(Editor’s note: This post originally had a flash sale offer, which has since expired. We’ve taken down the flash sale info and left the product review.)
My Silhouette, courtesy of Nume, arrived about a week ago. Before I opened the box, I took a peek at the official info plus the reviews on Nume’s website. If you saw my Nume curling wand review, you know I have problem hair. It’s fine, thin and frail, and I spend a good amount of time trying to manage that.
So when I see a review about hair products or styling tools, I’m instantly skeptical. And even though I love the Nume wand, I had the same reaction this time. Yeah, the Silhouette sounds life-changing on paper, for sure. The straightener retails for $139 and has earned a 4.8-star rating based on 2,172 reviews. It’s made with floating ceramic plates, which heat fast and have a slippery quality to them so your hair slides through easily without catching. Negative ion technology seals in moisture and minimizes frizz — a must for most of us this summer! The straightener also has beveled edges — and you can use those rounded edges for curling too (although to be honest, I haven’t tried it).
Nume Silhouette Review
That’s the official word on the Silhouette. My take? I have used it twice so far and the results have been kind of amazing. Soft, straight, silky hair that’s vastly less frizzy at the end of the day versus a simple blow-dry. Note that I live in St. Louis, where it’s been about 95 degrees with 75 percent humidity. Maybe I’ve been in a cave, but I’ve never used any styling product or tool that delivers results that last all day through that kind of weather.
Note that I haven’t tried the straightener without the Argan oil — and I don’t think I will. Argan oil delivers near-magic rejuvenation to my hair and I’m using it daily for that reason.
Lastly, I’ll say the Silhouette is easy to use. I applied a touch of Argan oil, sectioned my hair and glided the Silhouette over each 2-inch piece just once. Just like that, straight and smooth hair all day.
Before I began straightening with the Silhouette, my hair was blow dried, but weird and wavy. I clipped up the top half and got to work.
One section at a time, I ran the straightener over my hair.
It didn’t take very long to straighten all of my hair – less than 10 minutes.
Here’s a look at my hair the same day, but 12 hours later. Still straight and shiny!
I used the Silhouette again the other day, in the morning this time. I wanted to see if the straight, smooth style would last through a hot, humid day.
As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.
Thanks for stopping by! I'm Catherine, your Budget Fashionista style editor. I'm a bargain shopper at heart, as I love nice things but hate paying for them! I'm also a personal finance writer who's been featured on USA Today and MSN Money.