Put down the Keratin, my friends... you're about to meet the end-all be-all of straightening irons. I have the authority to say that, because this straightening iron is better than my InStyler. Yeah, I said it. Before you slap me upside my head, you need to know what I'm talking about.
Obviously, if you're an avid or even sometimes reader of BlushingNoir, you've heard the hair woes. I won't get into it, but in a nut shell... my hair sucks. It's frizzy even in weather that doesn't cause frizz. Some products can tame it better than others, but there are still things I'd change.
For instance, I do love my InStyler. I've been faithful to it for something like 3 years now and I've sung it's praises to anyone who will listen to me talk. It gets the job done and done well. Things I don't like... my hair isn't exactly stick straight after I use it. It's frizz free, and stays that way, but always curls under or over at the bottom. Obviously, anyone could live with that... but sometimes you want it straight. It also doesn't do much by way of shine, and BOY is it loud. Because of that, I can never straighten my hair at night because our bathroom is by the kids rooms. Nothing is worth waking them up and losing what little free time I get lol
I'm always game for trying out a product that will be my new hair BFF. When I got the opportunity to try out the Karmin G3 Salon Pro Tourmaline Hair Straightener I immediately said yes (after dancing a little jig, of course. I'm not kidding.) Based off the description below... you'll see that this particular straightener boasts a lot of features. Can it really do it all? Yes, dear. It can.
What the Hair Products Pro website has to say about the Karmin G3 Salon Pro Tourmaline Hair Straightener:
Your New Karmin Salon Pro Includes:
-Karmin G3 Salon Pro Styling Iron with 1" Pure Tourmaline Ceramic Plates
-Carrying Case/Heat Matt
-Warranty/Product Registration Card
-3 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Karmin G3 Salon Pro Item Description:
Looking for the ultimate styling tool? Well, you have found it in the Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron. This amazing appliance features pure tourmaline ceramic plates, not coatings, which means that your locks will be able to benefit from the invigorating and revitalizing properties of these two materials combined. Your locks will be smooth, silky and most importantly: healthy. How? The ceramic’s infrared heat and tourmaline’s negative ions are able to seal in natural moisture and effortlessly smooth it down to produce perfectly straight results with increased shine. The adjustable temperatures (176 degrees F to 460 degrees F) make this styling iron ideal for all hair types, and the versatile design allows you to curl, flip, straighten or simply add volume to your styles.
Karmin Salon Pro Features:
-Advanced 100% Pure Tourmaline Ceramic plates.
-Professional grade heating element for flash quick heating.
-Negative ions and infrared heat (removes static) for silky shiny hair.
-Ion field technology (seals in natural oils).
-Variable temperature settings for all hair types. From 80°C (176°F) to 237°C (460°F).
-Tangle-free 3 meter, 360° swivel cord.
-Drop Safe Technology.
-Worldwide Voltage 100-240V - Use your styler in any country.
-Slim Handle Design.
-Automatic sleep mode - Auto shut off after 1 hour.
-Won't damage hair like other straighteners.
-Straighten, curl, flip and style your hair.
-3 Year Warranty.
(how great is the cover?! Keepin' it safe)
The Karmin G3 not only straightened my hair and made it shiny as all heck, but it didn't look waxy or weighed down. You can still see it looks a bit thick in the back (see pic below).
I washed my hair as usual (I have a lot of shampoos and conditioners that I use, but for this particular trial I just used TreSemme Sleek and Silky), added in some L'Oreal Ever Sleek Humidity Defying Leave-In Creme and dried as usual. I turned up the heat the whole way to 450 (I know, that's probably a bad idea, but it needed to work that night lol not taking chances! I think the less coarse and thick your hair is the lower you'll be able to have the setting.) I straightened the hair in sections, but only had to run the iron over each section twice. Holy.shine.Batman. It also felt AMAZING. Like they just did it at the hair salon! Super soft and silky. And ohhh my is that thing quiet. Not a sound. It didn't pull out strands of hair, either, which is a huge freaking plus (who wants to be bald at 30?!).
Anyway, after I did my hair, we put it to the ULTIMATE test. An outdoor, humidity laced party. You know how this weather has been. I want to throw up just thinking about it. I straightened my hair at 4pm. I was outside hanging with the devil (aka - humidity) from 7pm until 230am (don't ask). The next morning when I woke up... my hair still looked amaze-balls. Even after the humidity. Even after being a hot mess. Even after sleeping off said hot mess. It looked like I just got my hair done.
I've seriously never seen anything like it. Basically, it made my hair so straight I realized I'm in obvious need of a hair cut lol
Stop eying mines and head over to Hair Products Pro to get your own! Retail is $300 but they sell it for $129.95! They offer free shipping for all orders over $75 and free returns within 30 days. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! They offer everything from hair tools to hair extensions to many other professional items such as clippers, shears, and other accessories.
Also, Hair Products Pro is always doing giveaways on Facebook. Right now they are giving away a $100 H2Pro Curling Iron and you can go here to enter for that.
***This Hair Straightener was provided by a representative of Hair Products Pro for review consideration. Opinions about this product, as always, are honest.