Friday, March 14, 2014

Flat Iron Experts: Avanti Wet-Dry Flat Iron Review

Thank you Flat Iron Experts for the items to do this review

Flat Iron Experts have been in the hair and beauty industry for over 8 years. We continue to be one of the best and most reliable online beauty shops today. Our team of qualified hair care consultants will always provide you with their expertise. Our goal is to ensure that you will find the perfect styling tool best for your hair. 

Shopping different Flat Irons seems like a huge task to me. I've only had one before this review, and its held up for the 4yrs I've owned it. With having such thick long hair, I've been wanting to try something different so it doesn't take so long to fix my hair. 

While I was looking around the Flat Iron Experts website, I stumbled upon irons that you could use on wet hair! This was totally new to me and I became very intrigued. With hair to my waist, it would take about 15 minutes to blow dry it, and then I'd quickly go through with my flat iron and do a couple strands here and there because my arms were already tired from blow drying for so long. 

I was thrilled when Flat Iron Experts agreed to a review for the Avanti Wet-Dry Nano-Titanium Ceramic Silver Digital Flat Iron and once it arrived I tried it out on Madison so I could get a feel for it and see it in action from another person's point of view versus trying to see it work on my own head the first time.

Before I started the flat iron, I got online to look at directions. I was disappointed that directions didn't come with my package because I've never used a wet-dry flat iron, so I didn't want to make a mistake. Luckily they link video reviews on the pages for the items available for purchase, and I really liked the review posted by Kayleigh in which she demonstrated the flat iron on herself. 

Since Madison has thin hair compared to an adult, her hair was already starting to dry after her shower and watching the video, so I ran some water through her hair and took the above left photo. After I took this photo, I plugged in the flat iron and the digital reader started. The temperature ranges from 280-450 degrees and I didn't realize it automatically heats up to 450 degrees. I found myself momentarily fighting with it to turn down and even burnt myself because it instantly got very hot. My old straightener takes several minutes to get hot and just has a turn dial, so all this was new to me. This is another point where directions would have been nice to have, but once it hit 450 degrees, I was able to turn it down to the 280 degrees to do my daughter's hair safely. 

When straightening your hair while its wet, you'll hear a sizzle and see a lot of steam coming off. This wasn't too bad on Madison's hair because it had air dried a bit, and I had it on the lowest setting. I did see some steam and the sizzle every now and then made Madison question what I was doing, but 2-3 swipes on each strand and her hair would then be dry and straight. As I slowly moved along in the process, I found myself smiling at times because I was falling in love with this flat iron! 

Now I know you're possibly thinking, "love?" but yes, love! Since I've only had one straightener, it's all I've known. It has its flaws, and I wanted something with such a higher standard that I could use with ease and get the job done quickly, so I was paying close attention to the Avanti Wet-Dry Flat Iron to see if it could take the place of my old straighter and it passed! 

The first thing I noticed is how quick it heats up. It took less than a minute to reach the max 480 degrees, and then a minute or so to cool down when I manually set it to 280 degrees. Since it has a digital display, I'm not guessing how hot it may be, or how long I need to wait if I want to use it to the max. This is a nice feature because I have smaller children that like to be under foot watching me, so having it turned down is safer for them, and gives me the reassurance in knowing the exact temperature its at. 

Another favorite of mine is the gripping on the handles. I've honestly dropped my old straightener before from being in a hurry, but it helped a lot having the little nubs all over. I didn't realize how much I liked them until about half way through because it was such a breeze. 

Another item I was sent, is the nifty Flat Iron Experts Iron Holder. It sits at a slant to hold your flat iron perfectly, and also features three suction cups on the bottom so it can sit securely to your counter without moving as you take the flat iron in and out. 

This is also a first for me, and its very nice to have. Again with small children, I like having this holder on the counter away from grabby hands, and nicely secured while it cools down and is also ready for next time. 

Last but not least, they sent the KQC Thermal Shine Spray. This spray can be used on wet or dry hair and is an ion enriched polishing complex formulated for heat protection and ultra gloss hair shine. Lightweight, non-greasy micro mist spray that eliminates frizz, softens and polishes hair without build up.

The Avanti Wet-Dry Nano-Titanium Ceramic Silver Digital Flat Iron is on sale via their website for $160. 
The Flat Iron Experts Iron Holder retails on their site for $15
The KQC Thermal Shine Spray retails on their site for $16/can unless you buy more than one at a time. 

Overall, I'm very happy with this new Flat Iron and I cannot wait to continue to use it in the future. While I don't do my hair everyday, having the option to skip blow drying and go right to the straightening is a huge plus for this mother of four! 

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Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

She has beautiful hair. I would love to have something like this!