Beauty Star Hair Straightening Comb Review

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Hair is a beautiful form of self-expression.
-Carolyn Aronson

Nowadays, skin care, makeup, and fashion are very much on the spotlight. Moisturized poreless skin, eyebrows on fleek, stunning "OOTD" (outfit of the day), latest kicks, etc. On top of that, one thing that's never ever forgotten to be fixed to complete our look is our hair.

Managing our hair can be tough. It takes patience, knowledge, and some skill, so most of us resort to salons to have our hair fixed and styled. Meanwhile, a few are also blessed to have a naturally nice hair. (Thank you genes!) Asians, like Filipinas, love to have a nice straight hair. Remember around a decade ago when having a straight hair is the most popular hairstyle in the Philippines? Hair rebond, semi-rebond, etc. Those were the glorious years of hair rebonding, but today, this kind of hair treatment are now less patronized for there are already other amazing ways to straighten your hair which you can do by yourself, like the hair straightening comb I will be sharing with you today.


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There are actually lots of straightening combs sold in the market today. You can choose which design you like and which brand do you trust most. In my case, I had no option which straightening comb to have since it was only given. It was a gift from my sister. My mom nor I didn't asked for it, she probably just saw our pictures and thought that our hairs needed fixing. (Hehe!) So for today's blog, I am going to test this hair straightening comb called Beauty Star.

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I have no plenty of information about this brand aside from it's called Beauty Star with a specific model of Star-100, and designed by Xue-Jin. I tried searching for the designer but couldn't find any information. (If I know how to read Chinese characters then I can probably find more details about this product.) Yes, it also says on its box that it was made on P.R.C. (People's Republic of China.) A link was also printed on the box ( which I assume is the website for this product. Apparently, the website has Chinese texts and it can't also be translated. It doesn't look like a website for a hair product either. No pictures, videos, etc. Just colorful texts, blinking links, and numbers.

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Honestly, I have doubts whether this item is authentic or a counterfeit. My sister have most likely bought this one online, and purchasing items online is very risky unless you know that the seller only sells authentic items. Plus, it's made in China. Let's a have a real talk here. China has a long record in producing counterfeit items like shoes, bags, clothes, toys, etc. (LINK) But I didn't mean all they manufacture are fake items! There are original items too, it's just that China seems to have built a reputation for producing and selling counterfeit goods especially here in my country where such products are rampantly sold almost everywhere. Which is why I am quite doubtful of this item. No specific information about this brand and model, website provided is confusing and seems sketchy too. But I found one selling this exact item on Ebay. This is where my sister probably bought it. (LINK)

Whether this item is fake or authentic, I'll just make a review out of it!



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Unlike for regular combs, the bristles of this comb is made of ceramic which heats up easily. It can easily be used by brushing or gliding it through your hair just like combing your hair with your regular comb, but in a slower pace. The tip of the bristles also has a rubber to avoid scalding. In addition, the edges around the ceramic bristles also have rubber bristles to prevent from accidentally touching it with our hands or into our neck and face. One thing I noticed is that it easily heats up but cools off very slowly.


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The black thing on the handle at the back of the comb is where the heat indicator is. It lights up once you have pressed the power button and not when you plug it. The first time I used the straightening comb, I was a bit clueless how to operate it. I even thought that the product was defective. But after a few tries of pressing the power button, a small part on the black thing lit up in blue color with numbers going up. It wasn't difficult to understand that this indicates the current heat of the comb because it has the symbol of degrees Celsius. I think this concept of hair straighteners with heat indicator is already common though still quite new for me who doesn't use a hair straightener.


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Of course, aside from the power button, there are two other buttons to adjust the heat of the comb. Cool! I mean, yeah! These buttons along with the power button are located at the side of the comb, by the way. The buttons are very simple to understand, "+" and "-", and I know you already know what is the purpose of each. "+" to increase the heat while "-" to decrease. With this comb, you totally have the control over the heat you want your hair to get into. Maximum heat for this comb is 230 °C while the minimum is 80 °C. I usually set the comb not more than 120 °C.


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Nobody wants to burn their hands while ironing their hair, right? I know most hair irons have a heat-resistant body but let's include this just to be specific. I remember having hair rebond treatments where the hairdresser would wear thick gloves to avoid burning their hands. But with this straightening comb, the handle only felt very little warm and can be held even without wearing gloves. The back side of the bristles, of course, felt warmer but also bearable to touch.


Of course, this blog wouldn't be complete without a proof and so I am testing it! Here goes the "Before" photo.

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Sorry, I have to blur my face, we're just focusing on the hair anyways.

As you can see, I have a thick, wavy, and puffy hair, so I hope this comb can help me tame my unruly hair when I need it most. Honestly, I don't care much of how my hair looks but wouldn't it be nice to have a decent look of our hair once in a while?

I set the temperature to 120 °C and waited at least a minute for the comb to heat up. I began ironing the hair near my face first then going to the back. It took me around 20 minutes to iron my hair. Even so, my arms didn't feel tired because the comb is light.

Here's the result:

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What do you think?

Well, for me, I think it did a good job fixing my hair. I tested its effectiveness by riding a tricycle going to and from the grocery. When I returned home, I noticed that my hair already had curved slightly but still okay. I think an ironed hair could barely withstand wind so we must avoid getting exposed to wind. (That's the solution!) 

Here is a side by side photo for a better comparison.

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I would say being able to manage your hair, like straightening it without going to a salon is a very good thing. You get to save money and time. You can have your hair fixed anytime and anywhere you want too! The Beauty Star straightening comb is very handy and I think this is also very much useful when you are traveling.  

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Overall, I am satisfied with this straightening comb. However, I can't say that I will be using this often because I am the lazy type when it comes to fixing my hair. Actually, I wouldn't advise you to iron your hair every day because it will dry and damage your hair, which will destroy your hair even more. I will most likely use this tool on special occasions and only when I have spare time. Nonetheless, it's a wonderful tool and a savior to women who wants to have a straight hair.

Thanks for reading!

✧ Katsanslimites

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