By Marianne Mychaskiw
Apr 22, 2014 @ 8:45 am

We've tried out our fair share of cutting-edge hair tools, but rarely do we find one that completely changes our every day routine for the better -- until now! Enter the GHD Eclipse Flat Iron, which is one of the smartest stylers we've seen to date. The iron is equipped with the brand's patented Tri-zone technology, which uses a trio of sensors in each plate to maintain a temperature of 365 degrees from root to tip, and allows you to style your hair in half the time without compromising its health. While temps under 365 fahrenheit are often sought out to style dry, damaged, or color-treated hair types, this may do more harm than good -- you may find yourself going over the same section multiple times which dehydrates your hair further, and alternately, temperatures above 420 degrees melt the keratin proteins in your strands.

The innovative sensors in GHD's styler automatically detect any fluctuations in temperature, so the plates won't cool down midway through your hair shaft, and since the heat remains uniform throughout your primping process, you can tackle a large section in one pass with minimal damage. Less heat (and passes of the iron) means your hair maintains its natural moisture, making it stronger. Even better, your days of guessing whether or not you remembered to turn off your flat iron are officially over! While the GHD Eclipse heats up in under 20 seconds, it automatically switches off after 30 minutes of no use, so you'll never have to run back home to double-check. Find the GHD Eclipse styler for $245 at now.

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