In a sea of material choices, it's tough to determine which straightener is right for your hair type. When you crave stick-straight locks, a little knowledge goes a long way.
Selecting a flat iron can feel a bit like returning to high-school chemistry class. What is titanium, after all, and is ceramic more durable than glass? Are pearl irons really a thing outside of heaven?
Honestly, you don't need a degree in chemistry to choose the right flat iron. A little knowledge about your hair density, type, and texture is all you need to consult our handy guide to flat irons. Here's how to choose the right straightener for your hair.
Ceramic flat irons are a perennial favourite in salons and among beauty devotees. The reason for this is pretty simple: ceramic conducts heat evenly and effectively smooths the hair shaft. Ceramic irons tend to heat up a bit more slowly than other straighteners, so if you're in a hurry, consider another option.
Ceramic irons also tend not to get as hot as titanium straighteners. If you have very coarse or unruly hair, ceramic might not be the right option. Otherwise, ceramic is the perfect blend of price and value.
Be careful when shopping for inexpensive irons. Ceramic-coated plates command a much lower price. But over time, the ceramic tends to wear off, rendering your hair vulnerable to burns from metal plates.
Looking for the perfect ceramic iron? Give the Cloud Nine C9 Wide Iron a whirl.