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Careful! It WILL burn your hair (fry, frizzle, damage, yep)
on October 1, 2011
I wash my hair in the evening, and let it dry naturally over-night, because I love the natural wave in my hair (and because it's so long, I try to avoid heat-styling). However, I've been a long time user of a flat iron on my bangs, which I do every morning as part of my beauty routine. I've been using a cheapie iron by Revlon for years (I'm on my second one from them), that I have been satisfied with. But the Ferrum sounded really cool, and of course every "review" has been glowingly positive. If it sounds too good to be true.. it probably is.
My hair is not particularly fragile--- I don't color it, and as I mentioned above, I do minimal heat styling--- yet the Ferrum BURNT my hair. I used it on my bangs, which were completely dry and clean, and using the exact same method I use every day with the Revlon iron, found myself with bangs that are no longer smooth and shiny, but shriveled up, kinky, crispy, and brittle. Yeah, those descriptors are a tad redundant, but I'm so pissed. If this thing came with an adjustment option so that I could turn down the heat setting (450F) I might have given it another chance (and more than one-star review), but it does not.
Perhaps if you have very thick hair, you will have better results. I say stick with the $20 version by Revlon, or find a way to try it before you drop over a hundred bucks on it.