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I got these as a birthday present off my mam in 2010 I think. When I first opened them I was slightly apprehensive as they said 'shine therapy', my hair gets greasy quite quickly so I hoped that they wouldn't make my hair look even more greasy but I needn't have worried. My hair is very long (right down to the bottom of my back), really thick and naturally quite curly.
The straighteners can be bought for around £40 which I think is a good price and a lot cheaper than many other brands like GHD's and I also think the Remington straighteners work better. They aren't too heavy to hold and have a long cable which can be very useful. There's a heat proof pouch included with them which I find useful as my mam lives far away so the bag comes in handy when I'm going to visit her. The straighteners are silver with a pale blue/green coloured strip on top. There's a digital display on top which shows the temperature of the straighteners and 2 buttons to turn the temperature up and down. on the side there's a button that twists to be able to lock them closed.
The temperature ranges from 150-230 degrees and goes up and down in 10's to the desired temperature. I tend to use them at 200 as at this temperature it helps to straighten my hair a lot quicker but I think anything above that will be too damaging to my hair. If you have fine hair 150 would be suitable I think. The straighteners heat up within 30 seconds so there's no waiting around for them.
One of the things I love most about them is the fact they have a safety feature on them which turns them off after 60 minutes. I haven't ever left them on before but its nice to have peace of mind that if I ever did leave them on then they will turn off automatically. I do however think that 60 minutes is too long and it should only be 30 minutes as I cant imagine many people needing them on longer than 30 minutes anyway. It only takes me about 10/15 minutes to straighten my hair with these and I have a lot of hair! So I think it would only take the average person about 5 minutes with them.
The ceramic plates helps my hair glide through the straighteners smoothly without catching and pulling any hairs and I don't think these straighteners cause as much damage to my hair as previous ones have. They leave my hair silky and smooth without it looking greasy as I'd expected.
The disadvantage about them is that its very easy to knock the buttons on top as they are right where I hold the straighteners so I do have to keep stopping just to put it back to the temperature I wanted.
Overall I love these straighteners, they're a good price and have lasted me a long time and if they ever break Ill definitely be buying another pair. My hair stays straight for hours after I've used them which I've never experienced with any of straighteners in the past. They also can be used to curl my hair too. I would definitely recommend them to everyone!
UPDATE: July 2013 the straighteners kept on cutting out like they had a loose connection. I told a friend who said she owned the same straighteners before and hers had started cutting out then one day there was a bang and they stopped working but it had also blew up the wall socket and broke that. So after hearing that story I binned the straighteners and bought some more. As they were a gift I didn't have the receipt and don't know how long the warranty would have been for.
I moved away from home into student accommodation and I realised I needed a straightener and a hair dryer. I normally use my older sister's hair straightener back at home and she wouldn't let me take them with me to my student accommodation so I decided to buy one of my own. My older sister had a really good Remington straightener but I decided to look for something even better in the same brand. I shopped around on Amazon and luckily at the time they had deals for straighteners and I managed to get these ones for half the usual asking price; I got mine for £30.
These straighteners are really amazing; they really bring my hair back to life. First of all the ceramic coated plates condition my hair with Vitamin E. I don't know how they thought of it but it really does wonders for my hair. When I wash and blowdry my hair, my hair looks a bit lacklustre. Once I run the straightener through my hair, my hair ends up looking like I had it straightened at a professional hair salon. The ceramic plates are protected against styling products and scratching. I add styling products to my hair and use the straightener over it (my hair) so it's nice to know it won't affect the plates.
There's a digital display that helps you adjust the temperature setting which goes from 150 to 230 degrees Celsius. I like to use the minimum temperature possible as too much heat can be damaging to the hair, so this means I have a bit of control. And my hair still looks good, feels smooth and looks shiny at the setting I use which is 180 degrees Celsius. To make sure it stays on the temperature I've chosen, I press the lock button to do this.
I'm always in a bit of a hurry and it helps that it only takes 30 seconds for the straighteners to heat up to my desired temperature setting. Also even if I've forgotten to switch them off (though it's never happened), these straighteners are designed to turn themselves off automatically after 60 minutes. The 3 metre swivel cord makes it easy for me to move around with it and provides a better reach.
Once I'm done with it, I tend to lock it using the hinge lock and store it away in the heat-proof pouch provided just to be safe.
This hair straightener is good for most hair types and the manual advises you on the temperature setting to use according to your hair type. I've had mine for more than 6 months now and I've had no problems with it all. And because they're so good, my younger sister who's moved away from home to start her first year at university bought the exact same hair straightener too.
I was looking for a good hair straightener for a long time, my old one - Remington wet 2 straight was giving up after a few years of almost daily use. I decided to go for Remington shine therapy, because I believe this is the best quality without breaking the bank. I was very happy with the previous one and this one is also not a disappointment. Light green, slim design fits nicely in my hand. Useful lock on the side, twist to lock or unlock. On top there is a digital display with on-off switch, two +/- adjustable temperature controls, which varies from 150C to 230C. By pressing the + button the temperature goes gradually from 150C to whatever you want till reaches 230C, if pressed and hold the temperature will jump to 230C.I must say it takes a bit longer to heat up than any others I've tried, but definitely worth the wait, because leaves hair silky smooth, even after a couple of days, this could be because ceramic plates are infused with shine enhacing conditioners. My long hair defiantly feels softer and super smooth. The straightener is very easy to use, however sometimes I manage to press the digital buttons, when I hold the product in my hand. I DO recommend it to anybody. I got my in argos half price for £37.49, I believe the offer ends in spring catalogue 2012.
When I moved back to Cambridge to live with my Aunt and Uncle, I didn't have a huge amount of my own things, so kindly my Aunt gave me her old straighteners, which weren't great, so recently I decided to buy my own hair straighteners, and after my hairdresser recommended Remington Shine Therapy straighteners, and as they were on sale in Argos, I decided these would be the perfect little treat for me.
The Shine Therapy straighteners are about the average compared to other styles, with a long cable plug, which make it easier to straighten hair further away from the plugs. The straighteners are silver, with a blue-ish grey top, which have the Remington logo, the buttons, and the viewing window, which shows the temperature of the straighteners. Also on the left hand side of the straightened, is a lock system, which is a real bonus for being able to take your straighteners away, and enables them to fit perfectly in the silver travel bag, which Remington have provided with the straighteners. Personally, I think the straighteners are really professional and stylish looking, which is not the main thing, but is a very nice bonus.
Remington claims that Shine Therapy straighteners give hair 86% more shine to hair, which is a real advantage to people who would want more shine to their hair and that the ceramic conditioning help condition hair , which again, if true, would be perfect!
The straighteners were very quick to heat up, roughly 3-4minutes, and can be adjusted to a range of heat levels, the maximum temperature is 230 degrees, which is probably the hottest that anyone would need, as it gets even the tightest curls out, perfect! I personally love using around the 200 degrees level, but for stubborn flicks in my hair, 230 is a really effective level to get out all the flicks and kinks in my hair.
Using the Shine Therapy hair straighteners were really easy to hold, as it fits perfectly in my hands, which I feel some are really tricky to hold and can mean that you don't get the finish you want, but the shine therapy are completely different. The straighteners basically gave me the best straight look I've ever had, it looked perfect, but also looked healthy and gave my hair a definite bounce. And I have actually received a huge amount of compliments for how straight my hair was, and was often asked how I got my bob looking so professional, which I honestly put down to Shine Therapy's amazing ability to straighten my hair perfectly. I was unsure about the huge difference in how shiny my hair was, and not sure 'Shine therapy' was the best way to describe the straighteners, but with the great straightening ability, I don't care about the shine!
Remington Shine Therapy hair straighteners are available in larger supermarkets and larger pharmacists , and cost around £70, but there are a lot of offers on currently for this product, as I got my for £38 from Argos, bargain!
Heres the thing, straighteners are bad for your hair... we're all aware of that. However for the first time in years i let my natural hair grow through and for over a year trimmed off where the dye had once been. So it was all natural and in perfect condition. I was bored of what i thought was bad condition so i wore hats to flatten and smooth instead of using any kind of heat product. My hair was finally healthy and past my chin :) my sister bought me these straighteners as a birthday gift and because they were sitting around i decided my hair was in good enough condition to use them and using them a few times a week wouldnt do too much damage ... I was wrong. not even at full heat (230) i was using them at 180 -190 ... i instantly noticed something was different and put it down to me not using them right. so i tried again two days later... my hair went from smooth to frizzy... after about 5 uses, i could no longer brush my hair let alone get it to sit down straight. After two weeks the majority of it was burnt off and in the end i had to pixie crop it. so i stopped usig them again. Not completely sure it was the straighteners i didnt bother throwing them away incase i needed them to attempt to make the frizz sit down.
I went on holiday for two weeks and when i got back i found that my mum had been using them as her old ones broke. two days ago she had all her hair pixie cropped off after her hair suffered the same damage.
i know its the straighteners now... maybe its just the actual ones i have.... but maybe not.
Use them at your own risk...
After my Nicky Clarke's had an untimely demise, I popped straight out the shop to buy a new pair of straighteners. There was a choice of 4 - one being these Remington pair. I decided on these due to their claim of shine therapy - my hair could use the extra boost! The first time I tried them, I was pleasantly surprised - the temperature was set to 200 degrees (you can set it between 180 and 230 depending on your hair type) and it only took 5 minutes to make my hair sleek and straight. After using them for about a week, the shine therapy seemed to have worn off - my hair wasn't very shiny and the straighteners were bringing out a frizz in my hair (partially due to the weather, I'm sure) but they just wouldn't do what I wanted them to. In the end, I had to go out and spend a fortune on products to get my hair looking how I wanted it - I've had these straighteners for about 5 or 6 months now; the shine therapy has worn off, it takes 20 minutes to straighten my hair and I have to re-do it halfway through the day because it's started to curl. I have quite thin hair but I coat it with hairspray to keep it in style and give my layers some volume, but the straighteners just aren't as proactive as they were before. My main problem is the fact I keep burning myself - the plates heat up very quickly and are located on the edge of the straightener, so there is no protection for your fingers should they aimlessly go to pick them up. I miss my Nicky Clarke's!
I wanted GHD straighteners but could not afford them so decided these were the next bets thing. they were about £70 and are aparently good for rescuing your hair due to the treatment on the plates. I must admit I have not really noticed a difference but I like to think it has helped. The straighteners heat up really fast, you can select how hot you want them are the plates are good size to straighten either long or short hair. The straighteners have generally been very good ad served me well. I wouldn't say they were amazing but have very few flaws. I recently bought GHDs however I must admit after all the hype I was disappointed and have gone back to using my Remington straighteners. I have had them a year and a half now and they still heat up very fast, if anythin they sometimes get too hot and I find it hard to hold them but overall they have been very good and I have been very pleased with them.
I got these straighteners at Christmas after my last pair started crackling! My sister has GHD's but I just wouldn't pay over £100 for a pair of straighteners. These are by Remintong and they were on offer at Boots at the time for £34.99. Normal price is around £70.
The straighteners come with a silver pouch that you can put your straighteners in, ideal if you are needing to transport them somewhere soon after using them. The straighteners heat up to 230 which I think is sufficient for anyone to straighten their hair. The length of the cable is quite long so you can plug in to a socket and move to a mirror without too much struggle.
I think these straighteners are really great. To be honest I prefer them to my sisters GHD's. I feel they just glide straight through your hair. Any other straighteners would not have a lasting effect on my hair as it is quite thick and frizzy. But these keep my hair sraight and sleek all day. I would recommend you use a heat defence spray with these as they are really hot.
One point you should remember is that when you turn the socket on, this does not automatically turn on the straighteners. You have to turn them on via the button on top! They also take around 3 or 4 minutes to fully heat up. But I get over this by turning them on when I am drying my hair so they will be ready when I am finished.
Overall these are a really great straightener and I would definitely buy Remington again.
I got these as a Christmas present off my mum after my GHD's broke and I had nothing to use. I wasn't too excited about it to tell you the truth, but I had to use them if I wanted straight hair. My hair is naturally really wavy and I hate it.
First time I used these I was pleasantly suprised they heated up STRAIGHT away I burnt my hand on them. With these you can control how much heat you put on your hair and the highest is 230oC. Which is great for me, my hair is dead from constant bleaching and dying and is in seriously bad condition. They are enrinched in Avodcado oil and Vitamin E which is beneficial to your hair. Obviously its still not good to use straighteners on your hair because of the heat can seriously ruin the structure of your hair and dry it out. But at least you are getting a small benefit from it, they glide easily on your hair and straightens effortlessly.
I tend to use these on the lowest setting I possibly can. The plates are quite slim which I like, it straightens hair so much better than when I was using my bulky GHD's, they also created a bit of shine and gloss for my damaged straw hair. My hair has been so much healthier since using this baby! I also use these to curl my hair aswell and they work great.
They automatically shut off after an hour which is good if you're like me and you're half way up the street and suddenly think 'did I remember to turn my straighteners off?' they also beep after around 5 minutes after switching them on, I really have no idea why they do that. I thought it was them switching off but its not.
The straighteners are a baby blue and look really cute. They have 3 buttons and is so easy to use. The one at the bottom is to switch them on after you've plugged them in. And the other two have a plus sign and a minus sign like + and - to control the heat you put on your hair, try and use these on the lowest setting possible to prevent heat damage. Depending on the type of your hair, I tend to go somewhere in the middle but if I dont want to work as hard straightening my hair I will use them a bit higher. You can also lock the straighteners so they close together which is good, I always take these travelling with me.
These are definitely the best straighteners I've tried and my hair can't thank them enough. They are around £60 in drugstores such as Boots and Superdrug but on Amazon you can get these for £30. These straighteners are an absolute bargain! The only small downside I'd say is when you are using them on your hair. I tend to click the buttons a lot accidently so I either switch them off or turn them up and down. This doesn't happen a lot though, only when I get paranoid over it.
I bought these straighteners about 6 months ago. I found these very large and bulky when trying to straighten hair. The wire is very long and thick so not ideal if using it for travel purposes as it takes up a lot of space in a small trolley case. It takes a long time to heat up (just over a minute). You can set the temperature of the straighteners yourself which is really handy. However, the temperature controls are near the end of the straightener so when straightening you do keep changing the temperature accidently. There is a temperature lock on there but you have to remember to put it on. The heat proof cover that is included is not very good. If you put the hot straighteners in the cover then the cover will burn so you will need to wait till they have cooled down before placing the cover on top. The price is high (around £60 in shops) but there are special offers around for third off or half price so look out for these. It does leave hair feeling smooth and silky and it glides very easily on hair. Also , there is a 5 year guarantee which is useful.
brilliant straighteners. for about 2 years my daughter wanted straight hair. we tryed all the top names we could to straighten her hair,but she would always have kinks. you see she as naturally springy curls has she is quarter jamaican. her curls are just like springs,if you pull 1 and then loose, it springs straight back into shape.
we would spend about 2 hours trying to straighten her hair with other brands,however with these it takes about 30-45 minutes.
other brands would also leave her hair looking like a wig and frizzy when finished. not these. the oils condition and leave the hair with a sleek sheen as you straighten. they are light weight too. the heat settings are just right to straighten tuff curly hair.
the only problem i have with these straighteners is that the buttons are close to were you would naturaly hold the straighteners whilst straightening your hair. although to balance this out, the buttons can be locked to keep the temperature you select.
I bought these just before the Christmas of 2009 as a little treat for myself ,and the fact that they were on offer with £5 of its marked price helped me decide in a instant! And what an investment they are therapy Conditioning Straighteners are fantastic and use ceramic straightening irons which are filled with a mixture of conditioners as well as avocado oil, which help to moisturise the hair from root to tip to help control damage while using them
The straightening plates have been infused with a mixture of conditioners and avocado oil that are supposed to evenly sort your hair out during styling. according to the instructions the conditioner in the coating on the straighteners comes to the surface of the ironing plates during heating. These conditioners are then smoothed on to the hair during straightening to add shine and protect the hair from awful heat stress. and if you use some kind of anti frizz to prevent fly away hair , then with these you do not need it.
I was shocked at how well these worked, my daughter has GHD's and the price she paid for them was silly, i had used her straighteners in the past and since having these i can honestly say that they are loads better, and of course do not cost as much , even my daughter has used them and now said she would like to have some.
They make your hair have a nice gloss and if you are like me and have used hair polish in the past with these you do not have to use anything to give your hair a gloss i think it must be the oil that does this. I also like the fact i can straighten my hair and it stays straight even after sleeping on it there is no need to actually go over it in a morning just a quick brush and away
you go, which is great if you have to rush about , so i tend to do mine on a night time which gives me plenty of time in the morning,
There is just one issue i had with these and that is the buttons they are pretty close together and if you are straightening on a low heat you may actually touch them and it will get hotter so be warned, otherwise they are fantastic, i have had my hair straightened at the hairdressers in the past but i have to say my hair feels a lot better after using these than they did from the hairdressers.
Overall i would recommend this to those that would like the GHD's but can not afford them, they do a better job straightening and as an added bonus make your hair shiny for no extra cost they are a great tool and as a lover of remington they have actually made something that is a must for everyone. These do work really well on wavy hair too, it might take a little longer than it does if your hair was straight but you still get great results,
You can purchase these from boots but do watch out for offers as you can find them at various prices in the high street or if you prefer to shop on line you can buy them from Amazon for £34.24 which is cheaper than the Goodmans on line store that charged my daughter £46.99 as i stated do look around as some places like the high street so have some great offers.
Remington's Shine Therapy S9950 Hair Straighteners that will help you achieve beautiful, long-lasting silky straight hair thanks to smooth, ceramic plate technology and a maximum temperature of 230¦. The Remington Shine Therapy S9950 Hair Straighteners heat up in just 30 seconds and, for safety, turn off automatically after an hour. This innovative styling tool also incorporates a heat-activated vitamin conditioning system that helps to protect your hair from heat damage and create fantastic shine from root to tip!