Great While It Lasted.... Major Safety Issue Though!!
I have long, fine, naturally wavy hair but A LOT of it. I tried the cheaper flat irons in the past and they never worked unless I went over it 3-5 times. I moved on the the Paul Mitchell flat iron which I LOVED, until I broke it. I couldn't spend $100+ on another at the time, so I bought this figuring it would do the job until I could buy a better one. Well, I was extremely impressed with this one. It worked just as well as the Paul Mitchell one at less than half the price. I have had it for about a year and a half now and just recently, my boyfriend accused me of leaving it turned on. It had melted a toothbrush that was 6 in away on the bathroom counter and it was NOT turned on, only plugged in. I understand you should unplug it, but the power was OFF and it still got hotter than the max heat setting. THIS IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!!! When the power is turned on, forget about it!! You can't even touch the outside of the plate area without burning your hand, let alone your hair!! It was great while it lasted, but be careful!! Granted, you can't expect a $50 flat iron to last years, so if you are looking for long-term quality, I would recommend spending double the $$ on a flat iron that will last double the time. But I would give it 4 stars for the time that it actually worked as designed and WOULD recommend it to someone looking for a good flat iron on a budget, but again... BE CAREFUL!!
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