Select Pro Gold Professional Pressing Comb Reviews
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When I was a kid in the late '60s, Saturday mornings were set aside for hair pressing. My mother had the old fashioned pressing comb and curlers that you had to heat up on the top of the stove. I remember being fascinated by the flames licking the heated glowing metal like a horseshoe in a forge. Once the comb got suitably hot, the pressing began. Thankfully, afros and naturals soon became popular, and then hair relaxers. The old-time pressing comb was relegated to the past with other torturous relics of vanity.
Chemical relaxing took the place of my mother's old pressing comb, but in between treatments it can be tough to deal with frizzy new growth. To help me keep things smooth during the transition period, I discovered an updated pressing comb that gives me the benefits of the original with the technology of today.
**Select Pro Gold GCI-711PC Professional Pressing Comb**
**Description**: With a ceramic-coated head and teeth, 20 heat settings, and an electric power source, this pressing comb is reminiscent of a standard curling iron. It comes with a folding safety stand and a swivel cord.
**Use:** The pressing comb has a power indicator light. It heats up instantly and has a soft, rubber handle that is makes it safe and easy to use.
**Effectiveness:** The effectiveness of the pressing comb is determined by (1) technique, (2) hair type, and (3) realistic expectations.
1. **Technique **- The best results come from pressing the hair against the rounded edge of the comb--not from the teeth.
2. **Hair Type** - Even though there are 20 settings on this model, the comb doesn't really get *that *hot, even on the highest setting. I don't think it would be a good option for straightening normal-to-coarse hair.
3. **Desired Results** - If you are dreaming of silky straight hair, this isn't going to do it for you; you're better off with a flat iron. At best, this pressing comb helps smooth out kinks and frizz to make hair more manageable. I like it for smoothing my new growth because the teeth of the comb can in get closer to the scalp, I flip it and press my hair against the rounded back, and I don't have to use much heat for good results. If I were looking for true straightening, however, I would use a flat iron.
Overall, the **Select Pro Gold Professional Pressing Comb** is a great hair styling tool if you are aware of its limitations. It's easy to use, safe for my hair, and helps me keep my hair smooth and manageable.