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Remington S1005 Ceramic Slim 230

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      21.09.2012 16:11
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      great pair of straighteners - goodbye GHD!

      I have had these straighteners for about 5 years now and they are still going strong!

      I bought these for around £25 I think from Boots many years ago, I had owned two pairs of GHD's, and although I think they are really good, I had both pairs break on me just outside the years guaruntee! on top of this my friends even caught fire where the wire connects to the straighteners whilst she was doing her hair! So I needed a new pair of straighteners and I didnt have alot of money to spare, after a while of browsing the different brands in Boots I decided to go for these.

      The straighteners come complete with a two year guaruntee (which I have never had to use) and also a heatproof sleeve/bag to keep/transport them in aswell. You can adjust the heat setting on them using a little swivelly button on the inside, and there are 3 flashing lights on the top to show you when they have reached the right temperature. They also only take around 30 seconds to heat up, just as quick as a pair of GHDs! The plates are teflon coated so they are nice and smooth on your hair and dont pull or break it, straightening alone places enough stress on your hair without doing further damage. They also have an automatic shut of feature, so after an hour they automatically turn off. This gives you that extra peace of mind, so often I have left the house and fretted about whether I remembered to turn the straighteners off or not! Where the wire connects to the straighteners there is a 'swivel' mechanism which stops you from pulling on the wire connection when doing your hair, I imagine this is probably why my friends GHDs caught fire!

      They are really simply to use, simply plug in and then hold down the button on the top until the lights come on, set the temperature to however hot you want it and then wait 30 seconds. As with most straighteners make sure your hair is dry and free from tangles before you start straightening it, and it is also recommended that you use some sort of heat protection spray or balm. The straighteners glide easily and effortlessly through my hair and feel very smooth, I only need to go over each area once aswell for it to be nice and straight - and I have naturally curly and frizzy hair! I also use these to make my hair curly and wavy with ease too.

      Overall these are a great pair of straighteners, I have had them for years and they are still going strong. I have never felt the need to upgrade to a more expensive pair or to go back to owning a pair of GHDs. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a cheap alternative - they are the perfect straighteners and I cant think of anything negative to say about them!

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        16.09.2012 23:46
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        I would advise everyone to try these.

        My last straighteners died a couple of months ago so i needed a replacement. I was advised by my hairdresser to buy a particular pair by Remington (the same as the ones they use in the salon). However, these were sold out; so i looked for the next best thing at a reasonable price.

        I came across these Remington Straighteners after reading the reviews on the Argos website. At the time there were reduced to £20 (i think they are now selling for £25) and so i thought they were worth trying.
        These are the best straighteners we have had in our house. My 21 yr old has long hair which needs a lot of straightening or curling depending on her mood, and she agrees that they would be hard to beat.

        The Remington s3500's have long ceramic plates so you can do a lot of hair in one stroke. They heat up very quickly (aprox 20 seconds) and the flashing light lets you know when they are ready. There are 10 heat settings up to 230c so you can lower the temp for fine or coloured hair. They also have auto shut off after 1 hour. Two extras which stand out from others on the market are a lock to keep them closed which is great if you need to leave them down while they are on and also useful for easy storage. The other is a heat proof pouch which means you can put them away as soon as you are finished with them.
        If i had to find one negative it's that at 230 they slightly singed my hair but that was my fault as i have very fine hair and didn't need such a high temp.

        I would recommend these over GHDs anyday because of the fantastic quality and very good price.

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        04.01.2012 22:15
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        Amazing pair of straighteners for the price

        I bought these straighteners just over two years ago now from Argos after having them recommended to me by a friend. These were my first pair of straighteners and actually they are still my one and only pair. As you may or may not have noticed, I am actually male, but I decided to use these straighteners on my hair and now my girlfriend also uses them whenever possible due to the fact that they are just so good.

        In the world of straighteners everyone is always shouting GHD! GHD! GHD! Having now used a pair of GHD's yes they are better straighteners but by gosh you pay for it! Personally I don't see any reason why you can't wait for them to heat up a little longer and well do straighteners really have to look good? They are meant to make your hair look good and isn't that all that matters? There's nothing wrong with these Remington straighteners they do the same job I find so why pay more?

        Back to the product in question then: These Remington straighteners have Teflon coated ceramic plates which are meant to provide 'heat and a smooth glide as well as preventing product build up which can lead to snagging and hair breakage'. Personally when using these straighteners (every morning) the plates are heated up along all of their length and the plates are very smooth and have only snagged my hair a handful of times in the years I have used them. After having used other straighteners at friends' houses the main reason why some other products snag hair is that the hair catches between the arms and not on the blade. With these straighteners even if your hair isn't between the blades the arms of the straighteners are still smooth so less tugging on your hair occurs.

        The box and websites will tell you that these straighteners only take 30 seconds to heat up but personally with thick hair (therefore I have to use a mid-high heat setting) they take around twice this long to be properly heated up. Possibly a concern for some but I don't find this a real concern and wouldn't want to spend more for a faster 'boot-up'. The nice thing about these straighteners is that while heating up and when in use you can see what heat you have selected and if they are heated up by a series of red digital LED indicators on the top of the straightener arm. (The lights flash when heating up then stay constant when on with the amount lit indicating the heat). The actual heat is controlled by a small rubber dial on the inside of the bottom arm. In this position is it easy and comfortable to adjust the heat but you cannot easily change the heat by accident, being anywhere from 140-230 degrees C.

        These straighteners also boast new longer 110mm plates which are supposed to offer faster straightening as you can straighten more at once and a slim design hence the name. The arms of the straighteners have been noticeably slimmed slightly on the top and with short hair I find it fairly easy to get very close to my roots so all of my hair is straightened.

        Some very handy features of this product and possibly the most important for me are the fact that these straighteners can be 'locked' closed when not in use therefore saving space in the drawer or wherever they are placed. After an hour of use the straighteners also turn off automatically which is a great safety feature if you have accidentally left them on and forgot about them. If I am honest this has saved me rushing back to the house on a number of occasions. Finally the straighteners have a 360 degree swivel cord attached to them so that you never end up in knots with the wire and have a very 'heated' accident.

        Also included with the straighteners is a handy heatproof pouch that you can place the straighteners in when closed and secure with a small Velcro top. The wire of the product is also accommodated by a pocket and elastic strap on the back of the pouch that is very secure and an amazing addition to an amazing product. While transporting my straighteners they have never managed to wriggle out of this pouch.


        ---Comfort---
        Apart from feeling good on your hair when not in use these straighteners are also very comfortable to hold with a round design that fits in your hand seamlessly. The spring to hold the straighteners open is actually strong enough to give you accurate control, but allowing enough so that you hand doesn't hurt even after prolonged usage. The rubber temperature wheel and cord is also very gripping and the whole product feels sturdy and well-constructed.


        ---Aesthetics---
        These straighteners come in a matt black finish which I find is very stylish for both men and women of all ages. The colour of the greyish ceramic plates is mimicked over the rest of product on the 'decals' that make up the logo and also heat settings. The background for the digital LED's is also the same colour which makes the straighteners look overall very well designed and stylish with a consistent curvature and sleek, slim design. Maybe not as aesthetic as a pair of GHD's but certainly better than similarly priced competing products.


        ---Problems---
        I have to regret that over the years of use of this product I have noticed a small design flaw in this product. The switch to turn the straighteners on/off is placed on the top of the straightener arm next to the LED indicators. While in use however this is the place that I naturally hold and sometimes you can accidentally turn the straighteners off by a firm grip in the right place which is slightly frustrating at times.


        ---Overall---
        These straighteners come with a two year guarantee but seeing as mine have already outlived this and show no sign of failing I am sure that you won't have any problems with your pair. The results of these straighteners is very pleasing for me personally and much better than similarly priced Toni & Guy straighteners just due to the fact that they do what you want without any pain of pulling on your hair. I can overlook the small design flaw as I find these straighteners such amazing value for money and will be upset if my pair ever stops working. For such a cheap price why buy anything else? Highly recommended!

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        25.05.2011 12:19

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        Wouldnt put my hair through it!

        These are not something Remington should be proud of, I've got other Remington hair straghteners and there a thousand times better than these. These were £25 when I bought them... years ago, now there even cheaper. Im not surprised, there not worth more than a tenner!

        These hair straighteners have a dial on them which indicates the heat. They go up to 230... practically killing your hair!!! You have to hold the on/off button to turn them on and off. The lights indicate when there ready to be used. They are not quick at heating up. It takes over a minute.

        These hair straighteners, I would not recommend. They pull on your hair and it hurts They do not feel smooth like the other hair straighteners I've had. The plates go tatty and look a mess after a few months of use.

        The one and only good thing about these are the price. Which are so low. They do straighten your hair but it takes a while and it doesnt feel nice. I personally think you should sped a bit more and get a decent pair of hair straighteners.

        Come on girls... you should treat your hair with care!!!

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        09.08.2010 20:35
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        Better for occasional use than daily

        This product is a basic straightener and a reasonable cheaper alternative to GHDs. I have medium length, normal hair and when the straighteners are turned up to medium heat, they straighten my hair perfectly. Although my hair doesn't stay as straight for as long compared to using GHDs. The straighteners also take a few minutes to heat up properly and my hair often requires several strokes to get it completely straight, so it can take a while to get a whole head done.
        The positive features are a variable heat setting, so finer hair can be straightened at a lower temperature with less damage. Also the plates have a special coating to prevent residue if you use a product (such as mousse) whilst straightening your hair. The cord is also long and flexible enough to straighten your hair at all angles, even when a few metres from the plug socket. The straighteners also have a button which locks together the two arms of the straighteners for when you want to take them somewhere - this saves a bit of space in your bag and makes them less likely to be damaged in transit.
        However, I find that the daily use of these straighteners for over a year has damaged my hair. Even with use of a heat protective spray, I find my hair often gets caught in the side of the one of the plates and I have many more split ends than I used to have. As I haven't changed my hair routine and have previously used straighteners on a daily basis with no such problems, I put this down to this specific brand. So cheap they may be, but if you use them daily, I think it's worth paying for GHDs instead of these. However, if only used occasionally, they may not cause these problems.

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        07.01.2010 20:37
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        A bargain!

        I received these Remington S1005 Ceramic Slim Straighteners for Christmas as a present from my daughter. They were a welcome surprise as my old Toni & Guy straighteners were struggling to heat up.

        I know that many people swear by GHD straighteners these days. Indeed I have bought GHD's for both my daughters who are more than happy with them, and having used them myself with mine not working too well, I can see the appeal, as they provide great results. However, I do find that as well as being very expensive, my daughter's GHD straighteners get really hot and I don't need straighteners to be that hot to achieve the result I want for my hair, so am quite happy to go for a cheaper option, preferably with variable heat control.

        About the Remington S1005 Ceramic Straightener 230
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        The straighteners have Teflon coated ceramic plates to provide even heat and a smooth glide as well as preventing product build up which can lead to snagging and hair breakage.
        Attractive to look at with their matt black finish, they also feel quite lightweight, and being slim, I find they are really easy to hold and use on your hair. A 1.8 metre swivel cord provides ease of use.

        The variable heat control offers temperatures between 140 - 230oC, which you can select according to your personal preference and hair type.
        Remington recommend as a guideline that for coloured, bleached or fine hair you will need a lower heat setting, for normal hair a mid range temperature is recommended and for coarse, thicker or ethnic hair, you should use the maximum heat setting.
        Digital LED indicators clearly show you which heat setting you have selected and the plates only take 30 seconds to heat up, which is a vast improvement on my old straighteners which would take a few minutes!

        Having slim plates gives precision straightening from the root of your hair and also these straighteners boast longer 110mm plate lengths, enabling faster straightening as you can straighten wider sections of your hair.

        A must have feature for me is the automatic safety shut off, should you forget to turn them off, they will shut off after 60 mins. I think I would prefer that they shut off after around 20 - 30 mins of non use to be honest rather than an hour, but it's better than no automatic shut off at all. I would think most straighteners have an automatic shut off now, which is a really good thing for peace of mind. I remember many cross words with my daughter as she often forgot to turn off her straighteners a few years back!

        A heat proof bag as well as a 2 year guarantee is provided as well as instructions for use.

        Using the straighteners
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        You must make sure your hair is dry and tangle free before using the straighteners.
        I personally select the middle temperature and set the variable wheel. When the correct temperature is reached, the LED display stops flashing and the straighteners are ready to use.
        The straighteners run easily through my hair without snagging or catching. I have long wavy hair and find I only have to run them through each section once to achieve a smooth, straight and sleek look.

        They also provide a great root lift for your hair and overall I am really pleased with the results. Straightening my hair with these is a quick and pleasant experience. The results - perfect!

        I often use a heat protection spray prior to straightening and Remington also recommend you use one, to provide protection for your hair. I don't straighten my hair every day though, as I am aware how much damage repeated straightening can do and am often happy to leave my hair wavy.

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        The results from using these straighteners are perfect for me and I am very happy with them. They look well made and come with a 2 year guarantee.
        My daughter chose these as had heard good things about them and thought they sounded ideal.
        My other daughter has tried them and stated she would be quite happy to use them herself! ( I need not have spent over £100 on GHD's for her then!)

        The other great thing about these straighteners is the price. They were on sale at Boots for around £29 but are currently priced at £20.
        Amazon also stock them at around £20 also which makes them a fantastic bargain in my opinion.

        There are many straighteners on the market, some good and some bad, but these are definitely worth £20 of anybody's money in my opinion.
        I think GHD will probably always be the first choice for many, but if you are on a budget and want some decent straighteners that give great results and won't break the bank, then I recommend you buy these.

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