Straight, smooth and pleasingly shining hair has always been my dream. However, as the owner of thick and slightly wavy hair, I found it extremely difficult to achieve perfect styling. A hair straightener turned out to be the best option for me, but unfortunately, the results were never long-lasting. Besides, many straighteners work in temperature mode, which is not suitable for my hair – straighteners with a maximum temperature of 180 C (356F) just cannot cope with my waves. While in search of devices that could possibly handle and tame my hair, I saw an advertisement of Apalus – a revolutionary hair straightener. After reading the description I immediately made the order, and now I will tell you about my experience with Apalus.
Appearance: How I Met My Perfect Straightener
The flat iron immediately caught my attention with its modern and stylish design. The elegant shell of gray anti-scratch plastic sits very comfortably lied in my hand. The LCD-display which shows the temperature has a very pleasant blue backlight and bright red plates effectively stand out against a dark background quite strikingly. Of course, it is hardly necessary to give such great importance to the design because it’s not a toy after all, but for girls, every single detail seems very important!
I actually want to tell you more about the plates. In contrast to conventional ceramic, titanium and even tourmaline surfaces that are in fashion today, these plates are made of fiberglass, which has been recently applied to hairdressing tools. According to the manufacturers, fiberglass plates have the following advantages:
- They seal moisture in the scales of the hair, protecting it from drying and maintaining their health.
- They provide a perfectly smooth result, with the immaculate sliding surface that the fiberglass plates have.
- They are amazingly durable and can work effectively for a very long time!
Thanks to fiberglass plates, Apalus has been recognized as an innovative decision to create beautiful and fashionable hairstyles. To find out whether this statement is fair or not it would be best to try it out and have done so; I will be glad to share my impressions with you!
Let’s Test It: The Functionality Of Apalus
I kept on being pleasantly surprised from the very moment I opened the package! As it turned out, the kit contains some very useful accessories – such as hair clips, a special travel pouch, and even heat-protecting glove. Of course, thanks to the special rubberized coating of the shell your hands are safe from burns, but if you are rather clumsy like me, a glove probably will come in handy.
I really liked the cord. Firstly, it can be rotated, so you don’t have to worry about it constantly twists and knotting; and secondly, it is about 2.5 meters long, so you can do your hair, even if the socket is far away from the mirror!
As I started to use the straightener, I found that it quite heavy; it weighs more than a pound. Although for me and in my opinion, taming my thick wavy hair requires not only a high temperature but also enough pressure and the weight actually aids this. However, those who ignore doing morning exercises, creating a hairdo may now become some form of exercise because you could actually become a bit tired! Anyway, this is an insignificant matter, let’s talk about more important things.
The most enjoyable aspect for me was the ability to work in different temperature regimes, especially the use of high-heating. For fine hair, you should set something low such as 195C (365F), but I’m a girl with experience and I know what my hair needs which is why I immediately selected the maximum of 230C (450F). By the way, the mode of 210C (430F) is recommended for all hair types!
The most amazing thing is the final result, I was utterly impressed with how the Apalus transformed my hair like no other straighter had ever done before! My hair was smoothed very quickly – I just needed to press and glide through each strand once. My hair became straight, lively and shiny; and now it doesn’t look dry and lifeless! The styling also retains the volume, so looking in the mirror, I couldn’t help but admire the result. I looked good and felt good too, I had never been so close to the image of my dream hair before!
The next surprise that Apalus prepared for future owners is the care for their budget and security. I put on the operation mode, after a while I found that the buttons wouldn’t press. This is an extremely handy function providing protection against any accidental operation and misuse. To unlock the keys you just need to press the switch button twice and change the mode if you’d like to!
If you don’t use the flat iron for more than five minutes, it goes into standby mode automatically lowering the temperature of the plates to 120 degrees. Thanks to this, you save up to 30% of energy consumption – and your time as well. Once you have gripped the straightener again, you will be able to work in your former mode within 30 seconds! Also, if you didn’t use the Apalus tool within an hour, it just shuts off, so you don’t need to be afraid of an accident!
For girls with the same thick and wavy hair as I have, Apalus is a real godsend. The following advantages are especially attracting to me:
- Efficiency – the fiberglass straightener tamed my unruly hair easily!
- Ability to maintain the health of hair and giving an attractive glitter.
- Security – this straightening iron cannot cause burns to your hands, and it has protection from an accidental fire or malfunction.
- Convenience to work with, thanks to the rotating cord and an informative LCD-display.
- Several temperature modes.
- Pleasant and useful accessories for creating hairstyles with comfort.
In my humble opinion, the sole disadvantage of Apalus is just solid weight. However, this is a pushover – just take it as an opportunity to improve your fitness! 😉 The most important thing is that it really works!