I would just like to start off this post with a big thank you to all of you that had messaged/commented to tell me how much you enjoyed my blog and encouraged me to continue posting! Thank you so much!! I promise I will get off my ass and make you proud.
That being said, I will begin by informing you the death of my last straightener. Silly me thought, “Hey, what’s the worse that could happen?!” as I plugged my straightener into the outlet converter during my stay in Beijing, China. Little did I know, the directions – that I had refused to read – specifically stated “No straighteners or curling irons.” Luckily, there were only a few sparks before my “quick superhuman” reflexes kicked in. Lesson: read the instructions.
After a month or two of unruly hair, I randomly found myself at Sephora looking for a replacement. Of course, I had done no prior research and was attracted to the brightest one with the pretty packaging. I present the Drybar Smooth Operator Flat Iron!
As you can see, the packaging is well put together and was what drew my eyes. However, their “scientific” description of how this straightener is different is really generic and does not really add anything. Also, note that this straightener only has one temperature setting.
The straightener comes in yellow (which is the primarily reason why I love it so much!) with a nice nonslip matte texture. There is a on and off switch with a blue slight that comes on when switched on. The size fits my small hands well, but then again I never had a problem with that in the first place.
And, what you all have been waiting for: the BEFORE.
And, what you all have been waiting for: the AFTER.
Overall: I really like it! I know, I know. I usually have dry hair since I often color it, refuse to skip a day of washing, and forget this little thing called deep conditioning. I found that this straightener did not dry my hair out as much or burned my hair like my other straightener did. I despise that burnt smell – it’s like the smell of a part of you dying. The straightener is a bit pricey and would be an investment at $125, so that’s the downside.
Addressing a concern: If you do read reviews and do your research beforehand (unlike someone…), then you would hear about the straightener dying quite earlier than expected. In fact, that happened to me two weeks after I had gotten mine. I figured out that it was the cord attached to the straightener. If you spin it around, you would get the blue light back. But, if you move it again in the slightest it would turn back off. Thought that may help those who are handy! But for those who are not, I’d really recommend getting it at Sephora or anywhere with an awesome exchange/return policy. Sephora exchanged it with no questions asked….as well as hushed me when I tried explaining why it was not working. “Girl, it just aint working. We will get you something that will!” Ooooooohhhh-kay! :)
Next time: I am so excited to have just purchased this so had to share a snippet immediately! The product was featured on Shark Tank – a show that I may or may not be a little obsessed with – and could be found at the Central Market!