This 1″ flat iron heats up quickly (within seconds) and straightens my hair well, taming any frizz or flyaway. The temperature stays consistent and doesn’t overheat like some irons. The plates are ceramic, which makes the heating process less damaging. My hair slides very smoothly through the plates. One thing that bothers me is the little red light that keeps on blinking when it is heating up. It blinks forever when I have the temperature on low, which is how I like to straighten my hair since I have thin hair. I’m not sure they’re all supposed to be like that though. This flat iron is slim and can be used to straighten or curl hair. It’s compact size makes it handy for traveling or for the dorm rooms. Overall, it a good straightener for its value. You can buy this or similar flat irons at Flat Iron Experts for about $100 less than in salons.
I also received the KQC Thermal Shine Spray from Flat Iron Experts:
“KQC Thermal Shine Spray is an ion enriched polishing complex formulated for superior heat protection and ultra gloss hair shine. Lightweight, non-greasy micro mist spray that eliminates frizz, softens and polishes hair without build ups. Designed for all hair types. Use with flat iron, curling iron or hair dryers.”
KQC Thermal Shine Spray works as described, but I find the smell to be too much. It is not an offensive scent, but it can be overpowering. I love the polish and shine it leaves in my hair, but it makes my hair flat and even less voluminous. I recommend it for people with dull, thick hair. If you have flat or oily hair, go for a regular heat protectant so it doesn’t weigh your hair down.