10K Reviews: The Best Hair Straighteners of 2016
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I am currently on my 2nd two inch one. I absolutely love this product. I have naturally wavy/curly hair and this will make it stick straight. It heats up quite quickly which is nice when you are trying to save time.
I use it on my dry hair (after using a heat protectant) or on my DAMP hair after I get out of the shower (also with heat protectant).
I think a lot of people try to use this on WET hair, but if you read the directions, it clearly says, you cannot use on overly wet hair. I guess the name should be Damp 2 Straight.
The iron has different heat settings as well as a vent setting. If you are using it on DAMP hair, you need to set the vent setting on or it will not work correctly.
Also, the wetter your hair is, the more steam that is produced and if the vent setting is not turned on, the steam will burn you.
Overall, if you follow the directions for the correct heat settings depending on your hair type, whether its dry or whether it damp, this product will work.
Before I purchased my first BaByliss, I did a lot of research. I knew I needed high heat because of how coarse my hair is, and a lot of the flat irons out there don't have adjustable temperatures or max out at 400 degrees. I needed the 450 degree setting (which, by the way, will burn your fingers if you touch it right after running the iron over it). My sister has hair very similar to mine and between the two of us, we have tried most of the big brands. However, I found this flat iron to be my favorite. It holds the heat well, slides smoothly, goes up to 450 degrees... I just absolutely love it. And it was cheaper than a lot of the brands salons tends to suggest. I told myself I would spend what I needed to on a good flat iron that was going to last. I didn't need those $250+ flat irons. This one will be a keeper forever. There is a warranty on it too, but if it dies, I will honestly just buy a new one because I can't go without my flat iron.