FHI Heat Platform Review

FHI is at the forefront of beauty technology. If you regularly see a hair dresser, you will like see one of these FHI Heat Platform 1 Inch Professional Ceramic Tourmaline Styling Irons in her gauntlet, because they are by far the best.

The ceramic and tourmaline plates have been specially designed to improve the health of hair and combat any damage that the heat might cause. They are also infused with the negative ions that keep frizz away and help to seal the hair follicle as the plate passes along the shaft.


FHI Heat Platform

This 1-inch iron is equipped with three layers of ceramic, baked right onto the straightening plate. The negative ions in the tourmaline surface repel water and allow it to stay in the hair, rather than being steamed away.

The plates themselves are beveled on the edge, to reduce the crimping that often occurs at the top and bottom of a section of hair as it is being clamped and unclamped in the plates.

Temperature settings range from 140 degrees to 450 degrees, which is by far the widest temperature variation available on the market.

The plates are cushioned and considered “floating,” to drip the hair with the right amount of pressure, despite how forcefully you hold the unit closed.

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The good

The staggering range of temperatures this iron can heat up to make it idea for almost every single woman. Whether you have fine, mostly straight hair, or very thick, very coarse hair, this iron can help you achieve the style you are looking for. The range of temperatures, coupled with the ionic technology even make this flat iron ideal for drying and styling slightly damp hair.

Some other flat irons may fry hair if there is even a little moisture remaining on the shaft, but this flat iron is actually designed specifically to tackle this issue, actually making hair healthier, sealing in that moisture, when it passes along damp hair.

The bad

The downside of this flat iron, like all flat irons, is that if you use it at too high of a heat for your hair type, it will begin to fry and dehydrate it. In order to avoid this problem, be sure to use the lowest heat setting that produces the desired style.

For example, if you have very fine hair, you will not need the highest heat setting. If you have thicker hair, however, you hair can withstand higher heats, without being sapped of its nutrients and moisture.

Our verdict

This iron is without a doubt one of the best flat irons on the market. The heat selections alone make it far superior to just about every other model, even many higher priced models. The ceramic plates are smooth and remain smooth, gripping the air without pulling it out of your head. The 1-inch model is perfect not only for making your hair perfectly straight, but also for curling, waving, and crimpling applications.

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