I went about a year without dyeing my hair, and in September (of 2014) I decided that I wanted to “lob” my very long hair, and dye it blonde. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out as planned and it ended up being three different colors (over the course of a month) before my new stylist highlighted it. My very thick/coarse/wavy/frizzy hair was so damaged from being dyed, it’s ridiculous. From that point on, I’ve been going in and having the over processed dead ends trimmed nearly once a month. I’ve been doing my best to stay away from heat tools as much as possible, but as someone with very thick wavy hair that frizzes out, that really isn’t an option. I didn’t know what to do, honestly. A few weeks ago Irresistible Me asked me if I would like to review their Diamond flat iron that isn’t damaging on hair, and I jumped at the chance.
I’m frequently asked to review beauty and hair products, but I don’t feature them on my site unless it’s something that I absolutely LOVE! I can’t tell you how in love I am with the Irresistible Me Diamond flat iron. I recently spent about $200+ on a flat iron that has great reviews, but it doesn’t compare in the slightest to this one. Not only is my pretty red Irresistible Me Diamond flat iron lightweight and easy to use, it has the perfect spot for my thumb to rest as I straighten my hair. My “bulky” thick hair is now silky smooth when I straighten it. The ends don’t feel damaged at all, my hair feels AMAZING!
How I Flat Iron My Hair
When I read the manual, I really wasn’t too sure what to think – I always put oil or product on my hair before straightening it, but they recommend you don’t. I thought it might be drying, but it wasn’t in the least. My hair looked and felt hydrated as soon as I straightened it.
I love that you can increase the temperature with the touch of a button and it has a very fast heat up. They recommended that someone with my hair type use it at 450 degrees, I was a little scared since the other flat iron I recently bought has fried the ends at that temp, but this one has caused my hair no harm whatsoever and I don’t have to go over one strand of hair multiple times, it flat irons it instantly – score!
If my hair feels this great right now after being over processed a few months ago, I honestly cannot wait until my hair grows out and is no longer bleached. I haven’t tried curling my hair with the Irresistible Me Diamond flat iron, but I can’t wait to do so! I’ll have to post a blog review of that once I do.
If you’re thinking of purchasing a new flat iron, you’ll absolutely love the Irresistible Me Diamond flat iron.
What My Thick Hair Looked Like Before
Before photo: Here’s a photo of the back of my hair. As you can tell my hair is naturally frizzy. It’s also very thick and coarse to the touch. I always air dry my hair, so my hair doesn’t get even “fluffier”. It took about 25 minutes to flat iron it in very small sections (if you have very thick hair, you know how long it can usually take) and it was very easy to do, especially since it’s so lightweight.
How The Diamond Flat Iron Smoothed My Hair
After photo: I love how smooth my hair is with the Irresistible Me Diamond flat iron!
My Hair Two Days After I Flat Ironed It
I took this photo today (two days after straightening it). I haven’t had to flat iron it since I originally flat ironed it, and my hair is still as smooth and straight as ever! 🙂 I also used the Aveda Dry Remedy Oil yesterday because I can’t get enough of it!
What you need to know
The Diamond Professional Hair Straightener is our next-generation SMART styling iron featuring unique DIAMOND Hi-Tech, which coats the floating ceramic plates with crushed diamond particles mixed with tourmaline.
But what does that mean exactly? It’s basically nerd talk for a flat iron that will protect your hair keeping the natural hair oils, color and moisture in and leaving your hair healthy, shiny and frizz free.
The diamond and tourmaline technology allow the discharge of negative ions which keep all the good stuff in the hair strands (water, oil, pigment) while styling it in a matter of minutes. This way you don’t have to worry about using it too much and damaging your hair in the process.
And that’s not all; the Diamond comes with an array of features that will make your life so much easier:
- a 360° mobile cord that swivels around following your every move
- a thumb print and cool tips for a steady grip and to avoid burning your fingers when you hold the tips of the flat iron pressed together to curl your hair
- all buttons are on the inside so you don’t accidentally change the settings when you hold it while styling your hair
- shuts down automatically in 30 minutes
- gets hot (450F/230C) really fast, in up to 20 seconds
- it’s super light and comes in a beautifully designed box with magnetic closing that you can store it in
- it automatically changes the temperature display to Celsius or Fahrenheit, depending on the supplied voltage making it perfect for travelling
In terms of quality, our flat iron is up there with ghd and NuMe, but with a considerable smaller price tag. ($149 versus $200 for NuMe and $240 for ghd).
Warranty: 1 year guarantee
Irresistible Me social media:
Disclaimer: I was sent the Irresistible Me Diamond flat iron for review. I was not compensated in any way for my review, and as always this is my honest opinion of the Irresistible Me Diamond flat iron.