I’ve been debating for a while whether or not I should expand into reviewing makeup tools. It’s not specific for gluten free, of course, but I just keep running into cool beauty related gadgets that I feel are worth sharing. And sharing is caring, right? 😉

Well I ran across another tool the other day that caught my attention. I wasn’t looking for it and in fact had given up almost entirely because I thought that type of tool wouldn’t work for me like I wanted. And yet this one did.

The Ferrum Flat Iron

I’ve never seen a design like this. It intrigued me. And yet, I’ve gotta be honest: What the Ferrum was advertising didn’t seem like it would fit my hair type that well. They advertise the Ferrum as giving shiner, healthier, more vibrant hair and allows hair to breathe and cause less damage. Sounds great, right? Well I have extremely fine, straight, oily, silky hair. Thanks to the oil and texture, so it shines and shines, past the point of looking “attractive”, and tends to just look oily irritatingly rapidly. And with both a lack of heat retention and heavy “moisturizing”, burning is seldom an issue for me. In fact, I don’t remember ever having burnt it before.

That said, there’s something about this flat iron that works even for me.

That fabric plate is good for more than reducing burning

According to the info they give, the Ferrum’s fabric side allows hair to breathe, retain moisture and reduce burning. I honestly can’t be sure how drastic a difference it makes in these areas, thanks to my hair type, but I did discover another massive benefit.

You know how when you use a flat iron, it often gets so hot you can feel the heat through the back of the side? How touching your scalp with the plastic is sometimes enough to burn your poor skin? I am so paranoid about this, in the past I’ve decided to skip flat ironing entirely because of not wanting to deal with it. But with the Ferrum, the fabric side is the one you’re supposed to place under your hair, towards the scalp. This side, remember, is the unheated side. Therefore scalp burning is a thing of the past. This makes me very happy.

Fact: My hair is impossible to style. But the Ferrum styled it.

Maybe it’s the Nano 3, maybe it’s the design of the fabric plate, I don’t know. What I do know, is that my impossible to style hair styled.

Lemme give you an example of my normal experiences with hair straighteners, or curling irons, or anything like that. In the morning, I style my hair: Flip under, flip out, something like that usually. Then I can either do hairspray or not do hairspray. If I don’t do hairspray, my hair will be back to flat limp within the hour. If I DO do hairspray, then let’s hope it’s super hold hairspray because otherwise my hair will still fall out. Might reduce flyaways, but if it’s not nearly stiff with hairspray, it won’t hold the styling. And this is not an exaggeration, folks.

With the Ferrum, I flipped my hair under, left out hairspray, and ran around all day long. That night, there was still a soft flip left. Not as dramatic as at first, sure, but there was still curl.

The next day, I brushed out my hair, didn’t do much to it, and ran around again. That evening, I looked in the mirror and realized with a start that there was still curl left at the ends of my hair. From yesterday. Without hairspray.

I can’t even try to explain why this happened, but it did and I’ve never experienced this before in my life. My hair styled and it held for days!

Only one possible drawback to this flat iron, that I’ve experienced

The price. The Ferrum is about $180-$190, depending on where you get it from. This is quite the investment for a hair styling tool! I’ve gotta be honest, I don’t usually spend that much money on my hair. But… The Ferrum has given me hope for styling my hair. I’ve never been so enthralled with a flat iron in my life. So if you’re like me and have trouble getting your hair to style, this could be one of the greatest hair investments of your life.