|John Frieda Sleek Finish Flat Iron |
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I have frizz-prone hair with a whole lot of flyaways and unruly bits that tend to stick out every which way, and most times I rely on blow drying to get my hair to sit in place. I don't reach for flat irons all that often, but they are convenient to have around if I need my hair looking smooth and sleek. I recently got to try out the John Frieda Sleek Finish flat iron, and talk about judging a book by its cover, soon as I saw it I was in love with design. The dull metallic finish and the minimalistic layout of the controls all really appealed to me. The flat iron claims to utilize 1-inch plates (featuring a fusion of titanium and ceramic) and ionic technology to deliver a sleek finish while customizable digital settings help choose the right temperature for every hair type. Scroll on to know more.
The John Frieda flat iron does a great job of heating up in a jiffy, and for those with easy-to-style fine hair, this would probably also work great at providing a smooth, sleek finish. I have thicker hair, and it took a couple of passes to get my hair straightened. I do prefer using a lower heat setting to avoid damaging my hair further, so that could be the issue, and I did find it worked better when I blow dried my hair first before using this flat iron.
The design of the flat iron, which I found so appealing at first glance, does take a bit of getting used to since the controls are placed perfectly to line up with fingers - great for easy access to controls but they also end up getting accidentally pressed while the flat iron is being used. It took me a while to get the hang of using this iron - flip the iron so the fingers are resting on the other side rather than on the controls. Also, the area around the plates does get quite hot, and I do need to be extracareful while using the iron, but on the bright side, it gives me beautiful bouncy curls when I use it to curl my hair :D
Overall, despite how good the iron looks, it's not something I reach for very often.
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