This Winter, I’ve traded my beachy Texas climate for a frigid Midwestern breeze. My hair is thick and wavy — less humidity equals less frizz. Because of this, I naively thought I could survive a couple of months of travel without my flat iron. Needless to say, I wasn’t thinking straight. 😓
The Risk I Took Was Calculated, But Man, Am I Bad At Math
Another painful tale of me being out of my damn mind can be visited here, flashback to the time I
forgot decided not to bring my camera on a family vacation. D’oh! We all make mistakes, and I’m thankful the mistakes I’ve made lately fall into the #FirstWorldProblems category. 😅
#Blessed, Not Stressed
The opportunity to try a HerStyler SuperStyler flat iron fell into my lap when I truly needed it the most. How did they know? HerStyler also gifted me with their heat protective straightening cream because they somehow sensed that I was a damsel in distress. 🥀
HerStyler SuperStyler Flat Iron
Not too long ago, I was a brand snob as far as flat irons go. Recently I’ve found that I can get pin-straight hair without the fanciest of gadgets. Believe it or not, I’ve had an expensive flat iron slip out of my hand once or twice. Nobody was hurt, but wtf? 😩 The criss-cross pattern on the SuperStyler is great for grip!
The SuperStyler has a knob for temperature adjustment, and it goes from 180°F (82°C) all the way up to 500°F (260°C). My hair type doesn’t respond to everything, so the ability to choose the heat setting is much appreciated. The goal is to get the straightest hair with the lowest heat possible to prevent damage. Heating up to 500°F means you need to be careful not to burn yourself with the device itself or with the steam coming off of your hair—HerStyler includes a heat-resistant glove for extra protection. 🧤
The 1.25 inch ceramic plates are smooth to the touch, heat up quickly and match up perfectly. My hair glides through the plates effortlessly without any snagging. The plates also emit negative ion technology, which helps to tame frizz. The cord on the SuperStyler is quite long and even swivels. #WINNING 🏆
Red for Red Hot
The SuperStyler flat iron has an on/off switch, with a red light indicating that the device is on. I wish it had a green light that indicates it’s ready to go, however, it does appear to heat up lightning fast ⚡️. Still, I’d love to be able to time it and compare it to other flat irons.
HerStyler Heat Protective Straightening Cream
In my high school days, I’d straighten my hair with a clothes iron like this. Don’t do that, it’s mega damaging. Sometime after, I got my first expensive flat iron and it came with a heat protective spray that smelled really good. That didn’t convince to buy more after the bottle ran out, because I didn’t feel that it made a difference. 🤦🏼♀️
The HerStyler Heat Protective Straightening Cream makes a difference I can feel. This might be because it’s a cream, rather than a spray like the more expensive brand.
I apply it when my hair is wet, and then I let it air dry. Once I get to flat ironing, my hair feels coated in something and smooth. The cream also fights against frizz, for me. I’m sure that’s the point, but my mind is blown anyway. 🤯
Save Yourself Some Cash
The SuperStyler saved my tail during my trip, and the cream was the cherry on top. You don’t need to spend $100 to get pin-straight hair. The SuperStyler is $32.00 and it works just as well, if not better than my expensive flat iron.
Thank you, HerStyler for saving me on my trip!