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.
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
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.
Cue the Lion King intro song….cause my mane is slightly out of control.
But after only a few minutes of straightening….
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.
-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.
-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.