Top positive review
5 people found this helpful
on July 17, 2012
I really like this flat iron. I had 3 things I wanted in a flat iron. 1) Large size surface (3/4" or larger) as I have long hair. 2) Can be used for wet-to-dry, as I have thick hair and don't like taking the time to dry my hair completely before using a flat iron. 3) Full ceramic plates. After reading about products online, I found have a solid ceramic plate is better than coated plates as they don't wear away. My last flat iron had coated plates and they wore away quickly even though the flat iron still worked, which then started to fry my hair without any protection on the plates. I also like that this product heats up fast and seems to hold it's heat the whole time I straightening my hair. So another positive.
My only negative (which is why I gave it 4-star) is that you cannot control the heat setting. There is an on/off switch and that's it. But it hasn't been too much of an issue with me. I also like that the switch is located on the bottom side of the top handle, so while using the flat iron, you're not hitting the switch and turning it off (like I do with my curling iron that I use on my bangs).
As for hair types, other than having lots of hair, I don't really have difficult hair to straighten. My hair is naturally straight anyway, I actually cannot get it to hold curl unless I use an entire can of hairspray so my hair doesn't move at all. The reason I use a flat iron is if I just let my hair air dry, I get waves in just a couple spots of my hair, nothing that looks nice as it's not all over, just random spots. Also, to save time in the morning as I go to work very early and don't feel like spending an hour to get ready, I wash my hair the night before and let it dry somewhat while I sleep. This helps with drying the rest of my hair in the morning and making it looks nicer. I usually get my hair done in 15 minutes in the morning, which is quicker than my old flat iron that took about 25 minutes. I would definitely buy this flat iron again.