By Sheila Arkee
Over the course of this blog I think it has been well-established that I have a ton of crazy curls on my head. Tons. Although my hair is fine, I do have a lot of volume, and it takes very special implements to be able to manage these corkscrews. I could pay my respects to the milieu of styling tools that have not been able to make the grade, but then I wouldn’t be able to talk to you about NuMe’s Fashionista flat iron.
First and foremost, notice that this iron is stylishly pink. What’s not to love about that?
I’ve been using the same flat iron for several years, and was eager to test out the Fashionista, which is designed specifically for curly and frizzy hair textures. The iron fits comfortably in my hands well and I don’t experience hand cramping. The iron is well-constructed and I don’t experience a shifting in the plates, which is something that always happens with my other iron.
The 1 inch plates are made of tourmaline infused ceramic iron to cut down on frizz, and the iron heats up to 410 degrees Fahrenheit, which is pretty darned hot.
The other flat iron I use only heats up to 400 degrees. Does that extra ten degrees make a difference? You betcha when it comes to making sure every last bit of curl has been removed from your hair. Other pros about this iron include the fact that it heats up in less than a minute, extremely fast so be careful where you place your hands when you turn it on.
I found the NuMe Fashionista to work effectively and efficiently, getting the task of straightening my hair faster – I’d say it cut down my flat ironing time by about 10 minutes in total. One problem I did have with the iron is that there is no way to manage the temperature. When it’s on it’s on, and it remains at 410 degrees the entire time you’re working on your hair. Personally, I always keep my flat irons on full blast, but it might not be the best for those who need a bit of temperature variation. Make sure to use a heat protectant – I’ve been using an loving Tresemme’s lately.
If you’re in the market for a new flat iron, I’d suggest taking a look at NuMe’s products. The Fashionista is currently on sale on their website and also comes in a zebra print- go and take a look see!
*Provided for consideration.