Titanium vs. Ceramic Flat Irons – What’s the Difference?
For most women, a flat iron is that essential hair tool that just can’t be sacrificed. Not only does it have the power to straighten even the most unruly locks, you can even use it to curl, crimp, and tame your mane. But the real question is – do you want titanium or ceramic?! Well, here’s the difference:
- Minimized heat damage due to minimum temperature variation (titanium is a metal that has the capacity for increased and consistent heat conduction)
- Higher ionic output (heats up and transfers heat more quickly)
- Will yield superior results and requires less passes through your strands
- High durability and resistance (making it the preferred choice for heavy usage)
- Leaves your hair with a silky texture
- Eliminates frizz
- Best for thick, coarse and normal hair, as well as professional use. NOTE: If you have thin or fine hair, be sure to keep the titanium iron on its LOWEST heat setting and continuously monitor your hair.
- If you’re not careful, it can potentially be more damaging to your hair (due to fast transfer of heat)
- Higher cost
- Even heat distribution (eliminating any chance of overheated or cold spots)
- Consistent results (also meaning less potential to burn or damage)
- High performance (100% ceramic models)
- Eliminates frizz, creates shine
- Best for thin, thick, normal, and moderately damaged hair, as well as for regular use
- Some models are not 100% ceramic – always check this fact before purchasing as it will make a major difference in the product’s effectiveness and longevity.
*NOTE: The Leyla Milani Hair ‘Give it To Me Straight’ is 100% PURE CERAMIC*
Both of these flat iron types are highly effective tools, which is also why they are the most popular on the market! They each have their special advantages depending on what you are looking for, and it may be worth eventually investing in both. Happy Styling!