April 29, 2008

t3 tourmaline narrow wet to dry flat iron

I was given the opportunity to test-drive a flat iron from Misikko's website.

I already own two flat irons, but I've never bought anything too expensive, because I didn't want to spend too much money on something I shouldn't be using regularly anyway.

The oldest iron I have is really old school (read crappy), and I would be afraid to use it now (I wonder why I haven't thrown it out yet?)

The newer iron has ceramic plates, but it never really did the job right, I think because it never got hot enough, so I haven't used it in a long time.

My hair is thin and wavy, which means I cannot, and I repeat, cannot just wash it and go. I need to dry it. To straighten it. With an iron, with a hair dryer, with something.

The times I go to bed with wet hair, I wake up with Felicity's curls, but only from my ears down, while the top of my head sports shiny straight hair.

Don't ask me why, because I have no idea why.

All I know is that the next morning I have to spend twice as much time drying already dry hair, from curly to straight. Not fun.

So even though I already had two (useless) flat irons, I was very excited to try a "real" flat iron. Real meant a tourmaline flat iron.

Given the many, many choices on Misikko's website, it took me a couple of minutes to make up my mind.

And even though the cute pink flat irons (I didn't know they made pink flat irons) kept grabbing my attention, I decided to go for a name brand instead of a color, so I picked a T3 Tourmaline flat iron.

But I didn't want just another, plain, old, regular iron, especially when I discovered they had a wet-to-dry flat-iron...

Meet my new best friend:

T3 Tourmaline Narrow Wet to Dry Flat Iron

To be honest with you, the very first time I tried it, I was a bit worried about getting my wet hair in between the two hot plates.

But as soon as I dried/straightened the first strand, I was hooked!

It takes 3 to 4 takes before a strand is dry, but maybe that's just because I don't hold it in place for too long.

It's such a pleasure to use: it's light, small and efficient.

And I've noticed that when I use it, my hair looks good and stays in place longer than when I blow dry it.

The only downside is that it's addictive and you might never want to use a hair dryer again! I love it! :)


Getri said...

I'm wowed.It sounds reallllly good and makes me wanna buy it.

Getri said...

Actually i have a question,does it damage hair like dryer or straightener`?

NY Spender said...

Hi Purplesocks,
I would think that some damage is inevitable. They do say that ceramic and tourmaline don't burn your hair as much as old school irons.
I can tell you that when I blow dry my hair you can smell the hair burning, while with this iron I see the water evaporate, but I don't smell burning.

Stacey Moore said...

this sounds great!! thanks for sharing!!