A ceramic flat iron is probably the best choice on the market because – just like the name explains it – it relies on ceramic plates. People who straighten hair for years have probably tried other alternatives before – glass and even metal. None of them can match ceramic in smoothness, safety and efficiency. Metallic plates tend to pull and chip. If they are painted, the paint will also peel at some point. If you experience pulling, something is certainly wrong. On the other hand, you can tell the difference with ceramic plates right away. They glide with no issues or effort at all.