Flat Iron Review Battle #1: The Solia (Beautiful Hair Under $100)

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Solia Flat Iron Set


We have the challenger, the Solia!

This is the second part in the flat iron review battle the Sedu vs the Solia. If you are slightly confused, reference the first flat iron review post and the introduction to this battle.


Okay so hopefully you read my Sedu post and let me tell you, it is going to be tough to beat. The Sedu is one bad flat iron so the Solia needs to step it up. Let’s go straight into it…



Solia’s Specs



Full Name: Solia Tourmaline Ceramic Ion Flat Iron


Claim to Fame: It’s Dynamic Alignment System, which means that the flat iron plates move as you are straightening your hair. This enables the flat iron to clamp onto your hair more tightly, ensuring better contact with your hair strands.”Ceramic and Tourmaline ion plates give a shinier silkier result in lesser time

“Designed to work well with both dry and damp hair”

“Wide enough for short medium and even long hair yet narrow enough for bangs”

Cord Length and type: 9 Foot: Great for when the only outlet seems to be miles and miles away and swivel so it won’t get tangled

Temperature Range: 170 degrees- 450 Degrees Fahrenheit.
That means this could be used for a Brazilian Keratin Treatment.

Warranty: One year limited warranty. You have a full year to get help with your flat iron if something helps.


Material: Ceramic/Tourmaline. Produces 6x more negative ions that ceramic alone which makes your hair shinier and sleeker.

Voltage:110 120


Plug Type: 120v 60hz for use in US/Canada


Plate Size: 1-1/4 Inch. Great for all hair lengths…your hair gets straight faster)


Price Range:Department store price- $40-$99


User Reviews


Okay so I’m going to do like I did on the last post about the Sedu and paraphrase some of the positives and negatives of Solia’s based on the reviews of the user. Come to think of it, I do that for every flat iron review I do. Nevermind then.


Read on.



Positive Comments about the Solia



– One user said the Solia heats up in merely seconds

– Another user said it straightens their hair in one swipe

– The Solia completely eliminates frizz for some users

– One user claimed it made their hair look healthy

– Some users claimed their hair stayed straight in humidity

– Many said the Solia made their hair unbelievably shiny and straight

– Flat ironing was done in less time with better results

– One said it worked better than the Chi

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Negative Comments about the Solia


–  Flat iron is a little heavy- tires arm
– For one user the plates came off after a few months

– Some users loved the fact that the plates moved. But some users felt like the moving plates snagged their hair causing individual hairs to break off.




The Solia’s Ratings


So what I’ve done here take the ratings of the Solia flat iron from Amazon and Folica added them together and created a system similar to Youtube “likes”. So in this case ratings of 1 or 2 are considered “dislikes”, ratings of 3 are considered “neutral” and ratings of 4 and 5 are considered “likes”.  So the overall user ratings for the Solia are:


Likes: 4,312
Neutral– 34
Dislikes: 294
Total: 639 (85% ) of  Solia users either Loved or Liked the results this flat iron gave them )
Total Ratings: 4,951




 Before and After Videos for the Solia



Okay so I have found some videos for ya’ll that show you what your hair might look like after you’ve used the Solia flat iron.

This first video is of a black woman with natural hair.


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The next video shows a woman with slightly frizzy, slightly wavy hair getting her hair “pin straight” and shiny.



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This last video shows a woman using the Solia to curl her hair.


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You can look at these videos and judge for yourself whether or not these results look like you would want your hair to look. Personally, I think they all achieved beautiful results.


Final Thoughts On The Solia Flat Iron

Well folks. I can’t give you much more information than that. The Solia is a good flat iron, especially for the price. If you watched the videos then you could see how straight shiny and bouncy the Solia made their hair. And if you are on a budget but want to get a good high quality flat iron then this isn’t a bad deal.



But is that good enough to win this epic battle between the Sedu and the Solia? Which flat iron will more reliably straighten your hair to salon like results? Is the Solia good enough to beat the Sedu despite their price difference? Is the Sedu really worth the extra money?


These are the questions that I will answer on the next post when I give you who I have deemed the winner of this flat iron showdown. Be sure to tune in and see which flat iron will reign victorious!

And if you are still not convinced about either the Solia or the Sedu, check out some of these other great flat irons:


More to come,


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