We know, hunting for the right pair of straighteners can be a long and arduous task. But if you’re after a straightener that will actually do your tresses some good, then look no further than a pair of lovely ceramic hair straighteners! These straighteners (as their name implies) incorporate ceramic material in their plates, giving your hair a whole host of wonderful benefits from their use.
So, if you still need some convincing on the matter of ceramic hair straighteners, then check out these 5 reasons why you should seriously consider investing!
Ceramic hair straighteners: why you need to invest
1. They’ll heat your hair evenly
The biggest worry for all us girls when using hair straighteners, is that it will burn our precious tresses to a crisp! But you can put those fears aside, because one of the main advantages of ceramic plates is that they are designed to distribute heat evenly throughout your hair, helping to minimise heat damage. This has made them a popular choice when it comes to achieving high-quality results, without negatively affecting the appearance of your hair.
As a side note, we’d recommend steering clear of hair straighteners that are made with glass or metal plates, as these don’t heat evenly and are renowned for causing hot spots on the iron, which can cause your hair to burn.
If you’ve fallen victim to hair damage from over use of heated styling tools, then take a look at our Dry and Damaged Hair page – it’s packed full of amazing expert tips, tricks and treatments for your mane!
2. They’ll help you achieve professional results at home
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have salon-worthy hair every morning? Well, with ceramic hair straighteners, you can! Thanks to their ceramic plating, these straighteners help to give your strands a shiny, super-sleek finish, as well as helping your hair to look and feel healthier.
And, if you’re looking to really optimise the performance of your straighteners, we’d recommend choosing a ceramic straightener that utilise Infrared technology. What’s that, you ask? Well, this nifty little feature helps to reduce the amount of heat damage to the surface of your hair, by heating the your strands from the inside out! They also distribute heat quickly and evenly, meaning you can achieve effective results in no time.
3. They’re cost effective
You may have been putting off buying a new pair of straighteners for a number of reasons, but we bet that one of the biggest ones is the hefty price tag that’s attached to a lot of heated styling tools. We can’t help but think this is just plain wrong – come on, straighteners are an essential for everyday life, right?
Well, luckily for us, the advances in affordable hair technology means that investing in ceramic hair straighteners certainly isn’t going to break the bank! There are a whole host of high performance brands that provide quality ceramic hair straighteners, at affordable prices. You really don’t have any reason not to invest in a pair now!
4. They’re versatile
You’ll also be pleased to know, that ceramic hair straighteners are also super versatile and can be used on all different hair types and lengths. Just bear in mind the plate size of the ceramic straighteners you pick, as this will have an impact on your styling results. For example, if you have long, thick hair or hair that is wavy, curly or frizzy, we’d recommend opting for a larger plate size. However, if your hair is thin or short, a smaller plate size will suit your hair type best.
But that’s not all, this commonplace styling tool can also be used effectively to create a wide range of different looks – even casual waves! Don’t believe us? Then you need to take a look at these 4 looks you can create with a simple hair straightener.
Tip: To help minimise the damage of heated styling tools, don’t forget to liberally spritz it with a heat protectant, like the TRESemmé Heat Defence Spray (300ml, £4.99*), before styling to protect from heat of up to 230°C, while also leaving your hair smooth and easier to manage.
So, has this helped make up your mind on your next straightener purchase? If so, you now need to take a look at our Straightener page – not only has it got masses of amazing advice on using your styling tool the right way, but there are also loads of handy tips and tricks on how to use it for styling your mane!
*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.