The last few times I’ve gotten my hair cut I’ve found myself saying to my stylist, “I really should get a flat iron.” I had never used one before, and honestly, I am not great at doing hair. It’s the primary reason my hair is pretty short. I’m just not skilled at fixing it up. But my stylist, though she’s clearly trained in this sort of thing, makes it look so easy to do and when she’s done my hair looks awesome. And she flat irons my daughter’s hair and makes it looks amazing! Still, I put off buying a flat iron because some of them are so expensive and I have no clue what I’m looking for. So I was pretty thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Flat Iron Experts on a review. They made it incredibly easy to find an awesome flat iron that I love.
Flat Iron Experts has a huge selection of quality hair appliances and products. Of course they have tons of flat irons, but they also have curling irons, hair dryers, styling products, nail polish, hairbrushes, and more. Definitely all your hair needs and most of all your beauty needs can be met on this one site. One-stop shopping!
They have great prices and a low price guarantee and orders of $50 or more ship for free. If you find the same product somewhere else for a lower price, email them and they’ll match it plus give you an additional 5% back. Now that makes getting a good deal easy which I love because some of these professional grade hair appliances are pricey. It’s nice to know right off the bat you’re not going to pay too much.
I got to review the Cortex Solo 450 Titanium Flat Iron. They sent me a giraffe print, too. *LOVE* It’s the coolest. It works great and I’ll tell you all about that, but I can’t gloss over how much I love the funky animal print. So fun! This flat iron is valued at $269.99 and sells for only $129.99 on Flat Iron Experts.
The Cortex Solo 450 is really easy to use. Plug it in, give it 30-60 seconds to heat up, then away you go. When you plug it in you need to turn it on by flicking the switch inside the iron handle to the ‘ON’ position. Then select the temperature you want on the dial just beneath the ON/OFF switch. The temperature range on this iron is 140 to 450 degrees. They do not recommend going past 400 degrees for home use. When you switch the iron on both a red and green light will light up inside the handle. Red means its on, green means it’s heating. When that green light goes out your iron is ready to rock.
Take about a 2-inch wide piece of hair and run it through the plates of the flat iron to straighten your hair. I try to do it layer by layer to make the hair even smoother. Also helping with smoothness and shine is this KQC Thermal Shine Spray. I’m not big on a ton of products in my hair but this stuff really makes a difference when you’re flat ironing your hair. Spray it on dry hair before you use the iron and it will leave your hair beautifully shiny. This sells for $13.99 and from my experience with it it will last a long time. A little goes a long way.
Flat Iron Experts also sent me this FIE Iron Holder. It’s super easy to use. Just attach the suction cups to your wall or mirror so you have a place to store your flat iron without leaving it set on the counter. It sells for $14.99.
Here’s my daughter’s before and after picture. I love her hair straightened like this! And it took me less than 1o minutes to do it so I can easily squeeze a ‘do in before school if she wants me to. Want to see it this Cortex Solo 450 Titanium Flat Iron in action? Check out my video below!
Flat Iron Experts is my new go-to place for all things in the hair department. They have a great selection, great quality products, and I love their low price guarantee plus free shipping offer so I know I’m getting the best deal out there. Follow Flat Iron Experts on Facebook and Twitter and you’ll be the first to know about their latest products and promotions. Check out their Pinterest page, too, for some great style ideas!
Happy hairstyles, everyone!
I was provided with a complimentary flat iron to facilitate this review. The opinions in this post are 100% mine. You can read my full disclosure policy here.