Happy Friday everyone! Today I have something really fun to talk about – a brand new straighter that blew me away. Back in my swimming days I would go entire months without straightening my hair – the time it would take to dry my hair enough for the flat iron to not fizzle with the water was simply not worth it. Fast forward to today, I arrive at the office most mornings with damp hair post-workout but on days with big client meetings or for a big night out, I love the option of a sleek and straight look.
A few weeks ago I received the Professional Diamond Hair Straightener and I must say it is a tremendous improvement over the no name one I have been using since high school. The number one thing for, as I am usually strapped for time, is that it gets hot really, really fast – in a matter of seconds. I have also found extremely helpful are that the buttons are on in the inside so you don’t turn it off by accident while straightening and the temperature is displayed at all times – something I have never had.
Did anyone notice the nail color change above? Yes, it is true I took photos of the styling iron when it first arrived in early February and now a month later I have used it many times, and since changed my nails color, before writing a review to make sure it was as accurate as it could be!
In my opinion best feature about this Diamond Hair Straightener, other than the fact that it quickly gets my hair very straight, is that it automatically shuts off. Has anyone else been on the subway or commuting to work and you have a very small inkling in the back of your mind that you just might not have shut your straightener off? That happens to me more often than I am willing to admit. One of my friends even sent me the link to the Turn Off Your Straightener doormat from Etsy, and saying it occurs once in a while it is not too far off. So the fact that this straightener shuts down automatically in 30 minutes is both a feature I have tested and one that I am very happy with!
When I straighten my hair I use big clips to divide it into four sections before moving forward with the iron. This division allows me to choose different temperatures to apply to different parts – 300 degrees for the fine wisps at the front, 350 for the majority of it, and 400 for the very back just to make sure I eliminate those few stubborn curls. Usually when I straighten my hair I just leave it down, parted to the side, but I have found straight hair works particularly well with the two black felt hats I acquired this season.
Now it is true, my hair is not exceptionally curvy or wavy before but there are some instances where I do like it pin straight – it works well for some looks and with this iron I was able to get it their very quickly while still being able to keep the shine! Here is a side by side for comparison – no editing, no gimmicks, no lighting:
It works quite well, don’t you agree?