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Hello girls! It’s holiday time now. I bet that you are now busy preparing Christmas gifts for all your beloved ones. But don’t forget to prepare for yourself a gorgeous look for the parties as well. Let’s select the best titanium flat iron from the below list and let it be your side-kick!

On this holiday occasion of the year, I always look for the products to make me look so fancy to join the year-end parties, have dates with my husband, or to feel marvelous before the new year. Besides skincare, hair care products, I would love to have celebrity hair. Sometimes, I want wavy hair like Taylor Swift in her Love Story MV. Other times, I want perfectly straight hair like Rachel in Friends. 

That’s why finding a suitable titanium flat iron to style your hair is so important. Gladly, I did find the perfect one for myself.

The 7 best titanium flat irons here in this topic will give you your desired hairstyle without spending so much time at the hair salon. Let’s see and pick one to transform your look this year or wrap it and give it to your mom/your sister/your best friend as a special Christmas present.

1. [KIPOZI] Professional Titanium Flat Iron - The most reasonable price with the best quality

[KIPOZI] Professional Titanium Flat Iron

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When I bought this Kipozi flat iron, my husband grumbled: “OMG, honey, you bought a straightener again? What happened to your old one?” 

“I accidentally dropped my CHI G2 into the water, and it stopped working. I had to find a new one.” - I replied to him.

Plus, I was also hypnotized by thousands of compliments about the Kipozi flat iron, and I just wanted it so bad! I had looked for titanium flat iron for my thick curly hair at an affordable price as a replacement for my CHI G2. And here is it! 

You can look at my profile picture here. It was taken after I used this straightener. Amazing right? And you know how long it took me to have such classy, sassy hair? Just less than 15 minutes! Do you believe it?

Plus, it makes my hair super silky and shiny, even when I use the highest temperature. I guess that’s because I have healthy hair, so such high heat does not destroy the hair ends. If your hair is thinner or damaged, you should adjust to a lower degree. It has a wide range of temperature settings from 170°F (~80°C) to 450°F (~230°C), and the LCD will tell you the exact temperature you need. Convenient, isn’t it?

I read many complaints that it’s kind of hard to hold and control. I don’t see it that way. It seems to be light to me, and if it’s difficult to handle, I cannot finish my hair in only 15 minutes (less). Therefore, I’m so pleased with this Kipozi flat iron.

Pros:

  • The best comfy price for the quality of high-end straightener
  • LCD of the temperature
  • Get hot instantly and stable during the using time.
  • Universal voltages so you can take it on travel (though you’ll need a plug adapter to accommodate the electrical outlet of where you arrive)
  • Safety feature that it will automatically turn off after 60 minutes non-use

Cons:

  • I’m so happy with it, so I cannot come up with any cons.

Best for:

It’s suitable for everyone. If you have thick and frizzy hair, you can see a big difference. You may admit it is the best flat iron for thick hair.

2. [CHI] PRO G2 Ceramic & Titanium Straightening Hairstyling Iron - Come up with hair, come up to CHI

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CHI is so famous for its hair products. That’s why I cannot ignore its best-seller straightener. It is my first hair iron I owned. 

I’ve spent a lot of money to try nearly all CHI products, from the shampoos to the combs.  I’ve been pleased by most of them, and up to now, I’ve still bought its hair care sets to give to my friends, my family as gifts (I’ve lately purchased a Keratin shampoo for my sister-in-law).

I admitted that if this CHI G2 of mine didn’t stop working after I accidentally dropped it into the hot tub, I would never change to the current Kipozi. (At that time, I was kind of broke, so I had to look for a cheaper replacement. Sorry, Kipozi.)

The snag-free titanium and ceramics infused plates will never let you down. The way it effortlessly glides on your hair, the shiny and sleek tresses it gives you will lift your mood all day. 

If you don’t know a good titanium flat iron to choose from, just pick the CHI G2. There are two sizes available: 1.25 inches and 1 inch in width for your more options.

Pros:

  • The titanium plates coated with ceramics deliver FIR  and negative ions to heat up and keep hair strands moistened.
  • Color-coded digital display showing the temperature settings
  • Durable for a long time (if no accident happens to like my case)
  • Safety mode: 1-hour auto shut-off

Cons:

  • It costs a dear but worths your investment since it can be used for a really long time.

Best for:

All hair types.

3. [NITION] Professional Salon Hair Straightener - Bring a hair salon home

[NITION] Professional Salon Hair Straightener

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I noticed my sister-in-law's hair ends were splitting, and her hair was so dry. I bought her a Keratin shampoo to help her out (you can choose one of our best Keratin treated hair products if you are in the same situation). However, she’s been a huge fan of Shakira, so I could not stop her from curling her hair (is it funny when I try to straighten my hair and she tries to make her hair curly?).

Therefore, I gave her this Nition straightener on her birthday. I’ve researched its technology, and I didn’t make the wrong decision. With the thin and long plate of this titanium hair straightener, my sister could straighten or curl her hair, literally whatever she wants, and her tresses are still shiny and not frizzy at all. 

Besides the fantastic appearance, the most noticeable feature about it is the innovative technology which the manufacturer uses for the heating plates. They are coated with five elements: 

  • Nano Silver & Ceramic are infused together to create the far-infrared ray (FIR) - which penetrates deep to the hair core and evenly heat your hair from inside out.  The FIR is also said to promote cell repair (refer here four more information). Consequently, your hair will be smooth, soft, and healthy. This technology allows you to straighten your hair perfectly without using too high heat.
  • Argan Oil: rich in vitamins and fatty acids, helping moisturize the hair and prevent breakages and split ends. It also boosts the shine of the hair.
  • Titanium: has the same features as Ceramics and Tourmaline, but it heats up the fastest, so you only need fewer passes over your hair to earn outstanding results.  Plus, it is lighter and more durable under high heat, providing you a long time using.
  • Tourmaline: A great number of negative ions are produced when this element is heated up and counteract with the positive ions in your damaged hair. The positive ions tend to open up the cuticle and make your hair lose moisture. When the negative ions cancel out the positive ones, the cuticle closes, and humidity is re-sealed in the hair.

Another reason that I chose this flat iron as a gift is it’s packed with a carried pouch bag, a pair of heat-resistant gloves, a comb, and two hair clips. You feel like bringing a professional hair salon home, right? Now, my sister has got her best flattening iron.

Pros:

  • Auto shut down after 60 minutes of non-use.
  • Combination of 05 elements that will straighten your hair fast as well as protect your hair
  • Awesome looking with a tool pack.
  • The digital display tells you the exact temperature you need.
  • Convenient rotary switch to adjust the temperature

Cons:

  • As my sister said, it becomes hotter and hotter to handle, and you must wear gloves to avoid burning.

Best for:

Best for all hair types, but if you have very thick hair, it may take you a long time to get your hair done.

4. [BaBylissPRO] Nano-titanium Ultra-thin Straightening Iron - The best nano-titanium flat iron

 [BaBylissPRO] Nano-titanium Ultra-thin Straightening Iron

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This nano titanium flat iron comes with three widths: 1 inch, 1-1/2 inches, and 2 inches, providing you with more selections for your personal needs. The wider the plates are, the more hair strands to be gathered, and fewer passes over your hair. However, the thinner plates will allow you to design your hairstyle flexibly. So it’s your choice.

The ionic technology in the nano-titanium emits more negative ions, which has the mechanism, as I mentioned above, to seal the cuticle and keep-in moisture and natural oils. Thus, it eliminates the frizz and makes your hair silky. 

I had a chance to try it when my friends and I spent a holiday in Greece. The humidity on the beach made my hair just like Monica’s in Barbados, so I borrowed it from a friend. The thing I like about this ultra-thin iron is its extreme lightness, so it banishes the fatigue feelings when I do the styling. Nonetheless, its width was thin, taking me over an hour to deal with my frizz. The best thing is, my tresses stayed down for two days straight! 

Pros:

  • Ionic technology
  • Super lightweight
  • It appears in many widths, so it fits many hair types.
  • Beautiful color

Cons:

  • No LCD (liquid-crystal display), so it’s not convenient to see the temperature.

Best for:

All hair types. Thick hair should choose the wider-plate option to save your time.

5. [BaBylissPRO] Nano Titanium Mini Straightening Iron - Take it to the whole world and beyond!

 [BaBylissPRO] Nano Titanium Mini Straightening Iron

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BaBylissPro uses the same nano-titanium technology as its Nano-titanium Ultra-thin Straightener in this mini-sized product. It may take you more time to straighten your hair with this little iron, but the best thing is you can bring it along to (almost) anywhere.

Just 6 inches in length - as same as the size of your palm - it’s perfect for globetrotters. The downside is if you grab too much hair, it doesn’t go smoothly and gets your hair stuck in the plates. Plus, since it’s too small in size, there is only one temperature setting. 

It cannot be compared to the full-sized one, but it is worth your spending if you have to travel a lot. It’s compact, it’s lightweight, and it doesn’t occupy much space in your bag.

Pros:

  • Compact, travel-ready design
  • Titanium with ceramics coated plates
  • Dual voltages

Cons:

  • Small size could get your hair snagged between plates

Best for:

All hair types.

6. [VANESSA] Professional Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightener and Curler - The hype becomes a real deal

[VANESSA] Professional Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightener and Curler

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This Vanessa Straightener and Curler does its job pretty well. It appears in a sexy, luxury design with mirror-like titanium plates. I swear that its look hypnotized me. 

The gold pink mirror plates look so attractive, and they emit a considerable amount of negative ions that moisten your hair strands. Plus, the invisible screen telling the temperature setting makes it more elegant. The design also helps your hands be relaxed when styling.   

Compared to my Kipozi, the speed of heating up is a bit slower, and the 1-inch plates make dealing with ultra-dense and thick hair more difficult. Sometimes, I feel the plates don’t glide on my tresses very well. However, I will forgive those minuses since the package is so beautiful.

Pros:

  • Sexy design
  • Titanium mirror face plates make your hair shiny and sleek.
  • Straightening and curling your hair quickly.

Cons:

  • The heat-up speed is not as fast as other products.

Best for:

If your hair is fine and thin, this may be the one for you. Please note that do not set the temperature too high. It’s best at around 260°F.

7. [Remmington] Wet 2 Straight Hair Straightener - The best titanium flat iron gives you more time in the morning

[Remmington] Wet 2 Straight Hair Straightener

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Let’s imagine one day, you wake up late, and you rush to skincare, take a shower before you leave home. Sometimes, you have to skip your breakfast to handle your tresses: dry them and then straighten/curl them. 

Well, there’s one product that can simplify those frenetic mornings: The Wet 2 Straight Hair flat iron. 

What’s so special about this straightener? It’s that you can use it on your wet hair! You won’t have to dry out your hair before you style it anymore. The unique feature with steam vents allows you to pass the iron on your wet hair without damaging the strands. 

Likewise, the plates are made of titanium and ceramics fusion, producing high heat up to 420°F. It fastens your flattening process as well as reduces the frizz. 

I heard from my friend that it’s pretty good and does its job well with damp hair. Her hair is kind of damaged by the color treatment, so her tip is spraying pomelo hair tonic after patting dry with a towel. Then continue to straighten hair with this iron. She said it would protect her tresses and help hair strands healthier. If I were her, I would use a proper heat guard like HSI Argan Oil Heat Protector or CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray instead.

Anyway, I haven’t tried it yet, and probably I won’t need it since my work allows me to be leisurely in the morning. If you are often too busy, you can consider it and try my friend’s tip above if your hair is easy to be harmed.

Pros:

  • The outstanding steam vents enable you to use this flat iron when your hair is wet.
  • The indicator light shows you the best heat to use with wet (green light) or dry (amber light) hair.
  • Titanium and ceramic coated plates provide instant high heat up to 420°F.

Cons:

  • The charger may not be compatible in some countries (I read a comment that said she couldn’t use it in the UK).

Best for:

I recommend using the wet-hair function on healthy hair. The fragile hair will be broken since using a straightener right over the wet hair will make the hair heat-shocked.

These are 07 best products that I’ve used/had chances to try. Now, I’d like to show the beginners the how-to and some notes when using a straightener.

How to use a titanium flat iron to straighten your hair?

How to use a titanium flat iron to straighten your hair?

Preparing your hair before using the heat tool

1

Gently wash your hair with moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.

This step is to clean and add some moisture to your hair. You can use drugstore products in this step, no need to buy for the high-end brands. However, on some special occasions, you can give yourselves a spa-quality treat.

I usually use Dove’s products, but whenever I feel like a beautiful sleek hair will lift my mood, I choose CHI Keratin Reconstructing Shampoo and Conditioner and start my home spa. 

2

Pat your hair dry with a towel 

Don’t scrub the towel too harsh on your hair. Use a soft cotton towel and gently squeeze your tresses. Lately, I found out that a silk towel will be better for the hair: it absorbs water faster, and it doesn’t cause friction, reducing the frizz happening after you shower. Thus, overall, hair is less damaged.

3

Let hair naturally dry or use a blow dryer

It’s way better if you can let your hair dry naturally, but if you’re a busy girl, you can use a blow dryer to help. Please notice the temperature of the blow dryer, don’t set it too high.

Always point the blow dryer downward and use a hairbrush as an assistant to glide through tangles. When your hair is wet, it can be hard to brush through, so choosing an appropriate hairbrush that won’t cause breakage or fallen hair could be challenging. My choice is always the Wet Brush. Don’t ask why. Just try it, and you’ll know the answer.

4

Use a thermal protection product

Spraying or applying onto the hair a heat protectant as a prep before using the flat iron to avoid the hair strands from thermal damages. Those products help build up a barrier from heat exposure and keep your hair healthy. 

My best options are the CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray or HSI Argan Oil Heat Protector. The CHI 44 Iron Guard contains hydrolyzed silk, which will literally make your tresses as sleek as a silk scarf. In comparison, HSI Argan Oil Heat Protector includes hydrolyzed Keratin, building up the hair strands’ damage-resistant ability.

Though I put this step as the final step in the preparing set, you can always use a heat protectant on your damp hair before the blow dryer.

5

Use styling cream (optional)

In case you want to style fancy curly hair like Shakira, additionally using the styling cream will help your tresses be in the required form all day.

My advice is to combine 1-2 pumps (3-4 pumps if your hair is long down to your waist) of CHI Straight Guard Smoothing Styling with a few drops of  CHI Silk Infusion on your hands, then mildly scrunch your hair. I’m so sorry if I keep telling you about the CHI, but darn, it’s so good, and I’ve been obsessed with it for years. I couldn’t stand not sharing my experience with you all.

Start the straightening session

1

Turn on your straightener and set the required temperature  

You need to know what type of your hair is to select the appropriate temperature. Here are some ranges of the heat you may refer to (please adjust to fit your needs):

  • 0°F – 370°F: for Fine/Thin/Fragile hair
  • 375°F – 395°F: for Medium hair
  • 400°F – 450°F: for Coarse/Very Curly hair

Also, the size of the plates could decide the time you can save. The bigger plates will be more suitable for long/thick hair.

2

Pat your hair dry with a towel 

It’s necessary to separate your tresses into many sections and iron each layer. Pinup the parts you are not flattening yet, so they do not get in the way of the being ironed section. Let start with the lowest layer and finish with the outer layer.

3

Let hair naturally dry or use a blow dryer

Place the flat iron close to the roots (be careful not to burn yourselves), clamp the plates (not too strong), and glide to the ends of the hair section. Repeat for 2-3 times but not so many passes. Such doing can cause your hair to be more thermally harmed.

Note that do not hold the iron at a spot for too long. You probably create the undesired folds. Plus, that spot could be burned if the temperature was set too high.

4

Repeat the same manipulation on other sections until your whole tresses done

Unpin the next section and do the (3) over again. You can put the flattened section away to avoid being reheated or use a rattail styling comb to assist the next part.

Post-straightening notice

1

Use hairspray or environmental-element protective products to finish

You can use a light hairspray to keep your hairstyle all day and not to make it sticky. At this point, I love the Paul Mitchell Super Clean Hairspray.  

Whether you’d instead want the natural shine and prevent harmful effects of the environmental factors, choose the CHI Rosehip UV Oil or Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine. The rosehip oil and the argan oil both have the ability to protect your hair from UV rays. Plus, they are rich in nutrients that give your tresses a shiny, sleek look.

2

Bring an umbrella when you go outside

After the straightening, your hair is vulnerable to the sun. Though you may use the UV protectant, you still need to cover your hair from direct sunshine a day after your session. An umbrella will also help your hair avoid being exposed to the rain - which can cause your hair to be frizzy 

3

Only straighten your hair a couple of time a week

Despite how many protective products you use, if your tresses expose to the heat tool frequently, your hair is still damaged. Try not to use the straightener on a daily basis. In case your hair is delicate/fragile, do not use the flat iron more than once a week.

How to use a titanium flat iron to straighten your hair?

Next, I will answer some FAQs relating to the titanium flat iron for you to have more information.

FAQs

Is the titanium or ceramic flat iron better?

Each kind has its advantages and disadvantages. Depending on your hair type, you choose the right one for your own. The ceramic one will fairly quickly heat up. It’s for sure not as hot as the titanium one, so it’s the best for delicate/thin/fragile hair. 

Otherwise, the titanium has durability and can reach the temperature of 450°F - which is so useful to the coarse hair type. However, such high heat will damage the thin hair.

May I use the titanium hair straightener every day to style my hair?

No. The more frequently your tresses expose to the heat, the more it’s vulnerable. In that case, your hair is easily broken, frizzy and end-strand splitting. If your tresses are healthy, you can style them with heat tools a maximum of 3 times a week. Otherwise, don’t use them over one time a week.

My nano titanium straightener gets too hot to handle while I iron my hair. What should I do?

Some titanium plate flat irons produce intense heat, and the handle is not designed to be heat-resistant. You can use a pair of gloves while you style your hair. If that doesn’t work, you should ask the manufacturer for advice or buy a new one.

Is it necessary to use thermal protection products before flattening hair?

Absolutely, yes. If you don’t do that, the bare hair will expose directly to the heat, and the cuticles will be damaged. Your tresses will be discolored (if you dyed your hair) and have breakages. 

I have African American hair. Which titanium flat iron suit for me?

I would say without hesitation that it is the [KIPOZI] Professional Titanium Flat Iron. It delivers high temperature, has thick plates, and quickly heats up. This iron is the best choice for those who have coarse, thick, and tightly curly hair in general, so it’s perfect for your African American hair.

Final words

Well, that’s all you need to find your best titanium flat iron. A straightener is the go-to heat tool that many girls choose to get frizz-free, sleek, and silky hair. Besides some disadvantages like the intense heat a titanium straightener produces, its effectiveness cannot be denied.

Both [KIPOZI] Professional Titanium Flat Iron and the [CHI] PRO G2 have been my favorite for years and are the best flat irons for thick hair. I would recommend them to anyone.

The fancy look of [NITION] Professional Salon Hair Straightener and the [VANESSA] Professional Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightener and Curler make them perfect gifts on this holiday occasion.

Please always remember to use protection products before using heat tools! 

If you have any hair problems, just drop a comment below to let me understand your situation. We can work it out and find the most suitable product for your good. I hope you can pick the best choice for you and your family. Let’s have a party-ready look that others will be jealous of!

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Lydia E. Millen is the founder of Skincare Top List. She created the blog to move one step closer to being a skincare influencer. Her roots are deeply embedded in the professional skin & cosmetics training courses she has undertaken for skincare and beauty. And it’s her vast and expert knowledge that takes the form of this wonderful blog.

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