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Titanium vs. Tourmaline Ceramic: Finding the Best Type of Tool for Your Hair

abril 02, 2019 3 lectura mínima

Titanium vs. Tourmaline Ceramic: Finding the Best Type of Tool for Your Hair

PRO TIPS:

It's worth mentioning that regardless of the heat styling tool you end up choosing and your hair type, we recommend everyone use a heat protective product like our Watch Me Werk Thermal Heat Protectant before straightening or curling.

We also strongly suggest a primer like our Rise and Prime because it helps to lock in the style and protect your hair from the elements once you hit the streets.

Finally, if you can avoid going over the section of hair more than once with either tool, the one-and-done technique is better for your strands in the long haul.

 

STRAIGHTENERS

Megastar (Tourmaline Ceramic)

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Our much-raved-about Megastar Hair Straightener has tourmaline ceramic plates. Tourmaline itself is a crystal boron silicate mineral which is combined with ceramic to create our moisture-locking plates. By emitting negative ions that counteract the positive ions found in your locks, it helps not only straighten but also smooth and shine hair., while fighting frizz and locking in moisture. As a result, it's inherently a better choice for someone with fine or damaged hair. It's also a slightly less intensive option if you are planning to use your straightener every day.

Here's the rundown of everything it offers:

  • Negative ion conditioning technology
  • Built-in green negative ions that send conditioning negative ions to hair follicles
  • Easy-to-read digital display and temperature control with auto shut off
  • 1-inch floating plates
  • Soft touch finish

 

Style Setter (Titanium)

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The Style Setter Hair Straightener has titanium plates. Titanium is a naturally occurring metal that's great for styling tools because it heats up very quickly. It's ultimately better for thick or coarse hair because of the direct heat. Also, titanium is lightweight, which might be an advantage if you have a super thick head of hair to straighten, and need to make the job a little easier.

Here's the rundown of everything it offers:

Heats to 450°F in seconds
⅞ inch floating plates
On/off power button and indicator light
Negative ion conditioning technology
Slim plates and a sleek design that makes it easier to style layers or shorter hair

 

CURLING WANDS

Classic Wand (Tourmaline Ceramic)

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Our Classic Curling Wand again uses the combo of tourmaline and ceramic to deliver even heating that's safe for all hair types, especially finer or damaged hair. If you'd like to choose one of our tourmaline ceramic wands with a digital display, we also recommend the Octowand 8-in-1 Interchangeable Curling Wand. The Classic is safe to use every day and is a great "starter wand" for anyone new to curling, or retreating from the world of clamp-style curling irons (welcome, by the way, your life will never be the same).

Here's the rundown of everything it offers:

  • Clipless design for crease-free curls
  • Heats to 410°F in seconds
  • On-off power switch with indicator light
  • Far infrared heat
  • Negative ion conditioning
  • Fully rotating swivel power cord
  • Available in 19mm, 25mm, and 32mm barrels

 

Magic Wand (Titanium)

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The Magic Wand is, indeed, straight magic if you're facing an extra surly head of hair. It's 100 percent pure titanium and delivers an intense dose of heat. While it's safe for anyone to use and has a range of heat settings if you want to dial the heat down a bit, it's ideal for thick, coarse hair and hair that might not hold curls very easily. It's also a little bit pricier than the Classic Curling Wand so that might be something to keep in mind if this is the first time you're trying a curling wand and are not sure if it will be your jam. The Magic is the kind of tool that professional stylists love.

Here's the rundown of everything it offers:

  • Clipless design for crease-free curls
  • Heats to 450°F in seconds
  • On-off power button with indicator light
  • Digital display and temperature control
  • Far infrared heat
  • Negative ion conditioning
  • Fully rotating swivel power cord
  • Available in 19mm, 25mm, and 32mm barrels

 

QUICK RECAP:

Fine, thin, damaged hair, or hair you plan to straighten or curl pretty much every day? Go tourmaline.
Thick, coarse, or extremely-challenging-to-tame hair that you likely won't be heat styling day in, day out? Go titanium.

 

Once you've got the tools that are right for you and your hair, share your thoughts with us on IG @NuMeHair or sign up for our newsletter at NuMehair.com for hair tips and exclusive offers.

 

Looking for more hair inspo? Check it out here & here!

 

Author: Mary Patterson Broome

 

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