Just as promised from my last hair iron shopping post, here’s my review on the Philips Selfie Straightener.
First, I love that it’s only Php 1,999.00. I actually think it’s funny and odd that they added “selfie” on the name of the product, I guess, maybe that’s to make it sound (and look) cute? (and cater to millenials on a budget?)
I already used it last week and here are my observations:
- It heats up really fast, like 60 secs. (I’m not impressed with irons that heat up in 15secs, I think that’s scary).
- Best to use it on dry, not damp, hair.
- It works really fast, like 15 minutes away to a good hair day.
- It’s best to use a hair smoothing serum, so I used Human Nature’s Natural Smoothing Hair Serum.
- Not bulky for travel.
I realized I might be using this everyday, so after much research, I’ve decided to get a heat protectant spray. So here are the two hair products that I used to achieve a good hair day:
- After washing hair, towel dry.
- Spray liberally onto damp hair, and comb through.
- Style with heat appliances, such as hair blower, with nozzles pointing downwards.
How I used the Straightener + Heat Protectant + Hair Serum:
- After washing hair, I let it air dry.
- After 15 mins, when hair is still a little damp, I sprayed the heat protectant spray. ( I didn’t apply it while damp, because if I did, my hair will be wet and I’m not sure if it’s okay to use it on wet hair since wet hair is weaker, and the iron doesn’t say that it can be used on wet hair).
- I flipped my head down/ bowed down and combed my hair from the back, making sure hair is applied with heat protectant.
- I ironed my hair while it was flipped, and when I went back to normal hair position, I used the iron to curl it on the inside to make it appear more natural. (See photo below for reference). I do not like stiff, straight hair.
- Once done, I applied two pumps of Human Nature Hair Serum to aid/take care of the possible damage to hair due to heat and chemicals.
Voila! What do you think?