Sleek, smooth, shiny hair is one of the most important features of any well thought out outfit. If you like your hair straight, it is often recommended that you use ceramic styling tools. Experts agree that ceramic tools are less likely to cause heat damage to your hair. Excessive heat often results in dull, lifeless hair. Heat damage also results in dreaded split ends. Thankfully, you can avoid the drama by opting to use ceramic tools to reduce the likelihood of causing permanent damage to your hair.

How Ceramic Tools Work

Ceramic tools are perfect for anyone seeking to prevent heat damage because they heat up evenly. The result is that the heat is distributed evenly and the all of the hair being heated will smooth out evenly. Uneven heating results in what the professionals like to call ‘hot spots.’ This is when certain patches of hair gets burned or extremely hot as you try to style the hair, while other sections of the hair remain unstraightened.

Ceramic tools also do not heat up as quickly as or to the extreme temperatures as tools made of other types of heating materials. While it might require a little more elbow grease to get the job done, the results will be flawless and your hair will remain undamaged. Always remember that some types of heat damage can cause permanent harm to your precious hair.

As with all tools, some amount of caution is needed. Firstly, be sure to use a protective spray to reduce the likelihood of heat damage. Secondly, research the temperature that is ideal for your hair type. Thick, stubborn hair may require a bit more heat than thin hair. Thirdly, never use a ceramic tool that has started to chip or peel. These imperfections will snag against your hair and cause exactly the kind of damage you were trying to avoid in the first place.

When shopping around for a flat iron, take a look at the PYT Ceramic Styling Tool – Galaxy. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, these flat irons are also made with 100% ceramic plates. That means they are far more durable than plates made only with a ceramic coating. Another great feature of this tool is that the handles are designed to fit comfortably in your hand as you work your way through your hair. Best of all, with the right technique, you can expect salon quality results.