This did not work for me at all, I think my hair is too thick. I tried using it on wet hair, damp hair, and mostly dry hair and it never worked. My hair often got caught in it which is definitely NOT fun. I took mine back to Target.
This is not an amazing miracle straightening iron, but it gets the job done really well actually!! It straightens my wavy hair but yet doesn't straighten and flaten it to the point of heavy lifeless, flat against my head hair! I used it on towel dried hair and i'll admit it took about 15 minutes all in all to get my hair PRETTY dry but not completely. I love this for a simpiler beauty routine, for when say your not at your house or on vacation.
I think i have the 2 inch old version of this. I've had it for about 4 years and it still works. I feel this is an average straightener. It does the job, but if you have wavy and frizzy hair and you want to get it pin straight, it will take you forever.... actually for me, i never achieved pin straight hair with this thing no matter how many times I used it. The one I have is heavy too so it gets tiring after a while. Oh, and don't use this with wet hair because it will take you an hour to two hours (maybe more) to get your hair straighten and dried. You're better off with a blow dryer and then straighten afterwards. Plus, I think using this on wet hair will pretty much cook your hair, which means more frizz... and we don't want that now do we? Overall, this was my expected first experience with an old style drug store straightener. I will be purchasing a ceramic one next.
I love this thing! I had originally purchased one for my mom, and then I started borrowing it and didn’t want to give it back!! So, after she fought me for it, I brought my own…lol….It leaves my long hair dead straight….My hair is already naturally straight, but its damaged, but after I use Loreal’s heat protecting cream and my Alter Ego on my hair, and do the Iron, my hair looks nice and healthy and lasts me about a week….as a matter of fact, today is raining in NYC, and my hair is not frizzy at all! I highly recommend this product! It heats fast, has temperature control, it’s a great product!
When I first bought this, I was in love with it...but then, 2 months later, it started to go bad on me which sucked because it has a 30 day money back guarantee. It never fully dries my hair, it's still a little frizzy and poofy. I have very thick, very frizzy, very poofy, pin straight asian hair and I bought to make my hair more sleek and shiny. It only works well on my hair when it's fully dry and I have chest length hair. The reason I bought this one instead of others was because I read in a magazine that this should have been good for my type of hair and to be honest, it was the one of the worst purchases I ever made. I would suggest this to people with thinner hair than mine, but I would probably just say save up and get a better quality straightener. There are better ones out there.
I purchased this to use on my fine, shoulder length, wavy, slightly dry, layered hair. Even though the package said it could be used on wet or dry hair, I only use it on dry hair since it just doesn't seem like a good idea to use an iron on wet hair, especially since mine is fragile & fine. I wash my hair, blow dry it, then seperate it into sections, straightening it from the underneath layers up. It glides through my hair without pulling or tugging, making it smooth, shiny and straight. It heats up in a minute & it only takes a few minutes to do my hair. Like a previous reviewer mentioned, I also hold it at the little window as to not accidentally hit one of the heat buttons or the power. It also has a lock on it, however no hook or storage. It was only $24.99 at Target. I'll probably save this for once in a while or for humid days, though, since though it does make my hair sleek & straight, it kinda seals the volume right out of it and makes it almost *too* sleek (which I think is due to my fine hair, not the iron..I've noticed it helps to ease off on the styling products and to only use a tiny bit). Overall, a great purchase.
First off, I have been searching years on the answer to perfectly straight hair! I am a person on the go, so I want low maintence beautiful hair. (Impossible, I know!) But with the wet 2 straight, I've had good hair days with little fuss! I have purchased so many hair styling items that its not even funny. I have medium length asian hair, kinda thick, sometimes frizzy. Can NEVER get it to be perfectly straight bc there is always TOO much volume. I changed my shampoo/conditioner started using MORE CONDITIONER and used the wet to straight iron.
I wash my hair at night before bed, then I blow dry my hair first until it is damp. (Must be no water dripping from the hair). I think the wet to straight works better that way. Then I use the wet to straight to dry out my damp hair, and go to bed. DO NOT use it the next morning before you go out, because it will make your hair all weird. It makes it straight in a way that it is sticking out, kinda hard to explain. Its just weird. BLOW DRY the next morning, it will be PERFECT and good to go! (I have the blow dryer with the comb at the mouth of the blowing, so its great and easy to style)
I absolutely love this. If you try this exactly in the way that I have stated, you will have perfectly beautiful hair everyday. If you have questions, feel free to msg me if this didnt make sense! =)
Not only did this take absolutely forever to use on damp hair, to get it straight... but it totally fried my hair when I used it dry as well.
I had it for about a year, and used it because I couldn't afford anything else. Then I got my tourmaline and I would never go back to that other straightener.
Gosh I've had this straightener for years now, and it's absolutely fantastic! My hair is naturally thick and has a slight wave to it. I love that I don't have to wait for my hair to dry before using the straightener since it always ends up so frizzy that way. I tend to use it on damp hair, rather than dripping wet hair so that it goes faster. I've never had a problem with it straightening my hair, and I like that I can curl my ends inwards with it easily. I also love that I can get it to straighten my hair without it being absolutely stick straight, since I like to have at least some volume.
I've never had a problem with it damaging my hair, unlike other reviewers, since I also use Tresemme's heat protectant spray. I use this straightener after every time I shower, and have never had split ends from it :). I'm just starting on my second straightener cuz the coating on my first one started to come off (this didn't affect the straightening quality, but it's cheap enough for me to just buy another straightener). Overall, I can't live without this straightener and can rely on it to give me consistent results every time.
While the iron did a nice job of drying my hair, it didn't do as well on the straightening part as the HerStyler. My hair, which has a tendency to flip out on one side, still had an obvious bend to it, no matter how many times I went over it. Not to mention, every time I used it, my hair was fried!