There are a lot of hair straightening irons on the market but one of the top ones is the Maxiglide hair straightening iron by Maxius.
This hair straightener works wonders on curly hair of all ethnicities!
Although the infomercials show women who have Caucasian hair textures or women with a slightly thicker curly hair texture there are no models on the commercial with Afro curly hair. So the question is, is this hair straightener like many of the other hair straightening irons?
The answer is a resounding NO! Maxiglide is an excellent fit for all hair textures as well as afro curly hair textures. See the hair textures page for details.
Basically, it has several features specifically designed to meet the demands of curly haired individuals. There are so many curly hair textures that some flat irons fail to meet. But this iron is the exception.
Also consider the MiniGlide by Maxius - Huge Savings!
Maxi's sister iron is the MiniGlide which is a smaller version that is an ideal fit for any bag or purse. This quick touch-up hair straightening tool is perfect for those on the go!
Made with detangling pins and smooth, rounded ends so that it doesn't harm the hair's sensitive cuticle like bristles can.
Made with top notch ceramic technology that creates negative ions, distributes heat quickly and creates a shiny, silky smooth finish as it helps revitalize the hair.
Benefits of the Miniglide:
The design of the Miniglide's case is related to placement of pins. Double action channels protect the scalp/skin from the high temperature. Every outer pin on the plate is accurately lined-up with a corresponding channel, directing the hair through the ribs, allowing you to achieve flips and curves. The back and sides of the case stay cooler than on other irons.
The ergonomic, streamlined handle fits perfectly in your hand, making styling easy, not tiring.
The case design features non-slip rubber rest.
More Information on Miniglide by Maxius:
Temperature heats to 200 c (392 F)
Length - less than 10", weight - less than 5 oz, ceramic plates measure 1/2" x 3-1/4"
Note - Does not contain the SBS (Steam Burst System) as found on Maxi's regular hair straightening iron.
Tips for Using Maxiglide / Miniglide Maxius Hair Straightener
Never Use on Wet Hair!
Brush hair thoroughly especially each section of the hair prior to using this hair straightening iron on the hair.
Section the hair about 1 1/2" inches thick and about 3 1/2" inches wide for best results.
The steam selection should never be used within 3 inches of the scalp.
No need to squeeze tightly like ordinary irons. Maxiglide's ceramic plates and the detangling pins glide through the hair and does most of the work for you.
Maxiglide manufacturers recommend that you use a lower temperature setting (1 - 4) if your hair is fine or chemically treated, and (5 -10) if you have strong, coarse hair.
Never touch the hot plates!
Maxi/Mini glide is great on curly heads!
If you have curly hair and want to change your look for a change, why not straighten those curls into a sleek style?
Wash hair as usual and spritz lightly with a leave in conditioner. Make sure the hair is combed out thoroughly while wet to remove any tangles.
But the best thing about this ceramic iron is that you don't have to blow dry your hair! But you MUST make sure your hair is COMPLETELY DRY before using the it!
You can choose to blow dry your hair if you'd like but you have the choice of air drying your hair and then using Maxiglide on the hair for a sleek look. Many people question whether or not you can really use this ceramic iron on curly hair. Well... YES YOU CAN!
Because the special plates are lined with detangling pins, this assists in separating each individual hair to ensure a smooth, sleek finish. These special ceramic plates allow the hair to easily glide through and at the same time removing tangles.
If you have an evening out, a special occasion or if you simply just want a different look, Maxi/Mini glide is an excellent choice! Click the link at the top of the page to watch the video of the Maxi/Mini glide in action. You'll see exactly how it works and will feel more comfortable with your purchase.
For those questioning how Maxi/Mini glide works on afro curly hair, it's fabulous. We will be adding more pictures soon, so stay tuned!
Our Curly Readers LOVE Maxiglide!
My hair texture is curly, and I have tried many hair products and many still did not work. Watching Maxiglide on tv and seeing the real results, I really like it and I think that this is the best hair straightening iron I have ever used. This is an EXCELLENT product! ~ Lisa, Guam
My hair is awful due to coloring etc. and it is very course and kinky. I saw this iron on TV and after a lot of thought I just went for it. It was one of the best things I have ever spent money on. I just tried it for the first time a few minutes ago and I LOVE IT. It is fast, easy and I love my new soft hair. I actually have a great haircut and this iron has made me feel incredible. Simply amazing!!! ~ Wendy, Richmond Canada