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- ASIN: B0002TSCZY
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
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Solia Tourmaline Ceramic Ion Flat Iron (1")
- Ceramic/Tourmaline ion plates give a shinier, silkier result in lesser time
- Designed to work well with both dry and damp hair
- Wide enough for short, medium and even long hair, yet narrow enough for bangs
- Feature the patented Dynamic Alignment System
- 120V 60Hz for use in US/Canada with one-year limited warranty
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Even though I have typical Asian hair (naturally very straight), my hair flips out on one side and flips in on the other side after I wash and blow-dry it. I have tried using a curling iron to fix this, but my curling iron doesn't give me enough control. This ceramic iron, on the other hand, gives me the control that I need. The result that I get is smooth hair that frames my face, nicely flipped in.
One thing that I can't figure out how to do is to curl my hair with this iron. I've seen a professional lady curl a girl's hair at the mall with a similarly looking iron, but my attempts have been futile so far. Any tips?
By the way, I ordered mine from Solia.com on Saturday and received it Tuesday. Speedy service!
After using this hair straightener for a few months, I also want to add that you should purchase a type of styling spray that minimizes heat damage due to frequent uses of heat styling tools. The kind that I use is Tresemme's European Instant Heat Tamer, easily found in most local drugstores. Frequent uses of heat styling (hair straighteners, curling irons, blow dryers) cause split ends and/or damage to the hair, making it harder to achieve a sleek, smooth look.
Also, after much practice, I finally figured out how to curl my hair with this straightener. It's somewhat tricky at first, but you get the hang of it with more practice.
First, take a small section of hair and smooth it out.Read more ›
These irons can go for as little as $25 or so, and on up to about $150 and more. The cheaper irons can damage your hair, and the more expensive ones can put holes in your hair. As described (very well) in the "features" section here at Amazon.com, the Solia combines ceramic with tourmaline, a gem that creates six times more negative ions than ceramic alone. These ions, combined with the heat (which the user can "dial" to a temperature between 140 and 450 degrees Fahrenheit) give you the capability to change the direction and texture of your hair.
More than just a hair straightener, the lightweight Solia can give you flips, curves (both towards your face and away), and generally shape your hair. It's lightweight and heats up quickly. I don't know exactly how the "patented Dynamic Alignment System®" works; I do know that the iron glides easily and without pain through short and long curly hair. Extra curly, thick hair will conform to the new straight look your stylist gave you, and there's a beautiful sheen due to the hairs' alignment. It comes with an instruction booklet; I'd also recommend the product's website at folica.com. A product that consistently works well at a resonable price make this an excellent value.
This has now become an indispensible part of my hair regimen. I usually blow dry my mid-back length hair with a dryer, since that's pretty fast, but I can be kind of careless about it because I follow up with this iron. I section my hair and get it super smooth and shiny with this iron. I love the small plate size because I can roll the hair around the edge of the iron and get it to curl under.
This keeps my hair going for days. I can just freshen it up with the iron, no need to dry my hair out by washing and blow drying every single day. If I come in contact with a little rain and get frizzy, I just touch up with the iron. I love this product!
There is no heat-up required with this. I plug it in and it is ready to go in a matter of seconds. The variable heat settings are great. I use a lower one and I've never needed to go to the top end of the range.
Highly recommended for anyone who takes pains to straighten their hair. You'll wonder how you lived without this product!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've had this flat iron for years and it has survived several moves. Would buy again, but I don't need to cuz it still works great.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
It straighten's pretty good and I've actually had this straightener for about 2 years.. maybe 3, I can't remember. It STILL works even though I've dropped it a few times. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nuri
I still use this after so many years! Great product! Absolutely no complaints! I would purchase it as a gift as well!Published on February 23, 2014 by Jane
This unit works well! Best flat iron they have ever owned! Its about a year that I gifted this to someone and they still use it daily!Published on January 8, 2014 by bradick Herring
Works great. Doesn't pull my hair. I've had it for 2 years now and still working perfectly. I like that you can set the temperature so if you can select as much heat as you need to... Read morePublished on April 3, 2013 by JRod42
I love this straightener. I only have to do one pass on each section of hair. My hair is straight all day even in high humidity. No snagging, no pulling my hair, it is very smooth. Read morePublished on July 2, 2012 by TMiller
After 4 years my Solia flat iron is amazing. It is sleek, attractive, and works like a charm. Heats up very quickly and gets hot enough to straighten hair very effectively. Read morePublished on June 25, 2012 by M. R. LaFollette