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
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.
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.
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