My hair is super long, thick, a little bit coarse and curly. It’s really a lot of work to manage and the best solution I have found is to simply use a flat iron to attain much more manageable straight hair. As you can imagine, my hair sees a lot of heat styling so it is important that my tools are effective and do not cause damage to my hair.
I’ve been using my current flat iron for nearly 10 years now and it is still going strong – what an amazing investment! I thought I was happy with it until I had the opportunity to test out the NuMe MegaStar Flat Iron.
The NuMe MegaStar Flat Iron features an infrared heat strip built into tourmaline-infused ceramic coated plates. The heat strip comes into direct contact with your hair and NuMe claims that it emits 1000% more negative ions to create shine and sleekness without damage or dryness.
I was eager to test it out and see how it compared to my old reliable flat iron.
After plugging the MegaStar in I realised that you can set the exact temperature up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and it displays the temperature as it heats up. Which, by the way, is accomplished in seconds. My old flat iron takes 3-4 minutes to heat up.
Once I got going the NuMe MegaStar Flat Iron handled my hair with ease, turning my thick curls into sleek, shiny pin straight hair. This all without using any serum and my hair is just so touchably smooth and healthy looking!
It also got me through the week right up until I jumped into my parents pool to cool off. The ability of the flat iron to lock in the style is important to me as I only like to wash my hair once a week. The fact that I can use the NuMe MegaStar Flat Iron to straighten my hair without product and that the style lasts long enough to get me through between washing is pretty amazing.
The NuMe MegaStar Flat Iron does automatically shut off after 60 minutes. I know this is true because it takes me over an hour to straighten my hair. (My hair is super seriously thick, no joke – but mostly the problem is that I watch tv instead of doing it in front of a mirror.)
It also comes in pretty colours – pink, black and turquoise.
The NuMe MegaStar Flat Iron is a steal at its regular price of $169.00 BUT from now until September 30th you can get the MegaStar for $68 + Free Hydro Punch Shampoo + Conditioner (Sample Size) using Promo Code: MEGAHAIRCARE
One Frugal Mom Eh reader will win their own NuMe Megastar Flat Iron (ARV $169). Giveaway is open to residents of Canada (excl Quebec) and the USA (void where prohibited.) Giveaway closes for entry at 11:59 pm EST on September 29th, 2015. See Giveaway tools form for entry and t&c.
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!