T3 Tourmaline 1 3/4" Cermain Ionic "Wet-to-Dry" Flat Iron
List Price: $149.99
Our Price: $149.99
Steam dry your hair to lock in moisture and softness. Blazing Heating and reheating to 410 degrees F maximum temp. Unsurpassed infrared heat for deep, long lasting straightening. Tourmaline ions for smoothing, superior shine and silkiness. Complete 48-month warranty.
T3 Tourmaline 1 3/4" Wet-to-Dry Iron (model 83922) has 1 3/4" plates which provide you with the size you need for larger jobs.
Features special channels and vents to allow for moisture evaporation as you straighten.
Makes quick work of longer hair. Made with 100% crushed Tourmaline technology to ensure the best and healthies results quickly.
T3 channeling and vents evaporate excess water; dry and straighten in one fast, healthy step.
1 3/4" flat pure Tourmaline infused ceramic heater and plates
Greatest Flat Iron Ever! I don't ever write reviews, but I had to here! I have used many flat irons over the years, this one is the absolute best. A friend loaned me hers and I had to have one. A good thing after reading the many reviews here, they would have probably scared me off. I have very thin hair, but soooo much of it that it looks really thick. It is VERY wavy, without being curly at all, so I have to either flat iron it or curl it or it won't look done. Curling is a bad idea, for not only is it very drying but it doesn't hold very well in my hair, falling to waves again in less than an hour (even in the winter). Flat Ironing works much better.
Okay, so I know the routine of patience, pull the flat iron slowly, use a heat protecting pretreatment, and all that, but with other irons (including a Chi), they just didn't make it look like my stylist makes it look. Which I knew meant that it had to be the iron, for I was using the same products that she was. Her flat iron runs about $600, great for her in her line of work, much too costly for my budget, there just simply has to be a better solution than that.
By the way, my stylist said, "NEVER EVER put any hot styling tool to your hair unless it is absolutely positively dry, or you will ruin your hair over time, causing it to break and split, so I always either use a blow dryer or let my hair air dry (often overnight) before using a hot iron on it.
Finally an iron that gets warm enough that if done slowly like you're supposed to, only takes one swipe over the hair, to straighten it. Even my stylist has to make two or three swipes! Better yet, it holds real well in the high humid temperatures found in the St Louis Metro area and this is the warmest summer on record.
All that said, I love the iron, its cord is long enough that I don't have to stand on top of the outlet, the outside doesn't get so hot that I can't touch it, it doesn't catch my hair and break it off at the plate edges. It makes my hair feel silky smooth and everyone comments on how healthy my hair looks. All of that with using a tool that heats to 410 degrees, wow! I am thrilled! Enough Said! My T3 Tourmaline Model 83922, will be my last flat iron ever!
I have been using a T3 for about 6 months now with no problems to the unit or my hair. It heats up VERY quickly, so I don't need to leave it on for any length of time at all before actually using it, plugging it in just a minute or two before use. I would think with any unit that gets this hot, you might experience trouble over time with it burning itself out if left on for extended periods of time. Not to mention the damage it might do to your bathroom counter. No need here, it really does heat up quickly.
Welcome to the world of wonderful comments on your hair, and enjoy your new T3 Tourmaline,
Too Expensive for Mediocre Performance I have extremely thick, wavy, long hair, and had lost the battle to the frizzies my entire life. The only thing that helped to any significant level was a thick, waxy pomade. Not acceptable. Finally I went to a local beauty supply store, asked them which flat iron was most popular, and got it for around $45. Well, I was extremly happy--finally I'd won the war against frizzies! (I should mention that my goal is not stick-straight hair. My #1 goal is to smooth my hair. I can accomplish that in about 15 minutes, leaving it mostly straight and nice and smooth, but with a touch of wave left--which I like anyway.)
So then I started thinking--if the rather cheap flat iron was that good, what would a top-of-the-line version be like? I had a hard time deciding between the T3 and the Chi, but what finally made up my mind was the "Wet to Dry" flat iron. Imagine cutting out the blow drying step! Imagine not having to pack my blow dryer when traveling! Heaven. I had to have one, even if it did cost roughly 5 times the very good flat iron I'd just bought.
I eagerly awaited its arrival. Since my hair is quite coarse and is 2-3 times thicker than average, I set it on the highest temp and set to work on my towel-dried hair. Well, it didn't take long for my dreams of being blowdryer-free to be dashed. The T3 Wet-to-Dry wasn't anywhere near as efficient as my blowdryer. I'd be standing there for well over an hour drying my hair that way, when using a flat iron / blowdryer combo would take me about half that time. And it's a lot less tedious to swish a blowdryer around than to meticulously flat iron each section of hair extremely slowly and several times. (I find that when I use my flat iron--any flat iron--it's not necessary to brush my hair out straight while drying, as the flat iron alone gets my hair as smoooth and straight as I require.)
Well, okay, I thought, maybe it would bring my hair to new levels of smoothness and glossiness. Didn't seem to do any better than the cheap one. Just to prove it to myself, I used the T3 on one side, and the $45 one on the other. Far from being biased against the T3, at this point I *really* wanted to find justification for buying it, especially as it was non-returnable unless defective. Unfortunately for me, there was no noticeable difference. And the T3 also pulls my hair about 4 times more often than my other one. No matter how carefully I try to put the section of hair between the plates "just so" and not to be in a hurry, I broke at least 5 strands of hair every single time I used it. That can really add up over time, and doesn't do much for the health or frizzy tendencies of my hair, either.
I tried it several more times, using different techniques, but alas every single time my run-of-the-mill flat iron out-performed or at least equaled the T3. Finally I came to terms that I had indeed wasted $200 on it, and gave it to my sister to try. She used it for a couple weeks and declared that she, too, preferred her old one.
Other than not drying my hair worth a darn, and mercilessly pullling it every time I use it, the T3 did a fine job. But I sure could find a better use for the extra $150 a T3 costs.
One last note--a flat iron is very hot and will totally fry your hair. Make sure you apply some kind of leave-in conditioner or hair protector before using any flat iron....more info
Time Consuming but Awesome I have owned this iron for a few weeks now and I haven't decided yet if I love it or hate it.
I have medium length, thick hair. The problem is it just takes for ever to finish my whole head of hair. I usually even let my hair air dry to cut down on the time. Someone else on here gave good advice. Here are the important tips:
1) Make sure the iron is hot enough. I set mine at about 380 degrees.
2) Move the iron slow down the hair and hold the hair at the bottom of the section of hair you are straightening.
3) Do small 1 inch sections of hair.
4) Deep condition your hair often.
If you are in a rush (e.g.-if you work or have to actually be somewhere) then this iron isn't for you. It takes too long.
If you have the time though, it is awesome. Leaves your hair nice and smooth. Good Luck!...more info
Once you learn, you'll love it. I've read reviews of this and a similar model of the wet or dry flat iron...
Everyone either loved it or hated it - but I couldn't find anyone who hated it and had used it more than once or twice. I also couldn't find any information about how to use it (nor does the product come with such information, sadly.)
If frizzy, unruly, natually curly hair is your problem, this may very well be your answer.
I have a very thick head of very curly, fine hair. Hair frizzies have been a problem as long as I can remember and I have purchased anything and practically everything to try to get better results with the least amount of time.
In addition to very curly hair, my hair is weaved, or streaked with blong highlights and has been for many years.
Before the wet/dry flat iron my hair would be: conditioned with a rinse-out deep conditioner every time I shampooed and I used a leave-in conditioner after towel drying my hair. Blow drying with an ionic dryer and large round brush took 45 minutes to perhaps a full hour on hot, humid days. Then, to keep frizzies down, I would either have to roll my entire head with 10 large velcro rollers (20 min) and let that sit and air dry (1 hour) - OR - spend 25 min with my Solano Sappire flat iron - then seal with a balm or silicon based product. Every day I didn't wash my hair I would have to either spend 20 min with a flat iron or dampen my frizzy hair and re-blow-dry for perhaps a half hour just to get rid of all the creasing and frizzing that happened each and every night.
After using this flat iron about 10 to 12 times now, I can dry and completely flatten my hair in about 1 hour and 10 min. I do still use the blow dryer and round brush for about half the hair in the back of my head but I do use the iron on every section of hair I can reach, even if I can only reach the bottom half of the section.
It takes patience and trial-and-error to learn. Start by only trying a couple small sections when you have a few extra minutes before you dry and style your hair.
If it takes more than 2 or three passes to dry the section completely, a few things could be wrong...
The heat may be too low. (i'm at about 360 degrees and have had no damage at all)
You may be drawing the iron down the hair too fast. or
The section of hair may be too thick.
Sectioning your hair will be necessary... I iron sections about 3" in length and only 1/2 inch wide. I place the side of the iron on my scalp and draw out from there. The heat plates are set inside the head of the unit so burning your scalp is highly unlikely.
Also important, your hair should be well conditioned and you must comb the section smooth and hold the end of the section slightly taught to keep the section smooth as you work. With a flip of the wrist you can gently flip the ends out or under.
Best of all, when used on damp, smoothed hair, the result is that my hair cuticles are sealed so smooth, my hair doesn't curl or frizz after being slept on...it's a much longer lasting straight hair. If my hair gets wet...well then it's back to the starting line...but I am truly happy with the results, my hairdresser commented today that my hair was in extremely good condition...and when he was finally told, at the end, what my new secret was, he commented that he could not have believed the condition of my hair was the result of a flat iron of any kind.
After practicing and practicing over a month ... I can now say it is the great tool it claims to be. My results now are fantastic and I spend at least 2 hours less per week drying and styling my hair.
Best of all, the results aren't the "too straight" kind of flat, it's a very natural look.
To everyone patient enough to try it... remember ... go slow, just a little at a time till you get the hang of it, experiment with dampness, temperature, technique and speed - condition your hair well - and comb it smooth and hold the end of the section so it remains smooth while you draw the iron from scalp to ends.
Happy straightening! Adios frizzies!...more info