Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Monthly Feature Review: FHI Heat Platform Nano Flat Iron

On Monday I reviewed a great hair dryer that FHI Heat sent to me to review. Today, I will review the second product that FHI Heat sent to me- the FHI Heat Platform Nano Flat Iron.

If you read my Monday review, you’ll remember that I have problem hair. The great long length and fullness is all my hair has going for it. Otherwise, it is wavy, frizzy, and dull.
A few years back, I picked up a flat iron from a beauty supply store, and truth be told, it fried my hair. Sure, I was inexperienced. Yes, I put sections of hair through the iron seven or eight passes before it looked straight. The result was straight, but scorched, hair.
Even so, I continued to use that iron until the “ceramic” on the plates chipped away, and I found purple flakes all throughout my hair.
When FHI Heat sent me the Platform iron to review, I must admit, I was a little hesitant to try a flat iron on my hair again.
This time, I did my homework. I searched the internet for videos on the right way to use a flat iron on my hair, and once I was satisfied that I wouldn’t burn my hair, I plugged in the Platform.
Some first impressions:
  • I loved the sleek look of the iron.

  • I was fascinated that there was such a huge range (140 degrees to 450 degrees) on the temperature control setting. (I have found my hair straightens best somewhere between 360-400 degrees.)

  • I was amazed that iron is so light in weight.
Would this iron be worth the $195 price tag? The true test was yet to come.
After ironing my hair the first time, I could not believe how shiny my hair has become! I’ve been using the iron for two weeks and have to tell you I am still thrilled with the way the Platform straightens my hair. My hair looks healthy- a big change from my former iron!

Because this iron is domed, I have been playing some with curling my ends under, flipping my ends up, and creating some big, bouncy curls with the Platform. The only thing I am struggling with is the big, bouncy curls. I burn my fingertips every time, and my curls don’t last more than 30 minutes. Any suggestions?
Here are some of the great things about the FHI Heat Platform Nano Iron:
  • Adjustable Temperature: 140 to 450 Degrees F

  • Ceramic Plate Size: 90mm x 26mm (3 1/2" x 1")

  • Automatic Sense Recovery System: Quickly recovers heat to the ceramic plates

  • Multi Functional Hair Styling Iron: Straightens, Curls, Flips, and capable of creating many different styles

  • ON/OFF Switch with LED light

  • Heat up time in seconds

  • Efficient and cost effective to operate

  • Swivel power cord: will never tangle

  • Power Consumption only 58 Watts

  • Self adjusting plate system

  • Seals cuticle to lock in moisture and repel humidity with negative ions from Tourmaline

  • Protects color and retards fading

  • Eliminates Frizz

  • Nano Silver, Nano Titanium, and Nano Titanium Oxide technology removes chemicals, bacteria and adds shine!

  • 1 Year manufacturers warranty
“People will love the snag-proof corners that prevent hair from getting caught in the plates,” states Phillip Wilson,International Creative Director of FHI Heat. “And, when combined with the lack of friction when gliding over the hair, the irons achieves faster and more convenient performance.”

Take a look at my attempt to show you some features of this great iron in this video (I apologize in advance for the rough video. I am still learning how to vlog. Currently, my wrist is still recovering from surgery, so this one was particularly difficult to master.):

I intend to work with the FHI Heat Platform Nano Flat Iron some more to see if I can figure out how to make better, longer-lasting curls. Even so, this is an iron I would purchase for myself.
The new technologically advanced FHI Heat products are available at fine hair salons and professional beauty retailers nationwide, via toll-free number at 877.FHI.HEAT (877.344.4328) and online at Products offered by FHI Heat include blow dryers, styling irons, curling irons, heat razors, heat-activated conditioners, styling clips, carbon combs,brushes and a chemical straightening system. For more information, please call 877.FHI.HEAT or visit the website
Disclaimer: The only compensation received for any review post, is a sample of product. Compensation never has a bearing on the outcome of a review. The opinions expressed herein are those of blog author only. Blog author never gets paid to post.

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