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Old 10-02-2008, 12:17 AM
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Thumbs down Solia Tourmaline Ceramic Ion Flat Iron

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I bought my first pink Solia 2 years ago. I LOVED it! It did a fabulous job straightening my hair and held up nicely. Well, it died over the summer. I took it with me to Europe and the glue that holds the plates in melted. I used a converter and plug adapter - this iron just isn't meant to be used in other countries (duh ). When I got back from my trip, I decided to order another pink Solia since I was so happy with it. I noticed that the design had changed and was excited to see how it had been improved. In short, the newly designed Solia is a disappointment. There are tiny little grooves on all edges of the plates that catch hair and pull it out. Even when I was being super careful, it was hard to avoid snagging. Check out the pictures I took - the circled areas are the snagging culprits.

I would NOT recommend this iron anymore. Unless you're going for the missing patches of hair look...




I sent the iron back to Folica and ordered a Paul Brown Hawaii one instead. After I've had a chance to use that one a few more times, I'll write another review.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:41 AM
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I hate to hear this...I have a Pink Solia and love it as well. I'll remember this when I need a replacement.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:49 AM
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aw man that sucks, Im glad you posted this I was considering this one after seeing it on folica.com def not now after your experience
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Old 10-05-2008, 12:23 PM
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I was considering buying one, as well.
Thanks for the info, I'll stay away!
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:51 AM
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i completely agree!!! i have a Solia flat iron, but it's black with sky blue colored plates and even though the little grooves don't pull out my hair, it snags it and then makes it frizzy and damaged as i pull it out through straightening.
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