Thursday, December 1, 2011

Misikko HANA Professional 1.5" Flat Iron Review!

Natalie Thursday, December 1, 2011
PRODUCT FEATURES:
  • Advanced Tourmaline Ceramic Plates for Accelerated Ion Generation and Maximum Frizz-Free, Conditioning Shine
  • Floating 1.5” Plates Auto-Adjust To Glide Over Any Hair Texture
  • Wider plates are perfect for longer, thicker or hard to style hair types
  • Curved Plate Edges For Versatile Styling - Curl, Flip or Straighten!
  • Adjustable Temperature Dial - 5 Settings from 140-450° F for All Hair Types
  • Flash Heats in Seconds with Instant Compensation for Heat Loss
  • Ergonomic Handle Design with No-Slip Grip
  • Smooth Grooves Keep Hair Strands Separate and Snag-Free
  • Tangle-Free Salon Quality Cord Swivels 360°; Convenient Hanging Loop
  • Energy Efficient at 38 Watts
  • Independent On/Off Switch
  • Includes Luxe Heat Proof Storage Pouch, Heat Proof Silicone Mat, & Special Edition Tin Case
  • Two Year Warranty
(View additional information and customer reviews by clicking here)




I've been using this iron a few days out of the week for the past two months now, and I really like the results it gives me. I've never owned a flat iron with plates larger than one inch (with the exception of mt first flat iron at the age of 13), so I figured because my hair is long and thick, that 1.5" would probably be more beneficial for my hair. I am very happy to say that the 1.5" plates do indeed work so much better on my hair. I can flat iron all of my hair in half of the time it would take me with my previous 1" flat iron.

The plates are very smooth and they glide through my hair quickly and easily. Thankfully, the plates don't grab or pinch any of my hairs and pull/break them like other flat irons I've used.

The iron has an adjustable temperature dial that reaches 450 degrees. My hair is thick, with medium-fine texture (not coarse or super fine) and I typically use it at around 360-380 degrees. For my bangs, and the hair  that frames my face, I turn the heat down to around 240. 


The iron also does a very good job curling my hair, but overall, I prefer using a curling iron, as I find that the curls have better shape and last longer. I do use this iron though for it's convenience, as a curling iron takes much longer time.

Here are a couple photos from one of my previous posts, where I had used the Hana iron to curl my hair.

Here are a couple photos of my hair straightened using the Hana iron.

I also tried the HANA Shine Shield Thermal Protectant, which is a serum that works as a leave-in conditioner as well as a heat protector when using hot styling tools. It contains jojoba oil, which helps moisturize and add shine to the hair.

I find it to be very similar to CHI Silk Infusion. In comparison to Silk Infusion, HANA Shine Shield is less dense, and it doesn't weigh down my hair or make it feel greasy or sticky. It adds a little shine to my hair and helps camouflage split ends. It also has a nice, fresh scent, whereas Chi has a very musky scent.

It's available in two (2 oz) and six (6 oz) ounces, the two ounce being handy for travel.


I'm overall extremely happy with my iron and would recommend it for those with long, thick hair, who would like to cut down the time it takes to flat iron their hair. I've tried several flat irons over the years, and so far, I'm impressed with this one.

My experience with Misikko was one of the best I've had with any company. They are a wonderful, dedicated and professional company, with excellent customer service. They have some really great people behind their name, that's for sure. I highly recommend ordering from them!


PROS:  Doesn't create frizz, glides through the hair easily, doesn't pull or pinch the roots, cuts down my straightening time, can be used to curl or straighten - though for my thick hair, I prefer using it to straighten, swivel cord that doesn't tangle, 2 year warranty, includes lots of extras.
CONS:  The 1.5" plates make it slightly difficult to flat iron my bangs with a slight curl. I find that when using this iron on my bangs, they sometimes come out too straight and end up looking flat.
PACKAGING: No complaints.
OVERALL:  This iron retails for $132.99, with free, same-day shipping. It comes with several extras as well as a 2 year warranty. They also have hassle free returns, with no extra fees. Also, there are always coupon codes available. It's definitely an investment if you usually gravitate toward lower-end brands, but I think it's worth it, as I haven't used any other lower-end flat iron with as good of results.

Here are a few codes I found that should work on your order with Misikko. If you know of any others, please post them in the comments and I'dd add them to the list.

$35 OFF $135+ 
CODE: MISIKKO


$10 OFF $100+
CODES: SMOOTH10 or DUSTPRINCESS

$20 OFF ANY HANA PRO, AIR, ELITE OR TITANIUM BLOW DRYER
CODE: MYSTYLE

I have no affiliation with these coupon codes. Expiration dates not known.


Disclaimer: This post contains a product/s sample that was sent to me for consideration. The opinions expressed in this post are all my own, from my personal experience with using this product.

15 comments :

  1. Very nice product. Love your hair - super shiny. Thanks for the review!
    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

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  2. WOW your hair is SO gorgeous. Please tell me what products you use to keep your hair shiny and in good health! I like the shampoo i use so i'm especially interested in deep conditioners and any leave in's you use that keep your hair hydrated, shiny and smooth!! :)

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  3. It looks amazing! and thanks for the codes! take care

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  4. I loveeee your hair colour. What dye did you use?

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  5. I'm looking for a new flat iron - thanks for posting!

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  6. Gotta agree with Susie K. above, please do a haircare post! Even though we don't seem to have the same hair type, I'd still love to pick up some tibbits!

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  7. I wish I had the money to afford a nice straightener like this! I agree, your hair color is so cool! It looks like it has a blueish purpleish tint to it.

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  8. You have such a beautiful smile Natty!
    Your hair is so long and beautiful... Please share your tips!

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  10. Pretty lady!

    xo Ashleigh

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  11. Your hair looks so shiny and healthy. I love ur hair dark!

    xoxo
    Eli
    www.elisfashionchronicles.com

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  12. Hair envy! I wish mine was as thick and beautiful *sigh* guess that's what extensions are made for haha

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  13. Really fabulous hair so shinny and looks so pretty . It seems that you spend too much time for that so good .


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  14. Wow very nice product and your hair looking cool. Misikko HANA Flat Iron is very useful our hair and it's features are awesome.Your eye is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing your review with us.

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  15. I really like your hair color:) what hair dye did you use?

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