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Review: NuMe Megastar Flat Iron – Auto Shuts Off, But Better Than GHD?!

Interested in the NuMe Megastar flat iron/hair straightener?

We’ve got you covered with this in-depth flat iron review!

If you want to know what sets this apart from competitors like GHD and CHI, and also learn what’s not so great about this model – just keep reading!

In a hurry? Click here to view the Megastar on Amazon 

Key stats

  • Colors: Pink, black, turquoise, or rose gold
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 3 x 5.5 inches
  • Temperature range: 190°F to 450°F
  • Voltage: Dual voltage 110-240 50/60Hz
  • Wattage: 26W
  • Auto shut off: After 60 minutes
  • Plate dimensions: 4 inch x 1 inch
  • Weight: 1 lb, 9 oz
  • Cord length: 8ft, 9 in

Top Features

♥ NuMe The Brand – Cruelty Free & Eco Friendly

NuMe is the creation of a young business woman from Germany named Sabrina Maren. Sabrina created the brand to provide salon quality tools – not only for the professional, but the everyday person, too.

The brand name was chosen because she felt like a ‘New Me’ when she tested her tools on her own hair. NuMe now sell over 200 styling products, ships worldwide, and have gained huge popularity online.

All NuMe products are 100% cruelty-free. They’re also eco friendly, and avoid the use of harmful materials in their production process.

Why The Megastar? 

Some think the Megastar is the best NuMe straightener. It’s often compared to another NuMe flat iron – the Fashionista hair straightener. Both have tourmaline ceramic plates, but the Megastar has the added bonus of more advanced features – including automatic shut off, and a digital display.

♥ Flexible Temperature – 190°F Up To 450°F

The temperature on this straightener is flexible. When you turn it on it heats up automatically to 360°F. Set it on the lowest heat setting of 190°F, or get it super hot at the highest 450°F (or somewhere in between) to suit your hair type and style preferences.

It’s easy to adjust the temperature using the arrow buttons under the digital light up display. The currently set temperature displays on the digital screen.

In a hurry in the morning? It heats up very quickly – just approximately 30 seconds to get it all the way up to 450°F, saving you valuable time.

Tip: Don’t set it too low because you may have to pass through your hair multiple times to get it straight – this is not healthy for your hair. Don’t set it too high either when you just start using it. Set it somewhere in the middle and test different temperatures to find what works for you. 

♥ Auto Shut Off Function

Unlike a lot of straighteners on the market, the NuMe Megastar has an automatic shut off function.

Sometimes when you’re rushing while getting ready you can forget to turn off your styling tool. No worries with this flat iron – it auto turns off after 60 minutes. That means you shouldn’t need to worry about any possible fires or injury resulting from leaving on your hair straightener.

It also has a manual shut off. The on/off button is in the inside to prevent you from accidentally turning it off while you’re using the flat iron.

♥ 100% Pure Floating Tourmaline Ceramic Plates

The 100% pure tourmaline ceramic plates provide long lasting results. Pure ceramic stone plates (not just ceramic coated) help to prevent tugging on the hair, making it easy to straighten with just one pass through of the iron.

Tourmaline releases negative ions that counteract the positive ions in dry hair for a smoother, shiner, and less frizzy appearance.

The 1 inch floating plates have a suspension system that compresses your hair while you straighten. The floating system acts almost like a cushion for smooth, no-pull styling.

Floating plates straighten as close to your hair as possible. They can bounce slightly when you press down so they don’t break or tug your hair.

♥ Far Infrared & Ionic Technology + Ion Booster

The negative ion conditioning technology helps to tackle frizz and seal moisture in your hair’s cuticles.

A lot of modern flat irons have ionic technology. But Nume sets itself apart here. It also features an ion booster – offering 1000% more negative ion conditioning technology for an even healthier and moisturised look.

The added far infrared heat strip and far infrared technology help to keep your hair healthy and soft by targeting the cortex of the hair follicles instead of the outside of the hair. This helps style your hair faster and with less heat exposure.

♥ Easy To Use & Dual Voltage – Good For Travel

The flat iron is ergonomically designed and has a soft touch finish for easy use. The straightener feels sleek – some compare it to the feel of NARS packaging. But it can get dirty fast, so you may want to get the black one if you’re worried about it getting dirty.

The NuMe Megastar is dual voltage 110-240V 50/60Hz. The plug is US compatible, but it can also be used abroad (you may need an adapter, but they’re generally very inexpensive).

The long 8 ft, 9 inch swivel power cord fully rotates, so you can style your own hair without tangling.

♥ Straighten And Curl With This One Tool

With beveled, rounded plates, the Megastar works not just for straightening, but also for curling, too. You can save some money – no need to buy a separate curler! Plus, it means more space in your case when you travel. The curls from this straightener are similar to those you’d achieve with a 25mm (1 inch) wand.

♥ One Year Warranty For Peace of Mind

The Megastar flat iron is protected by a 1 Year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty, which starts from the date of purchase. There’s nothing more frustrating than buying a styling tool that breaks a few months later – so much money down the drain. The one year manufacturer’s warranty gives you peace of mind that it’s not going to happen this time!

Be sure to purchase from an authorized seller on Amazon to ensure you’re covered under the warranty and always retain proof of purchase. You will need to pay the shipping and handling fee to send it off for a replacement. Check out the full warranty conditions here.

Customer Feedback – Pros and Cons

The vast majority of reviews are highly positive. Multiple customers said it’s the best flat iron they’ve ever used.
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♥ Brand Compare –  NuMe Vs Chi & GHD

A lot of customers compared it to two similar flat iron brands – Chi and GHD. Overall, the consensus is that it’s better than those flat irons for most people, especially if they fit certain criteria.
One customer noted she likes the NuMe better because it doesn’t drag or tug on her hair like her Chi used to. Another said her hair used to get caught in the Chi ceramic. A professional hair stylist said she thinks the NuMe is amazing, and prefers it to Sedu or Chi. One review noted it’s much better than Chi for curling hair.
Two customers said it’s superior to the GHD for thick (and coarse or kinky) hair. Relative to the GHD, another said her hair looks smoother and softer, and glides better through her fingers with the NuMe.

♥ Works Well For Curling

Many customers like to use it to curl or flip their hair, too. One reviewer thinks it’s the best hair straightener for curling hair. The curls look nice and they last a long time. One customer with very straight, fine hair said she only uses it for curling and she really likes it. It lasts until the next day for her – with other irons her curls only hold for a few hours.

♥ Heats Quickly & Doesn’t Burning Your Hair

Customers are impressed that it really does heat in just 30 seconds. Others are glad it has the auto shut off function because they’re quite forgetful when it comes to switching off their appliances.

One customer said it doesn’t burn the hair, even on the highest 450°F setting. However, another said it did burn her hair on the 450°F setting – but it works really well on 360 – 370°F to straighten without damaging her hair.

It’s best to play around with the temperature settings to see what works for you.

♥ Softer, Healthier Hair – Especially For Thick Hair

Overall, it seems to work great for thick hair – softening, increasing shine, and calming flyaways. The 1 inch size works well for short, medium, or long hair.

One customer with voluminous, thick, frizzy hair said her friends notice her hair looks sleeker and straighter. Another with this hair type said it works really well, but requires a couple of pass throughs.

If you’re sensitive to any pulling, this is a good option – it doesn’t snag at the hair. One customer bought it because of the infrared technology, and it worked out for her – her hair feels noticeably softer and healthier after using the NuMe.

Some customers with natural hair like the iron, but a lot said they prefer titanium styling tools – they tend to work better with kinky, coarse hair.

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∇ Doesn’t Have Cool Tip Technology

Some note you need to be careful because the tip gets very hot. Unlike many modern flat irons, the NuMe Megastar does not have cool tip technology.
One customer said she burned her fingers more than once while using this straightener. You might want to buy a heat glove to protect your hands.

∇ Stopped Working?!

A few customers had issues with their flat iron not working after a few weeks or months of use.

However, it doesn’t seem to be an issue for the vast majority of customers. One reviewer said she has had her NuMe for two years and it’s still working. It comes with a one year limited warranty if you run into problems.

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