I have really curly hair.

And I hate it.

Yeah, yeah, I know. All you straight haired girls are gasping and wishing you had curly hair, right? If my son's "magic wand" really worked, I'd give you my curls in a heartbeat.

But, I can't get rid of them. Believe me, I've tried.

So, I'm left with one option. Flat iron. And it's my best friend!

I've been flat ironing my hair for probably ten years or so. I've tried tons of different brands of flat irons throughout the years. I've had my hair straightened at the salon with a Chi flat iron. I've used decent flat irons and cheap flat irons. They're all different and all do different things to my hair. Some I liked, some not so much.

I recently had the immense honor of getting to try out the Hana Professional Flat Iron from Misikko. I'm not sure if I'll ever want to use another flat iron.

The Hana Professional Flat Iron arrived at my house and I ripped into the box. Really, for someone who uses a flat iron as much as I do, getting a new one is on the level with maybe a new diamond ring. As I opened the box, I'm pretty sure I gasped aloud. The packaging was gorgeous. Silk flowers surrounding the shiny tin that I knew contained the new flat iron. Inside the tin was, indeed, my flat iron. Along with it, a heat proof travel pouch and a heat proof silicone mat.

Let me take a moment and tell you how impressed I am by the silicone mat. I never would have thought of this but, now that I have it, can't imagine living without it. My flat iron gets used daily. I plug it in and go about my business. There are times when I don't make it back to the bathroom for quite a while, such is the life of a mother. I love knowing that my flat iron is sitting on that mat instead of directly on my bathroom counter. Sometimes I like to sit on the floor in the living room and watch tv while I straighten my hair. It is so much nicer to have the flat iron on the mat instead of on the carpet. If you have a flat iron, you need one of these mats!

So, what do I think about the Hana Professional Flat Iron?

I'm in love. Seriously. In addition to my curls, I have very thick, coarse, dry hair. This flat iron doesn't just straighten. It smooths my hair and makes it feel great. The Hana Professional Flat Iron features advanced Tourmaline Ceramic Plates for accelerated ion generation and maximum frizz-free, conditioning shine. The heat settings on this flat iron let me crank it up to 450 degrees and I love how quickly it heats up. The ceramic plates heat up evenly and it's got an incredibly smooth glide that never lets my hair get tangled as I straighten. I also adore how long the cord is and that it swivels to keep you from getting caught up. I really can't say enough great things about this flat iron. I'll admit that I'm always wary when I try a new one. The Hana Professional Flat Iron from Misikko exceeded my expectations and requirements for a ceramic flat iron.

Want to know something else? It cut about 20 minutes off the amount of time it takes to straighten all my hair. That is huge for me!

In addition to the Hana Professional Flat Iron, I also tested the Hana ShineShield serum. Because of my frizzy, dry hair and all the straightening I do, I use shine and anti-frizz serum all the time. Love the stuff but, some can leave my hair greasy or just doesn't work very well and needs to be reapplied often. The Hana ShineShield works really well. It's got an awesome scent and feels like silk. My hair never feels or looks greasy after I use it and I love putting it on both before and after styling my hair. From Misikko: 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.

Bottom line: I'm thrilled with these products from Misikko. This is an amazing company that carries fantastic products. I would so love to try the FHI Technique flat iron. It's pink! And, the FHI flat irons simply look amazing. I'm absolutely in love with my Hana Professional Flat Iron and highly recommend it and the ShineShield serum to everyone. Misikko carries tons of other great hair care products and their staff is unbelievably helpful and nice.

Buy it!
Head over to Misikko and check out their selection of quality hair care products and professional flat irons. Be sure to hit the Winter Markdowns section for the latest sales!

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One lucky reader will win the Hana Professional Flat Iron!

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ends 3/15

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