It's been more than a year since I owned this Hair Treatment tool (in late 2012) and I have repeatedly said that I WILL WRITE A REVIEW on it.
And it's been a year, but I have yet to write about it. Since one of my goals is to stop procrastinating in 2014, here I am - even though it took me 1 year.
This tool is called the Thairapy 365 Restore RX Conditioning Tool.
I bought it from a push-cart store located at the basement of Wisma.
I know right? How reliable can it be when there is no proper store selling this - I was doubtful at first too, but this is actually the 4th item I have purchased from this stall over the past 4 years and it's still going strong! I own 2 hair straighteners & 1 curling tong prior to this buy and they are ALL STILL GOING STRONG - I absolutely love using them (and I am suppose to also write about them - haha - this is called "procrastination".)
What is it?
This is a hair treatment tool that's imported from the States, probably California (according to the country code indicated on the contact page.) It IS NOT A hair straightener even though it looks like one.
What does it do?
It treats your hair and is catered to replenish moisture to it.
It opens the hair cuticles and breaks down moisture/leave-in hair conditioners, hence encouraging better absorption.(Ultra-sonic technology)
Who needs this?
People with dry, damaged, dyed hair including those who uses hair heating tools on a daily basis (that's me!), will need this. Basically, anyone who wants healthier hair can use this tool cause it is a form of hair maintenance/protection against the constant damage our hair receives from the chemicals, friction or heat induced by the environment or by us.
How to use it?
After shampoo, conditioning towel-dry you can either:
1. Apply leave-in conditioner/your preferred hair oil and run the tool through section-by-section of your damp hair (as you would with a flat iron hair straightener) till all is covered or
2. Just run the tool through section-by-section of your damp hair till all is covered
Both ways will replenish moisture to your hair and you can use it in the day or night, depending on your preference.
NOTE: This tool is meant as a treatment, hence do not expect it to dry your hair or straighten it.
(Though I do find it helps tame my sometimes-frizzy hair - possibly cause its healthier and more nourished - it flows better)
You may also blow-dry, fix your hair for the day with whatever gadget there after.
For more information, read: http://thairapy365.com/restore-rx.html
So as seen here, 1 side is a red plastic light which will light up (infrared) when you turn it on, and the other side is a regular-looking reflective plastic plate.
When switch on, the red lights are intense, so I found it slightly blinding, just turn the tool away so the red-lights doesn't face you and you should be fine.
According to the person (who is the shop manager) who sold me this, when you bring the plates close together, violet rays are suppose to light up. And that's also 1 way to tell it is working well and not damaged.
The moment I ran it through my hair, I felt it became smoother and there was less stray hairs.
This shop manager also demonstrated how it works by spraying some water on the non-lit reflective plate, then bringing the plates close to each other without having their surface touch each other. And the water droplets started to react and "jump". At the same time, it gave off some steam, but there was no heat as he could place his finger there. The plates were not hot or burning.
I have been using this for over a year now, and though I do feel guilty for not using it enough (recommended about twice per week, or as often as you like), I like the effects it has on my hair. An instant hair "smoother-ner". It was a "comfort-gadget" that I relied on whenever I feel my hair is super dry, after a hair dye or just mistreated (you know, sometimes you straighten your hair and then curl it and then straighten it again just to play? or is it just me?)
It's light, easy to operate, practical and has a lifetime warranty.
Best is you use it after a deep-conditioning hair mask treatment in the bath, and with argan oil leave-in.
Overall a great experience!
Opps. Price-wise would be the only "con" here cause it is skewed to the pricier side. I cannot recall how much I paid for it, but it was definitely more than SDG200. And that was after discount because I bought a few other gadgets at the same time. Seriously, take it as an investment cause going for regular hair treatments in salons will also add up to that much - and this - can be achieved at the comfort of your own home, anytime.
Do feel free to drop your comments/feedback if you have any below. :)