My First Ever Flat Iron

I never style my hair myself. I don’t know how to! That’s why I either keep my hair long (pulled into a high bun) or short. The most I’d do with my hair is to blow dry it. In this heat though, I’d want to keep my hair wet to keep cool! And it doesn’t take long to air dry my hair. I have fine straight hair, so I never really have to worry about it looking frizzy or out of place. When I want it wavy or curled, I’d go to the professionals. I’ve been contemplating on getting myself a flat iron for a long time. It’s versatile because I can make my hair even straighter, or I can curl it. Then I received an email from Irresistible Me about their ceramic flat iron and thought I’d give it a try.

 

 

diamond flat iron

 

 

I don’t know what to expect from a flat iron, to be honest. This Diamond Professional Flat Iron is supposed to feature their “unique DIAMOND Hi-Tech, which coats the floating ceramic plates with crushed diamond particles mixed with tourmaline. The diamond and tourmaline technology will protect your hair and keep all the natural hair oils, color and moisture in, leaving your hair healthy, shiny and frizz free. The styling will last longer against air humidity and everyday stress”.

 

 

ceramic plate

 

 

Irresistible Me ships internationally (for free if purchase is above $150) and before using, you might want to note the different plugs we use. Theirs is obviously the US version, so for me, I have to get a plug adapter. Another thing is the voltage. If your power supply is higher in voltage, it might fry your flat iron. However, it takes the range from 120 to 240V so it is OK in my country.

Edited: I received an email from Irresistible Me and their response to this is such – so the voltage of the iron is actually dual and that means that the iron will change voltage automatically to the on in your country or any other countries you want to travel with it so aside from the adapter to help with putting it in the socket the iron will not fry in any way because of the difference in voltage. I stand corrected.

 

 

power

 

 

The flat iron is easy to hold and curl even for a newbie like me. It grips my hair nicely and it doesn’t tug. The temperature can be adjusted from 150C to about 220C depending on what setting you need. I must remember to unplug after using because even though this device is switched off, it does get hot (if the main power source isn’t switched off). In the photo below (right photo), a green light will indicate the setting of the iron. It is switched off when I took the photo obviously.

 

 

temperature control

 

 

Chloe has very thick hair, and her hair is naturally wavy. She cut her hair short a couple of months ago, and it just never sits right. I try to blow dry her hair to make her hair neater, but her hair is so stubborn. It didn’t help. When I used this however, her hair isn’t flipping left right and center anymore! Oh, by the way, in case you didn’t know, ALWAYS use the flat iron when the hair is fully dry. It won’t work otherwise. After I used the flat iron on her hair, it stayed that way until she washed it the next day.

 

 

before after

 

 

I tried curling my own hair, and it worked on the sides. The back is a different story. I can’t see what I’m doing. I’m afraid of burning my own fingers, and I have no idea which part of my hair is curled and which part isn’t! Also, HOW DO YOU FRIGGIN CURL THE HAIR AND LOOK GOOD? I searched all over YouTube and they make it look so easy. It isn’t! I feel like after I curled it, my hair looked messier somehow! Maybe it’s the way or direction I curled it, I don’t know. It just looks like a hot mess. I’m not even showing you the back because teehee, I didn’t curl it. HAHAHAHA! Here’s my pathetic attempt but I tried very hard.

 

 

wave

 

 

In short, this ceramic flat iron is easier to maneuver than expected. Hair still looks smooth and shiny after styling. It’s easy for me to use on Chloe and Ashlyn but on me, it’s really a skill issue. I curled Ashlyn’s hair and she looked like a princess! But again, it must be the direction I curl (and the extreme lack of skillz) because some parts of her hair looked great while others, erm, not so much.

Do you use these styling tools? Can someone please TEACH ME???

 

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

disclaimer 800pix

 

 

  • Congrats on your first flat iron! I love mine, but like you I don’t know how to curl properly (it either curls too much or too little) so I use it to turn the ends of my hair in like you did to your daughter, it’s super fast and helps me look more pulled together

    • Lily

      Hey Meiko, yes, I also use it to turn in the ends of my hair, and because it’s only shoulder length, it looks slightly bit curled in which I like too. I really want to learn how to curl it properly though!

  • I have a flat iron but trust me, I have lost tons of hair trying to curl it and while yours at least looks good, mine turned out completely wonky. I can never do it, can never curl my hair at home, just can’t do it. 🙁 I have Irresistible Me curling iron and it’s seriously good too!

    • Lily

      Lol luckily this one doesn’t tug or I’d be losing hair too. I’m slowly getting the hang of it so…. slowly. ….

  • Effie Wong

    Lily – so glad I’m not the only one! Unlike you, I own a flat iron, not sure why I bought it in the first place, but I can’t figure out how to use it, how can people curl their own hair when they don’t see the back? I have fine straight hair too.

    • Lily

      I have fine straight hair too.
      I do wonder how ppl curl the back odd their hair. Buy another mirror to see the back? Lol!

  • Haha I love this post Lily, because I don’t own a flat iron because all the ones I’ve tried before (my friends, my mums) I cannot manage to make my hair look good with it. Though yours DOES look fantastic 🙂 I am also afraid of burning myself where I cant see behind my hair. You probably don’t believe me, like with the products I sell, I obviously don’t tell my clients I don’t know how to look after my hair…

    • Lily

      Lol Sofia. I’m very bad at taking care of my hair. I only go to the hairdresser twice a year. At most!

  • LOL! I love this haha! I don’t do anything to my hair anymore, I just give up. It’s curly/wavy so I just wash it and put it up in a bun overnight.

    • Lily

      But your hair is sexy!

  • HAHAHAHAA I’ve tried curling with a flat iron, and it’s impossible!!! You’re right all the youtube videos make it seem so easy…. LIES! hahahaa…. as for straightening your own hair, i pull sections forward under my ear so i can see what i’m doing.

    • Lily

      LIES! For sure! Hahahaha! They might get someone else to do for them then film it. Hahahaha! Or maybe I just suck at it. That’s easier to believe 🙂