What is ionization in a hair straightener?« Back to Questions List

A lot of new models of hair straighteners have a function of ionization. Why do we need this function? Are the hair straighteners with the function of ionization more expensive? Is it worth to pay more for this option?
Posted by Julie
Asked on October 25, 2016 12:27 pm

Straighteners produce negative ions (anions) The plates of the straightner are coated with a special layer of material which is able to produces negative ions. Then, during the straightening procedure, when the brush surface is touched, it produces a stream of negative ions (also called “anions”). They envelop each hair strand and restore the moisture balance in it.However, these ions do not contribute to hair restoration or its treatment. It rather prevents overdrying or dehydration of the hair. Hence, the hair doesn't lose moisture.
Positively charged hair has open follicles, which is what makes hair is dry and brittle. Negative ions allow a neutralize positive charge, to close the hair follicles and make the hair shaft smoother.
It is certainly a useful option which is good for both dry and oily hair.The ionizer makes straightening easier and more comfortable .

Posted by Nina
Answered On October 25, 2016 12:35 pm