Everyone has a favorite hair tool, but its always good to know which is the best. Although Titanium flat irons and Ceramic flat irons are equally efficient, there are a few important differences that could be the decisive turn - point when looking for your ideal straightener.
Firstly, an appealing detail about Titanium flat irons is that they are preferred by professional hair stylists and hair salons due to their capacity of heating up in a flash. Therefore, hair salons can save time and be more efficient while pleasing their customers with the excellent results titanium straighteners provide. Titanium based plates are also scratch resistant and will last you much longer then a plain ceramic flat iron. What you can expect from titanium made flat irons is professional results in extra quick time, but these advantages dont come without consequences. As titanium is heat resistant, it can reach extremely hot temperatures surpassing 400F, which isnt good for your hair at all as you shouldnt even exceed 300F. Another drawback according to reviews is that the heat engulfs the whole iron making it too hot to handle! Of course this depends on the brand and model so its a different experience for everyone.
Ceramic plated hair straighteners provide a gentle start of warm temperature which will eventually spread to a soft but hot feeling. They straighten hair until smooth and silky in a relatively short time and with a lot less heat damage than other irons. With ceramic hair straighteners, the waiting time for the temperature to get higher is longer than titanium irons, so hair salons dont really use them because of the wait. Although ceramic is safer for your hair, generally speaking.
Basically, many stylists typically like titanium because it is faster and the heat transfer is more immediate.
However, many stylists that use titanium in their salons may recommend their customers to use a ceramic iron at home because it is generally less damaging and is more suited for daily use. If you intend on straightening your hair leisurely then ceramic irons are ideal for you. If you own a hair styling business or have extremely coarse and thick hair but dont plan on using it regularly then a titanium iron may suit you best. It all depends on your hair type, preferences and purposes.