You know that feeling when words cannot convey the full extent of something? Like how genuinely terrible I am at styling my own hair? If you follow my IG (@fleurandrea) you might have seen my very real struggle to use a flat iron. Two problems surface from this, one being that even as a writer, I turn into a gibbering mess when I try to express my hair woes. The second is that in the past, I’ve had to turn to a perm to achieve long lasting, voluminous bouncy curls.
Irresistible Me is a New York based company that specialises in hair extensions, wigs and hair tools. When they asked me to review their Diamond Hair Styler, a lightweight flat iron with temperature control and a smart display, I was like, I believe in signs, and this is a sign. My Asian hair is not doomed to extreme straightness! Fairly recently, I started dyeing my hair and was worried that the heat would cause the damaged ends to frizz. And I don’t know about you, but personally, my daily life is not a crazy editorial shoot so that would be the last kind of look that I’d want to rock. Also, I really don’t have the bone structure to rock a ‘fro.
The ceramic plates are infused with tourmaline and wait for it… crushed diamonds, which produces infrared heat that is a lot gentler to follicles than direct heat. It’s true. I Googled it. This equates to softer, silky styled hair. The iron heats up very quickly, with a temperature display in celsius (it automatically changes between fahrenheit and celsius when it detects what plug/ location you are in) and the casing on the outside of the plates don’t get hot at all, which I was relieved to find out as I am such a baby and was too scared to touch them until I realised they remained cool the whole time. Once I had gotten the hang of using it, I realised that my hair didn’t ‘catch’ like it usually does with curling irons because of its swivelling cord.
You can definitely expect to see more interesting hair in my future outfit posts and when I’m travelling, because the iron is so compact I’ll be able to bring it everywhere – even on weekend trips. I’m working on being able to fix my do in under thirty minutes as I’d love to look a little more polished everyday and a little less ‘barely brushed’, and I think this is just the magic wand to make that happen!
Diamond Hair Styler c/o Irresistible Me