A titanium flat iron is similar to other flat irons inasmuch as its purpose is the same: to straighten or style hair through the application of heat and pressure. However, titanium models are special in that they feature heated styling plates coated with the metal. Besides a unique look, titanium flat irons provide an ultra smooth surface that won't cause hair to snag with each pass. Moreover, titanium heats up incredibly fast and is completely resistant to corrosion.
A number of different flat iron makers like Conair, Babyliss, Hot Tools and more offer titanium models. Generally in the $70 to $125 range, titanium flat irons come with similar features as those models that feature ceramic plates. Floating, self-leveling plates, beveled edges for added style options and a heating element that emits infrared heat are common design features.
Most flat irons, including titanium models, feature styling plates ranging between 3/4 and 2 inches in width. The wider the plate, the more suitable the iron for coarser, longer hair. Standard and ultra-thin models are available. Flat irons heat up in 60 seconds or less and are capable of reaching 450 degrees F. The super-heated ceramic ionic element helps to reduce frizziness by neutralizing statically-charged molecules, resulting in smooth, silky and stylish hair with sealed-in moisture.