Thursday, November 06, 2008

Conair’s Infiniti Nano Silver Steam Straightener helps me tame the beast

I was thrilled when the kind folks at Thornley Fallis asked me if I’d be interested in learning more about Conair’s new Infiniti Nano Silver Steam Straightener.

Anyone who knows me knows I have lots of hair that naturally is neither straight nor curly but somewhere oddly in between.

I’ve been toying with the idea of buying a flat iron for a couple of years. I’ve tried a few but always found them hard to handle and I never got great results.

The Infiniti Nano Silver Steam Straightener has two steam settings, three height settings for the detangling comb and several heat settings. My hair is thick and coarse which makes it challenging to say to the least, so I’ve been using it with steam and always on the highest setting.

When I learned they were actually giving me my very own hair straightener, I was ecstatic. I couldn’t wait to try it out. For the past three weeks or so, that’s exactly what I’ve been doing:
washing hair at night, straightening the next day
washing hair in the morning, blow drying then straightening
air drying my hair, straightening once it’s dry
and so on…

It handles easily. I find it lighter than conventional flat irons but that’s probably because apart from the tourmaline ceramic-coated plates (apparently they help prevent you from damaging your hair), it’s made from lightweight plastic metal. I can straighten my hair in about 15 minutes – a bit quicker than my flat iron experiences.

It works! I find it works best if my hair is bone dry otherwise, it ends up a bit frizzy. My hair doesn’t look as good as when I’ve had it straightened at the salon but I’m pretty happy with the results regardless. I’ve been on the fence about whether or not to use a protective product at the same time. I’m not sure if it’s necessary because the steam is supposed to help condition my hair as it straightens. What do you think?

As for the price, compared to flat irons typically costing about $200 and up, Conair’s Infiniti Nano Silver Steam Straightener retails for $99. Not bad.

And now for an infomercial moment...
There’s a special offer on their website where you can get a 30-day trial and a bunch of accessories for $14.99 – the cost of shipping. If you decide to keep the goods, you can make three monthly payments of $39.99 each.

And there’s more…
Check out Tame the Beast for a chance to win one of four Grand Prizes of “Total Hair & Beauty Makeover” worth up to $1,000 PLUS a gift basket of Conair hair-related products and John Frieda styling products worth up to $500!

Update: I hope you enjoyed the video. I found it on YouTube.

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  1. Anonymous8:16 am

    Looks like a great straightener. I started borrowing my daughters' flatirons a few years ago and fell in love with them. When it's time to replace my own, I'll look at Conair.
    Like yours, my hair has a mind of its own!

  2. I had a really bad hair day yesterday so instead of washing it this morning before work, I did a quick 10 min. comb through with the straightener and it did the trick.

  3. I used to straighten my hair but when my $200 straightening iron got stolen in my gym I decided to not replace it. In general I am happy curly again but there are bad hair days where I would feel more polished with hair that doesn't look like I just got out of bed. I may give this a try as the price looks right -- do you know if retailers sell it or is it web only?

  4. Anonymous10:41 pm

    Tinku, You have gorgeous hair (so do you, Donna).

    I imagine you can buy it at most stores carrying Conair products. I'll investigate and get back to you.

  5. Anonymous2:15 pm

    According Kerri at Thornley Fallis, The Nano Steam Straightener is available offline at Wal-Mart, Zellers, IDA and Guardian Drugs.

  6. Anonymous8:10 am

    Frizz-free hair can be accomplished without damage from heat. Millions of women around the world invest in quality hair straighteners, hair dryers, curling irons, and hair relaxers to turn from frizzy hair into a sleek and natural-looking style.. It surely does make your hair look beautiful.

    Hair Straightner


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