Like some of my favourite bloggers, I have been trialling Remington's Wet2Straight straighteners. I have to to say I was dubious of how well they would work and do I want to put my hair through such a harsh styling routine.
I have to say after a week of using them, I am pleasantly surprised. My first pair of straighteners(which were probably the most peoples first) were the Babyliss ones. They did the job but thankfully due to technology GHD's hit the scene and I have never looked back. I think the main reason is I have never needed to. I have had 2 pairs over about 7-8 years which to me is value for money. Since then ceramic plates come with pretty much every straightener.
Remington say- 'Remington is really proud of their new Wet2Straight hair straighteners - they straighten damp hair, are kinder than straightening from dry and release conditioners to keep hair frizz-free all day long.'
Being worried about possible damage to my hair, I loaded up with heat protection. I towel dried my hair and did my make up before moving onto the hair styling. I started on the underneath and took the first section. A slight fizz(which is the Steam Hydration Therapy) but nothing like I was expecting. I made my way through my hair until I was finished. It took no where near as long as I had expected, my hair was straight and one thing I noticed compared to my GHD's was my hair wasn't as dull as was shinier than normal. Big thumbs up as this means less products needed on my hair. I was having either having a good fringe day or it was the straightners!
These promise up to 8 hours anti frizz protection, which doesn't seem like very long, to me I normally spend longer than 8 hours on the office each day, but luckily my hair isn't naturally frizzy so wont effect me...phew!
Overall I have liked how my hair looks with these which is a softer version of my poker straight GHD locks! I would use these on a regular basis and I would be interested to see if the shine stays. They are easy to use, one button to switch them on, you can use them wet or dry AND you can change the temperature.They heat up real quick too. 15 seconds to be precise! They did make me realise how much heat I actually use on my hair. You can cook a dinner at 200 degrees and I am more than happy to whack this on my hair most days! Thank god for decent hair products and my hairdresser!
I think if my hair was thick or naturally curly, these would have to work harder and it would probably take longer to style my hair. I guess I am lucky with my hair type on this occasion.
My GHD's are looking a bit sorry for themselves after these brand spankers have been on my dresser!
These retail at around £70-80 but are current on sale in argos!