While the market is loaded with hair drying technologies, and newer technologies are either taking over or losing credibility, you may want to stick to technologies that hair experts and people, in general, are swearing by. But before all of that, you need to identify your hair type, know about the mainstream technologies and also decide what suits you the best. Tourmaline and Titanium are popular hair drying technologies among both professionals and home users. But which is better and why? To know, keep reading!
What is Tourmaline technology?
Tourmaline is a crystal boron silicate compound mineral which also is a semi-precious rare gemstone.
Your tourmaline hair dryer may have its internal parts molded or coated with the mineral. Tourmaline dryers would have the rare gemstone crushed into fine powder in a larger quantity and transferred to its major components.
Benefits of Tourmaline:
When the crushed tourmaline is heated, it emits abundant negative ions. Tourmaline creates far infrared heat which evenly dries your hair without heating the layers of your hair too much. Tourmaline also is a natural conditioner, which smoothens the hair cuticles and seals them resulting into frizz-free smoothness more coherently. And the best part is, it is suitable for all types of hair.
The negative ions that are released from heated tourmaline break the water molecules into tiny fragments instead of shrinking their size and evaporate them instantly. This process dries hair 30% to 40% faster than traditional hair dryers.
Cons of Tourmaline dryers:
Tourmaline dryers are very much pricey and thus it is not the best budget-friendly hair drying tool. Since tourmaline is a rare gemstone, a fine coating of crushed tourmaline will genuinely be costly. There are cheaper versions of this, but the price mainly varies depending on the amount of tourmaline used in the components. The powerful motors will also consume more energy and cost you utility bills.
What is Titanium Technology?
Titanium is a metal that heats up very quickly and dries your thick hair way faster than ceramic dryers. Titanium leaves a great frizz-free smoothness of your hair and does it very fast.
Benefits of Titanium in hairdryers:
Titanium seals the cuticles of thicker hair and gives a frizz-free smoothness. It maintains a constant temperature which dries your hair is lesser time than its other alternatives like ceramic. Lesser drying time saves your hair from further frizz and damage caused by overheating. Titanium is lighter than many other metals, or even materials like Ceramic and thus, hairdryers with titanium are very lightweight as well.
Cons of Titanium hair dryers:
Titanium dryers can over dry your fine hair and can cause heat-induced damage. Therefore it is not of great use if you have very delicate hair and limited to its benefits on thick hair.
Basic differences between Tourmaline and Titanium:
The following table contains the basic differences between Tourmaline and Titanium technology
|Tourmaline technology||Titanium technology|
|Main material: Tourmaline, which is a gemstone.||Main material: Titanium, which is a metal|
|It is ionic in nature and emits ions as heated||It is covalent in and creates titanium dioxide as heated|
|Creates infrared heat, which is very gentle on hair||Does not create infrared heat and can be damaging to fine or delicate hair.|
|Smoothens cuticles of hair and reduces frizz in all types of hair||Smoothens cuticles and reduces frizz in thick hair|
Tourmaline is more versatile in terms of suitability, whereas Titanium is great for specific hair types. Therefore, Tourmaline dryers can be more widely used and can be a great home and professional hair drying tool saving you the hassle of switching to other technologies depending on hair types and give you an all in one solution.