Friday, May 28, 2010
It's officially the start of Memorial Day weekend and if you're like our family, you probably have places to go and people to see. We have a tradition of spending the weekend with my in-laws and going out on the bay in my father -in-law's boat. There's lots of picture taking involved so I'll want to look my best.
I have fine, straight hair but it has a tendency to turn wavy and unruly when it gets damp and air dries. You know that accidentally sexy, bed-head, beach look flaunted on all the swimsuit magazine covers? Yeah, I could never pull that off. On me it just looks messy and silly. The only way I can tame my tresses is with my new BFF: my ProSilk flat iron.
ProSilk sells high-quality professional hair care products at competitive prices. Their products are sold all over America, Mexico and Canada and are used by salons and stylists in addition to consumers. At ProSilk, you'll find flat irons, curling irons, hair dryers, shears, combs, shampoos, serums and more.
I had the opportunity to review ProSilk's 125S 1" tourmaline ceramic flat iron (ARV $59.99). Straighten, curl, flip...whatever style you want, this iron is up for the task.
This salon-quality straightening system features a scratch-free ceramic plate, which eliminates damaging hot spots while providing volume and preserving moisture and shine to give you smooth, silky hair. The ceramic technology produces negative ions, which eliminate frizz and static electricity and inhibit bacteria and odor buildup. The automatic sensor control system heats up to 450F in just 7 seconds. It is lightweight, slim, and easy to handle with a 9 ft. swivel power cord.
The first thing I noticed upon opening the package was the vibrant yellow color. It definitely stands out in the crowd of basic black. The device itself is quite compact and doesn't take up much bathroom counterspace. The dial is super easy to operate, allowing you turn on/off and customize the temperature for any hair type with just one finger. The wand features velvety exterior pads, making it comfortable to hold and touch, even on the hottest setting.
I was amazed at how quickly this thing could heat up. No sooner had I plugged it in and turned it on when I heard Nate fussing for a toy he couldn't reach. I retrieved the toy off the shelf and returned to the bathroom to find my iron was ready and waiting for me - in under 10 seconds! My old irons used to take F-O-R-E-V-E-R to heat up so I love that this one saves me time.
ProSilk totally lives up to its name. It takes my hair from blah to va-va-voom instantly. Other irons don't disperse their heat evenly or don't hold their heat over time but my ProSilk iron gives consistent, smooth results everytime. The long swivel cord makes it easy to maneuver and reach those small, hard-to-reach pieces in back. It's so awesome, I don't leave the house without first making a date with my new flat iron.
Not only does it give me some much-needed volume, but it adds a lustrous sheen that begs me to run my fingers through my 'do.
I have no complaints whatsoever about my ProSilk iron. The only thing that could remotely make it better would be to include a pad or holder to protect surfaces from heat damage. I'm always a bit paranoid about leaving hot devices on my counters but I have not had a problem unplugging and keeping it upright.
Bottom line: The ProSilk 125S offers a powerful punch in a small package. Not only does it save you time, but it saves you money at nearly half the cost of competitors.
BUY IT: You can purchase the 125S flat iron or other ProSilk products online at www.prosilkprod.com.
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Disclaimer: This review was made possible by Cathy Stucker's BloggerLinkUp newsletter. I received a the ProSilk flat iron above from Cathy with Trendsetter Consulting Group to facilitate my candid review. I was in no other way compensated for this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed are purely mine. Your experience may differ.