Straightener Plate Materials
Ceramic plates are the most popular, as they're designed to glide smoothly over hair with even heating. No cold or hot spots! Ceramic straighteners are also great at locking in moisture and adding shine to the hair.
Titanium plates are smooth metal plates that transfer heat more quickly than ceramic plates do. However, titanium straighteners can be slightly more difficult to use, as their super efficiency may cause overheating and hair damage.
Tourmaline plates are found on the most expensive straighteners, as they're the most technically sophisticated. Tourmaline emits a huge amount of negative ions, which help to reduce frizz and leave your hair looking even smoother after straightening.
Which plate should I go for if I have curly, frizzy hair?
Tourmaline straighteners are particularly good for those with curly, frizzy hair, as they're highly effective even at a lower temperature. We also recommend ceramic plates, as they don't dehydrate your hair as much during straightening.
The Silver Bullet Keratin 230 Ceramic Straightener features a ceramic plate with a tourmaline surface. You get the benefits of tourmaline without the steep price.