New HAI NEO Styling Iron

Hi, I'm new here:

I have been looking at this tourmaline straightening iron (link below) for the last few days. HAI claims that it is gentle on the hair and does not flatten it, but keeps the hair stand round for volume. It's made specifically for damaged and color-treated hair and is not recommended for thick hair. Has anyone tried this?

HAI 1.0 NEO Styling Iron | Folica.com
I just saw this too. I was CG for awhile but now am back to wearing my hair straight a couple days a week. It's funny because my sister who lives in another state started doing the same about the same time - unknown to me! Anyway, this flat iron really interests me because my hair is fine, thin, and highlighted. I have had a couple of Hai's in the past and they were good products, so any reviews would be greatly appreciated!
Hi Curly girls!

I do some education and work trade shows for HAI so, while I can't feel comfortable giving you a review, I can tell you why it rocks and that I've seen it. Though I am biased!

First - I want to clarify the NEO is not a tourmaline iron. HAI was the first to make a ceramic iron in the late 90's and first to add tourmaline to their entire line. Now they are the first to make a neo plate. It has mini grooves or bumps so that your hair is cushioned by the plate rather than crushed, leaving the hair strands round instead of oval by the flat iron. So, asugirl, you are right on the money that this is awesome for fine, thin hair that you want to have that luscious volume.

This NEO iron also has damage control technology. By simply cushioning the hair, the follicles seal and there is less friction, less burden on your tresses. It doesn't give you the shine a titanium plate will give you, and it won't 'flatten' like a ceramic . It will straighten and it will keep hair in a better state!

We've got a youtube vid that may help you see it in action. I'll post that below!

So that's it. I hope this was helpful! @dearmissmel
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I could not find any reviews of this styling iron anywhere, so I bought it this week and used it last night. The iron has buttons on the inside to adjust the temperature and a digital display on the outside.
The temp. goes up and down in increments of 20 degrees.
I set it to 370 and during the process my hair NEVER smelled burnt. I felt like it was gentle with my hair. When I was done, it was bouncy and full and I could run my fingers through my it easily, and it did not feel dry.
My hair has some shine to it and the cuticle feels sealed from root to tip. I'm just not sure how it'll hold up in humid weather. Overall, I really like this flat iron.
I will do an update about whether or not my hair reverts when I wash it.

I washed my hair and most of it did revert. I did see some straight pieces and some breakage, and I do notice that my hair feels pretty dry after styling my hair with it a second time. Even though it is marketed as damage control technology and safe for everyday use, it's still a heat tool. Overall the product is pretty good, but it should be used with caution like any other flat iron.

Last edited by coilyhair86; 03-13-2013 at 02:22 PM. Reason: Update

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