It's an iron with three interchangeable plates. Two of the three plates, I never, ever use. One of the plates is the typical one that straighten the hair, the other is a waffle iron plate that transforms the hair to the texture of a waffle (like....who would want that.....ever.) I just checked the box and realized that I actually threw the waffle plates away (that's how useless they were).
But the third plate, in my mind was pure gold. It's a mini wave plate. And exactly what I was looking for. Prior to that, I owned a super sized wave iron and although I really wanted it to work for me, the size of the waves were much too big and unnatural looking. I wanted something that gave my hair texture. The last thing I wanted was to sport manufactured looking waves. This flat iron was perfect!
In my experience, this iron gives the best results on freshly washed hair. The final look has more volume and a bit more defined than what you see here. In these pics, my hair needed to be washed so the it's a bit flatter than normal.
|Wearing L'Oreal Greycian Goddess|
I prefer this look much more than a braid out for several reasons. First, it withstands humidity much better since the heat seals the style in. So I can go about my day and not have to worry about checking the status of my hair. Second, the results are very consistent. Sometimes braid outs for me are hit and miss. Third, this looks a bit more natural (if done right) than a braid out. Fourth, although I'm using heat, it's kind of a protective style for me. I don't touch my hair while in this state unless I'm fluffing it for volume in the morning. But no combing, no mindless manipulation and pretty much no issues until the following wash day.
|Waves flattened after a couple of days of wear.|