Maxius Sonic Glide Review
A few months ago I purchased a new Maxius Sonic Glide Flat iron. I was really excited to try a new flat iron because my old faithful Bablyliss nano titanium iron had started to snag my hair. This iron seemed really cool because it was an improvement to the old maxiglide iron with sonic technology. With all of the good reviews from the maxiglide I thought this would be my new favorite flat iron.
The iron itself was a bit thicker than i was expecting. since I had never used the maxiglide i could only imagine how huge and bulky it was compared to this more refined model.
The Sonic technology was the main difference for this iron. There is a switch in the middle of the iron to turn it on. When it was on the iron made very loud vibration noises when the iron closed. I thought the vibrations would be silent like my ultrasonic infrared iron. Instead, I found the noise was so distracting I ended up keeping the sonic power off for the most part. I personally did not feel if I got more straightening power when it was turned on anyway.
The iron comes with 2 removable plates. one straight and one with pins. I mainly used the ones with the pins because the pins were supposed to have a better straightening effect on the hair. The pins worked best when my hair was well detangled prior to using the iron. I thought the pins were nifty but they snagged at times and I had to flat iron more slowly. They were also a little bit of a pain to clean. Other than that, I liked the pin plate.
The steam function was an interesting aspect of this iron. I liked how my hair felt after using this flat iron with the steam. It felt extremely smooth and moisturized. What I didn’t like is that the flat iron wouldn’t steam unless I had put it at a setting of 5 or 6. Other than that water droplets would come out of the iron and burn me. I have no idea why this happened but it may have been because i didn’t let the iron sit enough to generate steam. I also noticed that my ends had little white balls on the end after using the steam burst function on them a few times. I was really surprised that had happened.
It took me a hot minute to figure out where the temperature control setting was. It turns out it was all the way on the end of the iron, near the joint. I thought that was a smart design because many irons place the setting in a place where it is easy to change when you are flat ironing. The temperature goes from 1-10 and the degree equivalents are as follows:
Temperatures in Fahrenheit by dial number:
1 = 234 degrees
2 = 255
3 = 277
4 = 298
5 = 320
6 = 342
7 = 363
8 = 385
9 = 406
10 = 428
My hair would not straighten at all until I put it around number 7. Even when it straightened my hair had a lot of texture in it.
I never went higher then setting number 8. Why? Because even though my hair was left with so much texture, when i went to wash my hair I noticed my curls were significantly loosened. Thankfully with some time away from the heat my curls came back. If that could happen at the temp I normally flat iron at with my Babyliss, I was scared to go higher.
Overall I thought it was an OK iron but I am just not used to the Maxiglide. I prefer a regular flat iron than a steam one. So in the end I ended up returning it! The SonicGlide or the Maxiglide just isn’t for me!