Review: Irresistible Me Diamond Professional Flat Iron


I have been avoiding straightening my hair for the past few months, partly because I wanted to give it a heat break but mostly because my straightener had a chipped corner that made it difficult to use. I was just thinking about purchasing a new flat iron before school started when Irresistible Me contacted me and sent me their Diamond ceramic hair straightener* to try out. It had a lot of positive reviews so I was eager to try it out for myself.


It arrived quickly in a cute magnetic-close case that will be nice to travel with, either for the straightener itself or for makeup brushes, products I’m worried about spilling, etc. I’ve been using the straightener for about three weeks now so I have a lot of thoughts!


The flat iron is red plastic with buttons on the inside to turn it on and increase or decrease the temperature. On the side of the iron is an LED screen that displays the temperature, which I really like because you can watch it heat up after picking a heat setting. I’m a bit torn about the appearance; I like the red color but because it is plastic it doesn’t look very expensive. However, it does make the straightener lightweight which is a big plus. I’m not looking for an arm workout every time I want to style my hair! The flat iron also has a 2.5 meter cord, which I’m really happy about.

The Diamond flat iron has a large heat range (between 260° and 450° Fahrenheit, 126° and 232° Celsius) and it heats up quickly. I timed it at only thirty seconds to get to the maximum heat level. It shuts off automatically after about 30 minutes, another handy feature. I like to use the 450° heat setting because it makes it faster to straighten my thick, course hair. The straightener has ceramic plates that are fairly thin. I know some people like a thicker flat iron but this width is perfect for me.

I’m not entirely sure whether this has made straightening faster for me. It seems like it has, but during the school year when I used my previous straightener I used it mostly in the mornings when everything seems to take forever. For now I’m using this at night and it seems to go by much quicker, but that might just be my perception. I hope it is faster because then maybe I can sleep in just a little longer!



Using only this flat iron and a heat protectant spray, my hair stays straight until I wash it again. The longest I’ve gone is three days, but if I really wanted to push it I think my straight hair would last much longer. Three days is pretty impressive considering I work in a humid pool several times a week! I’ve also gotten a lot of compliments every time I wear my hair straight now, from people who have never seen it straight and from people who have seen me iron it week after week.

Overall, this straightener checks every box except appearance and price in my opinion. It is somewhat expensive ($149) but I think it will be worth the price if it lasts a long time. It has a one year warranty so you are guaranteed to get at least a year’s use out of it!  If you’re in the market for a new flat iron I do recommend this one. It has a lot of pros and only a few cons, depending on what your preferences are for appearance and width. I’m sure I’ll get a lot of use out of it and it certainly came at the best time for me!

What do you look for in a new flat iron?


Xx Katie

Comments

  1. I LOVE these! Got them a few months ago now and they are just fab! So glad you love them just as much, they are such good quality :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  2. Irresistible Me does have some good products, I must say. The flat iron does look somewhat cheap, but if it does a good job, and is light weight, then that is what matters.
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  3. Such a lovely brand & an absolute pleasure to work with!
    It's great to read that this flat iron gives a good result you'd hope for in a hair straightener. I'm sure you will get a really good use out of it, girlie.
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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  4. Red looks cool, however for that price I'd expect it to look more fancy, as you said plastic doesn't look very expensive. Enjoy using it :)

    Ela BellaWorld

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  5. Sounds good, if on the pricey side!

    Emma | http://www.fluffandfripperies.com

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  6. I don't straighten my hair that much but I loved this straightener when it was sent to me! Glad to hear that you enjoyed yours!

    Hannah
    Floraful

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  7. Oh very cute iron darling
    Great review
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  8. I have this too and I think it's a fantastic straightener, I don't use it as often as it has a US plug and I live in the UK x

    Beauty with charm

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  9. I've been loving for a new flat iron that won't completely fry my hair! This one looks amazing!

    www.thebeautydojo.com

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  10. It's so cute with red. I like it.
    Love,
    Lulinaiem Sakura Viet Nam
    http://sakurabeauty.vn/

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  11. I totally have to try this! Lovely post.

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  12. I might be alone on this but I really like the red as it's so unique to the boring black pairs but I really like that it's digital xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. My previous straightener was red so I feel like I'm used to the color by now. Still love it, though!

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  13. Awesome! I have a pink straightener I use on a regular basis and that one does me pretty well! I forgot the brand though, haha! Anyway, good post!
    ~Katie@ cheeseandsparkles.blogspot.com

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