Originally posted by: cait!
does it do loose curls?
Originally posted by: Andrea
What's the advantage to tourmaline?
sleeker and smoother hair, no matter if you curl or straighten it. supposedly better for your hair overall. based on my experience, i would find both of those statements to be true; additionally, i find my hair holds its style longer, no matter the weather, if i sleep on it, if i put it in a ponytail, whatever. (this has both though - a lot of tools will combine both, or combine with titanium.)
Originally posted by: amber ?
how much are they?
it was like $100, but i got a stand/holder thing, a heat guard (which is really useful until you get the hang of it), a sweeeet comb (curly girls or coarse-haired girls will looove this, teeth are just wide enough but not quite a wide-tooth comb), a travel bag (that you can throw it into when it's hot), plus a dvd showing some tricks and stuff. plus it has 3 heat settings, which is a definite must for me (my hair is fine but curly, lots of color and bleach, etc.). most good irons are around this price anyway, so it seemed reasonable.
Originally posted by: sherman
Question though: how good is it at the root?
it'll go right down to the root. it takes a little practice, but i just swipe it across the top of my root area, then use the actual brush part from root to ends. the other part i love is NO dents - you can start anywhere from roots to ends, and it's just smooth.
Originally posted by: Iron Chef Gein
all I can imagine is my hair getting caught and it being a total disaster.
i was actually terrified of the same thing, but it's really not possible.
all in all, it's definitely different from a flatiron and there is a small learning curve, but it's worth the results. it's really simple once you figure out your own method. i get compliments whenever i use it, and it completely hides all of the damage i've done over the years.