Thursday, December 22, 2011
HANA Professional Flat Iron Review
Judging from the number of hair related posts (or lack thereof) on this blog, you can probably figure out that I don't take much time to do anything to my hair. A few weeks ago Brian from Misikko contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in trying out one of their most popular items, the Hana Professional 1'' Flat Iron. I figured I had nothing to lose and one of the reasons why I don't straighten my hair often is because I'm not a huge fan of the Solia flat iron that I purchased over a year ago. I am happy to report that the Hana hair straightener definitely works better than my Solia iron and I want to share my honest opinions about the Hana flat iron.
The flat iron itself is very sleek and lightweight which makes it easier to maneuver and bring along with you on trips. Compared to my Solia iron, the Hana is thinner on all sides and therefore lighter. I believe the thin design will also be good for people who like to use straighteners to curl their hair. I have yet to master that technique and when I want curls I opt for my curling iron. Interestingly, both the Hana and Solia irons feature blue ceramic plates. The Hana iron heats up within a matter of seconds which is another feature I really enjoy about it. I literally plug in the cord, flick the switch to on, spray some heat protectant into my hair and it's ready to use!
My hair is naturally wavy and I tend to get flyaways which are extremely annoying. I use the Hana iron between the 200 and 300 degree setting and section my hair so that I can evenly straighten each part. You can see that although the ends of my hair are not totally straight, the roots and midsection of my hair are tamed and sleek. I have never been able to totally straighten my hair from root to tip by myself and I don't particularly mind as it looks very unnatural when my hair is extremely straight.
I was also sent a mini Hana Shine Shield which is a heat protectant and styling liquid. I usually do not like to put products into my hair unless it is a heat protectant but I quite like this. The texture is liquidy and very runny so it is easy to smooth through the hair. It leaves my hair feeling light yet tamed. It's something I can live without simply because I like to put as few things in my hair as possible but if you enjoy testing out products in your hair, this is pretty good.
All in all, I really enjoy the Hana Professional 1'' Flat Iron and would recommend it those looking for a hair straightener. It is a bit pricey but it is on par and even less expensive than some other high end irons on the market. The added bonuses and high quality packaging make this investment worth it, especially if you travel a lot or need to tote around a straightener for freelance jobs or something of the sort. The team at Misikko displayed some of the best customer service I have ever encountered as well. I hope this review was helpful and would be happy to answer any questions you may have!