Titanium plates provide similar benefits as do tourmaline plates. The difference is that titanium does not transfer heat from the plates onto your hair at levels as high as ceramic or tourmaline. For that reason, titanium plates are often marketed as safer for frequent heat styling needs.
Too much heat, even from a titanium plated flat iron, can and will damage your hair strands. So this isn’t an invitation for overuse, but it is a plus to keep in mind when buying a flat iron.
Price points usually fall like this: Ceramic, tourmaline, then titanium.
Understand this, each of these types of plates can be coated. This is something to be aware of. Ceramic plates can be coated with ceramic. What? Yes, the actual plate of the flat iron can be manufactured from many different types of metals and then the outer layer can be coated with ceramic. Flat irons manufactured this way are typically much cheaper than flat irons which have full ceramic plates. Buyer Beware! You should read the fine print.
Flat irons manufactured this way are typically much cheaper than flat irons which have full ceramic plates. Buyer Beware! You should read the fine print of the packaging to identify exactly what you’re spending your money on. Ceramic has been around and the price point has dropped. You can find a ceramic flat iron for as little as $10.00.
Just the same, ceramic plates or plates constructed of any other metal can also be coated with tourmaline. Because it’s a gem and is crushed and smoothed over the plates, there has to be something underneath the tourmaline itself. The tourmaline has to adhere to a surface. Ideally, you want a ceramic plate that is coated with tourmaline. Ceramic has been on the market for a very long time and
The tourmaline has to adhere to a surface. Ideally, you want a ceramic plate that is coated with tourmaline. Ceramic has been on the market for a very long time and it’s used in flat irons and heat styling tools is proven. Other metals do not have the same type of track record. A tourmaline flat iron can range in price from $30.00 to $200.00.
Titanium plated flat irons are considered the cream of the crop and they are priced accordingly. These irons usually weigh in upwards of $80.00 to start.
Please keep in mind that the way a flat iron is designed to deliver heat may also be a factor when it comes to pricing. Ionic heat technology and nano technology can easily raise the price of any flat iron you choose.
These pointers should help make it easier for you to choose your next flat iron.