Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hana Flat Iron Review and GIVEAWAY!!

I was contacted by Misikko.com to do a review of the Hana Flat Iron. I had never heard of Miskki.com prior to seeing them on a couple of YT vids. After being contacted by them I checked out their site and was pretty impressed. They offer a variety of high end hair appliances and an awesome selection of some of the best flat irons (Chi flat iron, FHI flat iron, GHD, T3, etc.) and some skin care items. I was also super excited to see that they sold Model in a Bottle Make Up Setting Spray that I've been dying to try!

After browsing around their site and doing some comparison shopping, the prices here are pretty FaB. I also really like their styling videos which includes how to choose the right flat iron (there are so many friggin choices) and how to care for your flat iron. The site is very thorough and all products are top quality.

The iron I was sent was by a brand named Hana. I had never heard of this brand before, so did a little research on it through Misikko.com. Here is the information about Hana:

Dedicated to high ceramic content and top of the line components, Hana's pursuit of high tech styling without hype led to the Hana Professional Flat Iron - Advanced Fusion Molding delivers glass-smooth ceramic-tourmaline plates while acccelerated negative ion output repairs hair follicles, sealing in natural oils for a conditioned, sleek, salon shine that lasts all day.

With professional features like damp-to-dry styling, floating plates that self adjust to different textures and adjustable temperature, the Hana Professional hair straightener is engineered to deliver luxury at a down to earth price.

Information about the iron itself:

Hana Professional Flat Iron 1"

Dedicated to high ceramic content and top of the line components, Hana's pursuit of high tech styling without hype led to the Hana Professional Flat Iron - Advanced Fusion Molding delivers glass-smooth ceramic-tourmaline plates while acccelerated negative ion output repairs hair follicles, sealing in natural oils for a conditioned, sleek, salon shine that lasts all day.

With professional features like damp-to-dry styling, floating plates that self adjust to different textures and adjustable temperature, the Hana Professional hair straightener is engineered to deliver luxury at a down to earth price.

Hana Professional Features:
Advanced Tourmaline Ceramic Plates for Accelerated Ion Generation and Maximum Frizz-Free, Conditioning Shine
Ceramic is naturally hygienic, protects color & retards fading
Floating 1” Plates Auto-Adjust To Glide Over Any Hair Texture
Curved Plate Edges For Versatile Styling - Curl, Flip or Straighten!
Adjustable Temperature Dial - 5 Settings from 140-450° F for All Hair Types
Flash Heats in Seconds with Instant Compensation for Heat Loss
Ergonomic Handle Design with No-Slip Grip
Smooth Grooves Keep Hair Strands Separate and Snag-Free
Tangle-Free Salon Quality Cord Swivels 360°; Convenient Hanging Loop
Energy Efficient at 38 Watts
Independent On/Off Switch
Includes Luxe Heat Proof Storage Pouch, Heat Proof Silicone Mat, & Special Edition Tin Case
Made in Korea
Two Year Warranty
Please Note:
LED indicator light remains steady when iron is heating up and will blink when desired temperature is reached. If the light is off but the switch is set to On, the iron is decreasing temperature to a lower setting.


Review:

I received the package in record speed. My order was placed on Monday, and by Wednesday it showed up at my door. This was exactly how it looked when I opened it:





Flowers, ribbons and all.

Packaging and bundle:

The packaging was perfect, it didn't seem like anything moved during transit! I received a bundle including a heat mat, a Hana storage pouch, a Misikko storage pouch (free with Hana purchase)a Hana ShineShield Thermal Protectant, and of course the 1 inch Hanna Professional Flat Iron in pink.

Straightening Power:
I'm terrible at styling my hair. I usually just blow dry my hair dry, not concentrating on really straightening or styling it. I usually use my flat iron to actually style my hair and straighten it. I took photos of my hair after it being blow dried to show the natural texture of my hair. Prior to blow drying my hair I used the Hana ShineShield Treatment as it protects against heat styling and UV exposure. While using the flat iron I used my Got2b heat protectant spray.

Before pics:



After pics:




I was really impressed with this flat iron. The heat goes up to 450 degrees. My hair is pretty thick and has a good amount of texture, but I wanted to start at a mid heat level, so I used the dial to put up to 230 degrees. I remember a vid by Pursebuzz where she was reviewing a flat iron. She said something about any flat iron can straighten hair, but a good flat iron works with only one pass over your hair to reduce heat damage. This did just that. After only one pass on a piece of hair, it was straight and more impressively, shiny! This was the quickest I've ever straightened my hair.

This iron is safe for damp to dry styling, but I don't recommend it. I left my bottom layer slightly damp after reading this to test it out. This was where I had to do several passes, so just blow dry fully before hand for the best results.

Another feature it has that I really like is the on/off light. When you turn it on the light is solid. When the iron reaches the desired temperature, the light begins to blink so you know it's ready to use!

Pros:
-The light feature- you know exactly when it's ready!
-Ceramic tourmaline, gave my hair MAJOR shine
-Can go up to 450 degrees for the curly girls out there
-Straightens in one pass

Cons:
-It's pink...I hate pink, but that's a personal thing lol
-It didn't eliminate all of my fly aways around my hairline which I hoped it would, but I think that's my hair, not the iron

Review of HanaShineShield Thermal Protectant:



Website description:

Hana ShineShield is the latest product in a line committed to safe, effective heat styling. ShineShield is a thermal serum that can be used as a leave-in conditioner - lightweight and never greasy, it protects and strengthens hair whether you use it with a flat iron, hair dryer or alone. ShineShield contains the natural magic of Jojoba oil for its superb qualities of deep moisturization, fast absorption into hair follicles and scalp, and unparalleled shimmer & shine. 6 oz.

Hana ShineShield Features:
Lightweight leave-in conditioning therapy
Designed to protect and restore both hair and scalp from environmental and styling stress
Jojoba absorbs quickly without a greasy feel for thorough deep conditioning
Jojoba naturally dissolves soil, removing build-up from other styling products to leave hair clean & supple
Jojoba naturally excels at thickening keratin layers, bringing out your hair's natural color overtones, highlights and brilliance
Periodic use over time is proven to advance the quality of your hair & the health of your scalp


Pros:
-A little goes a loooong way
-Multi-purpose product- leave in conditioner, heat protectant, improves hair condition over time

Cons:
-A bit on the pricey side


GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!

Not only did the fantastic people at Misikko give me a flat iron, they want to give one of my readers the Hana flat iron! This is a really exciting post for me to do, because I feel like I haven't been able to provide my subbies enough opportunities for giveaways and stuff. Thank you so much Misikko.com, and if you don't win and have some tax money laying around, I recommend this site to spend some cash at!

Misikko is giving you tons of opportunities to win!
1. Get one entry for following them on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/misikko
2. Blog about the giveaway on your blog and comment below with the link for one entry
3. For 3 entries, sign up for Misikko's Newsletter

Please submit one comment for each submission and I will make sure you get the three entries for signing up for the newsletter.

I will accept all comments until next Friday, March 26th, at midnight EST. Good luck everyone!!

FTC Disclaimer: I was given the Hana iron and related products for free. I wasn't paid for my reviews and my opinions are my own. Misikko.com or Hana and I are not affiliated.

13 comments:

Natalie said...

thanks so much for the giveaway!

Bia said...

Where on their site do I sign up for the newsletter? I NEED this in my life ;p

paperdollrevenge said...

Oohh you got a Hana, that's so cool! Great reviews! Looks like it works really well for you!

I think I'm already following them on Twitter (paperdollreveng, no "e" at the end" and I subscribed to the newsletter with paperdoll_revenge[at]yahoo[dot]com. Thanks for having this giveaway!

Dreamer said...

I signed up and made a post! I neeeed this! :-) Seems like it worked great for you!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this giveaway!
I joined the newsletter, with tanasinnchan [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

Oh wow. I Love, LOVE, LOVE your blog, the things I've learned I can never do without now. You're so beautiful, it makes me jealous, I hope to get there one day. I signed up to your newsletter, LOVE YOU!

Connie said...

hey i'm following them on twitter under connie_mei

thanks!

Connie said...

also signed up for their newsletter
(conmei@gmail.com)

thanks again!

cc1210 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I signed up for their newsletter under my email fengc817@gmail.com =]


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witchyapple said...

OMG this looks perfect for my hair! I signed up to the newsletter as witchyapple[at]gmail.
Thanks for your great review and this giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

ur sooo nice and generous~~~ I can't believe you're giving this awayy i signed up at the newsletter with rrretrovirus@gmailc.om ~~~

combostarfish said...

Wow, I just found this while searching through my nightly blog hunt. This looks like such a good straightener, what a deal. Not to mention it comes in such cute packaging♥. Sign me up for entries please~ I joined the newsletter with combostarfish@gmail.com

Ashley said...

i dont really use twiter but i just signed up on the newsletter thingy ehehe with digital_kiwi@hotmail.com good luck 2 u all!!

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