A few weeks ago Misikko contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing one of their Professional Hair Straighteners, the HANA Titanium 1.5" Flat Iron. I was so surprised with the cute package I received full of goodies, like some E.L.F Cosmetics, travel cases for the flat iron, and some amazing Shine Spray.
The Flat Iron itself is really lightweight and easy to use. They even sent a pamphlet with it so I could know exactly what heat setting to use for my type of hair, which I never know and am always afraid I am frying my hair!
This is my best "trying to straighten my hair and show you photo". If you have noticed, recently I have been wearing it straight more often since I received this iron!
My daily routine is...
- Adding some Shine Spray and a little Argan Oil to the ends of my hair while it is wet then combing it and letting it sit twisted up in a bun while I get around.
- Starting at the bottom of my hair working upwards, I blow-dry in sections using my fingers to separate the hair, then just adding in a round brush towards the end when the hair is nearly dry.
- Then I flat iron my hair in 4 directions. I do the sides straight down, then pull what would be the "bangs" area forward and flat iron it down (in front of my face), then I take the hair at the crown and lift it upwards and iron it, so it adds body at the root.
- Lately instead of using hair spray, I have been stealing the boyfriends hair putty and running it through my hair to hold it in place, without looking crunchy.
What I like about this iron, is that the titanium plates are really large and smooth so you have no snagging when running the iron through your hair. The only downside is that the buttons are facing the inside so you really have to stick your finger in the middle where it is already hot, so you need to be careful! It would be helpful if the buttons faced toward the side so you could adjust the heat setting safely.