Hello everybody! If you have read some flat iron previews may be you have met the paragraph for the tourmaline technology. In this article I want to give you some more information about it because I think it is important to know how this mineral can help for your hair.
What is tourmaline?
Tourmaline gemstone is a semi-precious mineral similar to granite. With colors ranging from magenta to teal-blue, green to vibrant yellow, and even black, tourmaline gets its name from the Singhalese phrase “tura mali,” which means, “stone mixed with vibrant colors.” Principally they mine the mineral in Africa, countries like Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, also there is tourmaline in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka. It is a fact that almost every color of tourmaline minerals could be found in Brazil, especially in the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais and Bahia.
What are its properties?
The elecromagnetic radiation help to boost the immune system and promote detoxification. There are far infrared rays which are created by tourmaline and these rays produce the same resonance in the body that we can found in water. It also helps relieve stress and stimulates circulation. Here are some of the positive quality of tourmaline – helps detoxification; supports fat loss; reduces water retention; improves circulation; supports the liver and kidneys; promotes a healthy mood; helps eliminate toxic metals ; reduces lactic acids and free fatty acids
Why it’s good for the hair?
Tourmaline is the newest trend in heat style technology and we found it more and more in the new flat iron models. Tourmaline naturally produces negative ions when it is heated, and negative ions and far infrared rays are what helps hair look shiny without damage. This mineral is able to produce near six times more negative ions than ceramic. Tourmaline outputs the most negative ions for the high levels of hair shine and smoothness. When the negative ions from the flat iron make contact with the positive ions of dry hair, the result is a neutral charge, which make glassy, frizz-free hair. For example if you have a dryer without ceramic or tourmaline, you are actually applying intense heat, which just dries the hair and takes away moisture. This is similar to how the sun dries, leaving the hair dull, dry and damaged.