GOLD CURL IRON
Titanium plating delivers amazing heat with no hot or cold spots. Titanium plating also provides an extra hard, durable, mirror smooth surface to eliminate pulling and give snag-free styling and is corrosion resistant to styling products. Sets the style hard for hair to stay curled.
Who should use it: Those with fine hair, and those whose hair doesn’t hold curl
Our pick: ION TITANIUM PRO CURLING IRON
Ceramic and tourmaline floating plates for full hair contact to promote smooth, straight and frizz-free hair. Ceramic plates are infused with commercial grade tourmaline to reduce hair friction and breakage and all day humidity protection. Tourmaline is our top technology.
Who should use it: Those looking for the best quality, and want extra styling protection
Our pick: JILBERE PROFESSIONAL TOURMALINE FLAT IRON