Loads of sizzling hair instruments, together with most on our checklist, declare to launch destructive ions to guard your hair. I used to chalk this as much as marketing-speak, however hairstylists I spoke with say ions are useful.
London-based hairstylist Hollie Rose Clarke says ions in hair instruments maintain the cuticle layer of your hair easy, so you will get a shinier, frizz-free consequence. “Think of a strand of your hair as being the size of my arm, covered in fish scales (the cuticles),” she says. “When the hair is damaged, they open slightly, resulting in dry, frizzy, and weak hair. When the hair is healthy they are closed, resulting in your hair feeling smoother and stronger.”
Abra McField, founding father of Abra Kadabra Hair and Healing, says hair is often positively charged because of its water content material, and the destructive ions these flat irons generate may help dissipate that water. “You get controlled application of the heat you are applying, and you are able to use only as much heat as you need to smooth and straighten your hair, which can prevent damage.”
Ionic hair dryers are related, with some caveats. “If you have finer hair and you are wanting as much body and volume as possible, the ionic dryer may not be the best,” McField says. “So typically it is best to get a dryer with an ionic possibility that may be turned on and off.”