Tête-à-tête · Tips + Tricks

Hair flat iron and other hair tools shopping

I had my hair cut for a trim and it got a little too short than what I expected. So in order for me to achieve good hair day, I knew I really had to make an effort ironing my hair out almost everyday. I went on to research for a new hair iron to buy and I am very specific with what I want:

  • Portable and Flat Iron that’s not too bulky
  • Comes in a girly color (gold, pink, or purple)
  • Ceramic (I researched about using Titanium VS. Ceramic and most literature advised to use ceramic)
  • Fits my price range of Php 3500 maximum

And classic me, for weeks I researched for a lot of hair irons and read reviews. I can’t go to the nearest mall so I asked my cousin to take photos of hair flat iron should she finds herself in SM Department Store (Thanks Ate Karen!).

Here are the photos she sent me:

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According to her, the price range of JML ranges from 1400-3500 while the wElite series ranges from 1900-2900. She said the one that gets the most rave is the JML brand with its warranty feels “as long as forever“.

I wasn’t tempted to buy it even though I’m willing to shell out 3500 for it (as long as our old Vidal Sassoon lasted, which felt like 10 or more years). I was not familiar with the brand and I’ve gotten my share of buying cheap ones only to “Fry” my hair (although they’re not cheap). I was specifically looking for Babyliss, Vidal Sassoon, and Philips at least.

Again after much googling, I went again to the Rustan’s department store to buy a hair iron. I bought our travel Vidal Sassoon Hair Iron there last year and I even got it on sale and in… PINK! Here’s what it looks like:

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I got it for a discounted price of Php 1,100.00 but now they sell it for Php 1800.00+.  But I found one that I like and it’s called Philips Selfie Straightener. I read and watched reviews about it and it perfectly fits my budget. I got this for only Php 1,999.00.

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After buying it, we found ourselves in S&R, and they also have the hair straightener that I bought: 18110226_10155261967588420_1763842886_o

I also saw a cute pink straightener and blower pack for Php 2995.95 but I already have a blower so no need for that.

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Good thing, they have the same price otherwise I’d be slightly upset about it. And when I went home I googled it’s price online and its the same price as well! *happy dance*

I compared its size to our old one (Vidal Sassoon in Gold color) and it’s the same size of our old one but slimmer. Perfect for travel.

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I’m pretty pleased with what I bought. I really hope it will last a very long time.

After a few days, I find my self in Divisoria and found these cute travel hair straighteners that sells for less than Php 200. I saw these in an Instagram post of a local beauty blogger.

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It’s features and functions are written in Chinese. Cute colors, doesn’t require adapter for use in the Philippines and it’s cheap! And because it’s only 200, I already know that it won’t last long and might be dangerous for my hair. They swore that the plates are ceramic, but who knows? I opened the box only to find a thin ceramic plate on both sides. I’m sure it will take long to straighten my hair.

I will write a review on the Philips Selfie Straightener soon. I also bought a heat protectant spray so I’m pretty excited to use that so I can write about it too.

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