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I like to try new things with my hair, and I hate just leaving it down every day. I also hate using any sort of hair tool which doesn't give me quality results fast! I have a hectic lifestyle and I am the worst for planning my time, which means I often need to straighten my hair within just a few minutes, so I was after a decent hair straightener which would straighten my hair and provide lasting results.
I have been used to using wide plate GHD's whilst living with my mum, however I didn't want to pay the £100 odd pounds which they cost, so I was looking for something which would give me the same results, but for a cheaper price.
I read about these straighteners online when having a quick browse, but at their usual retail price of £79.99 I wasn't too excited to jump for them. Thankfully though, on a random shop out one day I had a quick browse down my local boots hair accessories isle and saw these on offer for £39.99! With only one left, I just had to have them! I was very excited about my purchase and couldn't wait to use them!
Since moving into my own house 3 months ago, I have been left using small cheap straighteners which didn't keep my hair straight for long and needed a lot of time to get through small sections of my hair at a time, so buying these wide plate meant I could hopefully spend less time doing my hair, and get better results.
Like the GHD's, these straighteners have a temperature control and allow you to adjust from light, medium, long and thicker hair which is very useful as if you've got fine hair, you can turn the temperature down accordingly. I currently use my straighteners on the long setting, as I wanted to see how effective they were when I didn't use them on full power, and so far they are great! The straighteners can go up to 230 degrees, meaning they straighten very quickly even on curly hair.
The straighteners have automatic shut off, so if you ever forget to switch them off, they turn off automatically after a set amount of time- however the box doesn't state how long this is!
The straighteners have ceramic plates, matching the GHD's and many other high quality straighteners.
These are a lovely shade of red which makes them unusual and attractive!
I have had these for about 2 weeks at the moment, and so far I have been extremely impressed! I occasionally wash my hair before bed, drying it enough to sleep without wetting my pillow and waking up in the morning looking like a poodle, although I have found these straighteners are very effective and easy to use, they straighten out my curls no problem and hold my hair straight all day! When I have used these, I do still need to do over a few parts of my hair the next day, although this is not a problem and the lasting of it is far better than my old straighteners.
With the ceramic plates, I find these make my hair feel very soft, they straighten my hair without drying it out or making it feel rough, and my hair feels silky soft all day after using them.
I have always sectioned my hair when going through it with the straighteners, to get perfect results throughout and ensure it is all straight, however with these straighteners if I am in a hurry I can go over my hair in large parts and still get great results.
When straightening my hair, I find these very easy and soft to handle, I never have to worry about burning myself or the handle getting too hot, and as the straighteners have a border around the plates which is rounded and soft, I can go up to my root comfortably without any problems.
The cord length is fantastic! I am not sure of an exactly measurement, but id say it is about 2 metres which is great as I can now plug them in and sit at my dressing table without worrying about if the straighteners are going to reach!
I am very pleased with my purchase, I would recommend these to anybody! Unfortunately the wide plate variety is only available at Boots, but for the fantastic price they are currently on it is a bargain! My hair is easy to style after using these, and it stays straighter for longer. I find them so easy to use and so effective that I can get great results within minutes rather than having to spend ages concentrating on each small section!
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