I've searched far and wide for healthy flat iron alternatives. First, we learned of the steam iron, which had tiny water reservoirs and produced moisture enhancing steam with each pass. Then, came the discovery of the conditioning iron which uses the power of infrared technology to help the hair maintain moisture and overall health.
The Inverse Hair Conditioning system looks very much like any other flat iron except that it's cordless and the plates (ice cores) are ice cold! That's because, instead of plugging it into an outlet to heat up, you place it in a freezer. According to the founder of the company, once frozen these plates have the ability to lock in moisture. They also claim that this frozen plates create healthier hair and, in the long run, "make the hair less susceptible to damage and breakage." There are even some nifty before and after pics, on their site, of the in tact hair cuticle from a customer who's used the Inverse Hair Conditioning system for 30 days.
Although the iron would be pretty need to have, it's quite an investment. I wonder if there's a DIY workaround that I can try? If I do find a way, I'll certainly let you know.