I Took Our Best-Selling Straightener Home and Here's What Happened


As a curly-haired millennial, I’ve relied on flat irons for most of my life —15 years, to be exact. I grew up believing that ceramic straighteners were the only “good” tools and any other material would burn my hair. I recently learned that this is not, in fact, true.

For reference, my hair type is Wavy 2C / Curly 3A now at 27, but when I was younger I had 3A / 3B. 

Baby with curly hair


I've had a long history of bad hair days, even before box dye or impulsively cutting my own bangs (y i k e s!)


In the early 2000’s, C** was the leading brand in ceramic hair straighteners so naturally, I purchased one for the 6th-grade dance. In 2003, it was only cool to have perfectly straight hair with zero volume. Later on in 2007-2008, texturizing spray and voluminous curls made a comeback, not to mention bump-its became a thing, but I was still so traumatized by frizz that I stubbornly refused to participate.

As you can see, I found one style and stuck to it.

My hair texture has changed I've gotten older, it's far more coarse and prone to breakage and it doesn't grow as fast as it used to. I recently purchased a set of our 22” Clip In Remy Extensions and I was really excited to try them out because they matched my hair perfectly, but they turned out to be so ridiculously silky that it's been a struggle to get my hair smooth enough to blend!

Every time I wore my extensions I've had to spend an hour or more with my personal flat iron (not to mention my real hair was still dull and frizzy compared to the Remy). I originally attributed this to my hair being irreparably damaged, but after this past weekend I've had a major epiphany: 

My expensive ceramic straightener isn't that good.  

I've owned nearly a dozen ceramic straighteners over the past 15 years and all of them cost $100 or more. Last weekend I took home our 2" inch Tourmaline-Infused Titanium Straightener and compared it to my most recent purchase, a C** Ceramic, and was absolutely shocked by the results! 

Watch my reaction here:



The best part? My hair is still straight

Day 2: Sunday, April 21st 
I got home really late from a friend’s birthday party so fell asleep with my clip-in extensions still in. When I woke up, my hair was *STILL PERFECT*. Truly unbelievable!

Day 3: Monday, April 22nd
I woke up to perfectly straight hair again, which is truly unbelievable. I wrapped my hair in a plastic cap and hopped in the shower, and when I got out there was zero frizz. All I had to do was touch up my bangs, put in my extensions and go! 


Wearing 22" Clip In Extensions in #1 Jet Black

Styling Tips:

  1. Don't feel like you have to use the highest heat setting. The temperature can be set up to 450 degrees F but I switched off between 375 and 410 because I have fine hair. 
  2. If you have long hair like me, the 2" Flat Iron is great for speeding up your morning routine. If you have short hair, the 1" Flat Iron is a great alternative for styling bangs or hair closer to your roots. 
  3. For best results, try our Microfiber Hair Wrap to reduce frizz and speed up drying time by 50%! It's FREE with the purchase of any tool using code "MHW" at checkout :)

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