Features (from website):
- Tourmaline ceramic plates emit far infrared heat to seal in moisture and reduce static
- Digital T3 Tourmaline SinglePass™ technology monitors plate temperature in real-time to deliver fast, accurate heat
- Maximum temperature of 450F
- 9 foot swivel cord
- Dual voltage ( plug adapter is necessary when used outside the US)
- Beveled edges for styling versatility
- Tourmaline ceramic plates for heat transfer and reduction of frizziness
- Temperature control dial for 170-450 degrees
- Indicator light for heating and hot
- On/Off switch
- Thin and compact (comparable to GHD); very lightweight
- Includes heat resistant mat
- 2 year warranty
- On the expensive side ($160)
- I personally purchase from Folica and subscribe to their newsletter. They frequently send out promotions and coupon codes that help with the price of these styling tools.
- Plates do not move to conform to hair, as some other irons do
- Neutral comment – there are some decorative crystals on one side which really serve no purpose to me. Maybe it adds a bit of grip? Not sure. I could do without them :p
Compared to Solia/Sedu:
+ More compact
+ Less pinching on hair
= Comparable price
= Comparable heating time
Compared to the g.h.d.:
+ Adjustable temperature
+ Lower in price
= Comparable size
- Takes longer to heat up
- Not as effective (for me)
Would I recommend?
I always like an adjustable temperature dial and on/off switch, both features found in the T3 iron. Also, this iron is nice and thin/compact, being comparable to the g.h.d. However, this is an average styling iron for me due to overall performance (keeping in mind that I have thick, coarse hair…so I’m a bit pickier about my styling tools). For the same price, I would rather recommend the Sedu straightening iron, unless the slightly larger size of it really puts you off.
This item sent to me for free by Folica.com for consideration as a part of the Folica Review Program but the views and opinions are that of my own. I did not receive any compensation or benefit for this review. For details of my full editorial policy, please click here.