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This hair straightener was bought for me as a birthday present by some good friends. I already had a pair of straighteners, but from my first time of using this wet and dry machine, I never used the old ones again. It truly is a little wonder. It leaves my normally frizzy hair straight and smooth, and even when I have been hot and sweating, or there has been a very light drizzle, my hair doesn't frizz back up. I find that even without straightening products, my hair stays smooth for at least 3 days. After four years of now continual use, I find that though the ceramic plates are still in good condition, they don't glide over my hair quite as smoothly as they used to, but if I do replace these straighteners, I will buy an identical set, because I don't believe I could manage without them. I even converted my sister and my daughter to them as well.
I have very dark curly black hair which is a constant struggle to tame. Even GHD straighteners did nothing for my hair! I lead a very busy lifestyle so decided that some straighteners which can dry my hair may be exactly what I need.
The hair straighteners are very sleek and attractive to look at. They are a purple colour with a silver panel on the front, which contains the temperature display which can be either green for the dry mode or blue for the wet mode. On the side there are buttons to switch it on and off and temperature controls. Also, most importantly you can find the 'wet' function and the 'dry' function button. Personally, I'd say that the straighteners are thinner than average.
The straighteners themselves, although quick to warm up are not the quickest out there. What is appealing however, is that it lets you know when they have completely warmed up by a quiet beep. The digital display also stops flashing when it reaches the desired temperature. The outside of the casing does get very hot, so some caution is advised.
They do straighten my hair like a dream, especially on dry mode I find and do not harm my hair as much as other straighteners that I have used, but when on wet mode, they do produce a lot of steam (again careful not to burn yourself) and it does sizzle which can be a bit off-putting.
When using these hair straighteners on the wet mode, it can take quite a while to dry the hair, especially if is wetter than damp. With thick hair that is past shoulder length, this may take around an hour to dry! The dryer the hair, the less time it takes obviously!
Value for money
I received these as a Christmas gift and I believe they cost around £40. This is substantially cheaper than many of the middle to top range straighteners and I believe that these perform just as well, if not better than other straighteners.
As a busy Mum I brought this product to save time having to blow dry then straighten my hair. The first time I used it, it was a bit scary! You use the product on towel dried hair and the recommended setting is 230 degrees. As your hair is still wet quite a bit of steam is produced and it does make a funny noise. Initially I was worried about the amount of steam, but it is harmless! The trick to get the best out of this product is to straighten the hair very slowly to allow it time to dry otherwise you will have to keep going over the same parts.
The LED display is very clear and tells you which temperature it is currently set to, it is very user friendly and you can easily alter the temperature using the buttons.
Personally I found the recommended heat setting too high for my hair and it caused it to feel very dry and damaged however once you have the right heat setting it works very well. My hair is prone to going wavy shortly after straightening however these straightners are on par with GHD at maintaining the straightened hair.
Great time saver and good for use on dry hair too a must for everyone :) They also come with a heat proof carry case which is great for ensuring you dont ruin surfaces.
When my tresemme straighteners broke, I asked for some new ones for christmas. My mum had been recommended these by one of her work friends, who has very think frizzy hair. Mine is not frizzy, but it very thick and very long.
The straighteners have several different setting. First of all they can be used on wet hair or dry hair. The screen lights up blue for wet and green for dry. You change the temperature from 150 to 230 degrees celcius, but I normally put mine at 200. Whats also really good is that you can lock the buttons, so you can't accidently change while your doing your hair. A feature that I find particuarly useful is that after 60 minutes it will turn itself off, which is great, if like me, you always go out and forget to turn them off yourself.
Heat defence is a must with these. When your straightening wet hair, as you run them down your hair, there is a lot of hissing and steam given off. It takes a couple of runs through to get your hair dry, and even then its still slightly damp, but not noticeably, and it drys fully straight.
More often than not I simply use the straighteners on dry hair, and they work just fine, but it's great to be able to have the ability to straighten from wet. Its also much quicker, than having to use a hair dryer and then straighteners.
At the price, I would definitely recommend these to a friend, even if you don't have think or frizzy hair, simply because of the versatility that being able to straighten from wet gives you.
While most people love GHDs I have always been really pleased with Remington. My daughter's hair fell out and grew back curly following medical treatment around 4 years ago and my friend, who has thick curls, bought her a pair of Remingtons as this is the brand she had been happy with and she said that they had also outperformed GHDs in consumer tests. Those straighteners do a brilliant job of taming my daughter's long, thick waves as well as making my fine hair look super sleek and shine, the problem is that we had only one pair of straighteners in the house and we would often end up arguing over who got to use them first. I had had my eye on the Remington wet2straight for ages as I am lazy and would often fry my hair by using irons on it while it was wet; they have an r.r.p. of £84.99 but normally hover around the £40 mark on Amazon so when I logged on one day and saw they had dropped in price to just £20 I quickly snapped them up.
As soon as my new straighteners arrived I was keen to test them out. Taking them out of the box I noticed they were supplied with a silk pouch to hold the straighteners when not in use, this claims to be heatproof but I don't want to risk trying this out. The straighteners do not lock closed when not in use which is disappointing so you need the pouch to keep them closed. The cable does not fit into the pouch so just trails free which is not ideal. There is no heatproof mat supplied but luckily I had one already.
These wet2straight have very slim plates, the bottom handle is straight and the top handle slightly curved meaning they can be difficult to hold and to press shut and the design means they will be useless for creating curls. I don't like the fact that you need to press down on the digital display when you use them as this part does not seem very strong but apart from the display, they seem like they are well made.
These difference between the wet2straight and other straighteners is that they have a special vent which allows the moisture from the hair to be removed when they are used on wet hair so that it does not damage the hair, it also has something called steam hydration therapy which sounds like gobblygook to me. As well as being able to be used on wet hair you can use the straighteners on dry hair. The straighteners have variable temperatures of between 150 and 230 degrees centigrade and have ceramic plates; apparently these plates release frizz resistant micro conditioners, whatever those are.
I found the straighteners easy to control. The digital settings are easy to change from wet to dry as well as changing the temperature. You can lock them once they are at your desired setting and they also have the ability to shut down if you leave them on accidentally although this doesn't kick in for an hour which seems like a long time. They do heat up extremely quickly, Remington say this takes 15 seconds and this figure seems accurate to me.
I first used my new straighteners on dry hair. I found that on my fine and flyaway hair that they did not seem to grip it properly and that I really needed to press down hard so that the plates made contact with each other. Using them on dry hair is a time consuming business for me as they don't seem to glide easily over my hair. I was not particularly impressed with the results on dry hair despite playing around with the heat settings my hair never looked poker straight and the straightness doesn't last for as long as it does with our no frills Remingtons.
The straighteners do perform better on wet hair. Because my hair is thicker when it is wet I find that it is easier to get a grip on my hair and it slides between the plates easier. There is an alarming hissing noise when you use them on wet hair but that is to be expected. The steam escapes from a vent on the case above one of the ceramic plates and it is extremely easy to scald yourself if you are not very careful in how you position your hands. I have used them several times on wet hair and it is certainly quicker than blow drying. The results, again, are not particularly good, my hair is straight but not poker straight and I don't think it stays straight for a good length of time. The good news is that my hair does not seem to be damaged at all by using these irons on wet hair.
I'm not very impressed with the Wet2Dry straighteners due to the fact that they are difficult to hold and they do not give me poker straight hair but I will continue to use them on wet hair as they do not seem to damage my hair. My daughter loves them, she has extremely thick hair and maybe this makes a difference and they are just not suited to my fine and flyaway hair. They have ended the problem of us only having one set of straighteners in the house, unfortunately by my daughter nabbing the new ones and me using her old cast offs!
I'm one of those girls who really isn't bothered about poker straight hair everyday, most of the week I leave it with a few waves running through it. This is mainly because I have very long and thick hair and to straighten it each day becomes a giant waste of time, or at least that's my opinion.
I have however had a variety of straighteners over the years but seem to come back to Remington. I find that they work really well on my hair and it remains straight until I choose to change the style.
I went on the hunt for my new additions in the January sales after the untimely end to my last pair. I had a good look around settling on this set. The RRP is £84.99, but I found these at a various prices up and down the high street which included £29.99 in Boots. Thankfully I had a look on Amazon and they were down to £19.99 with free shipping which was a bargain price so I snapped them up.
Ok so the Remington wet2straight S7902 are purple in colour and have a slight curvature to them, they have the slimmer plates so the actual ceramic surfaces are around 11cm x 3cm each.
On the top of the handle is the display screen which has the LCD display panel on it.
Along the side of the handle is the buttons which are as follows:
* the on/off button
* The Wet/dry button, which allows you to choose the state of your hair.
* The - button this has a double function. Not only does it allow you to decrease the temperature but if held for 2 seconds it locks the settings of the straighteners so you don't get that moment we've all had when we realise we've accidentally turned them off.....admit it we've all done it...lol to remove the lock you have to hold the - button for 2 seconds again.
* The + button this allows you to adjust the temperature up and works as an instant boost setting the temperature straight to the maximum.
The power is supplied through a swivel cord so no need to get all knotted up.
As straighteners come these are pretty easy to use and understand. They automatically turn on in wet mode and heat up to the temperature requested pretty quick with a little beep to let you know they are ready. The display screen changes colour to allow the user to easily identify if you have them on the wet setting, which is blue or green if you have it on the dry setting. The temperature can be set between 150o and 230o Like all wet2straight straighteners they have the ventilation holes on the top to allow the steam to disperse and obviously these should be pointed away from your head, to avoid any little slip ups.
I'm really impressed with these. I'm not a big fan of using just these, after washing my hair but prefer to blow dry it until its touch dry then run them over it to take out that last little bit of water and gain a nice sleek look. I like to test out my straighteners to find the lowest heat at which I get the result I want then I stick to it I keep these at between 180o and 200o this way I am able to use the lowest heat I can which I personally feel is better for my hair.
As with all straighteners it is best to use a heat protection serum or spray and with this I am yet to get a look I don't like. Although my hair is really too long to use straighteners to curl (by the time I've reached the bottom its pulled out the top) I did try it out on my friend and found that on shoulder length hair and with at twist of the straighteners it was easy to create some Hollywood curls as well.
The only problem I have found with these is the heat proof storage pouch provided it is just a drawstring bag and is quite small so I have put these into a larger zipped pouch with adjoining heat resistant mat I bought from Avon.
These Remington's also have an automatic shut off; turning themselves off if they aren't used within 60 minutes which is handy if you forget and rush out the door. I am yet to need this but there is plenty of time for that.
I would deffinatly recommend these to anyone in the hunt for hair straighteners. Their ease of use, combined with their quick heat up time and results is amazing for the price these are available at, and although I don't like the accompanied pouch as this is not part of the actual product I am not deducting from the rating.
A great product at an amazing price!
When you have "crazy curly hair" Like myself and hear the words straighteners your heart kind of sinks and the thought of your hair being mauled by a pair of hot metal plates that do not take kindly to any kind of knots and frizz makes your hair "stand up". When my mum asked if I wanted a pair of Ghd's for Christmas my instant reply was " no thanks I won't use them enough for the money spent on them" That was that , or so I thought. That Christmas aged 16 I was quite excited about what presents lay beneath the tree. When I opened these beauties I was surprised at the words WET! The thought of straightening hair was barbaric , surely you would get electrocuted or made to go bald! Well I thought wrong when at new years my friends pestered me to straighten my hair (they were keen to see what it looked like without mad curls) I washed my hair whilst apologizing for its fate! I gave it a quick dry over with a towel and quick comb through (my hair is 100% easier to comb wet then dry) and my mum clipped in into 3 layers. The straighteners heat up in less then 3 minutes and you can change the temperature with the easy to use + and - control the temperature is then displayed on the easy read display which lights up blue when on. I grabbed the comb took a breath and put the straighteners through quite a thick layer of hair , I heard a small sizzle sound and my heart skipped whilst a voice in my head said "please don't let my hair be on fire" But to my utter surprise when I looked in the mirror I saw my mass of curls had gone dry and straight , (a healthy dry and straight nor a burnt frizz of straight like some straighteners have done to me) I continued to see this great result as i went over the rest of my hair , it was quite easy to do the back of my hair to as the straighteners cable is quite long and durable. Once finished I unplugged them and turned them as they are on the picture and they cooled down within 15 minutes enough for me not to panic about them burning anything. I sprayed a bit of hair spray and went out into classic English weather (in January can I remind you) or course I said a prayer and asked my hair be as tame as possible. My friends were shocked with the outcome of my hair and were sure I used the more common brand of straighteners (ghds) and they were more shocked when I said my hair was quite wet when i done it. 5 hours later my hair had only gone the tiniest bit frizzy (probably from the wind and drizzle of rain) and when I woke up in the morning it was straight enough for me to brush it through and put up when usually I have to wash my curls every morning just to brush them! So overall a brilliant product and one I couldn't live without!
I tend to have a new pair of straightners every christmas and these were one of them.
The difference between these and my others straightners is given away in the title, they are wet to dry straightners, which means that yes you can use them on wet hair.
The design of these is similar to other straightners I own except that they have air vents to let the steam out when using them on wet hair. The temperature can be set from 150 - 230 degrees the heat is shown on a digital display and you can choose the heat you want in 10s. For wet hair it is advised you use 190 degrees up. They heat up within 30 seconds which is quick.
To use you towel dry hair and then begin. I find it best to break down hair into small sections if you are using these on wet hair as if you use larger chunks of hair they don't work so well and you find yourself having to go over it a couple of times. Also I use heat protection spray and your hair will fizz when you use these so be warned. Once finished I find that my hair is straight but still has a little frizz I do find this I have blow dried my hair and straightened straight after as well though. I like to leave my hair an hour or so once dry before I get it really smooth but using these does mean that once that hour has passed I only have to go over the top layer with my other straightners to smooth my hair off instead of my whole head. I do have friends who have thicer hair than me who find that these are really good and they have no problems with the frizz as I do so it will depend on hair type.
On dry hair these straightners don't seem to work as well so I use my other pair, good job I have 2.
I would give these 3 stars they are great for part of the process for making my hair look smooth and shiny but for me are no good on there own. They come with a 60 minute switch off system which means if you forget to turn them off as long as you have left them on a heat proof mat they should be ok.
I asked for these straigtners as a birthday present. I have had Wet2Straight before and always found them to be very good. I like the fact that you can use them on wet or dry hair.
These straighteners were a lot smaller than my previous pair - I had the wide plate ones last time. I was dubious at first about the amount of time it would take to straighten my hair - it is long and thick - and I imagined the smaller plates would double the drying/straightening time.
I am very pleased to admit I was wrong! In fact the straighteners took less time than my previous ones. I think this is due to the fact that they heat up to 230 degrees. Very hot - so you do have to be very careful when using them. As my ears can testify. Ouch. You also need to make sure you use a good heat protection product. They are very fast. I section my hair into small sections and after just one swipe down the hair is dry and nicely straight. Amazing. It took only about 30 minutes to do it all - from pretty wet.
The straighteners have air/steam vents so the hissing sound it makes as it dries your wet hair is quite loud - but quite fun too! You have to be careful not to get in the way of the steam outlets though - it can burn you.
The only design flaw I have found is that the handles get quite hot in the places where the finger grips are. It does get pretty unconfortable but you just have to make sure that you hold them a bit further down.
They have a temperature control which enables you to set the heat setting to anywhere between 150 degrees to 230 in increments of 10 degrees. It aslo has an on/off button and an auto shut off after 60 minutes.
The silver heatproof bag is rather flimsy. I preferred the sturdier, thicker black pouch on my old ones. This bag is very thin and while it claims to be heatproof if you put the straighteners in straight after use, it does get very hot to the touch.
All in all these straighteners do a brilliant job - it lasts all day and until your next wash. There was very little frizz and they are quick and easy to use. You just need to blast your roots with a hairdryer at the end as you can't put the straigteners too close to your scalp.
I was staying at a friend's house for a party when I noticed that one particular woman had thick, poker straight hair. I asked her what she used to get such an amazing finish.
" Me Remmies!" she exclaimed. She was a scouser, so you have to imagine the accent.
She then went on to tell me that her normal hair resembled the character of 'Annie' and I realised that her hair straighteners were some sort of miracle-workers.
Inspired by her story, I set out to find my own pair. Her pair of Remmies were ancient and paddle-shaped but by the time I went looking, the only pair I could find were the new slimline ones. I cannot remember where I bought them but I think they were about £30.
The straighteners come in a purple box. Inside is a slim, silver pouch for storage, some instructions and the straighters.
The straighteners have a 7ft cable - which is a great length to allow for flexibility of use; it enables me to plug them in and sit comfortably at my dressing table to do my hair. Other features of the straighteners are: automatic shut off after 60 minutes, automatic worldwide voltage 120-240V, wet or dry settings, 15 second heat up, heat up from 150-230 degrees C. All of these features make the straighteners very easy to use and I have no design issues to report.
The straighteners have a funky purple colour with a black trim where the controls are and a silver edge to the temperature display screen. The display and controls are digital. The ceramic plates (which are reputed to last the life of the product) are a grey colour. I think that they look both functional and attractive.
Using the straighteners
When the straighteners are switched on, a decision needs to be made about whether they are being used either for wet or dry hair. They have a default setting and automatically go to a blue display of 200 degrees. This is for straightening wet hair. The button next to the on/off one is the one to press if dry hair straightening is desired. When pressed, it takes you to a green display of 180 degrees. The display flashes until the correct temperature is reached; then it beeps a couple of times. The temperature can be fine-tuned by two + and - buttons.
When using the straighteners on wet hair, there is a huge amount of hissing as the water evaporates. The hair is left straight - very straight and the condition seems good - not to have been adversely affected by the extreme heat. I use a heat-defence spray to give it some extra protection. The only thing I have to complain about using this method is the flat and lifeless look of the hair roots when the hair is finished. I find it better to give a bit of root volume by blow drying the roots - but this makes the process a lot more faffy. However, you must suffer for beauty - or so my mother tells me.
Straightening dry hair is a much easier process. I have fairly fine hair so I try not to abuse it too much with a punishing regime. At the moment, I am blow-drying my hair and then straightening the fringe bits. Also using the straighteners to flick up the ends of my shoulder length hair. Once I have done this, I am spruced and ready for the working day
Once I have finished using the straighteners, I switch off and leave them to cool. I then slip them into the silver pouch and loosely wind the cord about them. They fit neatly into the drawer.
I enjoy the versatility of these straighteners. How I want to finish my hair changes from one week to another and these straighteners form part of the kit that allows me to do it. They seem to be robust and fit for purpose and I would definitely recommend them.
I have got really frizzy curly hair - never does the same thing twice kind of hair, after 30 years or so - decided, after the advice of a hairdresser friend to try the world of hair straighteners......
She did try with GHD's for an hour, and although my hair was kind of straight it wasn't flat. So back I went with the curls and frizz.
I thought hard and decided to go internet review searching on various straighteners. But paying £99 or more kind of puts you off especially if like you me, you are a novice at this.
A couple of days of reading and research - and at Amazon they were only £30! I decided to give these babies a whirl. OMG, how happy am I that I plumped for these WET 2 STRAIGHT straighteners. So pleased!
I do worry about my hair do I did put some heat defence serum on as well.
They heated up very quickly - to show you this, the digital screen flashes until it reaches your desired temperature.
They go up to 230 degrees in 10 degree increments from 190 on wet hair.
The hissing wasn't a real shock as reading the instructions and reviews I had already been pre-warned that this would happen, but what do you expect putting wet hair on a hot iron?
The LED light changes from blue to green depending on wet or dry setting.
After towelling my hair kind of dry but still quite damp to touch, going through tm thick hair took its toll on my hand more than anything else - have to say not the straighteners fault - it took 2 1/2 hours to go through my hair, and I have to say that the end result was totally amazing!
Straight flat hair, and with me it lasted through the night and through the next day, only needed a quick 15 minute run through the next morning, which was bliss!
I did wonder whether this was first time lucky, so 4 days after the 1st time, I did it again, this time, taking 10 minutes less. Thankfully.
Curiosity got the better, so few days after that, I tested them on dry frizzy curly hair. With the aid of a good brush and clips to keep rest of the air out of the way - I got the same result, took a little less time, but felt it lot hotter, also sprayed protection product on but let that dry first.
I have since convinced 3 other people to get these (although they have short straight hair anyway) and they are just as pleased with the results they get from these as they have the seriously expensive models.
In my box, I got a sleeve for the straighteners which I believe to heat resistant and a quick manual guide. I was so happy with the straighteners, I don't really care what came in the box.
The Remington wet 2 straight slim straighteners ( from now on referred to as straighteners) come attractively packaged in a black, lilac and silver shiny box. On the box is a picture of a girl with gorgeous sleek, shiny very straight dark brown hair.
Whats in the box ?
Inside the box you will find the straighteners complete with plug attached and ready to use. I was really pleased with the way they look these straighteners are purple, black and silver they are about ten inches in length, slim and lightweight. Also in the box is a silver heat proof pouch to store them in and an instruction booklet these straighteners also come with a 5 year guarantee.
What are they ?
Straighteners heat up to a very high heat. With these straighteners 230 degrees C they smooth and straighten your hair. These straighteners can be used on wet or dry hair.
Automatic shut off after 60 minutes.
Automatic worldwide voltage 120-240V.
Wet or dry settings.
15 second heat up.
Heat up from 150-230 degrees C.
Why I bought these straighteners ?
I am a BzzAgent and was offered these to try out at less than half the retail price. I was interested in trying these because I do use straighteners but I liked the fact these could be used on wet hair. I received the straighteners in October 2009 but wanted to give them a good try out before writing a review.
What Remington Claim they do
No need to blow dry.
Listen to the ssssound that's steam hydration therapy locking moisture in for longer lasting results.
The highest grade ceramic coating lasts the lifetime of the straightener and is infused with frizz resistant micro conditioners which evenly emit through the coating.
Provide up to 8 hours anti frizz.
How to use them
After washing and towel drying or on dry hair, section your hair into small sections using clips to clip back sections. And then place each section of hair in between the hotplates gliding them down from the top of your hair to the bottom , repeat on all sections of hair. I would recommend you use a heat defence spray which will help protect your hair and also a heat mat to place them on in between sections as they do get very hot.
The first time I used them I was a bit alarmed at the loud Sssssing sound as I felt this could not be good for my hair but you get used to it after you have used them a few times and it hasn't damaged my hair. The first time I used them the results where OK but I have found the more I use them the better results I get. I would recommend you dry the roots of your hair first with a hair dryer because I noticed my roots where still wet as the straighteners don't touch or dry that part of your hair. I have also noticed you get much better results if you use smaller sections of hair instead of putting great big sections through the plates which I did originally. Like all straighteners they heat up to a very high heat so you do have to be really careful when using them.
I have found these straighteners really useful for when you are in a hurry and don't have time to dry your hair . They do heat up in the 15 seconds as stated and I have found they take half the time as opposed to drying your hair and then straightening. I have also found if I straighten my hair first thing in a morning it stays straight all day.
The automatic shut off is really useful as I am a bit dizzy sometimes and have left them on and it does shut off after the 60 minutes as stated luckily I always use a heat mat so haven't damaged anything yet.
I have tried these on dry hair a couple of times as well but truthfully did not get as good a result as I get with my other straighteners so I now use the Remington's when using on wet hair and my others on dry.
I would recommend these if you find you are often in a hurry and need to straighten your hair quickly. I have also found these good for travel as they are slim and lightweight.
I have priced these up and the cheapest I have found them for is £48.25 with free postage on Amazon.