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What is the difference between ceramic and teflon plates in hair straighteners and flat irons and is it more important than the steam?

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Ceramic plates and coils on CHI Flat Irons maintain an even temperature all the time, eliminating hot spots that can cause damage and breakage to the delicate hair strands. Ceramic technology in flat irons also produces negative ions to seals the cuticle, repel humidity and lock in hair color while smoothing and straightening your hair. Flat irons made with traditional copper coils can cause damage by pulling and snagging the hair strands and drying the hair because there is no ionic technology to protect the hair from the excessively high temperature of the hair straightener. Other coatings such as Teflon can burn and chip causing additional damage.
Your hair carries a positive electrical charge caused by dryness. Over time, this positive charge increases, and as your hair becomes drier, more hair cuticles open, creating unhealthy hair that is hard to style. The negative ions created by Ceramic appliances (such as CHI Flat Irons) cancel these positive hair charges, while smoothing down the hair cuticle. Smoothing the hair cuticle seals in your hair's natural oils and moisture resulting in healthier hair that is full of shine. With Ceramic Technology the gentle far-infrared heat penetrates deeper into the hair, so the hair is usually straightened in one smooth pass. This eliminates the damage that multiple passes with a non-Ceramic flat iron can cause. Flat irons are very hot, you don't want a non-ceramic iron, it can burn and cause irreparable damage, and the results you get with a Ceramic Flat iron will speak for themselves. (visit www.stylebell.com for many ceramic flat irons)

The Maxiglide flat iron has Ceramic Plates and Steamburst if you want the steam as well. I would suggest only using the steam feature on the very ends of your hair if they are dry and need a little moisture. Do not use steam on all of you hair this will essential boil it and add water into the strands causing them to frizz. Maxiglide suggests to use the steam only on the ends of your hair as well.

AnswerCeramic heats faster, holds heat longer and is not as hard on your hair. People can dye their hair, streak their hair, use blow dryers, hair straightners, curling irons so it makes sense that the hair takes one heck of a beating. Sometimes it's good to give your hair a rest by changing to a different style. Wigs are in! So if you want that straight look then buy a wig and leave your hair alone for awhile and start giving it some tender loving care by using good conditions or nixing the hair straightners, curling irons and too much blow drying.
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