Pink and Silver Make Pretty Curls
Titanium is one of the newer materials used for curling compared to other options like ceramic and chrome. I know plenty about ceramic because of some of the flat irons I’ve owned before. I’ve also had chrome curling irons because they have been around forever, and they are not always kind to my hair.
Knowing what I know about the options that are on the market, I wanted to look into titanium options in order to find out if they really are better for thick hair like mine, and if they cut anything out of the styling time.
The Hot Tools PinkTitanium Curling Iron has a titanium barrel, and no matter what the functionality of it is, this thing is REALLY pretty. I don’t think I’ve ever found a hair tool as visually appealing before, but I really like the colors and the way they go together. Design helps, but I’m more interested in what this iron can do!
It heats up to 450F which should be more than enough for just about anyone. Aside from the increased likelihood of burning myself, I prefer my iron to have really large heat variations that allow me to choose the right one for my hair. I always start low and work my way up the first time I use an iron, but that’s because I want to make sure not to burn my hair. I usually need a lot of heat to get style that stays and doesn’t frizz over time, and this iron can definitely deliver that.
I have never really thought about it before, but I definitely have had irons that change color and rust over time. Maybe it’s because the metal is not as high quality, but I remember moving one time and finding a beat up iron in a box a year later. Needless to say, that one went into the trash. This iron has a corrosion resistant covering to keep it usable for a long time (even if it does end up in a box for a while)!
If you look at the style of this iron, it has one perk a lot of others don’t. It has more than just a “cool tip”. The tip is oversized which means people like me will be even less likely to burn themselves. Don’t get me wrong, I’m super talented and can totally find a way to burn myself on just about anything, but that doesn’t mean it will happen. I like fail safes that protect me from myself in these situations.
The iron comes in four different sizes so you get the style you want just like you want it. You can get it in .75, 1.25, 1.5 and 1.75 inch. From tight curls to bigger waves, you can get just about all of it with this baby.
Priced Well for the Material
Titanium is state of the art technology when it comes to trapping in moisture and smoothing hair without needing as much heat as other options. Because of that, I expected this iron to be way more expensive than other models. At just under $40 for just about all the sizes, it’s not priced too badly. It’s much less expensive than a comparable flat iron, and only slightly more expensive than similar curling irons. Overall, I think the price is right considering what you’re getting for it.
This iron really can make some beautiful curls for those who are proficient with a curling iron. I’ve always had trouble getting an iron that will curl my hair and keep it that way without needing a whole lot of additional product. People are pointing out that this one does just that which has really made my ears prick up!
Thumbing the Issue
One of the complaints about this model is there is not enough heat protection in the thumb rest which basically means it can get hot when you’re using it and burn your thumb. As someone who is capable of burning myself on just about anything, I don’t really need the extra help from an iron. That being said, I’m not sure this happens to everyone, and it may just be the way certain people hold it that causes the issue.
I have been a ceramic devotee for a long time, but I can’t ignore the performance and price of this one. I have always wanted an iron that will give me beautiful curls and waves that stay without a lot of product. I hate the feeling of too much hairspray or thick, crunchy curls. Finding a tool that will do the work for me and makes sure I get soft hair with just the right amount of style sounds exactly what I’m after.