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Every woman wants the ability to create to-die-for curls. When you are standing at the hair styling tool section, swimming in curling irons, today's market is overflowing with options. Tourmaline and ceramic are two popular types, referring to the material used in the actual curling rod. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Making the final choice between tourmaline and ceramic curling irons depends solely on your specific preferences.
Tourmaline Curling Irons
Tourmaline is actually a mineral, sometimes noted as a crystal, which happens to be a source for natural negative ions. Negative ions work with the heat from the curling iron to temporarily change the makeup of your hair.
Ceramic is a material commonly used in all types of styling tools, especially curling and flat irons. This material is infused with negative ions and distributes heat evenly. Ceramic and porcelain are relatively the same material.
Tourmaline curling irons have a long lasting rod that will rarely crack, peel or rust. Ceramic curling irons are actually metal plates coated in a layer of ceramic which is prone to cracking or peeling to expose the metal underneath. Tourmaline curling irons are the least damaging of all curling iron types and are infused with negative ions that soften the hair follicle while reducing frizz. Ceramic curling irons are more damaging than tourmaline, but are much better for your hair than metal or glass curling irons. Ceramic glides through the hair easily while giving each strand a healthy shine. However, if the ceramic rods become damaged, as they frequently do, no matter how insignificant, it can cause serious breakage. Still, if you are looking for an inexpensive curling iron, ceramic will provide better results with minimal damage when compared to other similarly priced curling irons. If you are looking for quality, though, tourmaline is worth the price.
Tourmaline curling iron are higher priced than ceramic curling irons. Tourmaline curling irons range from $30 to $150, depending on the size, model and brand. Most ceramic curling irons are less than $30. With these two styling tools, you pay for what you get. Tourmaline curling irons are a longer lasting product with better end results while ceramic curling irons are prone to cracking and peeling while causing more damage to your hair. There are professional strength curling irons made from 100 percent ceramic, ranging from $60 to $150. However, these professional style curling irons are not common and are usually found only at beauty suppliers.