The Mestar Iron Pro offers a budget-friendly alternative to your daily hair styling needs. Mestar Iron Pro is a 2-in-1 hair straightener and curler which costs between 30-50 USD. So it is supposed to not only straighten your hair but also give you those sought after Beach waves.
The 2-in-1 hair straightener and curlers have definite appeal. Unless you need super tight curls or prefer the crimped look, these irons are much safer to hold than the Marcel curling iron or even a traditional spring curling iron. I remember having to protect my client’s ears and scalp from burns with a comb.
In this article, we will discuss basic design features of the Mestar Iron Pro, performance, and where to buy one.
See what we found out about 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.
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 an one did not.
Mestar Iron Pro plates are supposedly made from titanium, with ceramic and tourmaline coating. 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. 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)
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. Otherwise, you will be disappointed and frustrated with your purchase.
For tips on how to use it your 2 in 1 styler, see our article
- How to use your 2-in-1 iron correctly
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 the Mestar Iron Pro as you would expect from a name brand iron.
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, do some research. If you are not entirely convinced that it does what it says, you may be better off purchasing a different 2-in-1 iron.
We found this product 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, in fact this design is very intriguing. But be informed, know what you are buying.
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Stephanie Sanchez has 20+ years of hairdressing experience. She began writing at age 10. Now an author here at PHB and Hair Coach for Kerotin Hair care. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and learning from others.