|This is me using the HANA to curl my hair.|
I was recently contacted by Misikko to review one of their products – the HANA Titanium 1.5″ Flat Iron. *Misikko also offers CHI Flat Irons as well, since I know that a lot of people are brand loyalists* I was nervous as I always am because I do offer honest opinions regardless of what the company may want. But Misikko wanted just that – and honest opinion. And so I went for it! I’m no beauty professional, but I do use a flat iron on a regular basis and therefore can tell you what a normal woman who needs a good product thinks.
First off, the delivery and packaging is beautiful which is nice. I like it when companies go the extra effort of making their products attractive to open. The package came with a pad that you unroll and place on the counter. It allows for the flat iron to not slip off the counter and for the counter to be protected from any heat. I had honestly never thought about it, and so I was pleasantly surprised to see how effective this was and how I didn’t have to be as careful when placing the flat iron down. But honestly, I used this little pad for the first few days only. As a busy Mama, I just don’t even have the time or energy to do that little extra step. So I went back to using just the iron on my counter.
The nice thing is that I really don’t think it’s a problem. You see, when I first turned it on and it heated up I was skeptical because it just didn’t feel as hot as my other one on the same setting. There wasn’t the same amount of heat emanating from it – at least that’s what it felt like. But once I started running it through my hair that didn’t matter. It did a great job of straightening my hair despite what I thought wasn’t the same amount of heat. In the end, I think that’s better because if it’s doing just as good a job with less heat *if that really is the case that there’s less heat* then it’s less damaging to my hair. So, bonus!
I think it’s great for straightening. The fact that it’s a bit wider seemed to also do a better job at straightening things out. The curls it made *now granted, I’m not very good at this part* were softer than my narrower one, but I kind of liked that soft gentle wave look.
Overall, this is a busy mama’s product. It heats up really fast *really fast*, it does a great job just once through without you having to pull it through the hair multiple times, it doesn’t pull hair *yes, I’ve had that problem with my other ones*, and it’s durable *I have dropped it on several occasions already when I’m rushing or looking after my Baby at the same time*.