Good, But There Are Better For Delicate, Frizzy Hair
I purchased this flat iron from Folica and returned it. While it did work fairly well at straightening my hair, I did not feel as though I was able to achieve the shine and silky feel that I have with other flat irons. It also seemed to make my ends a little dry and very whispy, rather than sleek and smooth. Since I flat iron my hair every day, I felt as though the silicone strips would tug on my hair too much, eventually leading to significant breakage of my fine, delicate and damaged (due to bleaching) hair over time. I am beginning to realize that there is not one "best" flat iron, but rather flat irons that work best for certain types of hair. Allure Magazine ranked this iron as the best in 2010 and I thoroughly researched the reviews, which were glowing, so perhaps I am in the minority. Or, perhaps this iron is better suited for occasional or salon-only use, where you are willing to use the highest temp and tug on the hair with the silicone strips. I also think it is better suited for people with thick, strong hair that is not prone to breakage. I ordered the Sedu Revolution . . . I am hoping it is better suited for everyday use. I will say that I am losing faith in Allure as I also tried the T3 Single Pass that they rated as the best flat iron. I did not like it at all and I have been a T3 user for the past 4 years!! I will say that Folica has the BEST customer service!!!
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