Onei MK-I Halo Flat Iron Review
If It’s Good Enough For Brazil, its Good Enough For Me.
I straighten my hair every day, and I mean EVERY DAY! Luckily my hair is pretty agreeable, and it doesn’t take too long to get in order before I head out the door. Right now its super long, which means I need a little extra time in the morning to look spiffy.
Without straightening it, my hair is all curl. It gets big and unruly, and I don’t have the patience or the products to make the curls work for me. I have considered getting the Brazilian Blow Out (or Keratin treatment) several times, but it seems like so much money considering the fact that my hair is pretty easy to manage. The Blow Out will keep my hair straight for months at a time, but you generally have to get it redone every three months and still touch it up on your own in between.
What I didn’t realize about Brazilian Blow Outs is there are straightening irons to use with them. They obviously have to put chemicals in the hair to get it to stay that straight for so long, so I can understand why it requires special tools in the long run. I would like to have a straightener I can keep even if I decide to go the more permanent route with my hair.
Straighten Out Even With A Blow Out
The Onei MK-I Halo Ceramic Flat Iron for Brazilian Keratin Treatments is a straightener than can be used on untreated hair, but it is appropriate for those who have already had the keratin treatment as well.
The flat iron has two floating plates that make sure you get the right grip on hair without the gaps that can be caused by fixed plates. This means you get a more consistent straighten because the flat iron holds hair well enough to get heat through it.
Ceramic Heat Stays That Way
It has ceramic plates that have been coated multiple times so they’re smooth and stay that way. This makes a big difference when moving hair through the straightener, and you won’t be as likely to get snags or chipping with a multi-coat application. The MK-I Halo heats up to 450 degrees, but it can also go as low at 140 degrees for hair types that need a gentler straighten. My hair can pretty much withstand almost any abuse I put it through, but my mother needs the flexibility.
The ceramic plates use negative ions to make sure hair gets straight and stays that way. The negative ions mean that users can get away with a lower heat than traditional alternatives, but they also make the hair very shiny as the plates pass over and lock in the moisture that hair needs to get that glimmer.
All The Features
In the world of perfect additions to products, this one has the auto shutoff that has to be on every single straightener I bring into the house. If you’re like me and can’t even remember your name most days, this is a majorly important addition to the package.
This iron is made to straighten hair in a single pass, and this seems to be a claim that holds true. If you have agreeable hair like mine even though there is a lot of it, this means you can get your entire head done in ten minutes or so. That’s less time than it takes me to pick out my clothes in the morning. Plus, there’s less chance of breakage or those dreaded split ends!
Heats Up Hot, Hot, Hot
You also have to be careful with the temperature settings. This iron gets hot, QUICKLY and that means it can burn hair if you’re used to waiting for a flat iron to heat up. It also gets pretty true to temperature, and people who have hair that does not take heat well could overdo it. My advice is to start at a low temperature, see how your hair does, then take it from there. After all, no-one wants damaged hair.
Some people have had problems with the iron losing heat over time, and this can happen with ceramic irons. It makes me a little more wary of this model because I don’t like to spend money on things I know could break in way too short a time.
All In The Name Of Beauty… And Totally Worth The Price Tag.
This is not a cheap iron by any means, however I think it’s worth the price tag. I like the idea that it can be used with chemical treatments, and the design is sleek and stylish. It is substantial, so it won’t be too lightweight when you’re using it. Personally, this is definitely on my short list of flat irons.
If you have a Brazilian Blow Out or you’re just looking for a good iron that will keep your hair straight without breaking the bank, this could be the straightener for you.