Monday, April 9, 2012

Review: Flat Iron Experts

Recently, Flat Iron Experts gave us an opportunity to do a review of a flat iron. The flat iron we were sent to review was the KQC Turbo 2 Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron which is a one inch flat iron. Along with the flat iron we were also sent a flat iron stand and KQC Thermal Shine Spray.  

KQC Turbo 2 flat iron has a swivel cord which is long

KQC Turbo 2 can heat up to 450 degrees

Flat Iron stand has suction cups to secure it to surface.

Here are a few facts about the KQC Turbo 2 Flat Iron from Flat Iron Experts website: 

Professional KQC Turbo is an upgraded and hotter version of the KQC X-Heat Flat Iron. KQC Turbo's new unique system softens hair faster, seals in cuticles, locks in hair color to give a healthy, silky professional finish. KQC Turbo Flat iron is specially formulated with a combination of ceramic and tourmaline gemstone complimented with precise heat technology to generate far-infrared heat and negative ions - preserving moisture and leaving hair silky smooth. The result is any hair-styling impression can be easily achieved without the static electricity and frizzles of conventional technology. X-Heat by KQC is the future available now for beautiful, healthy styling.
Tourmaline / Ceramic Technology: KQC Turbo Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Straightener's distributes heat across the entire surface evenly, retains heat more efficiently, and eliminates damaging hot spots. Ceramic emits a natural source of negative ions and far infrared heat that helps your hair
1. Preserve more moisture within the hair shaft
2. Eliminates frizz and close the cuticle to create smooth and shiny hair
3. Causes less damage to the hair cuticle during styling

Negative Ion TechnologyNegative ions are atoms that can stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, etc., resulting in healthier hair and scalp. Negative ion energy is powerful enough to break apart clusters of water molecules. The smaller water molecules penetrate into the hair shaft by slipping between the cuticles, adding plumpness/volume to hair. The bombardment of negative ions also closes the hair cuticle, which is very good for the health and appearance of the hair.
Far Infrared Heat: Far Infrared (FIR) rays are electro-magnetic waves of energy, totally invisible to the naked eye, capable of penetrating deep into the human body, including the hair shaft. It therefore dries the hair from the inside out. The result is that more moisture remains in the hair shaft and there is less damage to the hair.

  • Professional Styling Iron with Ceramic TOURMALINE technology, plate width 1''
  • Produces a dark red color when it reaches the maximum temperature in less than 30 seconds
  • Ultra powerful Korean Ceramic Heaters that provides precise and stable temperatures
  • Tourmaline ceramic plates and multi-layer ceramic heating elements
  • X-Heat generates negative ions to retain hair moisture and reduce frizz
  • Far-infrared heat styles faster and softens hair
  • Heats up in seconds
  • Variable heat settings from 140� to 450� F
  • Ergonomic design to straighten, flip or curl hair with a twist of the wrist
  • For all hair types
  • Creates a shiny, smooth finish
  • Professional 360� swivel cord to prevent tangling
  • AC 110V 60Hz for use in USA/Canada
  • One year limited warranty

I must say that I found this flat iron to do what the website said it would. Before using the flat iron on Des' hair I used it on my own. Prior to using it on either of us, I washed our hair and let it air dry. I also applied the KQC Thermal Shine spray all over our hair prior to starting. When I actually flat ironed our hair, I used the comb chase method. Below I will show you our before pics and our after pics. I am also going to show you our hair a couple of days after flat ironing. 

My hair after air drying is wavy and fluffy

Several hours after flat ironing

Two days after flat ironing, still straight

Des' hair prior to flat ironing

Des' hair after flat ironing, can get close to roots

Back of Des' hair after flat ironing; smooth, sleek hair

Des' hair a couple days after initial flat iron and a trim,  added slight curls to ends in front.

Back of Des' hair after trim and a couple of days after initial flat iron; I did bump ends under a little

The KQC Turbo 2 flat iron works well, I used the flat iron on about 400 degrees and didn't not have to pass it more than twice over each section of hair. I also used it to make curls to the front portion of Des' hair after she received her trim. I found it very easy to make curls using this flat iron. I did not notice any crimping of either of our hair. I found that it glided smoothly down our hair and it also seemed as if it did not take as long to finish straightening either one of our heads of hair. Our hair was shiny and smooth once it was straightened; it also felt as nice as it looked. 

Since using the KQC Turbo 2 flat iron both of us have washed our hair and found that there was no heat damage or change in texture. Des' curls came back like they were never straight and my own waviness is still there. This leads me to the conclusion that the KQC Thermal Shine did a good job of protecting our hair.

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  1. It did a very good job on both of you.

    1. I love the fact that I never saw smoke or smelled anything burning. Thank you.

  2. I think it worked great on both of your heads of hair :) I like the curls too!

  3. Great results! Both your hair look beautiful!!

  4. WOW, that flat iron did a great job on both of you! I love the stand for it.

  5. VERY NICE!! I think both of your hair worked well with these products!! I <3 Flat Iron Experts!! They are awesome! :)


  6. Nice, great job! Both of your hair came out very pretty. :)

  7. Both of you ladies look so beautiful. Nice job on the hair

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