Monday, December 20, 2010

Karmin Salon Pro G3 Salon Pro Touramaline Hair Straightening Flat Iron

About a month ago I did a pre-post about "Flat Irons and What You Think About Them?" For strangers who are new to flat irons, as well as people who are in search of new flat irons; there are a list of top rated flat irons. The best flat iron from the list is Karmin G3 Salon Pro Touramaline Hair Straightening Flat Iron.
I was lucky enough to receive this flat iron to review on my blog. :) It came in a black box.
Inside the box, it came with a sleek flat iron with instruction. Now I had this for some time, I think it's about time I review it... hehe~
Product Review: Karmin Salon Pro G3 Salon Pro Tourmaline Hair Straightening Flat Iron

Where can you purchase this: Hair Products Pro website
Price: $129.95 with free shipping

Made in China

Description on the website: Introducing the New Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron, the Ultimate Hair Styling Tool. Whether you choose to curl, flip, straighten or add volume and body, the G3 is the only stying iron you will ever need. The Karmin Salon Pro is perfect for both the professional as well as home users with features such as flash quick heating, a tangle-free swivel cord and temperature settings for all hair types. Styling your hair is virtually effortless and results are smooth, silky, shiny hair. The ceramic plates are infused with tourmaline which together work to produce more negative ions. Negative ions work to seal the hairs cuticle for smoother, frizz free results as well as lock in moisture, protect color and add shine to your hair. Infrared heat works to heat the heat the hair from the inside out providing healthier styling, less damage and faster styling.
My thoughts: To be honest, I was in debate about getting a flat iron since I have straight hair. Of course, it's not super, duper straight but good enough... hehe~ I thought it didn't hurt since most of the time I take a shower at nights and sleep on my head. I wake up in the morning and it's more wavy than straight. I thought it'll be nice to straighten that up... hehe~ :)
Here's how my hair looks normally. By the way, I didn't attend Boston University. It's a sweatshirt given to me by my sister-in-law... hehe~ Before I show the end results, I want to talk about the flat iron. It's a gorgeous, shiny, very sleek looking, black with on/off and adjustable temperature buttons. I noticed all the flat irons or mostly the recent ones have the on/off and adjustable temperature buttons next to the ceramic plates. I don't know why to be honest. It's not a bother but I worry towards the end with my clumsiness, I might touch the plates... lol~ :X Even though the flat iron is shiny and sleek looking, you will never see fingerprints on it. That is a plus! :)

Speaking of on/off and adjustable buttons, I love that there are degrees of temperature. The lightest is 180 and the hottest is 450. If you have thin hair, I definitely don't recommend 450. For someone like me with thick hair, 450 is fine... hehe~ To be honest, I prefer the 450 for the quick straightening. I cold straighten my hair within 5-10 minutes... wheee~

I love that the flat iron has a swivel cord! I have old curling irons and hair dryers (I need a new one!) without swivel cords. Let me tell you it's a hot mess... lol~ Without swivel cords, the cords get tangle up and it's hard to untangle *sigh*.

I also noticed the ceramic plates move while you squeeze it. I use to own a cheap flat iron until I gave it to my friend (it's still good by the way). You cannot move the plates. Maybe because it's not ceramic... hehe~ Having movable plates is a good thing because it's easy to use on the hair.

Now for the hair results...
Here's the result after straightening it! It's very sleek, straight, and shiny. I love how quick you can straighten your hair!... wheee~ Before straightening it, I used a heat protection spray from TRESemme. I love that spray! It smells so good on my hair. :) Don't forget to use a heat protection spray before you straighten your hair!!! ;)
After I straightened my hair, I wanted to see the results of curling it. I didn't want major curls but more on the wavy side like a lot of Asian celebrities and models. It came out good but I couldn't take good pictures of it... hehe~ Sorry! This is the best one out of all the pictures I took. :X

Pros:
* Sleek,shiny black color flat iron; it looks professional.
* Movable ceramic plates.
* Different degrees of temperature, 180-450.
* Swivel cord.
* It straightens hairs decently and quickly.
* It curls really well.

Cons:
* On/off and temperature button next to the ceramic plates.

Would I buy this again: Yes, but I hope I don't have too. I hope it lasts a long time... hehe~
Rating:   4/5 Tobey's Paws

Thank you and I really did love the flat iron!!! :)

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post were given to me to review. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

12 comments:

..R May A.. said...

I use GHDs and I swear by them - they're pricey but I've had mine for years and they're still as good as new :)
these look really good though!! x

amynaree said...

the straightening results look great! i have yet to use it for that since I figure it would just flatten my hair more but I should probably try since I do have some frizzies :)

G A B Y said...

Oooh interesting! I always curl my hair with my flat iron, even more than I straighten it LOL. I love the result on your hair, it looks so shiny!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Love the results, girl. =D

Askmewhats said...

Your hair looks healthy and shiny even after ironing! :)

Jessica Dee said...

your hair looks amazing!

slowbrogal said...

This sound really good.

Aradani said...

awesome opportunity! ur hair is so shiny and sleek

Shop N' Chomp said...

I mainly like watching stupid funny stuff. XD

Dina (XYYan) said...

The after looks really great! Thanks for the review :)

Amy Stewart said...

Looks like it works great! A good flat iron is definitely worth splurging on.

And thank you for the well wishes. :)

Roxy said...

i love how you always do such great reviews! :) i definitely need a new flat iron

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