TITANIUM VS. QUARTZ NAILS:
* Generally priced higher than quartz nails.
* Very strong and less prone to breaking.
* Lifespan can be years, and even a lifetime if taken care of properly.
* Heats up quicker than quartz.
* Holds heat for longer than quartz nails.
* Need to be seasoned before use. (Removing polish and other unwanted materials that coat the nail upon purchase.)
o Some heat their nail to red hot, wait to cool fully, and repeating the process a few times.
o Others heat their nail to red hot, drop in cold water and repeat the process numerous times.
* Some consumers say TI nails give off an odd taste related to metal burning. (Usually related to lack of seasoning process)
* Nail Quality is known to range between different brands and products.
* Generally priced lower that titanium nails.
* Composed of weaker material, and more prone to breaking.
* Shorter lifespan generally than that of TI nails. Can range from a few months to a few years depending on treatment.
* Takes longer to heat up than titanium.
* Heat dissipates quickly, leaving the consumer with less time for functional use after heated.
* Some consumers swear by quartz, due to the “better all natural taste.”
* No need to season before use. Ready to use right out of the package.
* Quality is known to range between quartz and standard glass nails. Glass is overall a cheaper price and less stable/durable when compared to quartz.
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