Review: Sedu Revolution Nano Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Iron

I adored my CHI.

Was absolutely smitten with the FHI.

However, I didn’t know the meaning of true love until I took a chance and bought the Sedu Revolution Nano Ceramic Tourmaline flat iron.

Now I know you’re thinking.

Isn’t that a $140 flat iron?

And wasn’t that YOU whining about your dwindling retirement account just one post ago?

Believe me, the same thoughts popped into my head after my out-of-control finger hit the “submit order” button on’s website.

“You need to take your foot and kick your own ass.” I muttered.

Then it arrived in the mail.

Now I’m patting myself on the back for the great buy!

The first thing that differentiated it from my previous high-end irons is it comes with a heatproof pouch/mat (great for traveling) and an instructional DVD. Usually, I would have tossed the DVD aside, but this time I took the time to watch. Hey, when you’re spending this kind of money you want to know everything it can do.

The DVD is broken down into four mini-tutorials - straightening, curls, waves and creating volume.

I was most interested in creating volume, because my big problem with flat ironing is it leaves my hair well, flat.

So let me break down why I’m singing the praises of the Sedu:

- Heats up quickly.
- Adjustable temperature setting.
- The smooth plates practically glide through my hair.
- No dried out, frizzy ends.
- Reduced my usual flat iron time to less than 15 minutes.
- I don’t have to use tons of products, just a dab of thermal protectant.
- Seems to be gentler on my relaxed, color treated mane.

In summary, the Sedu is the closest I’ve come to getting near salon results at home. With this awesome iron, I am able to recreate a lot of the volume, bounce and even the shine I usually have to rely on a stylist to achieve.

I ordered my Sedu with one-inch plates from for $139.95. It also available in hot pink, which I wanted but was too cheap to kick out the additional ten bucks.

* FYI – I’ve been growing out the short cut in my profile pic, so I have more hair.

A Recessionista Fairy Tale

Once upon a time there was a beauty-product loving princess who wouldn’t dream of stepping into the bath without her favorite $35 a tube perfumed shower gel, then rubbing a squirt of $80 a bottle anti-aging lotion onto her shower-fresh skin.

Ahhhh, the good life. The stock market was hitting unprecedented highs, and our princess was thinking early retirement.

Then the recession hit, leaving the pricey product princess’ old age nest egg in the toilet.

Faced with the possibility of pushing a shopping cart through the park in her golden years, or even worse having to smile at homely, um... adorable cherubs at the entrance of her local Walmart, our princess had to make some cutbacks.

Now her bath regimen consists of the budget-friendly Suave Naturals Body Wash in Tropical Coconut and Suave Skin Therapy Cocoa Butter with Shea Lotion.

Both discount potions are rich, creamy and smell wonderful, making the affordable feel surprisingly luxurious. Best of all, at about $2 each, they leave her with cash to stash!

Don’t be shy fellow princesses. Come on, tell me. What are your recession concessions?