When the term flat iron is heard, the first thing that comes to the mind is its heating element. Without a good heating element, a hair straightener is two pieces of iron rods that are clamped together. The most essential part of any hot styling tool is therefore its heating material, the quality and performance of which is the most important factor for the beauty and safety of the hair. A heating plate is that part which is subjected to the hair for straightening, curling or for accomplishing any type of hairstyle desired. You can use it for curling or straightening the hair efficiently with the accurate temperature. Thus, offering safe styling by even distribution of heat and retaining the heating without producing static electricity and frizz on the hair is the most important factors that are required for a good quality heating element. Heating elements are of different types depending on the quality and features incorporated by the manufacturers. You will come across different types of heating plates including, metal plates, ceramic plates, tourmaline plates, titanium infused plates, gold plates, etc. It is important to know how these plates can determine the quality and performance of styling before purchasing a hair straightening tool for your hair.
If it is your first experience with a hair styling tool, then you should make a good research about the quality of different types of heating plates being used today so that you may not face big problems with your hair after styling. Amongst various types of heating plates used today, the most safe and efficient styling is offered by ceramic and tourmaline materials. Tourmaline materials are much better than ceramic. Both the ceramic and tourmaline heating plates are rich source of naturally emitted negative ions, where the tourmaline plates emit negative ions six times more than the ceramic materials. That is why tourmaline hair straighteners are preferred more than the ceramic hair straighteners. The generation of negative ions helps in fighting the high heat of the device during styling and thus safeguards the hair from any heat damages. You can easily detect different heating elements if you know how to distinguish them. Look for ICHS and PTFC heating elements while choosing your favorite styling tool as they stands for safety and quality of the device.