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Most recently, I've been using the John Frieda Sleek Finish 1-inch Flat Iron. I've used this flat iron several times and like how it straightens hair quickly and proficiently. It heats up in just 15 seconds and has a swivel cord for easy maneuvering.
The different heat settings, going up to a temperature of 455 degrees, ensures the correct amount of heat needed to style your hair. I normally keep the heat at around 4000 degrees due to my normal textured hair. If I want to just do a touch up, I'll set it at a lower heat temperature. There are a total of eleven heat settings so you can choose the temperature that works best for your hair.
The cord is long enough that I'm able to straighten my daughters' hair when they ask for help, giving me room to stand behind and reach their hair. The ceramic coating on this styling tool is a fusion of titanium and ceramic that evenly distributes heat to gently style and protect hair from damaging hot spots. The settings and on/off switch are located at the top front plate, so I have to be careful not to accidentally press those setting when I'm styling my hair. On a handful of occasions, I've accidentally turned the straightener off because of the setting placement. There is a one-hour auto shut-off feature just in case you forget to turn the flat iron off. This particular hair straightener retails for around $50, and I'm pleased with it for the most part. This flat iron enables me to have the hairstyles I want and the end result is satisfactory.