Today I feel like talking about fashion and flat irons, So I am going to compare Titanium versus Ceramic flat iron and show you some gorgeous looks that famous actresses use and how to get the same look with our flat iron. In the same time, I am going to show you the difference between a Titanium Versus Ceramic Flat Iron. Check my favorites here! (you will not leave the page, it's just automatic scroll down)
In the old days, if you had curly, wavy or frizzy hair, there was only one solution for straightening - and that was to iron your hair. I'm not talking about fancy ceramic flat irons or even old school metal flat irons; no, I'm talking about honest-to-goodness, this-shirt-is-wrinkled, pass-me-the-ironing-board IRONS! It sounds horrifying, but it's absolutely true: Women used to use these things. ON THEIR HEADS.
Okay, well you couldn't actually iron your head unless you wanted third degree burns all over your face; the idea was to place your hair on a flat surface and iron away. Still, the entire process was incredibly dangerous and damaging to your hair to boot. Plus, since you couldn't actually flat iron the hairs closest to your head, it didn't look amazing either.
Luckily, there are high quality ceramic flat irons available over the place nowadays! You don't have to be a rocket scientist (or even a professional hair stylist) to know how to use one, they heat up quickly, and they seal the natural moisture into your hair's cuticles to prevent dryness, damage, and frizz. Hooray for the twenty-first century! We've come a long way, babies. Choose from a CHI flat iron, GHD flat irons, or more!
Titanium versus Ceramic Flat Iron presents: The Ceramic flat iron!
Thandie's Lovely Locks with Ceramic Flat Iron
Thandie Newton may not be the most high-profile actress in Hollywood - I mean, she gets decent roles, but she probably doesn't have paparazzi in her bushes, am I right? - but she sure is pretty. She always looks elegant and understated, and her facial expressions always seem to be communicating something along the lines of, What, this is an old thing? No, I didn't slave over my appearance! I was just cleaning the house and then I remembered I had this premiere/awards show/swanky Hollywood party to attend! I always look like this!
Okay, maybe that part is my imagination. But nevertheless, her hair is fabulous. Wanna bite her style? You know you do! And luckily for you, it's not terribly difficult if you have the right tools, starting with ceramic flat irons. Why ceramic flat irons over regular metal ones? Because metal flat irons (and curling irons, for that matter) are liable to cook your hair, or at least dry it out and leave it really frizzy and in need of a deep conditioning treatment. No likey. Ceramic flat irons and ceramic curling irons, however, will seal the moisture into your hair's cuticle and leave it suitably lush.
Once you have a decent flat iron, divide your hair into manageable smaller sections - like 1 or so. Then run the iron down the length of your hair, section by section. (Don't iron the same section more than once or twice - you don't need it and it will just cause unnecessary follicular trauma.) Part your hair on one side and push your (hopefully longish) bangs behind one ear. Ta-da, you're Thandie! Okay, not quite, but I bet you're still very pretty. Have you ever thought of modeling? Let me give you my card.
So What to Look for in a Ceramic Flat Iron
You already know that ceramic flat irons are the way to go if you want to protect your hair from unnecessary heat damage or a possible hair-burning incident. (Metal flat irons are far too unpredictable, and with so much new technology to choose from, they are positively ancient at this point!) But once you've decided on a ceramic iron, what other qualities do you need to look for before you open your wallet? First, read our post about some characteristics for selecting a Best Flat Iron hair straightener. And here are a few more features to pay attention to in your search for the perfect ceramic flat iron:
- 100% ceramic plates. Some flat irons claim to be ceramic, but on closer inspection, you'll find that they actually have metal plates with a layer or two of ceramic baked on. Not good! The metal plates will become exposed in time, and you'll end up right back at square one, with a metal flat iron.
- A high-quality manufacturer. A reputable company, like CHI, makes flat irons that are built to last. They may cost a little bit extra, but the value makes the investment worthwhile.
- Size. What size flat iron do you need? That depends. Small ones are easy to use and good for travel, but ones with larger plates make it easier to straighten your hair quickly. The most common choice is 1 to 2 plates.
- Variable heat settings. This gives you the ability to raise or lower the temperature on your flat iron. Make sure to use the lowest setting possible in order to protect your hair while still achieving great results.
Titanium versus Ceramic Flat Iron part II: The Titanium flat iron!
How to Better Your Bob in 3 Easy Steps with a Titanium Flat Iron
I know Nicole Richie hasn't always been the, ahem, pinnacle of class, but she really come a long way since her days as Paris Hiltons BFF on The Simple Life! You can literally see the transformation just by glancing at her. When she first came onto the scene, she had worn-out, ratty-looking extensions, but now she's all grown-up - and her hair looks amazing. This pretty modern bob is my favorite hairstyle ever, and since my hair is around this length, I was really excited to learn that the key to creating the look is already in my beauty arsenal. I'm talking about titanium flat irons!
Here's how to get Nicole's lovely look in just 3 easy steps:
- Start with dry hair. Apply a heat protective serum.
- Take your Titanium flat iron - one with 1 plates should work fine, and iron your hair in small sections until all sections have been straightened.
- Finish with a shine serum, and make sure to sweep your bangs to one side (if you have them).
It's that easy! Why do you think Nicole looks so self-satisfied in that picture? I think it's because she can't believe that a style so easy can look so luxe! Try it out if you have a bob - you won't believe how much better it'll look, with practically zero effort on your part. You're welcome!
Comparing Titanium and Ceramic Flat Irons
Ceramic and titanium, both are supposed to be very good flat irons. There has been a lot of talk about titanium vs ceramic flat irons because they are considered among the best.
- While both of them are good, titanium irons have the edge because of a number of reasons. For instance, titanium heats up faster. This means that you don’t have to wait long to straighten your hair and it also means that you will use less electricity. This will make a lot of difference in the long-term.
- Another benefit of buying a titanium flat iron is that it is even gentler on hair than the ceramic flat iron. It provides shine and straightens your hair smoothly.
- The hair remains straightened for a longer time.
- Additionally, you will see that titanium is much more durable. While ceramic can chip after a while, titanium will not, but again, it will depend on the quality of your ceramic straightener.
On the downside, the titanium irons are more expensive. Quality always comes at a price. So, in this battle between Titanium versus Ceramic flat iron, we can say that is more a finance versus quality question, do you agree?