Tourmaline Technology In a Flat Iron
With all of the new technologies that have been injected into the mass production of small appliances and even hair styling tools, it is not unusual to question exactly what some of these technologies actually provide.
In hair styling tools descriptions you often see a variety of technologies that have now newly improved a particular styling tool that you are using. One of the ones that now seems to be so prevalent is tourmaline technology. So, you ask what exactly is tourmaline technology?
When you look up “tourmaline” in the dictionary you find that it is ”a complex crystalline silicate containing aluminum, boron, and other elements, used in electronic instrumentation and, especially in its green, clear, and blue varieties, as a gemstone”. Ok, so what does that have to do with ie., tourmaline flat irons?
After seeing many tutorials and reading a variety of descriptions, I have found that tourmaline technology is combined with other technologies that result in the end user not damaging their hair. When you see the word tourmaline you usually see ionic and/or ceramic.
Tourmaline is actually a semi-precious gemstone that is comprised mainly of a crystal silicate mineral compound. It is well-known for its ionic properties. This gemstone is crushed and compounded into the ceramic plates of the flat iron. When the flat iron is heated and ready for use, the ceramic plates then emit negative ions produced from the tourmaline. The tourmaline nano particles naturally generate a far-infrared energy when heated. This penetrating form of heat passes through the hair cuticle, going directly to the cortex. The cuticle is not overheated and resists brittleness and cracking, thus helping hair maintain its shine and softness. Tourmaline also helps cleanse hair of odors and impurities.
Most flat irons available in the marketplace have ceramic or ionic technology. They will be less expensive than the ones that include the tourmaline or titanium technologies. If you want the best for your hair, I’d recommend you spend the extra money and buy the one that comes with the tourmaline feature.