- Discontinued by Manufacturer
- Soy infused ceramic plates
- 425F professional high heat
- 30 second instant heat with 60 minute auto shut off
- Unique steam vents
- Wet/dry styling indicator
Take an Extra Step Out of Your Styling Process
I have been pretty unsatisfied with the last two flat irons that I’ve owned, so I was more than willing to give this one a try even though it has larger plates than I prefer (my other two flat irons are 1″ plates) and it’s a brand that I have never used before. Although I have fine hair that should be easy to style, I never get the salon results at home, which makes flat ironing my hair each day the only acceptable thing that I can do. However, constant blow drying followed by heated styling is quite bad for the hair. I’ve also been trying to grow my hair out, and haven’t gone in for a trim in several months. I can definitely see that my ends need a trim, and flat ironing with my knock-off Chi hasn’t been very effective lately. Most days, I’m opting to pull my hair back so I can hide the frizzy ends from sight.I had pretty low expectations for this flat iron; how could it be possible that a flat iron could both straighten and dry hair simultaneously? There are steam vents on one of the ceramic plates (4 smallish holes on each side of the plate), and the vents direct the moisture from your hair. The straightener can be used on either wet or dry hair, depending on your individual needs. If you are using on wet/damp hair, the light will be green (you should have the straightener’s number dial somewhere between 20-30), and if you are using it on dry hair, the light will be amber.After washing my hair, I squeezed out the excess moisture and then after a few minutes switched on the flat iron. This flat iron heats up fast–it only took about 30 seconds. Since I wasn’t sure what to expect and didn’t want to cause any damage to my hair, I started out with a small chunk of hair from my underneath layers. I started at the roots, carefully keeping the vents away from my scalp so I wouldn’t burn myself. I was thrilled when after a few times of running the flat iron over the strands of hair that it was completely dry. From there, I moved on to the next strands and finally completed all of the layers of my hair.I definitely prefer this method of drying/styling over my normal routine of blow drying and then straightening. I’m not sure if I save any time by doing this instead of blow drying, but I love the overall look of my hair after using this flat iron; when I do my normal routine, my ends never stay straight and always flip out and appear frizzy. After using just the flat iron on damp hair, my ends stayed completely straight. The very top layer of my hair wasn’t as frizz free as I like, so I did have to use someBed Head After Party Smoothing Cream ( For Silky, Shiny, Healthy Looking Hair ) – Tigi – Bed Head – Hair Care – 100ml/3.4ozto tame the short hairs that wanted to stick straight up.If your normal hair styling routine involves blow drying and straightening, give this flat iron a chance. You’ll reduce the amount of heat your hair is exposed to, and condition your hair while styling. The plates contain a Soy Hydra complex, which will last for the lifetime of this flat iron.OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION:1. This flat iron heats up to 425 degrees2. The soy-infused plates will not leave your hair feeling oily3. This flat iron takes only 30 seconds to heat all the way up4. It will automatically turn off after 60 minutes (which is perfect if you often forget to turn off your appliances)5. You can use on either wet or dry hair
Wow, this is definitely a great product.I have long hair that is wavy, frizzy, course and thick. I also live in South Carolina which adds to the frizziness factor. I used this last night on dry hair and it did an ok job. For dry hair I prefer my 4 inch ceramic flat iron as it fits more hair. However, today after washing my hair I used the flat iron while my hair was damp and this is where it really outshines other flat irons.You can use this on dry hair, wet hair or damp hair, It worked best for me on damp hair. On really wet hair you have to use it 3 or 4 times on a section of hair, if it is damp it is once or twice. I pinned my top hair up and did the bottom first and was amazed at how straight and shiny it looked. Many times when I straighten my hair it still is a bit frizzy and thick in some areas. With this damp to dry iron you get salon results in a very short amount of time.I did my whole head in less than 10 minutes which is much less time that it usually takes me dry and it looked so much better.The product has a soy hydra complex in the wand which is supposed to make your hair smoother, and it does work. I am not sure how it does or if the soy lasts for a long time, but for my first two tries it did an amazing job.Iron heats up almost immediately and when you are drying wet or damp hair it released steam from your hair which is less damaging.Easy to use and a great price. I have already told my sister that it would make an excellent gift for my 14 yr old niece who has the same hair as mine.Highly recommended.
Use at your own risk on wet hair!
I’ve never yet tried this on my wet hair, and it’s a good thing: my stylist was vehemently against using this, or any other, wet-to-dry flat iron on wet hair, due to the severe damage she said these cause. She’d stated that manufacturers have tried selling these products over the past 5 or so years, and they’ve never taken off, for good reason: using these to pull on and stress wet hair (which she said is in its weakest possible state) causes serious damage to the hair shaft, as the hair, being in its most fragile state, can’t take the heat and pulling without getting very damaged after repeated uses of wet-to-dry styling implements. She’s a great stylist, and has done wonders with my hair over the years, so, paired with my just-average experiences with this flat iron on my hair dry, that was enough for me.Using it dry, it got my hair smooth and relatively straight, but it did nothing to fight the humidity that undid my efforts, and was really no more exceptional than anything else I’ve tried before. So, overall, for me, this Remington flat iron gets a “meh” for its effectiveness on my dry hair, and a resounding, “heck no!” on the simple consideration of using it on my wet hair. My stylist has never yet steered me wrong, and, since she’s a professional that clearly knows what she’s doing, I’m not about to ignore her strong warnings.Use on wet hair at your own risk!