Conair • Steam Straightener • Hair Styling Tools
|Would buy this product again.||16%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is the second iron I have ever used. I was in 8th grade at the time and my friend raved about it. Being middle school kids, we didn't know any better.
What an awful, awful product. It's a joke honestly. The plates couldn't be more pure metal. I remember this iron sizzling my hair.
It does use steam to straighten and it made a dramatic difference. My hair was flat.
Thing was, when I went outside, my hair curled up worse than it usually did. It's almost like using a spray bottle to dampen your hair.
I can't even imagine the damage this thing did.
It didn't last long, either...thankfully. My irons, especially back then, use to somehow throw themselves off the counter and break. (weirdest thing, cannot explain it.)
It dropped maybe twice and that was it.
This isn't even good for beginners. It's not good for anyone. If this is still in production, it needs to be STOPPED.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I used to use this flat iron during high school--approximately 8 years ago. I don't think they sell it in the stores anymore, although you can still get it from eBay or other second-hand stores.
I think it's a wonderful flat iron. The steam used to condition my hair, and I believe that it helped stop breakage. Sadly, this flat iron broke after less than one year, and I couldn't find another one like it at the store.
The only two things that I didn't like about it were the detangling combs (which I removed) and the fact that it was hard to clamp down. I imagine that someone with arthritis or limited hand mobility could not use it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
These reviews on this product are not right. These are reviews for the old Conair steamer that was selling YEARS ago. People saying they bought this in high school years ago but this wasn't available then, this is a new straightener. One person even said they used it when they were twelve and they are now TWENTY. This straightener was not on the market EIGHT years ago. And it is only going to mislead people who are interested in this product. This is a new steamer the Conair Infiniti Silver Nano Steam Straightener. It is a big red one and has only been selling for about 3 years max. I am Afro-Caribbean and bought this steamer a few weeks ago and it worked wonders on my natural kinky hair. Yes kinky hair that hasn't been permed, over a week has passed since I straightened my hair and my har is still straight. I didn't even have to touch it up. The plates are not metal like some said they are ceramic-tourmaline. The hair is not supposed to be wet like some said it is supposed to be completely dry. I used this straightener on my dry afro type hair and my hair came out extremely straight, extremely smooth, extremely shiny. And if you use it without the teeth (there is a setting for the teeth) then it will curl the ends perfectly. My advice to those who are thinking of buying this product is to review it at Folica.com or amazon.com where you will get better reviews both for and against this steam straightener.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
OK, I waited a while to review this product as I have two left hands and didn't get the hang of it straight away. It would have been easy for me to throw it to one side, or get rid of it but I decided to stick with it -- and I'm pleased I did! I have very fine, long, frizzy hair that resembles blonde cotton candy. As I'm originally from the UK, now living in NY, my hair (with the humidity of the summers here) is nothing like the way it was when I was living in England, it's far wilder and frizzier.
First of all I found that, despite the contrary recommendations for my hair type on the package, I needed to experiment a bit with the heat and whether the detangler was protruding, or not. I ended up with the heat a good deal higher than was recommended. Also, being that I'm not particularly adept at blowdrying, I had to put my hair in large velcro rollers, dry it with a hairdryer, then take each roller out and steam straighten it. I've gotten this down to a fine art and can complete the entire process in about 45 mins, give or take, and can get away with redoing my hair once or twice a week. It's never needed to be touched up between washes, unless I (rarely) get caught in the rain without an umbrella. The water container, its true, runs out pretty quickly but I've managed to complete the straightening in good time.
For me, this straightener has been amazing. I'm 51 years old and have NEVER EVER been happy with my hair, which simply looked like a dry frizzy mess, without straightening, no matter WHAT I've tried to do to it in the past. I've even had hairdressers tell me that I have impossibly difficult hair to maintain. This was my last hope as I was about to get it professionally straightened, but I'm spared the expense of that now.
Again, I'm no hair stylist. I've had this straightener about 6 months and I've had to experiment with it in order to achieve success. I don't even need to use any product whatsoever on my hair, and it stays straight until washing.
I HIGHLY recommend this steam straightener. It has been a Godsend and I honestly do not know what I would do without it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I too have the new nano silver 1 1/2" steam straightener by Conair (the red one!) It is absolutely AMAZING on my hair.
My hair is on the frizzy side of curly and tends to be a pain ... this straightener works like magic. I haven't had a haircut in 3 1/2 months (growing it out) and I've had 10 different people ask if I've just had a haircut. My hair is super soft with none of the dryness I've had with other straighteners ... I've had a few and at C$90, this is the cheapest. It also lasts for a couple of days - so on lazy days, I don't have to panic.
My one issue is that is does make my hair more staticy than usual - however, this could also just be the -40 temperatures we've been having lately ... a little hairspray and a quick run through with a dryer sheet and it's all good.
Based on other reviews, on other sites, I wasn't sure ... this straightener seems to either be a love it or hate it, with no in between. For me, this has been an absolute miracle!
UPDATE: still in love (maybe more so!) - have found that using a leave in conditioner dramatically reduces static
Update 2: after about 10 months, it started to separate and my hair started getting caught in it. Have since moved on.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This iron is the best I have ever had. It really straightens my hair. I have very thick and natural curly hair. I had to o it a few times on the same piece of hair and use a product. I use Paul Mitchell Skinny on it before. The only thing that I have a problem with it is that it does not cut down on the static like the informcial claims.
I would recommend this product to people. I wish they would make the water stay longer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I was nervous to spend $100.00 on a steam straightener because of memories of the old Conair that I had back in High School (more than 10 years ago). Also, I've been a Flat Iron snob (spending waaaay too much money on Chi's, etc trying to find one that will work). Traditional irons- ceramic, tourmaline, ionic, whatever- leave my hair feeling like straw and it still gets poufy.
I tried the steam straightener and it works great! I use it on the highest setting and it makes my hair soft and pin straight after just one pass. I took off one star because the steam runs out pretty quick and you can't add more while it's hot... BUT even though I have long, thick hair- I've been able to get it all straight before the steam runs out (but I'm always cutting it close).
**EDIT** I'm reviewing the new Conair Infinity Steam Straightener (It's red)... not the old school white one!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Whoa guys. Haha. Ok, true story: this was my first straightening iron and because I had never used one before (I got it when I was TWELVE. I am now TWENTY) I thought all flat irons worked the same way and took just as long. I mean, it worked, yeah. It straightened my hair. But it took FOREVER. It damaged my hair and like just all around sucked, but I didn't know any better. So a few days ago, the iron fell and broke into two pieces, and it was the happiest day of my life because it finally gave me an excuse to get a new flat iron. I bought a CHI and finally learned how well (and quickly) a straightening iron is SUPPOSED to work. Holy crap.
I mean, this iron DOES straighten hair, if you have the patience of like an ascetic monk. And it lasted me a good long time (uh, eight years) and never gave me any technical trouble. Although I swear I got arthritis from clamping it down so much. Anyway yeah, don't buy this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Hahahaha! Wow, I guess this was the first straightening iron a lot of people owned. I had this piece of crap in high school, all it did was rip my hair out, make it all damp and limp because of the steam... and just totally wreck my hair. Whoever designed this should be shot, people... don't buy this. I would also get scalded by the hot steam or boiling hot water leaking out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I HAD THIS BACK IN HIGH SCHOOL! what a piece of crap.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight Eyes: Brown
wow, i am sitting in front of my computer looking at these reviews after surfing MUA for a new straightener because right now, this one is the only one i have, needless to say i NEVER use it, im just laughing at the reviews and staring at the hair ripping useless imitation of a straightener sitting somewhat beside me, i can actually see the iron apologizing for ripping out my hair.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
wow! what a sad excuse for a hair straightner! i can't believe this thing is still available
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Brown
You know, this product is an oxymoron. Cause it's supposed to steam hair straight right? Yet steam, which is humid, makes hair go nappy again. So that's what this did. I got this when I was going through my okward years at 13 when I wanted to look all prettyed up. My first straightner I was so excited. I have wavy hair so it left it nasty. The girl in the comercial for this obviously had naturally straight hair that had been curled with a curling iron cause her hair went straight again when she used it. A very dissappointing product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
awww! i remember this flat iron! when i was about thirteen i wanted to try it out and it didn't work and i was sooo dissapointed. I didn't pay for it though, it was my sister's and she was pretty dissapointed too ( we both had beach-y waves back then). She came home all excited and then when both of us used it it didn't work at all and we were sad for a couple of hours. It looked so cool when steam would come out of its little holes, little did we know that applying hot things to wet hair gives extreme damage. hahaha i have fond memories of it. i hope you didn't buy this because it doesn't straighten your hair.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Hahahahaha!!! I laughed sooo hard when I saw this and the ratings on it!! As other people have said, this was also my first "hair straightener" my mom got it for me on sale - this reminds me of when I was in middle school and 12 years old trying to straighten my tight ass curls and it didn't work HAHA! Omg good memories with this "straightener" Hahahaha I remember I had bangs and they were curly and who wears curly bangs right? So I tried to straighten them with this and WHOOOOMPH! They went straight up into the air like static electricity! Ha ha ha!! I've never seen anything defy gravity so well! This thing was like magical in that sense! LMAO! This luckily didn't make me give up on all straighteners, I ended up purchasing one from Vidal Sasoon, and I liked it a lot. However, I naturally have VERY VERY VERRRYYY curly, unruly, hard to straighten, stubborn, rebellious hair, and I just had no patience to straighten it all the time- besides, the weather where I live- rain, and humidity never was a friend to my hair. So I learned to just avoid using straighteners, and get a straight perm. It only cost me $300 for my SUPER LONG hair- and concidering people spend $300 on a straightener- That invesment was WELL worth it- it was the best beauty decision I think I ever made! If you are straightening your hair regularly.. don't bother buying an expensive straightener.. get a perm.. it's the same price and is FAR more convient. I love my hair now! :D
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
this thing is just funny. how are they even allowed such false advertisment? Luckily Wal Mart has a great return policy!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
Is there a way to give this thing a negative rating?
I bought this years ago and discovered from my hairdresser that steam straighteners don't work because they're actually putting water into your hair, which is what makes it frizzy and curly. Real flat irons actually suck all the water out of your hair, leaving it straight.
It makes sense if you think about it, if you straighten your hair then sit in a sauna/steam room, it'll get frizzy again. Why would a steam straightener work??
Shame on Conair for selling a product like this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
It sounds like a great idea, but it doesn't actually do anything for your hair. I tried it after towel drying and applying Redken Align 12 and Anti Snap. It took several passes to actually dry my hair, and then my hair wasn't straight at the ends (and I have Asian hair!). I tried it dry on a medium then a high setting, and it didn't straighten it dry either. ETA: My sister is a hair stylist, and says that since the plates are metal, so it is very damaging to hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This was my first straightener and I do have to admit that when it was only one I had, I thought it was kinda cool. The only problem was that once I went over strands of hair, the frizz came back within a matter of minutes. I would have to put product over it quickly to smooth it down. It's really the worse one i've ever used and pointless to have on the market. I think it may have did some damage to my hair. Much better ones out there now.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
the worst straightener i ever had. my mother bought it for me. luckily she got it on sale. did nothing to my hair. horrible!!