Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Misikko Flat Iron Review

Misikko graciously sent me over one of their Hana flat irons to review a few weeks ago.  I was a little shocked to see such a big box arrive on my doorstep.  Not only did they send me the straightener, but the box was filled with other products as well!





I received the Hana 1.5" Titanium flat iron

plus all this

and this!

It was nice to take a little time to pamper myself and test out these products.  Heaven knows I needed a little pampering.  Especially since I have been up to my neck in poopy diapers and laundry since Cash made his debut.

So here is my lovely hair routine.  I'm not sure if I've made this confession on my blog yet, but I must let you all know that I wash my hair about once every 5 days.  All the cool kids are doing it.  Washing, drying, straightening, and styling are just time consuming!  For all the days in between I just slap on some baby powder to keep my hair fresh, or opt for a high bun.  Nobody can tell how dirty your hair is in a bun....

I dry and straighten my hair in 2 sections.  While my hair is still damp, I always rub some argan oil throughout it so that my hair is soft and shiny when I'm done.  I do the lower half first.  It's a nice big poof ball after being blow dried.

Then I straighten it with my Hana flat iron.

Next I dry the top section.

POOF! 

Told you.  
Cue the Lion King intro song....cause my mane is slightly out of control.

But after only a few minutes of straightening....

Voila! 

So here's what I thought of the straightener.....

Overall, I loved it!  I have had a love affair with my Chi for a long time now, so I wasn't sure how this straightener would compare, but it definitely does.

pros:  
-it gets REALLY hot.  I usually just crank the heat up as high as it will go.  My hair is naturally wavy, so it can be a pain to straighten.  But after using the straightener a few times, I actually turned down the heat from 400 to 375.  The highest heat almost left it a little too straight, and I still wanted to keep some volume.

-it only takes about 40 seconds to heat up

- because it gets so hot, I was able to straighten larger sections of my hair at one time, cutting down the time it takes to straighten everything.

cons:
-the 1.5" size is a little to wide for me.  I would prefer the 1" Hana, since it allows me to get closer to my roots when straightening.


8 comments:

  1. I love it! So pretty! :)

    xoxo, Jjanga
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  2. Haha! I appreciate your honestly about the 5-day old hair! I recently switched to washing every other day and it has made a world of difference in my hair and time saved! I hope to be able to extend it out longer as my hair (and oil production) adjusts. Your hair look beautiful after straightening! I also have very wavy hair, though not as thick, so it just looks frizzy and have to straighten it every single time! That's tough to do with a baby and a toddler running around!

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  3. I was mine about every 4-5 days too. It's almost identical to your hair. I'm in the bun phase of mine right now :)

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  4. love it! i wash mine at the same intervals. I was looking for anew flat iron so i might try this. :)

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  5. Nice! I wish I had the body your hair has! I am grateful that my hair looks the same rolling out of bed as it does after styling (straight and thin!) but it would be nice if it had a bit more life to it! I still struggle getting it to look full and flowing.

    On the hair washing note... I just tried out the oscar blandi dry shampoo because it touts being invisible... and it is! but it doesn't really get that oil shine to go away. I big disappointment.

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  6. Hi there...
    Will those people send one flat iron for me as well...after all my daughters name is Hana...and we both have got curly hair.... :-)

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  7. Your hair is so pretty! I had so much fun meeting you tonight at Soel Boutique!! Thank you for the chat!!
    Diana

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  8. First, I love your blog. I found it earlier on Pinterest and have blown the past few hours browsing. :)

    Second, I have fine hair that gets pretty gross after a day of not washing. I also exercise and sweat a lot 6 days a week...any tips to extend the time between washings? I've tried the dry shampoo, but the smell just kind of overpowers everything in sight.

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