Helix by Hot Tools plates (for comparison)
What makes this Karmin straighter also a good candidate for curling hair is its special curved edge scratch resistance plates. Let me compare the Karmin plate to the Helix iron I already own. Notice how the Karmin plate is shiny, and curves around on the edge, where as the Helix one is just one thin plate that abruptly ends with a rather sharp edge? (click on the photos to enlarge) The curved edge on Karmin is what will give a kink free, smooth curl.
Here are some of Karmin's instructions on how to create different looking styles with this one tool:
Even though I have only used one type of hair straightener before using Karmin, I have to say that Karmin is now my favorite among the two. Like I said, I am not an expert when it comes to hair styling tools, but even with the simple comparison, I now understand a good hair tool makes a big difference.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, I received the Karmin hair straightener to test and review for free. I did not get paid for this post, nor am I affiliated with the company. All opinions expressed are my own honest opinion.