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Del Sandeen

The Feather Flat Iron

By August 5, 2009

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Anytime I hear about a new hair product, tool, accessory, etc., I want to check it out. It might work for me, it might not, but there's no harm in looking. Everything doesn't work for everybody (I'll discuss my experience with the Denman brush another time), but nothing's wrong with a little research.

Now I don't use a lot of heat on my hair, but I don't think there's anything wrong with the occasional flat iron if you wear your hair natural. You do have to be careful, but if you're willing to put the time and energy into making sure your hair is well-conditioned and protected, flat ironing isn't some evil villain.

So I heard about this new iron, the feather flat iron, also known as the original Milstan custom irons. You can check out the YouTube demo and see for yourself how it's different and how it works. I thought it was interesting; I have bad memories of a stylist getting too close to my ears with a hot iron on more than one occasion, so I'll admit I'm wary because these irons look hot.

Still, if you love wearing your hair straight, all the time or only on occasion, I'd be interested to hear if anyone has actually had their hair styled with one of these feather flat irons. If that's you, feel free to tell us all about it in the comments, or head over to the Black Hair forum and discuss.


August 7, 2009 at 12:27 pm
(1) Shanita says:

I totally enjoy wearing my hair straight and use a ceramic iron to get it that way. But this iron looks like the traditional marcel iron that you put into an oven or can put on you stove which would have your hair on fire!! That would be too much heat for me. To each her own…but this one isn’t for me.

September 26, 2010 at 11:19 am
(2) Shel says:

My stylist used it on my hair with superior results! I’m going to buy one to use at home. Since I know how to use old school marcel irons and pressing combs (mom was a beautician) I have no concerns about damage. Secret is to have a towel and test it before applying to hair–if it burns the towel it will burn your hair. If it’s too hot, rub it on the towel till it cools down. Also, this iron is applied first to the outside of the lock of hair giving it a nice polish, and then on the second pass you put the lock between the plates like the ceramic flat irons. It’s great!!

June 13, 2011 at 3:07 pm
(3) Shonni says:

I have been getting my hair feather straightened since April 2011. I love it, my stylist takes extra care to spa shampoo and deep condition my hair and completely dry the hair under a hooded dryer before thermal relaxing with the feather iron. I have this done every three weeks and have been natural since December 2011. No breakage, only growth and my hair is beautiful when I want to wear my natural curls. A heat protector is a must before the process or you will have heat damage as with any heat applied to your hair.

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