This will be an account of my initial thoughts on this wonderful machine. My Micro Mist shipped in a box so large that the UPS guy had to drag it across my lawn and physically place it in my home. I wrestled for 10 to 15 to open up the massive box which contained my beloved. Then I proceeded to do the work required to assemble this wonderful piece of machinery. Frustration quickly set over me when I realized how much work is involved with assembling one of these things.
I must have invested over a couple of hours to make sure my new baby was perfectly ready for use. Unfortunately, too much time had passed, forcing me to have to wait for the next day to actually take it for its first spin.
My first experience using it was (what I would describe as) a bit clumsy. Because of this, I wasn't able to take any decent pics of the two of us in action. I'm sure my subsequent experiences will far outmatch it's predecessor.
A full review will come in the future but, in the mean time, here are my initial thoughts in the form of PROS & CONS
PRO: I can set the duration, mist level and temp based on my hair's needs. Yesterday, I was under the machine for a total of an hour.
CON: The Micro Mist requires more care than my traditional steamer. After use I was required to wipe the inside of the machine clean. I also had to dump out water from a small drainage container locate that the front of the machine.
PRO: This thing holds a lot of water. Probably around a half gallon. With my previous steamer, I always ran out of water much sooner that I anticipated.
CON: It's a much bigger machine in my home than it appeared in the salon. I gotta find a good place to store this thing.
PRO: It was whisper quite. When I'm sitting under my dryer, I often have a difficult time hearing my laptop. With my Micro Mist, I could work on my laptop comfortably while under the machine without having to raise the volume.
PRO: It comes with a nape guard which greatly enhances the comfort experience while steaming.
PRO: The Micro Mist provides a 3 minute cooling blast at the end of the session to seal in the cuticles. Traditional steamers don't come with that option.
PRO: Large Covered hood. The biggest qualm I have with traditional steamers is that my big head can't properly fit inside. That's why I made a makeshift version of a steamer using my hooded dryer. This large covered hood comes with an attachment that seals everything in and doesn't allow any of the steam to escape from the sides.
PRO: The design of the hood actually allows me to wear my hair down while steaming. This, again, allows for a more even steaming/misting process.
PRO: Micro Mist technology allows for a deeper conditioning and healthier hair. The technology helps protect the hair from possible damage related to the high heat of traditional steam.
That's pretty much how I feel about my Misting Machine. I hope to do more posts in the future and even a video demonstrating how I use it.