2" flat irons are available from brands like BaByliss, Farouk and CHI. While possessing all of the same performance characteristics of other size models, 2-inch flat irons have increased plate width on their side. The immediate effect of using a 2-inch is that a wider swath of hair can fit between the ceramic plates at once, making the process of straightening hair that much faster.
Straight, Shiny, Healthy Hair
Suitable for any type of hair, flat irons work by quickly transferring heat through dual ceramic plates that have been infused with tourmaline. The combination of natural materials produces negative ions which counteract positively-charged hair molecules. This neutralizing process results in hair that is straightened, shiny and soft. Moisture is effectively sealed in, while the cuticles are protected. The built-in heating element consists of a low-wattage unit that uses far-infrared heat to warm the ceramic plates up to 450 degrees in a matter of seconds.
2-Inch Flat Irons
The common size for flat iron plate width is 1 to 1-3/4 inches. 2-inch irons offer a greater amount of surface area, resulting in a faster performance. Since hair won't stay straightened permanently, those who undertake the task are accustomed to doing at least every few days. Using a 2-inch flat iron reduces overall time spent at it in the morning, freeing up time for other pursuits.