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Silver Bullet Keratin 230 Titanium Gold Hair Straightener Review
The Silver Bullet Keratin 230 Titanium Gold Hair Straightener is perfect for anyone looking to repair damaged hair with at-home keratin hair treatments. It also doubles as a hair straightener or hair curler. Adjustable heat settings ensure that it can be used for all hair types, but its titanium wide plates are perfect for those with thick, curly hair.
- Salon-professional finish
- Titanium gold 25mm plates
- Adjustable heat up to 230°C
- Straightener controls on inside of handle, can’t be accidentally changed
- Distributes heat quickly and evenly for successful keratin straightening treatments
- Floating plate design: glides through hair like silk
- Includes: heat resistant mat, paddle brush, styling comb and sectioning clips
- Advanced surround heat for longer-lasting curls, flicks and waves
- Universal voltage
- 2-year warranty
Silver Bullet Keratin 230 Titanium Gold Hair Straightener Review
There’s a common perception that applying heat is always going to be bad for your hair and that tools like curling irons and hair straighteners can do more damage than good. While it’s true that too much heat can fry your hair, applying heat in combination with a keratin treatment can actually improve the condition of your hair. Keratin is the main building block of hair strands, and using a Silver Bullet hair straightener or Silver Bullet hair curler in combination with keratin treatments will lead to stronger, healthier hair.
Use with Keratin Treatments for Smoother, Healthier Hair
Keratin is the miracle product in the hair styling world. It’s an essential nutrient in maintaining hair health, and using keratin products can strengthen hair and restore its natural lustre, particularly if you’re a bit too enthusiastic with your ceramic or titanium curling iron. We’ve all had that nightmare feeling where we’ve gotten distracted by something and slowly realise that we’ve left the flat iron on a piece of hair for way too long. Keratin is the product that can solve your frizzy and damaged hair woes.
Salons have long used professional flat irons in combination with keratin treatments to straighten unruly hair. The treatment works because when heated, your hair shaft becomes porous, allowing it to absorb all that keratin goodness. When the hair cools down again, the keratin becomes part of the shaft, giving you stronger, smoother hair.
If you don’t have time to spend on a professional hair straightener or already own a professional flat iron, you can use a keratin treatment at home to give your hair some TLC. There are many keratin treatments on the market, some aimed at simply restoring hair condition and others aimed at smoothing out unruly curls.
The Silver Bullet Titanium hair straightener is specifically designed to work with keratin treatments to give you smoother and healthier hair. So, you can get super stylish hair without having to worry about frizz or any lasting damage to your locks.
Many women want an occasional change from their existing look. If you have curly hair, you know that while it looks great, it’s a huge hassle to maintain, especially when it’s wet outside. If you feel like you need a break, there are several hair-straightening products used in salons that can give you flat hair for up to five months. Many of these products use formaldehyde, which is a harsh, carcinogenic chemical that you probably don’t want anywhere near your head. Luckily, keratin has the same hair straightening effect and is a less harsh alternative. You can even control how straight you want your hair to be by using different products with different keratin concentrations. So, all you need to give yourself a couple of months of hassle-free hair is a keratin product and your trusty straightener.
Titanium Plates for Thick or Curly Hair
When choosing the right hair straightener for you, one of the most critical factors is your hair type. Different hair types have different requirements when it comes to the intensity of heat they can handle. Fine hair is delicate and easily burned, so it benefits the most from flat irons with lower heat settings.
If you have thick hair, you know that lower temperature settings don’t work for you, as you’ve got to do multiple passes to get the same result. That’s why you need a titanium flat iron that can handle higher heat and heats up quickly so that you don’t have to wait minutes for the thing to get up to temperature.
If you’ve started looking for different flat irons, you’ve probably noticed that many reviews will talk about ceramic or titanium curling irons. These are currently the two most common materials that the plates on the flat iron are made of and they will have a huge impact on your final decision.
What's The Difference Between Titanium And Ceramic Flat Irons?
There’s always going to be much debate about titanium flat irons vs ceramic irons. Ultimately, the choice depends on your particular hair type, as the main difference between titanium and ceramic plates is how well they hold heat. Ceramic plates heat up more slowly and offer a much gentler heat, which is perfect for fine hair that can’t withstand high heat. Ceramic plates also generate negative ions, which lessen frizz and create a smoother look.
A titanium flat iron, on the other hand, will heat up much quicker and can heat to higher temperatures. This makes them ideal for thick hair which benefits from higher heat. Titanium plates are also smoother and less prone to snagging, a blessing to those with curly hair. Unfortunately, titanium isn’t perfect and doesn’t generate as many negative ions as ceramic plates do, so if you’ve got curly and frizzy hair, you may find the results less than satisfactory.
The Silver Bullet Keratin 230 Hair Straightener addresses the issue of not enough negative ions by adding a gold layer to the titanium plate. The idea of a gold flat iron may sound a bit crazy, but gold is really good at conducting heat and also generates a lot of negative ions when heated up. So, a gold-plated titanium flat iron has the best of both worlds. It gives rapid, high heat and tons of negative ions to protect your hair and reduce fuzz.
Lacks Curved Edges
Most hair straighteners follow the same basic design, but there are subtle differences that influence the ergonomics and usefulness for various applications. Some hair straighteners are lighter and are ergonomically designed in such a way to minimise wrist strain, which is particularly useful if you’ve got a lot of hair to go through.
Another subtle design feature is whether the edges of the device are curved. Curved edges are great because they allow the straightener to be used as a curler with relative ease. Curved edges make for elegant locks without any unsightly sharp creases. They also help the plates glide through your hair more smoothly, reducing snagging and pulling.
Unfortunately, while the blocky design of the Silver Bullet Keratin Gold Titanium hair straightener may be trendy but has makes the device not as versatile as it could be. Most of the other hair straighteners on the market today feature soft, curved edges to allow you to use the tool as either a straightener or curler, depending on your mood. This curling iron has square edges, so it may be harder to use for curling. However, based on Silver Bullet hair straightener reviews, it is still certainly possible to get a great curl with this hair curling iron.
If you’re sold on the idea of a flat iron specifically designed to be used with keratin treatments to strengthen your hair, but want curly locks as well, you may also consider getting a separate Silver Bullet curler for when you want to glam up your look. The Silver Bullet Keratin Gold Titanium straightener can then be your go-to device when you’re using keratin treatments or when you want a quick style without too much hassle.
Travel Anywhere with Universal Voltage
One of the biggest pet peeves of many international travellers is that different countries deliver different voltages, making using devices overseas difficult without specialised adapters. Most flat irons are single voltage with dual voltage straighteners being quite rare. Single voltage devices need both a voltage converter and plug adapter to use internationally. Plug adapters are cheap and easy to find, but voltage transformers can be difficult to source, especially since different devices will need different voltage transformers. It’s complicated, and many people will decide to leave their flat iron at home instead.
The Silver Bullet is a dual voltage flat iron, meaning that it can take both 110 – 120V and 220 – 240V with no hassle. While you still need a plug adapter (because different countries have different power plugs), you don’t need to worry about finding a voltage converter as well. So you can take your flat iron with you wherever you go.
Who is This Flat Iron Best For?
The Silver Bullet Keratin Gold Titanium hair straightener is ideal for people with thick hair that has previously been damaged and need keratin treatments to bring it back to life.
4.25 – Ideal For Repairing Thick, Damaged Hair With Keratin Treatments
Keratin treatments can help repair damaged hair and give your hair excellent salon-quality sheen. This flat iron is specially designed to work with keratin treatments and is a great choice for anybody with coarse, thick hair that wants to revitalise and rejuvenate it. With adjustable heat settings and titanium plates, it is appropriate for all types of hair, but especially for thick, coarse hair.