L’Oréal Professionnel Steam Pod
This shine-boosting ceramic iron uses a continuous pressurized release of steam to straighten and smooth hair with minimal damage.
I sometimes flat iron my naturally straight, but frizz-prone, hair for an extra-polished look. To use this fancy tool, I filled the oval steam generator “pod” with water. Once heated, the steam was sent through a tube to the attached iron. I took sections of hair and closed the iron over them; they slipped through the plates (which have an attached comb) with ease, each section becoming pin-straight in just a single pass. That evening I walked home in the rain, sans umbrella; the next morning my hair was straight, and nearly frizz-free. -Jennifer Masseau, Associate Editor