As you can see from my picture, my hair is quite curly. It's actually a lot curlier and frizzier than what you can see in the picture. I think I had a lot of product in my hair to tame the curl and frizz on the day that picture was taken.
I've had my Hot Tools flat iron for quite a few years now. Personally, I don't think I look very good with stick-straight hair. When I use the flat iron, I pull it down the shaft and when I get to the end I "curl" it under. I need to go down the hair twice, (which is definitely NOT recommended and a little bit of a pain) to completely remove the curl/frizz. "Curling" it under gives it a little bend at the end and helps keep it from looking too straight. I try to be good about using products to protect my hair from the heat. Matrix Sleek Look are my favorites.
This iron is easy to use and gets really hot. Even though I need to use it twice or go down the shaft a lot slower, I would recommend it. I can't quite imagine using something that would get any hotter. My model is Hot Tools Professional Model 119 and is 170W and they seem to be going for approximately $20 on eBay.
- Lydia Blogg is a decorator/designer who specializes in designing and fabricating custom window treatments. When Lydia realized she loved her weekend remodeling jobs more than her office job, she made a career change. Through years of hands-on experience, she has become expert in decorating, custom window treatments, interior/exterior painting, tiling, sewing, refinishing furniture, flower arrangements, home and office efficiency solutions, home repairs. She has years of experience in accounting and the list goes on.... Lydia loves to write and is currently working on a weight-loss book. If you have a blog you think Lydia might like to follow, please email her at email@example.com. Lydia's motto: "It's just as easy to be nice as it is to be mean and rotten!" PLEASE NOTE: The artist has a copyright on all art work on this blog - Thank you for not copying them.