This is a Hsi flat iron review. We’ll make a combo of sort between my own little rant about how good flat irons really are and a HSI professional.
I’ll need to give you some info about what makes a good hair straightener in general mixed with a simple review of the HSI professional. I think I can make it work just fine, and that it will be a good way to give you as much information as possible. You’ll see what so good about this product, and learn about them in general in the process.
Let’s start dealing with this HSI professional hair straightener. Our starting point with this iron, as with every other is, of course the plates. Plate quality and material are what makes or breaks your new straightening tool. There are a bunch of different materials out there, and you’ll have to know a bit more about them if you want to make a perfect choice for you. This particular HSI model features ceramic plates with the addition of tourmaline.
Ceramic is a very good material for plate-making since it heats up very fast and distributes heat pretty evenly. Fast heat-up time will, in turn save you time you would spend waiting for it to reach your desired temperature. Even temperature distribution is far more important piece of the puzzle here. If your plates start heating up with different intensity all over their surface, that threatens to create hot-spots, which are bad news for the well-being of your hair. Needless to say, they have the potential of causing huge burn damage since you can’t really control your tool featuring that kind of uncertainty. I think ceramic fades in comparison only to titanium, but the prices of hair straighteners with titanium plates are much higher.
Talking about the size of the plates, we see that this model features them in their 1 inch iteration. I think I might’ve read one HSI review too many preparing for this article, but I’ve spotted a trend of people generally complaining about the time this tool took to make their long thick hair completely straight. That’s because they choose the wrong model for their particular style. Straightener with narrower plates will excel in its performance if your hair is short or medium length. It’ll get the job done even if you’re rocking a super long hair, but it’ll do it in more time than, let’s sad a model with 2 inch plates. It’s just common sense, and reading some HSI professional flat iron opinions once in a while. Just so you can back up the whole shopping endeavor with some useful knowledge and information. So, if you have short or medium-length this model will be perfect for you. If your hair is beyond that in length, you might consider getting one with wider plates unless you have enough time to spend on a bit of a lengthier session with it. Important thing to note is that you’ll get the same results in both cases, only the time spent to do I t will differ. It’s only logical since you can grab more hair with larger plates, thus straightening more of it in a single pass.
We can finally talk about tourmaline now. I’ve talked about it so many times; I really don’t think I need to repeat the whole story here. You can look up some of my older articles if you want to see in full detail what it’s all about, but this isn’t the place to spend a lot of time talking about it. I’ll just say that tourmaline is a mineral found in nature and used with great success in hairstyling industry. If you can, you should definitely get a model featuring it. Its negative ions properties will keep your air from drying up, prevent the frizz, and even give it a healthier look and more natural shine. Long story short, tourmaline is a good thing and you should definitely have it infused in your plates.
Let’s keep on going with this HSI flat iron overview. Next thing than merits our attention is a feature called adjustable temperature. Not all hair types are the same, naturally, so not all of them have the same tolerance to heat. Thick and coarse hair will tend to be more heat-resistant than you fine and thin hair. That’s why you want to be able to fully control the amount of heat your little gadget dishes out.
Other important features include heating technology, and you want to go infrared heating here. I’ve written about it also, so you can look it up if you’re interested in knowing more. You’ll also want dual voltage, swivel cord, ergonomic grip, and auto shut-off function. That concludes our HSI review and our flat irons educational session.