Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron Review

by Laura Kronen on June 13, 2014

karmin flat ironEvery girl worth her weight in glitter needs a flat iron.  How else do you get perfectly straight, smooth silky locks without visiting your stylist?  If you are looking for the ultimate styling tool, you have found it in the Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron.

This amazing appliance features pure tourmaline ceramic plates, not coatings, which means that your locks will be smooth, silky and most importantly: healthy. How? The ceramic’s infrared heat and tourmaline’s negative ions are able to seal in natural moisture and effortlessly smooth it down to produce perfectly straight results with increased shine. The adjustable temperatures (176 degrees F to 460 degrees F) make this styling iron ideal for all hair types.

Whether you choose to curl, flip, straighten, de-frizz, add volume and body, or tame even the wildest of hair, the G3 is the only styling iron you will ever need. Available in black, pink and white. Karmin $189.95

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to endure damage in order to achieve the sleek locks that flat iron addicts crave. Most people have simply never been versed on the proper way to flat iron. Here are some basic tips on how to achieve enviable smooth and shiny locks:

1) Invest in your flat iron. A quality flat iron should last up to 10 years. Don’t skimp on the purchase, it will cause more damage in the long run. You get what you pay for.  I’ve already done the homework for you.

2) A heat protector is a must! I highly recommend Beyond Shine by Aquage.  Spray it over your entire head and then brush through before using your trusty flat iron.  It protects hair, the scent is heavenly and the resulting glossy shine is perfection.  If I only had one hair product to choose from for the rest of my days this would be it.

3) Make sure the temperature is right for your hair. This is a big one. Hair that is fine, damaged or chemically treated should only be ironed at a low setting, below 300 degrees. Normal hair can be ironed at 300-380 and thick, coarse or extra curly hair at 350-400. Start at a lower level and increase as needed. Keep the temperature as low as possible… start on a cooler setting and go up incrementally until you reach an effective temperature. The straighter you get your hair  and the less heat you’ll need while flat ironing. 

4) Separate hair into sections to make the process more manageable.  Flat iron hair in VERY small sections. Taking too much hair at once will only result in having to repeat using the iron over the same section of hair. The smaller the sections, the better. Move the iron slowly yet steadily through your hair, focusing on smoothing the strands instead of tugging down on them.

5) Don’t hold the flat iron still on your hair at any point during the straightening process. It will create a kink in your hair.  It could also cause damage.

6) Don’t iron wet hair: While it’s OK to style hair that is still slightly damp, wet hair magnifies heat to dangerously scorching levels. Too often, people use the flat iron to do most of the straightening work, when in fact, that’s the role of a hair dryer. Use your iron as more of a finishing touch to set shine and seal in moisture and sleekness, or else pay the price with badly heat-damaged hair.

 

 

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