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Remington CS5002 Ceramic Hair Straighteners
Member Name: chazababy
Remington CS5002 Ceramic Hair Straighteners
Advantages: Does what it is intended for
Before I bought these Remington Hair Essentials CS5002 Ceramic Hair Straighteners, I had owned the previous ones before they were updated. I had originally bought them when I was 18 but unfortunately they broke 3 years later. I was totally gutted when they fell out my bag and smashed on the concrete floor as I was running down the stairs. Knowing how good they were I actually wanted to buy the same ones that I had but they were no longer available to buy. I cant deny that I was disappointed as it took such a long time for me to find a pair that worked in my long thick wavy hair, so I decided to buy the updated version of them, hoping that they were just as good as my previous ones.
Just like my previous straighteners, I had bought the Remington Hair Essentials CS5002 Ceramic Hair Straighteners from Argos. I remember them being cheaper than the old broken ones, as I had got them in the sale for £17.99 instead of £29.99. I was really pleased with myself that I had got a bargain, much better than paying over £100 for GHD's. I have never known why someone would pay so much money for a pair of GHD Straighteners as I think the investment isn't worth the customers while. I am a hair dresser to trade, I used them in the collage that I was learning about hair and also when I worked in my friends hairdressing shop. I found that after roughly a year of usage, they would explode in our hands while using them on peoples hair. I had never known this to happen before and was rather shocked that it had happened, although after the first few times it came a day to day thing that I got used to them exploding and the fright that I once experienced just turned to annoyance. After witnessing the amount of GHD's that had exploded it is safe to say that I would not advise getting them, not only for them being a waste of money but also for the safety aspect. However, having had these Remington Hair Essentials CS5002 Ceramic Hair Straighteners for 4 years now, I had noticed that there was some wear and tear on the ceramic plates due to using them while having hairspray product in my hair and decided that it was time that they were needing replaced. To be fair, after having the straighteners for 4 years and using them everyday, the £17.99 that I had originally paid was not only a bargain but the straighteners owe me nothing. When I started to look for a new pair, I had thought that they could possibly be hard to find as it was a while ago that I had bought them, so I wasn't too sure if they would still be available to buy. Luckily for me I found them on Amazon for £12.99 with Free delivery, so if after reading this review you are wanting to purchase a pair, you now know where to buy them from.
I have always found it difficult to find straighteners in my hair that work, so when my friends buy new straighteners I cant wait to give them a try to see if they pass the test or not. I originally had thick poker straight hair when I was a child right up until I was a young teenager. I remember coming in from school asking my Mother what I could do to get permanent curly hair, she had recommended a perm as said she would do it for me herself. To cut a longs story short I ended up with 3 perms in the one week as they never turned out, I am actually really lucky that my hair never fell out. My hair ended up very fragile as well as thick, very curly, and very unmanageable. If you could imagine a "mop top" that was me and my friends at school didn't mind teasing me about it either. Though out the years my hair had obviously become less like a "mop top" but still very difficult to manage and hard to control the frizz. Many straighteners that I have tried over the years have still left my hair frizzy so I was pleased to of found these Remington Hair Essentials CS5002 Ceramic Hair Straighteners. They not only left my hair flat with no frizz but also smooth and silky, which made my hair look more healthy that it actually was.
The title Remington Hair Essentials CS5002 Ceramic Hair Straighteners, would suggest that the straighteners ceramic plates are indeed cermanic plates which is kind of false advertising in my opinion as they are of coated cermanic plates so when you buy straighteners make sure you read all the features and information. Some of you might wonder why ceramic plates matter, as when the straighteners first came out there were only iron plate that were on the straigteners. Now that they have been out a while and technology is progressing you can get ceramic plates which help to protect your hair from heat damage during use, as well as help distribute the heat more efficiently and evenly which makes it easier for styling and gives you better end results.
When the Straighteners arrived I couldn't wait to open them, the first thing that I noticed was that the box was still the same as it was 4 years ago. There isnt much point in describing the box to you as you will be able to see a picture above. I liked the fact that it was very stylish and made the straighteners instantly look more expensive that what they were, so it would be great for a present if you were buying them from somebody. I also liked that as well as a picture of the Remington Hair Essentials CS5002 Ceramic Hair Straighteners, it also told you of the features on the box that was bullet pointed to make it easy and clear to read and see with no fuss.
I unpackaged the straighteners which were well packaged to save any damage. I plugged them in to the socket, turned them and waited for them to heat up before I could start using them. 30 seconds later like promised by the manufactures, the straighteners were hot enough and ready to use. I liked the fact that you can choose what temperature that you can use for you heat going as high as 210 degrees celsius. These days you can get straighteners that has a higher temperature that you can use for your hair but considering how hard it is to get my hair to sit perfect and the way that I want it not forgetting these straighteners at temperature 210 degrees works well, I wouldn't put my hair through that extra 20 degrees. The plates on the straighteners are a nice size not too wide yet not the small narrow plates that you get either but something in between. I liked the fact that when you pull your hair through the straighter to transform your hair from scary spice to prefactly nice your hair doesn't snag, which means less chance of split ends. I have flattened my hair with and without straightening protection spay and it has made no difference to my style so I would recommend using it to protect your hair when straightening it. I would recommend got2b guardian angel 220 degrees heat protection spray made by schwarzkpf. Not only does it protect your hair but also leave it smelling nice and keeps your hair in the style you have straightened it in for longer.
I feel like a little old woman stuck in my ways but I like sticking to something that I know that works, I mean who wants to pay for something that doesn't work the way which you thought it would. I cannot recommend the Remington Hair Essentials CS5002 Ceramic Hair Straighteners enough and give it full marks or five out of five. I hope that this one lasts longer than my last one and hopefully when the time comes for them to pass away I will still be able to buy these straighteners again. I am really pleased with the results that the straighteners left my hair in, it was smooth, silky, flat, and just the way that I wanted it. The price that I paid was a fair price to pay and I am also pleased that they have lasted as long as they have. If I hadn't of used my straighteners when I've had hairspray product in my hair the straighteners would of had more of a life expandature. Never the less I am glad that I have found them and my hair stays the way I have styled it for long periods of time without kinks or flicks. I hope that my review has been of some use to you in helping to decide if these Remington Hair Essentials CS5002 Ceramic Hair Straighteners are for you or not. Thank you for taking the time to read.
Summary: Would recommend 5/5