If you have been a Howard House reader for any length of time you will be familiar with my obsession with gadgets and tools. Beauty gadgets and tools to be exact. I love things that exfoliate, zap, massage, and light up. Ultrasound, RF, LED, Galvanic… I love it all. Imagine how much fun it was for me to discover a tool that uses high tech methods to condition your hair? As a stylist for many years, I’ve had the opportunity to try an enormous number of hair styling products, and dozens upon dozens of conditioning treatments, and have used many methods to help my clients with their various hair issues. After getting a chance to try the Fusion Iron…all that seems obsolete. In the same way that ultrasonic devices are used to perform facials, in that the creams or serums are broken up to allow deeper penetration into the skin, thus making them more effective, the Fusion Iron is using Ultrasonic technology and Infrared light to deeply condition hair! The Fusion allows your hair treatment to get into the hair shaft, and then seals it in. It makes every treatment more potent! Brilliant! Using the Fusion Iron is a snap, it’s just like using your flat iron, except….you use it on WET hair. It doesn’t straighten, since it’s not a styling tool, in fact it doesn’t really heat up.
Here’s the scoop on how to use it. After you wash your hair, using a shampoo that is specific to your needs, like a nourishing shampoo for damaged hair, a strengthening shampoo for weak hair or a color safe shampoo for colored hair (it is important to “prepare” your hair for treatment in the same way you “prepare” your face for masks or peels- you don’t use a peel without properly cleansing your face, right? And you wouldn’t use a cleanser made for dry skin if you have oily skin and vice versa. Same principal with your hair – use a quality shampoo and nutrient absorption is increased dramatically) you will then want to apply a deep conditioning treatment, hair masque or serum to your lightly towel dried hair.
Separate your hair into sections, then proceed to “iron ” your hair in much the same way you would if you were using a flat iron. Start at the roots, and make 3-5 passes on each section. I did a little extra on my ends. Then, rinse your hair with warm water- do NOT re-shampoo, just rinse. You can then dry and style as usual. Easy as pie. Results? Wow time. Recently, I reviewed a hair trio I really liked and was impressed with the shine and softness and body my hair had. I used the same trio to test the Fusion Iron and was blown away at how this device amped up the effectiveness of the products. I have since used the Fushion with two other favorite hair care lines in my beauty stash cabinet (which is my favorite possession – I keep all my tools, skin care, and beauty related treasures in it. I will strap it to my back and carry it out if we ever need to evacuate) and the same thing happened, good products were amped up and turned into super hero strength products. I have never had such healthy feeling hair in my life. I use color regularly. Styling products almost daily. And of course heat, via blow dryer, deep waver, flat iron or curling iron probably 4 or 5x a week. Using the Fusion Iron, the condition of my hair improved visibly. It feels stronger, looks thicker than ever, as though it were plumped up, and the shine is great. *Side note- I still use my X5 laser weekly and my hair loss is no longer an issue for me, I also have thicker due to my weekly laser sessions. When I say “thicker” in the context of the Fusion Iron , I am referring to the feel of each individual strand, versus “thicker” hair via the X5, by which I mean I have more actual hair. Got it?* The Fusion Iron is now one of my Beauty Stash Cabinet TOP SHELF tools. I am sold on it. If I was still working in a salon, I’d buy one and use it for my add-on back bar conditioning treatments. My clients would love me. While it will help your hair on an ongoing basis, this is a tool that gives you immediate, tangible results. Worth it. Worth it.