Monday, December 27, 2010

Misikko - Review and Giveaway



Between two teenage daughters and myself, we have five flat irons. We've experimented with different ones throughout time and have found that some work better than others. We even have our own differing opinions on which ones we claim to be the best.


Misikko helps women easily shop and compare the best professional styling tools and beauty products on the market. Whether you're on the hunt for a Chi Straightener or a Croc Flat Iron, their goal is to help you find the right salon tools and products at the right prices. Misikko even offers free same day shipping on products.


In February I did a review and giveaway for a Hana Professional Flat Iron from Misikko. It's the flat iron I've been using most often ever since receiving it. Thanks to Misikko, I was able to recently review the CHI Silk Infusion and the HANA Shine Shield Thermal Protectant. I've had both products for almost two months now and have seen a noticeable improvement in my hair since using them.

I will say from firsthand experience that it's important to use thermal serums on your hair when straightening it with a flat iron. My hair turns into a dry, frizzy mess if I don't use a heat protectant on it. It looks like it's been singed instead of straightened. After learning that lesson, I use thermal serums on my hair each and every time a flat iron gets near it.

Both the CHI Silk Infusion and the HANA Shine Shield Thermal Protectant come in 2 oz bottles. That doesn't seem like much, but it's lasted me through the last two months and I imagine it will last me for many more. Only a very fine amount is needed on the hair each time it's being straightened. At first I was a little surprised that the small bottles cost as much as they do but, after using them on my hair, it's apparent it's not generic formulas. And, as I said, a little goes a long way.

Hana Shine Shield Features:
Lightweight leave-in conditioning therapy

Designed to protect and restore both hair and scalp from environmental and styling stress

Jojoba absorbs quickly without a greasy feel for thorough deep conditioning

Jojoba naturally dissolves soil, removing build-up from other styling products to leave hair clean & supple

Jojoba naturally excels at thickening keratin layers, bringing out your hair's natural color overtones, highlights and brilliance

Periodic use over time is proven to advance the quality of your hair & the health of your scalp

Farouk CHI Silk Infusion Features:
Leave in, alcohol free reconstructing treatment

Enriched with pure natural silk, wheat and soy proteins

For soft manageable hair with incredible shine and no build up

Protects the hair against thermal styling and environment

I don't have a preference of one over the other. I switch back and forth between the two and both do well with protecting my hair against the heat elements. Both also give my hair shine and a look of healthiness. I do like the scent of the CHI Silk Infusion better.

Win It!
One person will win a 2 oz bottle of HANA Shine Shield Thermal Protectant and a 2 oz bottle of CHI Silk Infusion.

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Leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address in the comments. Giveaway is open to residents of the USA and Canada. Giveaway ends 1/11/11 at 8 pm CST. Winner must not have previously won a giveaway sponsored by Misikko within the last year. Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

I received products for review from Misikko. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.

153 comments:

Busy Working Mama said...

I need a new dryer and the CHI Ionic Professional Hair Dryer Low EMF looks good. Thanks!

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I also like the StriVectin-SD Anti Wrinkle Stretch Mark Cream.

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edmontonjb said...

I am looking for a new blowdryer and the T3 Tourmaline Evolution Dryer looks great

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edmontonjb said...

I also love the 1" Coirliss Falt Iron

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Angela Ison said...

I love the Hana professional Flat Iron 1!
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rubynreba said...

I like the HANA Professional flat iron 1"
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I also like the pink T3 tourmaline pro dryer
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CindyWindy2003 said...

product i really want is the T3 Tourmaline Evolution Dryer
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TZel said...

I like the Farouk CHI USA Digital Ceramic Flat Iron. Thanks!

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erin m. said...

Their T3 Tourmaline Evolution Dryer also caught my eye from Misikko!
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The Corioliss Tri curl Curling Iron caught my eye too at Misikko!
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Huguette E. said...

I like the CHI Ionic Professional Hair Dryer Low EMF
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Jennifer L. said...

I love their HANA Elite Flat Iron 1" 100% Ceramic.
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I also like their Obagi RX System C-Therapy Night Cream.
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Beautifulthroughhiseyes said...

One of my favorite products is the Chi flat iron.

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Another favorite product is the Chi Turbo digital ceramic curling iron.

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Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage said...

I love the Hana Elite Flat Iron!

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Juliana said...

I love the Hana Titanium Iron

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Juliana said...

I also love the Hana Air Professional Blow Dryer


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Jackie said...

I'd love the T3 Tourmaline Evolution Dryer! Thanks for the review and giveaway! I have two teens who are constantly straightening and curling their hair. These products would be useful.
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Jackie said...

I also like the small Spornette Electra Round Hair Brush.
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

My favorite is the CHI ceramic waver! I would love to have this!
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I would also like the CHI Ionic Professional Hair Dryer!
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lissaxolove said...

I like the FHI Heat Hot Sauce!

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I also like the T3 Tourmaline Featherweight Luxe Dryer

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Soozle said...

The TurboIon Croc Black Nano
Titanium Flat Iron 1.5" looks like something I would really like!

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Tiffany said...

I like the HANA Shine Shield Thermal Protectant.

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Tiffany said...

The HANAair Professional Hair Dryer looks cool.

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Fai said...

I think my wife would like Model in a Bottle

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Gina P said...

I also like the Chi Ionic Hair Dryer
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littleamberfate said...

I like the Ed Hardy Love Kills Hair Dryer!

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Another favorite product of mine is HANA Professional Flat Iron 1".

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Anonymous said...

I liked the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Gift Set - abrennan09@hotmail.com entry 1

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also liked the FHI Heat Digital Curling Iron (1.25 inch) - abrennan09@hotmail.com entry 2

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I would also keep my eye on the Turboion Croc Infrared Flat Iron 1.5" - something my wife has asked for before.
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Mandy Kauffman said...

Favorite Misikko product: *ULTIMATE PACKAGE*
HANA Elite Iron + Travel Iron

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Mandy Kauffman said...

Another favorite Misikko product: HANA Shine Shield Thermal Protectant
(6 oz)

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Marlene said...

I like the T3 Tourmaline Evolution Dryer.

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