LisaRaye flat iron Review and Giveaway!
I’ve dedicated 2014 to DIY beauty, so coming across LisaRaye’s flat iron was a blessing! I’ve finally found an iron hot enough to straighten my natural curls without damaging them. Oh yeah – it doesn’t hurt that the packaging is pretty too!
A little background: Actress LisaRaye McCoy – you may know her as Diamond from the 90s movie The Players Club or Keshia from VH1s drama Single Ladies – recently launched her first flat iron with RedPro. LisaRaye is known for having flawless hair and rocking the hell out of white so what’s more appropriate than a white flat iron that actually has diamonds infused into the plates?
LisaRaye’s iron heats up to 460 degrees, which is hot enough to work on thick/coarse hair, but can be set lower for naturally straighter strands. Since my own hair is fine yet tightly curled, I prefer to use it at about 360 degrees, or lower when I feel the iron has gotten too hot.
When it comes to taking my hair from curly to straight this has been the easiest tool I’ve found in a long time! I stick to my normal regimen – shampoo, condition and nourish with heat-friendly products then blow dry straight before I flat iron. To get that salon perfect look I pass the iron through one inch sections from roots to ends quickly. If I feel like adding a curl or need to give more attention to my roots I might pass the iron through a second time – but I don’t always find that to be necessary.
I love the packaging almost as much as I love the iron itself. It’s white, we know I love white, with blue plates that are infused with diamonds. In addition to the flat iron, the box comes with two hair clips and a finetooth rat tail comb – you’ll need these to section and smooth out your hair while straightening- as well as a heat resistant travel pouch. I’ve found the pouch particularly helpful on trips, since I can pack my straightening tools together neatly without worrying the iron might burn my clothes.
I do have one small gripe with the iron – the letters and numbers wipe off easily. After the first use I put my iron back in its heat resistant pouch and the next time I reached for it the temperature degrees had already rubbed off! I know I know, it’s a cosmetic gripe and doesn’t change how the iron works but how am I supposed to know how hot my iron is before it touches my hair?!
You can buy the flat iron on LisaRaye’s website for $99, find it at your local beauty supply store for $79 or enter to win one FREE from me! One lucky follower will win a LisaRaye flat iron as well as a RedPro hair dryer so that you can straighten your own strands too!
To enter, leave a comment telling me about your hair straightening methods, sign up for the Living Fiesta newsletter or follow @ItsEstaFiesta on Instagram and Twitter. Winner will be announced December 1st. Good luck!