The usually low price, ability to heat relatively evenly, and the decreased risk of overheating are some advantages of using a gold curling iron. On the other hand, gold is not the best plating for a curling iron and will not yield results comparable to ceramic plating. In addition, all curling irons have the potential to severely damage a person’s hair if used incorrectly or too often. Overall, however, a gold curling iron is typically better than a chrome-plated iron.
A gold curling iron is usually one of the cheaper options when it comes to purchasing a heat styling hair appliance. As a good but not great plating, it is typically purchased by the average person rather than a professional hair stylist. Hair stylists often use very high-quality heat styling devices made from ceramic.
In terms of evenly heating the hair, a gold curling iron is better than a chrome one. The best plating for heat styling tools is ceramic, however. If a person cannot afford ceramic plating, gold is a decent middle ground. It heats relatively evenly, leaving the device with few hot spots that might overheat and severely damage certain parts of the hair.
Additionally, this type of curling iron is less likely to overheat than a chrome curling iron. Overheating typically happens when a curling iron is left on too long. The device becomes too hot to safely use on the hair and might even be too hot to safely handle.
A gold curling iron is not as good as a ceramic one and will yield lesser results. The difference between a low- and high-quality iron is significant, both in results achieved and how much the hair was damaged in the process. A high-quality iron also usually has features like automatic shut off, adjustable temperature, and an easy grip. Curling iron manufacturers that take the time and money to build high-quality features into their products often include a better plating, so these features are seen less often on a gold curling iron.
No matter what kind of curling iron is used, the hair sustains damage because of the intense heat. This is something to keep in mind if the hair is already split. Split ends cannot be mended; they must be cut off or they will continue to split up the hair shaft until all the hair is ruined. To reduce the severity of the damage, a person should always start with reasonably healthy hair. Healthy hair is usually soft, bouncy, and without white or split ends.