Some of you may or may not know, but I have naturally frizzy and wavy hair. It`s not too frizzy depending on the shampoo or humidity, but here in New Orleans we always have a lot of humidity which generally makes my hair just puff out the second it`s washed. Seriously, it looks better if it`s oily because it doesn`t puff out! Luckily lately the humidity hasn`t been bad though, but I really noticed how the humidity changed my hair when we went on our honeymoon to Georgia in September. While we were up there I used just the basic shampoos, nothing special, just the ones provided. My hair was perfectly fine the whole trip; we were in Northern Georgia in Helena. If I were to use those same products here my hair would look crazy all because of the humidity! So obviously, when I get the chance I look to straighten my hair - which can also be a challenge since I Have medium length hair (right below my shoulders) and it`s thick so if I don`t use a good straightener my hair will take a very long time to get straight. Thanks to the Flat Iron Experts
I was able to check out theirÂ Cortex Solo 450 Titanium Giraffe Flat Iron / Hair Straightener
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Cortex Solo 450 Titanium Giraffe Flat Iron / Hair Straightener (1"):
Discriminating Salons and Stylists around the globe expect the best from the tools of their trade. That`s why they choose the Cortex Solo 450 Collection for superior, longer lasting performance in hair expression. Our technologically advanced line uses the highest quality materials, which means beautiful results faster.
Cortex Solo 450 Collection is new to the market and made for professionals in the beauty industry. You probably could have guested this iron heats up to 450 degrees F, the hottest in the market. Adjustable heat and ergonomically designed this flat iron can be used on ultra thick frizzy hair or ultra thin hair. The results are amazing!
Nano Titanium TechnologyÂ : provides lightweight strength, has a super hard, smooth surface for snag free styling and even heat distribution. Titanium plates is also an exceptional conductor of hear that emits negative ions and far infrared heat.
1.Â Preserve more moistureÂ within the hair shaft
2.Â Eliminates frizz andÂ close the cuticle to create smooth and shiny hair
3.Â Causes less damageÂ to the hair cuticle during styling
Negative Ion Technology: Negative ions are atoms that can stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, etc., resulting in healthier hair and scalp. Negative ion energy is powerful enough to break apart clusters of water molecules. The smaller water molecules penetrate into the hair shaft by slipping between the cuticles, adding plumpness/volume to hair. The bombardment of negative ions also closes the hair cuticle, which is very good for the health and appearance of the hair.
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Before (and I got lucky, no frizz today!)[/caption]
Far Infrared HeatÂ : Far Infrared (FIR) rays are electro-magnetic waves of energy, totally invisible to the naked eye, capable of penetrating deep into the human body, including the hair shaft. It therefore dries the hair from the inside out. The result is that more moisture remains in the hair shaft and there is less damage to the hair.
What do I think?
I Â personally LOVE the flat iron and fell in love with it the moment I saw it. First of all, the appearance is always an eye catcher and whether you`re a beauty professional or an every day person like myself who doesn`t know much about hair, you always want something that`s functional and looks "cool" as well. This flat iron definitely accomplishes that goal!
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Less than 5 minutes of straightening and this is my results![/caption]
As far as the use of the flat iron, it`s just like others in the fact of plugging it in, set your heat settings for your hair and start the straightening process. The one thing that`s a big deal though that I noticed with this one compared to other straighteners I have used though is that while I`m straightening, the iron doesn`t pinch my hand and it`s easier to hold. The holding part you may not notice a big difference on since there are so many varieties of sizes, styles and shapes of straighteners now, but from experience, not being pinched is new! Yes, I have other straighteners that work very well, but during the process of opening and closing the straightener to my hair to get it straight, from time to time that back part of the straightener will clamp on and I get pinched. The way the Cortex is designed, I have a hard, if not impossible, time trying to get it to pinch myself - which is obviously a major plus! It`s not that I try to pinch myself regularly, but sometimes my hand and the straightener just don`t move so well together and in this case it does.
For the results it only took about 5-10 minutes to get my whole head straightened. Remember, I have that thick hair that is a little below my shoulders. Generally I estimate needing 20 minutes to straighten all my hair, which I thought was quick compared to when straighteners first became popular and it took about an hour! So cutting my time down by at least half is great. I`m a working mom with a family life and I can`t always sit down and get beautiful because I`m either just tired or time restraints. At least now cutting down my time will allow me the necessary time I need to get ready whether just because or if it`s job related.
Needless to say I am VERY pleased with the Cortex straightener. It has a stylish appeal for looks, but still functions beyond expectations. It`s light weight and easy to use. My package was shipped quickly and packaged well for delivery. I would definitely recommend shopping at the Flat Iron Experts for all your hair needs. They have quality products with fair prices. I couldn`t be more pleased with my experience and I don`t think they would disappoint you with yours!