Perfect For Short Hair!
I got my first one as a free gift, and had been using it for several years. No other iron gives the same lift at the crown while straightening everywhere else, so that I can get extra days between shampoos - I love that versatility. Mine broke in my suitcase after a recent plane flight (I should have put it inside a shoe, not next to them!), so I've tried making do with another a freebie mini iron that has "better" plates, but I can't get the job done. The "better" iron does the straightening part, but it won't give me the same lift and curl, not on my short hair! So, here I am, back on Folica's site, paying for this ceramic one that I know will do the job.
CAVEATS: There are some rough edges on this styler. On longer hair (like mine was before I chopped it off), it will catch. It also doesn't slide smoothly through longer hair. For short hair, though, it has a "grip" that allows you to do the really short hairs one handed, and the curved plates get lift and curl right down to the roots--the "good" non-kinky, controlled curl that us short-haired girls need so we don't look like our hair is plastered to our heads.
My normal hair type is wavy, just shy of curly, blonde going gray, with some color magic going on to make the fact less obvious.
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