You’ve probably heard the same story, “titanium is faster, but ceramic is safer.” Claims like these can really confuse you when you’re trying to choose between them, especially since you wouldn’t want to ruin your hair by choosing speed over safety. So let’s learn a little more about each of these heating materials and see what their pros and cons are.
Starting with ceramic, which is and always has been the most popular choice among professionals and home users due to its robust heating and protection technologies. These are better known as infrared heating and ion technology. The natural infrared heating of the ceramic gently warms the hair from the inside without damaging the outer layer, which is susceptible to damage. This promotes moisture retention in each strand to reflect a hydrated and nourished look on the outside, giving you a dramatic shine and healthy look. As for the ionic technology, this unique component uses negative ions to neutralize and balance the hair to relax and smooth the cuticles. This also contributes to healthier hair as straightening time will be cut in half and your hair will look twice as smooth.
Now on to the titan. This exceptional heater can reach peak temperatures in record time for quick hair styling, which is great for all you busy girls out there. It also features flawlessly smooth plates that will effortlessly glide through your hair for a silky and shiny look. One of the biggest advantages of titanium is that it is naturally strong and light, so straightening will be easier and your iron will last much longer.
The best hair salons use titanium irons because of their high performance and fast heating, which reduces waiting, making them more efficient and delighting their customers with incredibly smooth and long-lasting styles. However, its power and heat are only beneficial for girls with thick, coarse and stubborn hair that needs high temperatures for proper straightening. If your hair is thin or fragile, then you won’t need such high temperatures and it would be safer to stick to ceramic.
If you’re still torn between these two materials, then good news! Some professional flat irons actually combine ceramic and titanium to use the safety and protection of ceramic along with the speed and efficiency of titanium. The only problem is that these powerful flat irons are more expensive, although the results would be outstanding and the benefits would be worth the investment.