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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

REVIEW: Cortex Solo 450 Titanium Zebra Flat Iron / Hair Straightener (1") & KQC Thermal Shine Spray

Product name: Cortex Solo 450 Titanium Zebra Flat Iron (1")
Purchased at: flatironexperts.com (see my coupon code for a discount)
Product price: $269.99 | sale price: $129.99

Product claims:
Nano Titanium Technology : provides lightweight strength, has a super hard, smooth surface for snag free styling and even heat distribution. Titanium plates is also an exceptional conductor of hear that emits negative ions and far infrared heat.
1. Preserve more moisture within the hair shaft
2. Eliminates frizz and close the cuticle to create smooth and shiny hair
3. Causes less damage to the hair cuticle during styling

Negative Ion Technology: Negative ions are atoms that can stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, etc., resulting in healthier hair and scalp. Negative ion energy is powerful enough to break apart clusters of water molecules. The smaller water molecules penetrate into the hair shaft by slipping between the cuticles, adding plumpness/volume to hair. The bombardment of negative ions also closes the hair cuticle, which is very good for the health and appearance of the hair.

Far Infrared Heat : Far Infrared (FIR) rays are electro-magnetic waves of energy, totally invisible to the naked eye, capable of penetrating deep into the human body, including the hair shaft. It therefore dries the hair from the inside out. The result is that more moisture remains in the hair shaft and there is less damage to the hair.

Would I re-purchase? Sent to me from flatironexperts.com for reviewing purposes.

Final thoughts: Are you looking for a flat iron that's within your budget & performs well? You might want to check out this flat iron! Talk about a flat iron that's gonna get the job done without damaging your hair. I love the print on the straightener! Anything animal print is just too cute to pass up, right? This heats up to 450 degrees! That's crazy hot! I love that you can set the temperature to whatever heat is comfortable for you. It has a dial that goes all the way to 450 & as low as 140 degrees farenheit. It also has a swivel cord which means that your wire will not tangle :) I recommend you use a heat protectant spray whenever you're using any type of hot tool on your hair & I recommend the KQC Thermal Shine Spray which can also be found on flatironexperts.com. I have long, wavy, thick hair that has a bunch of layers & it took me about 10 minutes to straighten my hair. I did not attempt to curl my hair with this straightener because to be honest, I suck at curling hair with a straightener hahaha. As you can see in the before & after photos, this straightener definitely did it's job! I love how soft, smooth & silky my hair was afterwards. Mind you, the last picture was taken after I came home from work. My hair stayed straight for over 12 hours!

*The pics are not of best quality. My boyfriend took them lol =/

Product name: KQC Thermal Shine Spray
Purchased at: flatironexperts.com (see my coupon code for a discount)
Product price: $18.99 | sale price: $13.99

Product claims:
is an ion enriched polishing complex formulated for superior heat protection and ultra gloss hair shine. Lightweight, non-greasy micro mist spray that eliminates frizz, softens and polishes hair without build up. Designed for all hair types. Use with flat iron, curling iron or hair dryers.

Would I re-purchase? Sent to me from flatironexperts.com for reviewing purposes.

Final thoughts: I really like this spray but I don't like the smell. When you first spray it, it kind of reminds me of cologne. I don't know if it's just my pregnancy hormones but I felt that it had a strong scent. I notice that the scent fades throughout the day though so that's a plus. The scent will be there but it won't be as strong. I do love how it makes my hair feel though! If you're familiar with CHI silk infusion, it gives that same effect but without the excessive oily-ness. I stopped using CHI silk infusion because it made my scalp really oily so I'm glad I found a better alternative to that. This KQC spray preps the hair & protects it against heat, leaving the hair smooth, silky & shiny.

***If you're looking to purchase any product from flatironexperts.com, type in Lisa2011 for a 10% off discount =) Thank you Tommy for giving me the opportunity to review these products & providing the discount code for my readers.


Nessa ♥s Makeup said...

Oooh I loveee your hair girl its gorgeous!!

Jessica said...

U lookso pretty hun....

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