Can You Really Straighten Wet Hair? Lots of people have asked me, “can you use straighteners on wet hair?” The answer is usually “NO!”. For starters, water and electric appliances do not mix and also do you really want to sizzle your hair dry with a hot piece of metal? But there are some companies who believe […]
Tourmaline Hair Straighteners
Magic Crystals for Super Straight Hair. Tourmaline is a gemstone which is crushed to a fine powder and then either coated on or infused into ceramic flat iron plates. It is known to be an effective conductor of negative ions which neutralize the positive ions that cause static and frizz. You lock in moisture as you straighten, keeping your hair safe from humidity and making it appear shinier.
Tourmaline flat irons are a little more expensive than classic solid ceramic models but they are really great for styling at lower temperatures and can give you the same great results with far less risk of damage.
Just a few of the tourmaline ceramic flat iron benefits include:
- High quality, corrosion resistant plates.
- Effective straightening at lower temperatures (so they’re much less damaging than other flat irons!)
- A smooth surface that conducts heat evenly and glides effortlessly down hair sections.
So, now that you’ve got the science straight, I know you’re wondering “which is the best tourmaline flat iron?”
The answer to that question is entirely personal: the best tourmaline flat iron for you depends on you hair type, styling needs and budget. Check out my tourmaline flat iron reviews to find the best model for you:
Chi Air Expert
This Chi tourmaline ceramic flat iron puts a powerful twist on the classic Chi Ceramic. I often recommend this model to people with shorter hair styles because the 1 inch plates and narrow housing give you precision styling. It gets the full 5 out of 5 stars from me. Read More...
Conair Infiniti PRO
The Conair tourmaline ceramic flat iron is a budget option (usually under $40) which has some really nifty features like size options to meet styling needs and thoughtful safety functions. It gets 4 out of 5 stars from me. Read More...
HSI Professional 1 Inch Tourmaline Flat Iron
This Hsi professional 1 ceramic tourmaline ionic flat iron hair straightener is very popular on online shopping sites because it has many of the features of a professional flat iron with a budget price tag. It also comes with a free Argan Oil conditioning treatment and heat protective glove. It gets 4 out of 5 stars from me. Read More...
ISA Professional Tourmaline Flat Iron
I often recommend this model to people with fine or thin hair because it can straighten at temperatures as low as 175 degrees fahrenheit. The ISA tourmaline ceramic flat iron does a great job and won’t fry or damage wispy locks. It gets 4.5 out of 5 stars from me. Read More...
This professional tourmaline flat iron is my most recommended model for the least damaging straightener. It has extremely high quality professional tourmaline plates for even heat distribution without dangerous hotspots and a digital readout so that you’re in control of the temperature. It gets the full 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Remington Wet 2 Straight
This is by no means the best ceramic tourmaline flat iron in the world but it does have some pretty neat features (like the fact that you can jump straight out of the shower and start styling!) and it costs very little. It gets 3.5 out of 5 stars from me. Read More...
Solia Tourmaline Ion Flat Iron
I often recommend the Solia tourmaline flat iron to people who are really susceptible to frizz and flyaway because reviewers say that the negative ions on these plates can tame any frizz. It gets the full 5 out of 5 stars from me. Read More…
Enjoy the reviews. I hope you find your perfect flat iron!
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