There are several things you need to consider when learning how to choose ceramic flat irons. There is a great variation in quality, cost, and performance. It's important to weight the pros and cons of each, because it's always good to find good value. But on the other hand, because hair straightening involves applying heat to your hair, a poor quality hair straightener can damage your hair. Here are some tips on how to choose ceramic flat irons.
Flat irons that heat up fast are going to be more time efficient than those that take time. On the other hand, the hotter the flat iron becomes, the more likely you are to damage your hair. You can counter this problem by using some styling product (for example, any sort of mousse, hair spray, or gel will burn up before your hair does).
You can purchase imitation ceramic flat irons in most department stores. When they don't list what they are made of, they are usually plastic or metal. These cost much less than actual ceramic flat irons. If you shop around you can find the best flat irons deals are under $20.
A real ceramic flat iron is better for your hair than the plastic or metal. This is because they don't heat up as much as metal ones, so they are less likely to burn your hair. Any amount of heat can make your hair dry and prone to split ends, but ceramic flat irons reduce that risk. One brand that uses ceramic is the Infrashine flat iron.
High quality ceramic flat irons use ionic technology. An ionic hair straightener can use ceramic, tourmaline, or a combination of the two. Tourmaline is a semi-precious stone that's crushed into the ceramic which counteracts the negative charges on dry hair (think about how your hair holds static electricity. That's the result of negative charges). Some brands that use tourmaline include Solia hair straighteners and FHI ceramic flat irons.
Before you choose the best flat irons for you, make sure you have a budget in mind, and a reasonable expectation of performance from your ceramic flat irons. Good luck!
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