Whether you love shopping or hate it, there’s no doubt that finding the right straightener for you is no easy task. With the number of variety of products on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? How do you know if it’s even designed for your hair type? So, I’m going to do you a favour right now – if you’re African American, Puerto Rican or have coarse, thick, curly or knotty hair – the Rusk RSK732 has been designed for you!
Tell me about it!
The Rusk RSK732 uses titanium-infused ceramic 1.25-inch plates. This enables the straightener to eat up very rapidly while still evenly distributing the heat. The titanium is both durable and lightweight, ionizing your hair to retain its natural moisture and eliminate pulling or pinching of your hair while using the straightener.
The size of the plates means that works well both as a straightener and as a curler – especially if you like to add subtle curls or waves into your otherwise straightened hair.
What else does it do?
Quite a bit, actually! You can set the temperature to anywhere between 300 and 450 degrees Fahrenheit, displayed on the iron’s LCD display. Once you’ve found the temperature that works best for you, this can be memorized by the flat iron for the next time you want to use it! The cord is a 9-foot swivel type which allows you plenty of loose cord to get your iron into all those awkward point without accidentally unplugging it or getting the cord tangled up.
What I like about it
The Rusk satisfies a niche in the market which has not been exploited by as many manufacturers as one might think. The temperature memorization, the LCD display and the cord all make it as user-friendly as possible while delivering the results you want. Plenty of folks have mentioned the compliments they’ve received on their ‘salon-standard’ hair after using the Rusk RSK732.
What I don’t like
The temperature range is limited to the higher end of the scale, which seems natural when you consider that it’s designed for use with thick, wiry hair. However, a fuller range of temperatures would allow for subtler styling, even with coarse hair.
More serious aspects that I don’t like, and I feel Rusk could have addressed are the fact that it gets very hot and doesn’t have an automatic timer/sensor to switch itself off in case it gets left on. I don’t wanna have to turn back home half way on my journey to work worrying that I might have burned the house down!
My conclusion is that, if your hair is the coarse, wiry, extremely curly type, the Rusk RSK732 could be the best hair straightener for you. Amazon customers currently rate it with a whopping 4.4 stars out of a possible 5. Now there are some satisfied customers! I hope this review has been helpful and I look forward to reading your feedback!