The great people at Missiko sent me a flat iron to review at the beginning of October, with instructions to take some time and get comfortable with it before officially reviewing. Play with a product you provided for me? Heck yes I will!
First off, Missiko specializes in salon-grade flat irons and hair dryers. They sent me the Hana Professional Salon flat iron, which has been rated the best flat iron of their store (and reviewed by Marie Claire, too!).
They also sent a few goodies (I did not take a picture of the creepy angel, but you can see it on Syndal's review).
And here is the Hana Salon flat iron (with silicone mat and leather pouch), along with a guide to using the temperature gauge on the flat iron.
And, since no flat iron review is complete without photos, here's a before-and-after using the straight iron (forgive my no-makeup-it's-6am-so-give-me-a-break look):
Firstly, I feel like I need to tell you that I loved my previous flat iron (Remington-something-or-other, I got it for $50 at Target). I've used a ton of flat irons from Chi to Conair, and I generally use them until they die [I know a ton of reviews always talk about their old flat iron and comparing it to the new flat iron, so I wanted to emphasize that I loved my previous straightener].
My Remington was great, although it would frequently get my hair caught in between where the ceramic plates would meet up with the plastic holder. When this happened, it did not feel good. So when I picked up the Hana to use, I was delightfully surprised at how nice and smooth it ran through my hair with no pulling or breakage.
It rained the first day I straightened my hair with Hana, and I still frizzed out like whoa which probably has more to do with my hair and less to do with the flat iron I used. I have noticed, however, that my hair stays straight the next day, even after sleeping on it (and don't tell Neely, but I only wash my hair every other day so this is key in a straightener for me). This is probably my favorite thing about the Hana that my Chi and Remington haven't done well. I recommend this straightener!
What type of flat iron do you use?
*I was given a product for review for this post, however all thoughts and opinions are my own, as usual.