Flat irons scare me; not only because of the heated plates that may or may not catch your ears in the cross fires, literally, but the fear also stems from my previous blow out experiences that I received so often resulting to heat damage.
Nonetheless, a couple years passed by and I became curious to see how my hair has grown since the damage. Because I felt I didn’t have the opportunity to see my true length in it’s curly state, I finally caved into the idea of straightening my hair.
Products I used:
1. Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Transitioning Milk
2. Tresseme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray
3. Pro Dryer
4. Goody Ceramic Paddle Brush
5. Irresistible Me Diamond Professional Hair Straightener (Check out more of their styling tools here!)
6. Hair Shears
7. Double Prong Clips
8. Satin Bonnet
9. IC Styling Gel
10. Soft Bristle Brush
Step 1 – Prep
Step 2 – Blow Dry
After blow drying, I twisted each section to get it out of the way.
Step 3 – Straighten
About Irresistible Me Diamond Professional Hair Styler:
PROS: Smooth ceramic plates, easy to use, long cord, heats up fast, no displeasing smell.
CONS: Turns off automatically. Sometimes, I didn’t realize until my hair wasn’t curling. Just a slight annoyance, nothing too serious.
This was my first time using the flat iron and it worked well in achieving the results I wanted. The styler features a ‘unique diamond hi-tech that coats the ceramic plates with crushed diamond particles mixed with tourmaline’ as stated on their website. They also say ‘the diamond and tourmaline technology will protect your hair and keep all the natural hair oils, color and moisture in, leaving your hair healthy, shiny and frizz free’. Fortunately for me, I didn’t experience much frizz and after two weeks post-wash my hair went back to it’s original curl pattern. Overall, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good quality straightener.
Check out more of their styling tools here!
In the box:
Step 4 – Trim
Please keep in mind, I’m not a hair guru! If you’re not comfortable trying this at home, then see a professional hair stylist. Because my hair has been professionally layered prior to heat damage, I had a frame to work with. Before doing it yourself, I recommend anyone in need of a trim, to first see a professional so you have a frame to work with as well.
Step 5 – Style/Curl
For this step, I curled my hair to add some volume. Using the Irresistible Me Straightener on the same 370° degree heat setting, I curled in a small sections, finger rolled, and secured with double prong clips.
After all was said and done, I covered my hair with a bonnet, and went to bed.
Step 6 – Take Down
Once the sun was up, I removed the bonnet and clips. Usually, I would add a light oil for extra shine or moisture, but I was satisfied.
I don’t have the thickest edges in the world and I honestly don’t want lose them, so I take it easy with the gel and very lightly brush back my edges to blend with the rest of my hair. Of course, if you like to do the cute baby hair swirls and what nots, to each their own.
In the end, you should have bouncy and snag-free tresses 😀
Hope this helps anyone looking to straighten their hair!
Until next time!