I don't talk much about hair products round these parts, and that's because I'm simply awful at doing my hair. I usually just let it air dry and pull it back into a ponytail for work, but I've been getting sick of the hair rut I've been in for years. I've been experimenting with styling tools more and more lately, so today I'm here to talk about the Irresistible Me Diamond Hair Styler Ceramic Flat Iron.* My hair is naturally wavy with some curls in the bottom layers, but it usually becomes quite frizzy no matter what the humidity is. I've tried to do fancy blowouts like they do when I get my hair cut, but I can never do it (and I'm a wimp and holding the hairdryer up for too long makes my arms hurt). So straighteners and curlers are the best option for me.
I've used a few flat irons in my time (mostly throughout high school), and I can say that the Diamond Flat Iron from Irresistible Me is my favorite one of all that I've tried. They really seem to have put a lot of thought into the user experience. The tool itself is extremely lightweight, so it's perfect for me - I have a lot of hair to straighten, but my arms never get tired or sore. It also has a little divot on the outside of the iron just under the plates, right where your thumb goes. It makes it super easy to hold and I'm never worried about it slipping out of my hands. There's different temperature settings, something none of the previous flat irons I've used ever had, so it's really convenient and I can avoid frying my hair. The buttons to control the temperature and the power are also located inside the iron (as in on the same side as the plates). This is enormously appreciated, as this means I never accidentally change the temperature or turn the whole thing off while I'm straightening my hair.
I don't know if this is common, but my hair seems to very willingly come out - as in, something as simple as running my fingers through my hair causes me to come away with a somewhat alarming amount of strands stuck in my fingers. All my old straighteners used to catch and pull out lots of my hair, but that hasn't been an issue at all with the Diamond Flat Iron. You can definitely tell it's a much better quality than the flat irons from Target I had been using. It makes my hair super smooth (with some straighteners I was still left with frizzy baby hairs all over the top layer of my hair), but I don't feel like it's incredibly damaging. I do always make sure to use a heat protectant beforehand, though. The thing I love most about these straighteners is that they really preserve the amount of body in my hair, as I'm sure you can see in the before and after photos above. Some straighteners almost straighten the hair too much, making it super flat and stringy. This definitely still straightens out my waves, but the natural amount of volume in my hair isn't lost. My hair is usually quite stubborn when it comes to being straightened, but with the Diamond Flat Iron I only have to pass over each section of hair once - I can straighten all of my hair within 15 minutes.
If you're looking for a new pair of straighteners, I'd definitely recommend these ones from Irresistible Me. I'm working on perfecting the technique to curl my hair with these, so keep an eye out for a little tutorial-type post I'll put up about that soon.
Do you straighten your hair? What's your favorite hair tool?
*The Diamond Flat Iron was kindly sent to me by Irresistible Me for review. However, all opinions are my own. Please see my disclaimer for more information.