We've all heard we should be using them. In order to protect our hair from heat damage from our beloved flat irons, all the pros recommend tourmaline styling tools. But...what is a tourmaline flat iron and why is it doing such wonderful things to my hair?
At the risk of sounding like a geology textbook, let's discuss what tourmaline is. Tourmaline occurs in rocks like granite as a mineral. It consists of a boron aluminosilicate and has pyroelectric and polarizing properties, and is used both in electrical and optical instruments and as a gemstone.
So, in other words, you're basically rubbing your hair between a (pretty cool-looking) gem stone in order to straighten it. Fancy. It goes deeper than that, however, as tourmaline emits negative ions that counteract the positive ions present in damaged hair
. The result? Less frizz, dryness, and general unhappiness caused by unhealthy hair. So, basically, if you're wondering, "What is a tourmaline flat iron?" we've got the answer. It's a miracle rock.
Put your miracle rock to use with these tips on how to straighten your hair like a pro