Mestar Iron Pro review – things to know before you buy one

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The Mestar Iron Pro is a 2-in-1 hair straightener and curler which costs between 30-50 USD. it is supposed to not only straighten your hair but also give you those sought after Beach waves.  The Mestar Iron Pro offers a budget-friendly alternative to your daily hair styling needs. 

I was not entirely sure it can do all that it claims to. But after you read this article you can decide for yourself.

In this article, we will discuss basic design features of the Mestar Iron Pro, lack of authenticity, performance problems , and where do you buy one. We will also show you some reliable alternatives .

See what conclusion we came to  about The Mestar!

The tale of Mestar Iron Pro

The Mestar Iron Pro has a similar body design to that of a name brand product. But don’t be fooled, they are not the same thing. In the beginning Mestar Iron Pro was widely promoted. Then Mestar got some bad reviews and as a result, they are hard to find on the internet for purchase except on eBay. 

When we recently looked for this product, we got conflicting information about the specifics of what it does or doesn’t do:

Some features we are not sure about


Originally this was marketed in a rose gold color.  However, now you can find irons with the Mestar brand that are black. Some Reviewers also mentioned that iron they received was indeed black.

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Safety grips 
A plastic grip at the end of the heated plates.  Some of the advertising for Mestar have the grippers, and some don’t. I even saw different Mestar youtube videos one had them, and one did not.

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Plate material 
Mestar Iron Pro heating plates are supposedly made from titanium, with ceramic and tourmaline coating. We could not confirm this. But The one constant thing that seems to be true is that the plates are made from ceramic.  Ceramic is suitable for fine hair providing a lower consistent level of heat


Temperature memory (it’s supposed to remember what setting you had it on when you shut it off) The manufacturer doesn’t specify if you have to leave it plugged in or not, for it to remember.

For use on wet or dry hair. Also we could not confirm that this iron was especially designed for wet hair. Using an iron of any kind on wet hair is NEVER a good idea no matter what brand you buy

Basic design features of the Mestar Iron Pro

  • Four temperature control settings
  • Dual voltage
  • Select from a Variety of plug configurations to suit your needs. Or it may come with a universal adapter.
  • Negative Ions (always a useful feature to reduce frizz and create smoother hair)
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The infamous learning curve

We are accustomed to picking up a tool and within minutes we get the results we want. 

  • With the Mestar Iron Pro and ALL 2 in 1 stylers You MUST learn the technique for curling your hairOtherwise, you will be disappointed and frustrated with your purchase.

Quality and Performance 

All features aside, it seems to give you some Beach waves if you can master the technique. 

Let’s consider the bigger picture of manufacturing. One thing to remember is, the price of a product reflects the effort put into development, production along with some intended profit. 

It may turn out that the iron doesn’t have the same exact features , performance, quality, or longevity as another more expensive model. That’s because it was made with less expensive materials, and this is why it is more affordable. You get what you pay for.

 It is unreasonable to have the same expectations of a budget brand like the Mestar Iron Pro as you would expect from a name brand iron.

Other budget yet good hair stylers we have reviewed –

Amika strand perfect ceramic styler

furiden hair straighteners

HSI professional Flat iron

In short,

If you are looking for lower price alternatives for 2-in-1 irons, be  sure of their originality. 

If you are skeptical about any aspect of the Mestar Iron Pro,  you may be better off purchasing a different 2-in-1 iron.

We found The Mestar iron pro  for sale on eBay and China direct websites. We found one listing as a 2nd generation version, indicating that it was redesigned. We found several websites for Mestar Iron Pro, with name of other companies clearly visible. 

I lost confidence in the Mestar brand, mainly because of the conflicting information and lack of transparency.  

I am not against budget hair tools, . But be informed, know what you are buying.

Here are some other highly recommended affordable options:

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41 thoughts on “Mestar Iron Pro review – things to know before you buy one”

  1. I ordered the MeStar flat iron, but in black. The flat iron I received looks absolutely nothing like the rose gold flat iron in the ad. When I contacted the company, they said I received what I ordered. That’s not true. I ordered the flat iron as pictured in the ad, only in black. I recently a cheap, thin, black flat iron. DaddyRecommend refuses to refund my money or exchange the flat iron. When I asked them how do I go about getting the flat iron as pictured in the ad, but in black instead of rose gold, they don’t answer. This is a total scam.

      • I can second that. Wish I had read the reviews before purchasing. It is worthless — and apparently I won’t get any satisfaction for the $30 that I spent even if I contact the company. BIG SCAM!!!

    • Mine tore up in less than a month. I loved it while it worked and it only took a few minutes.However it started just going off before it even had time to get hot and sometimes it wouldn’t come on at all.i miss fixing my hair with it but I ordered a similar one from Walmart, hope it works as good, just lasts longer!

  2. I had a very similar situation with the comment from “Suzann”. I purchased a MeStar Flat iron & receive a something completely different (does not look or compare to what was ordered. When i contacted the company, they said that I received exactly what i ordered but pictures dont lie!!! DO NOT BUY THESE KNOCK-OFFS!!!

  3. I ordered one of these 2 in 1 curling irons from Lij Co and they sent me a cheap black flat iron in a broken box. Since I used PayPal I disputed the claim.

    PayPal said I needed to return the item to the seller at my cost to be refunded. What I did not know was that they were located in China and shipping it back would cost more than the cost of the original item.

    Since Lij Co sent me the wrong item (not my fault), I think they should pay for the return shipping to China. They refused to do this so I am stuck with this crap & out of $30. I did sign up for PayPal’s return shipping open (for free) for future purchases.

    If you search Lij Co or LJ Co on PayPal, there are 7 pages of people reporting being scammed by this company. They sell other items as well, not just curling irons. Buyer beware.

    • Jessie
      Thanks so much your comments.
      I’m so sorry about your horrible experience with Mestar/ Lij Co.

      This illustrates how irresponsible the company is when you have a problem with their products.

      We love low cost items and realize not everyone can afford to spend the higher price of the name brand. But our goal is to help you make an informed decision about your 2-in-1 styler. So you don’t have the same experience

    • I’m arguing with PayPal right now because they don’t want to refund my money. If anyone else used PayPal, perhaps other disputes would help us all.

    • I ordered one for my daughter, didn’t realize it was coming from China. Took over a month to get it. It didn’t come with an adapter so you can’t even plug it in. I wrote them back with no reply. I’m out the money and have a piece of junk we can’t use. Never again will I order from them again.

      • Hi sueann,

        I order on on dec 18, 2019 I still haven’t received it. Do you have a phone number to contact? I have contact the two people that are on the account. There email address are invalid. I think i got scammed thanks

    • There is a bit of technique involved. But you can get curls even with a regular 1 inch flat iron with a bit of practice.

  4. Thank you for your article. I saw a ad in Pinterest earlier and I was skeptical which is why I did a search for reviews and happened upon your site. I also thought it was going to be difficult to get the technique down. In one video where the woman has short hair, if you look closely another hand reaches out to help her curl the front. It’s obviously not her because she is wearing a short sleeved white shirt and not a long sleeved black shirt. Anyways, I feel bad for everyone that got ripped off and am thankful for all your reviews which helped me.

  5. I have just received my order today and like many of the comments above i received some cheap nasty hair straighteners although looking at my order via paypay it clearly states 2 IN 1 MESTAR IRON that is clearly what is advertised and clearly what I paid for but is nothing like what I ordered I agree with many of the above comments that this is a scam my advice is avoid at all costs.

  6. I had the same problem received the black and it was not the one I ordered then I couldn’t get them to answer me. That iron actually blew up. I was so mad. I paid for the 2 in 1 mestar the box it was in didnt say mestar. Mine also came from China. So now I’m leery about trying to buy it somewhere else. I know Tyme sells one similar.

    • Andrea,
      I am so sorry for your bad experience with Mestar. This is why it is good to buy popular products with excellent reviews. Name brand products are also backed by a manufacturer’s warranty in case you have any difficulty with your purchase.

      • I am wondering why I have not received my curling iron . I ordered early December and don’t know how to get in touch. My order # 191213094819937 golden luxury says mte*delusion Mestar iron pro for $29.97 plus shipping 5.99 total $35.96. Can u help?

        • Dianna
          I’m sorry you are trouble receiving your purchase. Unfortunately we have no direct relationship with the sellers of Mestar.

          I hope you can resolve you issues.

          This illustrates clearly the need to purchase from reputable products from reputable suppliers

  7. Thank you for this article. Glad I ran into this before ordering from a company 7 Bess for the 2 in 1 Master Iron Pro. I’ve been wanting to order the Tyme curling iron and cost $170ish but been seeing some knockoffs that looks exactly like it. I message those Companies asking if it’s the same as Tyme and they say “yes exactly the same” but I highly doubt it. I will get Tyme instead and wait for black Friday offer. I’d rather get the real thing than get stuck with a $35 item that sucks and doesn’t work… and maybe even ruin my hair. Thanks!

  8. I’m so glad I saw this! I had the exact same problem all of the above had only I wanted the rosegold, which was supposedly on a limited time discount. I ended up with a piece of junk black curling iron that didn’t even clamp properly. I wrote to the company LIJ and complained and I got a response from “Daisy” telling me that I ordered the wrong item and the black one was on sale. It also was in a crushed bright yellow box with a different name on it. They told me it would cost me $28 to return it because they were in China. I told them they were crazy and once again PayPal paid off! I snap a picture of everything I order on my phone. I filed a complaint and sent the correspondence I had with the company and the picture of what I had ordered. Within days I had a full refund including shipping. I then threw out the garbage they sent me. It pays to use PayPal for all purchases and take a picture of the complete transaction on your phone. I was inconvenienced by this but didn’t lose anything but a little time.

  9. Stephanie,

    I am the creator of the TYME iron and I appreciate you looking into this fake iron! They do not have the right to produce our iron and they steal all of our images and pretended to be us in the beginning to get an audience. I truly hope people understand TYME’s goal is to help women get the hair they have hoped for and we work daily to bring you great products and hair education:)

    • Thank you Jacynda for your feedback. Our goal is to help people make informed decisions about what they’re purchase and avoid getting ripped off.
      Additionally we also care about education. Thanks for sharing. And we wish you much success.

      • Hell I haven’t even recieved shit yet… all y’all are doing is stealing people’s money Stephanie … y’all are fuckin pathetic and I will be reporting this

        • Dear Angela,

          Thank you for your feedback.

          I’m so sorry that you have had such a bad experience with your purchase.

          How can I serve you better?

          What product are you waiting to receive?

          We are affiliated with Amazon only and have no control over any of the sellers who don’t keep their word or those who sell inferior products.

          If We Work Together, We Can help Inform the Public and Help others Avoid the mistakes we’ve made. Also, we can make sure we don’t promote any products that have a poor reputation for stealing people’s hard-earned money.

          And yes my name really is Stephanie 😀


  11. We received a message on Facebook from my daughter as a gift idea for this iron..2 of us ordered it for her but…she never sent us the message..1 month later and multiple emails..still haven’t received it nor been contacted by company..what a scam from China and paypal

  12. Sooo I had a feeling this wasn’t the true Tyme 2 n 1 curling iron when I saw the product shipping directly from China. I saw the ad on Instagram and it sure looks like the original Tyme product. I received my curling iron yesterday and it’s the correct rose gold color. I honestly wish I had done my research ahead of time. But since I didn’t… I will practice with this affordable iron until I can afford the original. Thanks for your review Stephanie!!

  13. I purchased this MeStar from an advertisement on FB. I am disgusted with the quality and it doesn’t work. I notified them immediately for a refund. Sent them the required information after returning to China my cost and still have not been refunded. I was told as soon as I posted the boxed item with address and shipping postage I would be refunded that day. Beware of this company. They have junk, do not stick to their word and returns are not in USA and very expensive. Had I known all this I would have purchased from a reputable company. I have all T 3 or chi products so money isn’t the issue. It just looked so nice and easy. Still waiting weeks later for my refund. . Well it isn’t!!

  14. BUYER BEWARE!! The item I purchased was the 2 in 1 Mestar Iron Pro curling iron and straightener. They sent me a cheap straightener. I contacted them but they will not send the correct item I ordered, nor refund me what I paid. They offered a full refund but it costs $20 to ship back! It was a total “Bait and Switch”. I knew better but I went against my intuition and got ripped off – all I want is the correct item!!

  15. I had the same experience as other posters: I ordered one late November 2019 from a Facebook ad, didn’t realize it was coming from China. Took six weeks to get it. It was in a cheap, flimsy box and the wrong color…which I could have lived with, but it’s a piece of cheap garbage. I paid with PayPal hoping they would back me if I had a problem, but the company said I could return the iron at my cost to China. It’s not worth more money and more time. I’m out the money and have a piece of junk I can’t use. Never again will I order from them again.

    • I agree with you Valeria, same thing happened to me ):
      I’ve been trying to register to warranty but there is no place for that and there is nobody to assist you with that either.
      What a shame

  16. WOW! I should have read the reviews BEFORE purchasing this product!! Lesson learned for sure! Purchased the item and it took a month to finally receive the product. When I tried to trace the company, no phone number or address. This is really unfortunate that PayPal would associate themselves with such a low quality company that does not provide any type of customer service at all.

  17. I ordered this product and when I received it it looked used with a residue on it. It didn’t work like it should have and got stuck in my hair. I emailed the company 3 times with no response so now I will be contacting PayPal to disbute it. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT.

  18. Please keep us updated on your response from PayPal. I went back-and-forth with them last week about my payment, asking for a refund and got absolutely nowhere.

  19. Ugh I got tricked into buying the 2 in 1 Mestar as well. My daughter doesn’t like to stand for a long time to have her hair curled so I thought this would be perfect. It worked for about a month and now it just turns off by itself or won’t turn on at all. When i ordered it said it came with a 2 year guarantee so I contacted the company. They sent me an email with instructions on how to turn it on like I was an idiot. When I replied I had done that and wanted a replacement or a refund I got radio silence. I’m so pissed I spent $40 on this piece of crap. Lesson learned I suppose.


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Stephanie, a native Floridian, has spent the majority of her 25 year career as a licensed Professional in the Hair industry, specializing in Chemical Processing and Curly Hair cutting.

She began learning about natural hair care while working at Aubrey Organics. More recently, she has been taking on the challenging question of hair loss and regrowth as a Hair Coach for Kerotin Haircare.

She is also grateful for the knowledge gained from experienced hairdressers while living abroad in the Dominican Republic.

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