Congratulations on finding a great straightener for your hair. It sounds like the Braun is the perfect match for your hair type and texture.
I don't iron my hair very often because it is very long, coarse, highlighted and I worry about any heat damage.
The rare times I use my hot iron I use the T3 Luminous iron I got on sale for $70. It is worth every penny.
I have had the best luck with the T3 over other irons. I love my T3 because it's specifically designed to provide luminous & super shiny locks.
The T3 straightener uses a proprietary combination of ceramic and tourmaline, It really does leave my hair shinier and straighter hair over conventional flat irons I've use din the past and the irons I used when I was in cosmetology school.
The plates are made from ceramic & tourmaline. The ceramic enables the flat iron to reach and maintain high, consistent heat. The heat turns coarse and curly hair into straight strands.
Tourmaline, a semi-precious stone that is crushed and infused into the ceramic plates, has natural ionic and infrared properties.
In combination with the extreme heat, these help to reduce friction when the hair passes through the straightener, giving the strands a smoother sheen without damaging them.
The T3 Luminous has a 9-foot cord. The cord swivels 360 degrees, which makes the iron easy to use and store. It also has an adjustable temperature settings which is key for me since I worry about damage.
One unique feature of this flat iron is the heat-resistant mat that comes with it. You place the straightener on the mat so it doesn’t burn counter tops or other surfaces. You can also use it to clean residue buildup off the plates. I have burn tons of things in the past and I really appreciate this added benefit.
It is under $100 (I got mine on sale), which is considered low for a flat iron of this caliber – especially one with tourmaline.
It carries a two-year warranty that comes with comprehensive tool coverage and repair options from the manufacturer.
It's a very quality hair straightener which may not be for everyone, but it is awesome for me and my hair.