Ceramic vs Titanium Flat Irons
When you are looking to transition from your textured tresses over to a more silky, shiny and straight look, choosing the right flat iron for the job matters! There's a slight difference between ceramic flat irons and titanium flat irons which impacts your final look. We are going to break down the difference.
The major difference between the two plates is the rate and method by which it heats the hair. Ceramic plates heat the hair from the inside out, while titanium heats from the surface of the hair shaft. You might notice that your ceramic flat iron takes longer to heat up. And in the long run, it may be a good thing. While titanium results in an almost-immediate blaze, the risks are higher. Titanium flat irons are great for professional use because they provide a quick heat-up time and conduct heat evenly throughout the iron for a wonderful smoothening result, if not used properly, they can cause serious damage to the hair.
Another distinction is the method by which the plates heat the hair. Ceramic flat irons transmit heat through infrared technology, straightening the hair from the inside out which is generally more gentle, especially for finer textures. Titanium, however, heats the surface of the hair shaft.
It comes as no surprise that we prefers ceramic plates for natural hair. It’s safer and you can control the heat temperature, keeping in mind we don’t want to ruin the curl pattern, so we recommend a ceramic flat iron.
Our AX2 Professionals Ceramic Flat Iron is excellent for infusing moisture into the hair while straightening.
We have a love affair with both titanium and ceramic, but if we had to choose which one to suggest for non-professional use, it would be the ceramic. Reason being, we are all about safety, especially when it comes to styling textured hair.