Rated 4.21 out of 5 stars
I was unsure about buying this, took the plunge, and am glad I did. Contrary to the other reviewers, I really don't find it that heavy or difficult to use. Note that it comes with a comb attached, but you can take the comb out. I have finer hair and I turn into a frizz ball when dry, regardless of quality shampoos/conditioners/after shower treatments I use. I also live in a humid place that rains a lot. I have to wear hoodies due to that. I toss and turn a lot at night, which also frizzes me out. I have had the same straightener for too long, and caved after looking into many types. I can say this is definitely a great straightener for my needs. To describe what my hair was like after first use: absolutely blow-out sleek. I was literally in shock after I used it. My hair literally looked 2 inches longer. When I walked into work I got immediate compliments on my hair from multiple people. It stood through a whole day of humidity, I didn't wash my hair before bed, woke up to it still looking very nice. My hair was so noticeably soft and very quenched.
I'm familiar with GHD and Babyliss and see why people may opt for those instead. I do think it's important to make sure this is the right product for YOU. If you have very thick hair, it's going to be a lot heavier for you than it was for me, for holding it so long. You'll fill the tank more. I could see why someone's hair might benefit more from sticking with traditional heat plates. This just happened to work for me and what I was looking for. On price, yes it is expensive but I would say competitive or similar to all the brands we know. I believe it's worth the price after my experience with it.
Lastly, it has 3 temp settings which was fine with me, however if you have a specific preferred temperature for your hair and it is not 1 of those 3 settings, that could be a con.
2 MUST-DOS WITH THIS PRODUCT:
You really need to stick with distilled water. You don't want to put harsh minerals through the device or through your hair.
You need to use heat protectant of some kind with your hair before using, and make sure you are using it with the arrows facing the right direction.
I just bought both this and the dyson on Black Friday. Love the Dyson, don't love the steampod. Don't get me wrong, it works, but I have thin hair and can't afford to lose as much as I lost the one time I tried this. My hair felt soft and looked healthy, but the amount of hair that was on my shirt, in the device itself and on the floor and sink was insane. I want to like this but I can't like something that snagged and yanked my hair out to that degree. Hard pass for me. I even tried removing the comb and using it and my hair was still getting snagged in the device. Yes, I was going in the direction that I was supposed to go following the arrows which was also a huge pain to make sure I was going in the right direction as I'm used to using it in whatever direction I need to. Keeping my Dyson and returning this.
Addie from Gresham, oR
I have long, thick and semi course wavy hair. Normally it takes me about 45-60mins to fully straighten my hair after a blow dry. This straightend my hair to perfection with in 15mins flat. Not only that but the sleekness stays.
Wendy from Knoxville TN
I have very thick poofy wavy coarse hair. This thing does such a better job than the best flat iron on the market!! I am not kidding!
Patty from Massachusetts
This iron does nothing more that all the others do. I was really disappointed.
Kika from Vacaville, CA
This works so amazing!!! Makes my hair super smooth and it looks very healthy! Best investment I've ever made < 3
Melanie from Niles, IL
Laura from Northampton, MA
This straightener is a game changer! I have really long hair about 24 inches of THICK length. I was a little hesitant on the price but my daughter convinced me after a hairstylist used one on her hair, and I don't regret the investment for one second! This straightener does my hair so fast and leaves my hair feeling and looking silky smooth. I've gotten so many remarks and compliments on the appearance of my hair. I'm loving this steam pod and wishing I had it years ago.
Susan S from Boston MA
It's not any better or worse than the straighteners that I have. It's just okay. Adding water is a hassle. Not worth the money in my opinion.
Dani from Florida
This is magical!!! Love love love! Can totally live with the fact that it needs distilled water for these results
Donna from Northern CA
I bought this as a replacement for my ghd hair straightener that had finally bit the dust. My sister recommended it. I however, was not impressed. Steam was annoying, it was clunky and difficult to use. I returned it, and bought a ghd Gold.😊
Cher from Chicago
I thought this flat iron was a bit tricky to get the hang of & the instructions are not useful. It does straighten my hair very well. It is big and heavy. I took the comb portion out, because it was pulling my hair and it made it much easier to pass over my hair. I have shoulder length thick hair. Overall, it does the job but for the price, there are better options.
annapcs from Houston, TX
This straightener is the best I've ever used, no doubt. It makes my hair shiny and healthy, and the results last for days. No burnt smell when straightening either. Just fantastic and so worth it!
I love this flat iron!
Savage from Albuquerque
I was too cheap to buy it for myself but my boyfriend spoiled me with it for Christmas. I've used it at least once a week since then. My hair is super frizzy. After using this, my hair is straight and frizz free for days. I wash my hair about 2-3 times a week and I also sleep with a sink bonnet. The days I don't straighten, I have some frizz so I try to straighten on the first day after washing. My hair is also damage free which is amazing!
Natalie from Pennsylvania
I Was skeptical to buy this and went back and forth due to some review . I finally purchased it to see for myself and glad I did. My hair is so smooth and it lasts . I thought it would get frizzy bc of the water and some reviews but it does not . Loving my shiny hair
Product junkie from Hilton Head, SC
I have tried and own several high end flat irons and this blows them all away!! Love the results- shine and NO frizz snd super straight!! Worth every penny!
Llhaley from Bloomington IN
I have curly, frizzy, and a lot of hair but not course texture. This is finally the first straightener that will straighten my hair and my hair will actually hold.
Beachcatgirl17 from SW FL
this is the best straightener for very frizzy hair. I live in a very high humidity climate and this iron delivers. The whole concept of straightening your hair with steam is real and works. I am very happy I invested my money in the steampod
Choosey1 from Seattle
Probably fabulous if you have a need for a high-performance tool. A lesser styler will likely suit most users unless your locks require special handling/processing. Also VERY heavy
bnecessary09 from VA
I am not one to leave reviews but this is by far the best flat iron I have ever used. It left my hair smooth and very shinny. I have very course frizzy hair and it just amazed me how soft it was after using this flat iron. This is a little pricy but so worth the money!!!!
Shelly B from Woodridge
I love the look of smooth straight hair. But just add a little humidity and all my efforts with the flat iron are waisted…until now!!!! Absolutely love this product!!!
Finally found something that works, very happy 😊
Hev from Los Angeles
I've only tried it once so far and WOW it's amazing! It does take a few tries to get the hang of it, but it left my hair so shiny and soft. It also smoothed out really damaged parts of my hair that are dead because of at home bleaching. I think it's gonna be great as I continue getting regular trims and as I grow my hair out!
Danielle from Destin Fl
This is the best straightener hands down!!! I have combination hair, thick and lots of volume. This leaves my hair perfect for days, with just 1 use! Worth every penny!!!!
Curlygirl from Miami
Finally!!! something that actually straightens & keeps frizz gone. Even in Floridas humidity. Nothing else worked - hot brushes, flat irons, all lead to frizz returning. So worth the price tag! So happy my stylist introd me.
Jenny from Gatlinburg, TN
My expensive straightening iron broke so I went to Ulta for a new one. I was so overwhelmed there were so many to choose from. So I just bought this one because it was on display and stood out. Steam technology seemed innovative to me. I was apprehensive at the same time. But it is the best straightening iron that I have ever owned. I am now glad that the other one broke and led me to this one. I have frizzy unmanageable hair. I've had a hard time with other irons straightening my hair. This one leaves it straight overnight and into the next day where other irons did not. It's definitely different as it's a little on the heavy side and it makes a noise from the steam circulating through it but that doesn't bother me at all. I recommend it and it's worth money.
Mz Lee from AK
I have thin wavy hair that always frizzes when I use a flat iron. This thing makes my hair shiny and soft just like my hair dresser does.