Monday, September 26

Let's talk about hair [Hana Professional 1.5" Flat Iron review]

Disclosure: The flat iron is c/o Misikko, but the review and opinions are my own.

Shall we? I'm no expert on hair by any means (I'd know even less if it wasn't for tutorials on youtube) but recently the nice people at Misikko asked me to review their Hana Professional 1.5" Flat Iron. I've been a total slave to my flat irons ever since discovering how they could tame my hair in high school, so I jumped at the opportunity.

First off though, the products I use:
I don't really use anything fancy on my hair...the heat protection spray and dry shampoo are pretty self-explanatory (both Suave), I use the anti-breakage serum when my hair is wet (Organix, and it smells fantastic), and I use the glossing cream after I'm done with everything (Fekkai, and yes it's worth the money).

Then if I have time I let my hair air-dry (like in the pics below), or use a really cheap hair dryer because I still have a while to go before getting my big-girl-job paychecks.

And then, of course, the flat iron. This one from HANA actually impressed me a lot. My hair is pretty thick but it took me less than 10 minutes to get it all straight and smooth. They also sent me storage pouches and a silicone mat, which is nice because once I made a nice burned indention in a friend's carpet from setting my flat iron down on it (I think I covered it up with a trash can, or something).

Other than that it's got ceramic plates, multiple heat settings, basically all the things you'd expect from a great quality flat iron. The only thing I've noticed it that it's a little slower heating up than other ones I've had, but this is probably only a difference of about a minute or so.
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There's a before and after for you, I think the rule is you can only smile in the after one, right?

Overall I'd recommend checking out Missiko if you're in the market for flat irons, Chi products, or anything else for your hair. It's pricier than what you'd find at say, Target, but it's definitely worth it if you have harder to manage hair like I do.

What things do you guys use on your hair that you can't live without?


  1. Probably once a week I use baking soda and my regular shampoo to remove the build-up of products on my hair, and it really helps my hair to stay fresh and not weighed down. Sometimes I make a "hair mask" that uses eggs, avocado and olive oil to help repair and heal my hair from damage. It makes my hair rejuvenated!

  2. I HAVE to have a leave-in conditioner. Right now, I am obsessed with Got to Be Cashmere leave in conditioner that also doubles as a fly-away tamer :)

  3. I have to use Moroccan oil...saved my hair!!

  4. I must be an anomaly because I don't use products in my hair. I use shampoo, conditioner, and then a quick blow dry. This might change now that I'm growing out my hair.

  5. I'm doing a product review for them as well- I loved the results of the flat iron- very sleek!

  6. Dry shampoo! It goes a long way when it comes to styling. Especially in the fall when it cools down and you don't have to worry about so much sweating.

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  7. I've heard of hair masks like that but have never used them!  Those are the only ingredients?

  8. I had no idea Suave made a dry shampoo. I definitely need to try it. 

  9. Yep, those are it. And it takes however long you feel like it taking, I usually do 20 minutes.

  10. sounds like a great straightener! after spending about 3 times more than I wanted on my last one I'd say i'm not getting a new one anytime soon though.

  11. nice. I love suave dry shampoo myself. xo


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