Heavy-Duty Professional Grade Designs
Just how is a professional flat iron different than an everyday flat iron? There are a number of things that separate the basic irons from the pros. Because professional flat irons are used many times per day in salons, manufacturers build them out of very durable materials. As a result, salon-grade flat irons hold up very well to home use and can last for much longer than conventional tools. They're also often easier to grip and to maneuver to meet the high standards of the pros.
Plates that Generate Ions
Another major benefit of most professional flat irons is ionic technology. Most flat irons used by the pros feature plates that produce negatively charged particles called ions. As the flat irons move along the strands, those ions build up on the tresses, taming fly-aways and sealing the protective outer covering of the hair. The seal helps to keep hair manageable all day by minimizing frizz, and it gives the locks a sleek, shiny look. Ceramic flat irons are typically the least expensive of the ion-generating professional models. Titanium irons also produce ions and allow for very fast styling. Tourmaline ceramic models generate the most ions for more pronounced manageability-boosting and shine-enhancing benefits.
Models with Other Advanced Technologies
Professional-grade flat irons may feature other technologies from which you may benefit. Models with infrared technology lessen heat damage by heating hair from the inside out rather than from the outside in. Some models feature a large range of temperature options, giving you the flexibility to choose the setting that is most ideal for your styling needs.
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