I am not the sort of person who would spend $200 on a flat iron - I just don't rate straight hair that highly on my list of priorities. However, when I won a Hana Professional 1” flat iron from a Body & Soul giveaway, I was eager to try it out and see how superior it was to my old, worn-out flat iron from Walmart.
Yesterday, when my Hana arrived, I had fortunately not done anything to my hair besides wash and towel-dry it. Naturally, I immediately unboxed it and straightened my hair with the help of Hana Shine Shield Thermal Protectant (which apparently costs $50 for 2 fl. oz. … yikes!). I was flabbergasted. Not only did it straighten my wavy hair in one pass, the Shine Shield left my hair shiny, soft, and smelling wonderful. Unfortunately, I neglected to take before pictures, but here is what my hair looked like (EDIT: before and) afterwards:
Wow! My hair was much straighter and shinier than it looks in this picture. This was accomplished in much less time than it normally takes to straighten my whole head of (fairly abundant) hair, and the results were much, much better! I still can't say that I'd pay $200 for a flat iron, even if it turned my hair into strands of 24 karat gold (well, maybe then – at that point it'd pay for itself), but this baby is magnificent! Even better, it came not only with the Shine Shield, but with a case, a silicone mat to use at home, and a heatproof travel pouch. I feel so lucky to have received this, and would definitely recommend it for anyone who is willing to shell out that much for a straightener!