What is ceramic:

Ceramic is a composite material usually made of clay. It can be used in the body of a dryer, the heating element, or as a coating on internal parts. It creates a far infrared heat that penetrates the hair shaft, preserving hair’s natural moisture and luster.

How it works:

this is the most often used material in flattening irons. It provides even heat distribution, ensuring that there will be no too hot or cold spots.

This is critical for three reasons:

1) You get consistent results

2) there is less risk that you will burn or damage your hair cuticle

3) decreases the amount of time you need to run the iron over your hair.

across its surface.

 what is the difference between titanium and ceramic plates?

If you do not know how these two different materials affect the performance of the hair straighteners, you are about to find out. But first, we need to explain one term that is often associated with hair tools – ionic.

An ion is as an atom in which the number of electrons and protons are not the same. When a hair tool has ionic in its name, it means that it can generate negative ions. Hair has high water content, making it positively charged. When negative ions come in contact with hair, the positive charge is neutralized. This leaves your hair straight, sleek, shiny and smooth.

Both ceramic and titanium are ionic materials, however, titanium is a better generator.

Ceramic: There’s no question about it, this is the most often used material in flattening irons. It provides even heat distribution, ensuring that there will be no too hot or cold spots.

Another important characteristic is that these plates heat up extremely fast – some brands reach their highest temps in just ten seconds! Ceramic’s natural infrared heating does not harm hair’s exterior layer but gently warms the hair from the inside. This retains moisture within each strand, creating a superb shine and a healthy look.

You can even find costly professional models that are not 100% ceramic. Solid or pure ceramic are words that you are looking for. One big problem is that ceramic plates can crack after some time. These cracks can snag the hair and give you an awful experience.

Titanium: Its properties are better than ceramic! It’s better at conducting heat, providing consistent heat, allowing minimum temperature variations. It also warms up quickly, produces more ions and is corrosion resistant.

Plates made from this material last for years and never crack or scratch. They outlive the iron itself because titanium is naturally very strong but lightweight. Titanium is a professional choice by hairdressers.

It is used by the best hair salons because they are more efficient, save time and clients are satisfied with long lasting results.

Titanium vs. Ceramic

In this battle, it is obvious that titanium is a winner. But does this mean that you should use only this type of iron? No. Many experts say that consumers should use ceramic for one obvious reason. Since titanium can get very hot and transfers heat better, it’s very easy to damage your hair if you are not careful. Also, this high heat is only advantageous for women with thick, coarse and stubborn hair. If your have thin or fragile hair, there is no need for high temperatures. In the end, it is up to you to find out what will work best for your hair. Now you have all the facts to make the right decision. If you are still indecisive, there is a simple solution! Get a flat iron that combines ceramic and titanium, such as Croc 2 Infrared mentioned above. This way you get ceramic’s safety and protection and titanium’s speed and efficiency.