Argan Oil does wonders for hair health and appearance, making it softer, silkier, and shinier. Argan Oil is also frequently used as a styling agent, although this is a tricky balance: too much leaves hair greasy, too little doesn’t enhance shine. The Merakii Steam Hair Curling Straightener is designed a way to combine flat iron or curl styling infused with the benefits of Argan Oil by steaming Argan Oil into the hair for both a conditioning treatment and styling system in one.
ABOUT ARGAN OIL
Argan Oil works in three ways to improve hair:
- CONDITIONING: by improving the health of growing hair. Argan Oil makes hair healthier with its’ rich fatty acid content and Vitamin E. Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant and encourages the production of strong, healthy hair.
- RESTORING: by reversing much of the damage done by chemicals, styling products, and the use of flat irons and hot styling tools.
- ENHANCING: by improving the appearance, shine, and softness of the existing hair.
The Merakii Steam Curling Straightener delivers the Argan Oil deep into the hair by having it penetrate the hair shaft via steam. This gives a dual styling and conditioning benefit. Steam styling is also far gentler on the hair than straight dry heat, and the style tends to lock-in and lasts longer.
Merakii Steam Curling Straightener FEATURE OVERVIEW
- Heats up in under one minute
- Auto shut off after 60 minutes
- Designed to straighten, wave and to curl
- Three temperature settings: 180C (350F), 200c, (400F) and 220c (430F) for even hard to straight or curl hair.
- Swivel base and body with salon length cord
- Steam Knob control for the steam pump
- Use water or water and Argan Oil steam
- Thick, durable ceramic plates
- Sturdy but not too heavy to hold during styling
- A unique 3D Floating surrounding heating plate of 3.5 inches. This styles and treats the sides of the hair for the smoothest look with no ridges or bumps.
HOW THE ARGAN & STEAM WORKS
A small chamber tank is used to hold either just water for steam or a combination of water and Argan Oil to steam infuse the Argan Oil evenly through your hair. This not only penetrates deeper into the hair shaft but results in a far evener distribution of Argan Oil that is just enough to be shiny and silky but not weigh hair down or make it appear greasy.
The kit comes with a small glass bottle, see the included directions of use for the ratio of how much water to Argan Oil. Use the Argan Oil of your choice.
Once the bottle is filled and ready, remove the water tank compartment from the side of the flat iron. Underneath you will see a spot to uncap and fill with the Argan Oil and water mix in your bottle. Replace the cap and fit the water tank back onto the styling tool.
The ceramic plates function both traditionally and to diffuse a steam mist to style and condition your hair. There is just enough steam to enable styling and Argan penetration. Hair will not become excessively damp, but it is enough to style and not rob your hair of its’ own natural moisture during the heat style process and to keep hair from burning even at higher heats.
TIP: While these are anti-clogging steam plates, ONLY use the amount of oil instructed, this is not a case where “more is more”. The best results are with this exact ratio or just using water for the styling power of steam.
AS A CURLER
The unique swivel body and base along with its’ shape make it very easy to use this as a curler. A bit of practice with the included clips make for some great waves ranging from bombshell to beach waves to vintage 20’s wave set styles.
CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN
The shape of the Merakii Steam Curling Straightener is easy to hold in my hand. Made with a long cord with a swivel base, it is easy to use this on even very long hair. The handle remains cool to the touch.
The parts are well constructed and the 10ml chamber tank is sturdy. It holds 1/3 of an ounce. All knobs, buttons, and switches are in working order. There is an easy to read digital display. I am especially impressed with the durability and size of the ceramic plates.
The steam adds a nice styling component, it does not unduly wet the hair down, just enough to style. The infusion of Argan Oil is just the right amount to not get too sticky while creating optimal shine and softness. I love that with this steam and Argan Oil combination, I can style my hair without chemicals AND that it has the benefit of a leave-in conditioning treatment without the stiffness or dullness of most leave-in conditioner.
We love how the versatile Merakii Steam Curling Straightener turns a hair-damaging heat styling tool like a flat iron and turns it into a styling and conditioning treatment that is actually BENEFICIAL for the hair.
WHERE TO BUY IT
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Style Chicks received the Merakii Steam Curling Straightener in exchange for our unbiased review and received compensation for our time and effort. However, our experience with the product and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% ours.