Let me start off first by saying I am no stranger to the flat iron. My hair is naturally curly, unruly and super thick. Blow drying results in a mixture of Side Show Bob and the Lion King. Add sunglasses and I look like a 1980’s rock star. If you don’t believe me, check out my latest video REACTING TO MY SNAPCHAT MEMORIES – PART 2 where I share a photo of the hot mess, rock star shades and all.
The only way to tame this crazy mane and achieve straight locks is with the use of a flat iron. Not any old flat iron will do. Drugstore varieties, for me, are a total waste of time. They barely straighten it at all. They don’t have the quality I need or the heat range. I have no choice but to opt for high end straighteners. I have had BaByliss, Croc, and even Drybar. They all worked to some degree and if I had to rate them, Drybar would come in first and BaByliss dead last.
Truth be told, even Drybar’s styling tool wouldn’t leave my locks as straight and shiny the way they tend to look only after a professional styling. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great flat iron but I need “the Rock” kind of power.
So when ISA Professional contacted me recently and offered to send me their ISA Professional Digital Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightener for review I was immediately intrigued. Could this be the one? My soul mate? The holy grail of flat irons?
Let’s see, shall we?
It arrived packaged in a tasteful white, matte box and carefully protected inside with bubble wrap. It also included a heat resistant glove, an instructional manual and 2 year warranty. The flat iron is visually stunning. It is shiny red with black heating elements, but looks aren’t it’s only feature.
It is super light weight; a huge plus when it can take me up to 45 minutes to flat iron my hair. No wrist cramps this time around.
This baby also has a cord that is longer than any flat iron’s cord I have used to date. It rotates 360 degrees and won’t get tangled either. So convenient!
It also has side buttons. This might not seem like a big deal, but trust me, it is. Some irons have the buttons on top – NO – too easy to turn off accidentally. Some irons have the buttons on the inside of the lower element. Another big NO. I would like to avoid 1st, 2nd or 3rd degree burns please while I try to adjust temperature settings. It features a neon background LCD display and offers heat options from 265 to 450 Fahrenheit (130 to 230 Celsius); thicker the hair, higher the temperature.
Oh but there is more: there is a small ripple styled design on the top so you know where to place your fingers and prevent accidental searing.
The small holes on the bottom act the same way and keep your thumb in check.
Another fantastic and well thought out feature is the 1/2″ gap between the end of the flatiron and the 4 1/2″ tapered heating plates.
My forehead thanks you, Isa Professional. I cannot tell you the amount of times I have accidentally touched my forehead with the tip of my flat iron and had to sport a nasty burn for well over a week as a result of my error. The ISA Professional Digital Titanium Flat Iron removes that risk and keeps the tips cold at all times.
DID IT WORK?
Yes, yes, yes !!! No snagging, no crisping, and it left my hair straight, shiny and so smooth. Plus it only took me 1/2 the time it usually does to straighten this huge head of hair. Those extra long tapered heating plates are a godsend.
I am honestly in love. This is the best flat iron I have ever used. I only wish I had heard about it a long time ago and saved myself so much hairstyling heartache.
ISA Professional currently has an amazing sale on too and if you are in the market for a new styling tool, don’t miss out.
I thank you, ISA Professional, for this opportunity. My burn-free forehead and shiny, straight hair thank you too.
Stay tuned for an upcoming MORNING ROUTINE video on my YouTube channel where I will show the ISA Professional Digital Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightener in action.