I’ve been trying out a few new to me hair tools this past month. I’m not too experimental with my hair tools and try to stick to the regular old flat iron for soft curls and straight styles, but I do like to switch up once in a while, so here are some quick thoughts!
CHI Onyx Euroshine 1”Ceramic Hair Styler ($125.98; loxabeauty.com) is a new launch from CHI. Its a 1 inch ceramic hair straightener that features an ion generator and onyx ceramic plates that collectively yield 2x more ions. The LED neon display shows the temperature settings (heats upto 450F). It gets heated up pretty quickly and is super easy to use. The results are beautiful - hair looks shinier, smoother and even the smallest flyways sit well tamed. I haven’t tried to curl my hair with this, but since the ceramic plates are a little rounded it, should be easy, I assume. But if you wear straight styles a lot and want something that is quick, easy and adds a lot of shine, this is absolutely one to look into. I also love the sleek black design and the heat resistant mat that it comes with.
Cricket Ultra Smooth Dryer ($99.95; loxabeauty,com) is a basic hair dryer from Cricket. It has 3 heat settings, 2 speed settings and the filter is infused with Argan Oil and Keratin Protein. There’s also a concentrator attachment for even air flow where you need. Its a really nice dryer that covers everything you need, but I do wish the toggle switch was located elsewhere. Its exactly where you’d hold the dryer and is easy to accidentally change the settings while you dry. That apart, its sturdy, nicely made, adds a lot of shine and volume and does not leave my hair feeling too dry, which is a plus.
Conair Fashion Curl ($69.99; ulta.com) is fun new tool that gets you gorgeous curls. Its very easy to use - just insert 1-inch sections onto the barrel, leave on for 12 seconds (or lesser for loose curls or waves), press and release! Its super simple to use and very quick! I love using it when I want simple, messy waves. Definitely one to checkout from Conair if you don’t want to use a curling iron yet love soft curls!