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Flat Iron Review: Kiss Silicone Styler
Anyone who knows me (which is pretty much anyone reading this right now – hi Mom!) knows that I have a love-hate relationship with my naturally curly hair. And although I’ve certainly come to appreciate my curls more than I did here…
I’ve spent my fair share of time longing for sleek, straight hair. You know, the kind of hair that looks good at the beach or after a drive in a convertible. Not that I own a convertible or know anyone who does, but still.
When I attended the BlogHer Expo last month, I went with the intention of networking, connecting, and (I’ll admit) picking up some sweet swag. And I did all that. But as I explored the Expo Hall, I came across this lovely little booth that was positively swarming with women. (No, not that booth, you pervy little bloggers.) It was the Kiss booth and they were running a mini salon right there in the expo hall! And when I saw that they were demonstrating a flat iron, I couldn’t resist taking a little time out to get prettified.
I’ve had my hair straightened twice in my whole life. Once was done by a friend, and it turned out poofy and frizzy and not all that pretty. The second time was for my best friend’s wedding, and I’m not really sure how it looked because the stylist straightened it and then promptly re-curled it. There may have been a third time with my high school best friend, but all I remember from that night was burning her shoulder with an actual iron. I think it left a scar (sorry about that, Leslie). So this was a new experience for me…and the stylist at the Expo had her work cut out for her. My hair is long, thick, and in need of a haircut. Frankly, I was skeptical about whether she’d be able to get it to look good in a 30 minute appointment with just a flat iron.
But clearly I underestimated the Kiss Silicone Styler, because in less than 30 minutes, my hair was straighter and smoother than it’s ever been. I loved it! Okay, maybe I was even a little obsessed with it. But I had straight hair! I had to learn more about this amazing product. When I got home from Chicago, I contacted the wonderful folks at Kiss Hair to find out more. And they sent me a 1″ Kiss Silicone Styler of my very own – and now I can have straight hair whenever I want!
Here’s the technical stuff. This 1″ flat iron has two silicone bars embedded on both ceramic plates. The iron heats up to 420 degrees, but the silicone plates minimize heat damage by a) cushioning the hair and distributing the heat evenly, and b) sealing the hair to retain moisture. The silicone bars condition and help every strand retain its shape.
So how did it work for me? Not too bad for a first-timer. Straightening your own hair is tricky business, but this awesome flat iron actually made it easier to do than I expected. It took a while, but I thought it turned out pretty great. What do you think?
I can’t wait to use it again and to try it out on the kiddos too. You can purchase the Kiss Silicone Styler on Amazon.com for just $25.00. And for more information about Kiss USA, check them out on Twitter, YouTube, and online.
P.S. The fabulous people at Kiss USA also sent me some gorgeous lashes to try out. I wore them to our anniversary dinner this weekend and they looked amazing! Photos and commentary soon. 🙂