My hair is naturally wavy. That means that sometimes it can look really, really great with zero effort-- all tousled and pretty and bouncy. Like the other day when I was home with nowhere to go and nothing to do but to WRITE A PAPER. Of course that was the day my hair chose to look like this:
But OFTEN my hair goes frizzy or poofy or kinked in odd places (depending on what position it was in when it dried).
Flat ironing my hair is pretty much my go-to-- it is the only thing I know how to do that GUARANTEES that my hair will look good. And it doesn't take forever because, well, I already know how to to it. I usually wash my hair only a couple times a week. If I flat iron it, my hair will stay niceish looking until it is time to wash it again.
My flat iron broke a couple weeks ago. It was this one:
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I was extra irritated about my flat iron dying because I had actually dithered and searched for quite some time before I decided on that snazzy pink piece of garbage.
I faked it for a couple weeks (by blow drying and/or wrangling my hair into a ponytail) as I searched on Overstock and Amazon and hunted on Google for "best flat iron ever." I finally settled on this one:
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My main issues with flat irons are that they either snag my hair or don't grasp enough of my hair or they cause me to shriek with rage "WHY AREN'T YOU GETTING HOT ENOUGH?!" But this one, the Sedu, hasn't done any of that. It gets nice and hot and glides right through my hair with its ceramic/tourmaline plates and ions and magic and whatnot.
So, if you're in the market for a flat iron and you're looking to probably spend too much but you feel like it might be worth it because you don't really know what else to do with your hair then I recommend this one. And oh, wouldja look at that? It's on sale now! And it comes with a little pouch for storage and travel (mine did come with the pouch. It is kind of... less helpfully shaped (? by that I mean it has a pouch for the flat iron itself and then this foldy over flap that encases the cord) than I would have expected but I've gotten used to it).
Shall we turn back time for a moment and take a look at some of the hairdos that I used to fancy?