Mine was! By the Studio 7 Pro Styler Flat Iron
Cue the infomercial in 5, 4, 3… ( I love infomercials btw. They always suck me in).
Does it annoy you when you spend your hard earned money on a flat iron that doesn’t deliver on its promise? You’ll have sleek, silky, and sexy hair, the description says. But all you really got was stiff, dry, and frizzy hair. And now your out of more money in your never ending quest for the perfect hair tool. Annoyed indeed.
I understand where you’re coming from. I can’t even tell you how much money I’ve spent on flat irons that are sitting underneath my bathroom sink, unused. Hundreds of dollars. You may have too. And some of you probably spend hundreds at the salon every year trying to the shiny and bouncy look you desire.
I have been trying to get that look for years when I flat iron. I had almost given up thinking I could because so many straighteners have been put to the test and failed miserably. If you are reading this, then you probably know how I’m feeling. Or rather, how I was feeling. Little did I know that an email that I got last April would change all that.
Because of that email, I won’t be spending any more money on flat irons. I finally found the one for me. Which is good to know because I’ve had a ton of them. Here’s a brief history of my hair straighteners. An”after” pic is below.
My History With Flat Irons
1st Straightener: First straightener was a Gold n Hot back in the day. Those probably work on somebody but not on me.
2nd Straightener: I had the Revlon Wet 2 Straight. These are very popular on Amazon but I don’t recommend straightening wet or damp hair. Please don’t!
3rd Straightener: I had one of the Ion flat irons from Sally’s. Returned it the next day.
4th Straightener: I have the Sally’s generic Chi. Should have been returned the next day. Poufy hair within an hour. Next…
5th Straightener: I have a steam titanium iron from some company. With my natural hair…what was I thinking!?
6th Straightener: I have gotten a root straightener similar to this which works great for your edges but it still wasn’t even.
7th Straightener: I received the Hana iron. This one I was expecting to be wowed by because it is a high end straightener. But I was not. It did appear to be soft and straight after the first one or two passes but my hair quickly reverted back to normal. My hair was a little dull too be quite honest. Very disappointing for hours and hours of work. Take a look for yourself. Pics below. It was taken right after I finished.
Results using the Hana Flat Iron
Results After Using Hana Straightener
Now I understand why these straighteners didn’t work. I have very hard to straighten hair. I admit that. This is my hair type.
My Hair Type
I have a thick, dense, tightly packed, curly, coily, kinky and coarse head of 4a, 4b hair. It is very difficult to straighten without the help of a hot comb that was previously in a 500 degree oven. My hair usually laughs in the face of most straighteners. So if I can find a straightener that works on my hair, then it is unlikely that it wouldn’t work for you too.
Enter the Studio 7 Pro Flat Iron
A few months ago I received an email from Tim of the Studio 7 company. He wanted me to try his company’s new flat iron and review it on my site. I said okay but thinking in the back of my mind “Sure, I’ll try it but it won’t work on my hair.”
It took some weeks for me to get it because the product was so new that it hadn’t been imported yet from the manufacturer overseas. However, once the irons were in the U.S., it didn’t take long for me to get it. 6 to 8 days tops.
The Best Customer Service
I kept in touch with Tim during this time period. Tim really cares about his customers. I can feel his heart coming through in his emails. He is so helpful and answers emails so quickly. It is nice to see companies that are committed to pleasing their customers. Studio 7 has shown me that they are one of those companies.
The Studio 7 Pro’s User Benefits
Effortlessly handles all treatments on all hair types ! (I’m living proof of that)
1 inch Silver Titanium plates (I think this is the secret to the incredible shine it gives)
Rapid digital heating (heats up in 30 seconds or less)
Heats from 126° – 464° F
Auto power off·(good for forgetful people like me)
One pass, Ionic, Infrared
The Vibration technology wow factor ! (I think this optional feature is one of the reasons why it got my hair so much straighter than other irons)
GFI / ALCI plug for safety
8 1/2 foot no tangle cord· 110-125V / 60 Hz, USA, Canada
2 year limited warranty
Using the Studio 7 Pro for the First Time
When the flat iron first arrived, I was so excited that I had to straighten just a tiny section of my hair just to see how well it did. So I took a section of my hair from the back and flat ironed it. I couldn’t believe the difference. My hair was soft and silky in just one or two strokes. This was with no blow drying or round brush or any preparation. I was so stoked.
I let my mom feel that part of my hair. She said, and I quote “That feels fabulous”. Coming from her, that is no small praise. Usually she’ll say “oh that feels nice” or “it’s okay”. But “fabulous”? Never.
Using the Studio 7 Pro for the Second Time
I was taking a trip to Washington DC and I wanted to have straight hair for the trip. So a day beforehand, I tried it over all of my hair. However, it didn’t turn out like I planned. Let me back up.
A week prior to my using this flat iron, I had gone to the beach for vacation. After I got back from vacation, I did wash my hair thoroughly before during and after the trip but unfortunately, I still had sand in my hair. I didn’t realize this however (my hair is very thick after all) so my hair didn’t turn out as shiny and soft as it did when I did a test section.
I was very disheartened. Maybe the Studio 7 hair straightener wasn’t the one after all.’
Third Times A Charm
I was disappointed but I couldn’t forget how great my hair felt before. Was that just a fluke? Was it my imagination? I didn’t want to believe that.
I knew that I still had to do a review for the company and I wanted to do a video for them so I knew I had to use the iron at least one more time.
So a few more weeks went by and I decided to to do it. Whatever my results were, was what I was going to show. It didn’t matter to me if it looked nice or not. I wanted it to be an honest review because when you are sent a straightener, you are not obligated to give it a good review.
Below is my video. There is a before pic at the beginning and an after pic at the end, if you want to skip the tutorial.
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Comparing the Studio 7 Pro to the Hana and Other Irons
Now, you saw the after pic of me after using the Hana straightener, right? How do you think my hair looked? Not that great right? It’s not terrible but my hair with the Hana iron is less shiny, puffy, and a bit rough to the touch. The roots and edges are not straight. Its not sleek at all. These results are what all other flat irons have given me so I wasn’t surprised.
What was surprising were the results the Studio 7 Pro gave me. After using it, my hair was soft, so shiny, straight, and bouncy. This is the straightest and silkiest my hair has ever been with a flat iron. I am so excited about it and I’m glad that I didn’t give up on the second try.
Looking back, I now know that there are some things that I didn’t take into account when I used it the second time.
1st thing– It was hot in the bathroom b/c I don’t have air conditioning in there so I was sweating out my press just as fast as I was flat ironing. The third time I had a fan blowing on me which helped a lot.
2nd thing– I didn’t use a high enough temperature setting for my hair type. I decided to use the 410 degree setting. Now, I know that those of us that are natural can freak out about using heat. But I believe if you take the proper precautions, you can decrease or eliminate any heat damage. Not only that but I don’t flat iron very much. Only about 2 or 3 times a year, if that.
3rd thing– My hair was completely cleaned and clarified the 3rd time. This protects your hair and helps any serums/sprays penetrate your hair better and work more effectively.
Before and after pics
After Using the Studio 7 Pro Flat Iron
Side By Side Comparison
Studio 7 Pro Flat Iron Results
Studio 7 Pro Flat Iron Results
Studio 7 Pro Hair Straightener Results
Will The Studio 7 Pro Work For You?
The Studio 7 Pro Styler Flat Iron worked wonders to make my hair glossy and bouncy. I can’t lie, I was “swanging” my hair every chance I got! But will it work for you? Unfortunately, there is never a guarantee that any flat iron will work with your hair.
I won’t make promises to you that I can’t keep. I can only tell you how well it worked for me. However, with Studio 7’s 100% no cost return money back guarantee you don’t have really anything to lose and silky smooth hair to gain.
The choice is up to you of course. But if you’ve been on a never ending hair styling tool search, then maybe your path stops here like it did for me.
If you’re still unsure, there is more info and before and after pictures on their facebook page.
Toodles and Thanks for reading,