Product Type: Toni & Guy Hair Straightener
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Toni & Guy TGST2985UK
Member Name: deejipop
Toni & Guy TGST2985UK
Advantages: Easy to use, fast 30 second heat up
Disadvantages: If you cant use the lock, its easy to knock the controls
I actually recieved the straighteners as a christmas present and after previously owning a pair of Toni and Guy straighteners (that broke!) I was unsure about sticking to the same brand.
*** The product ***
The straighteners are in my opinion very slick. Black, slimline design with 25mm floating ceramic plates. This allows you to get right to the root of your hair and makes the product easy to hold. The straighteners have a temperature control ranging from 80-230 Degrees celcius, taking around 30 seconds to heat up. The digital display allows you too see the temperature of the device and you can see the temperature rising and cooling down! When you plug in the straighteners, you will hear a little bleep. This is a clever noise to let you know that the straighteners are recieving power. Upon hearing the noise, press the power button, directly under the digital display. The straighteners will start heating up immediately, and you can use the arrows to turn up the heat or turn it down to a minimum of 80 degrees. I also found that if you press the power button twice, immediately one time after the other.. a little key symbol will appear on the digital display, showing you that the straightener is locked on that temperature and if you were to knock the controls it wouldn't change. I found this addition very useful as before I worked this out, I was constantly knocking the controls and changing the temperature!
*** First use ***
I was so excited about my straighteners, I opened and used them on christmas day. I was pleased with the variable temperatures because I like to change them depending on which part of my hair im straightening, so for example: to straighten the back of my hair on the bottom layers I would use 180-200, On the top shorter layers and the front of my hair I would use 150-160. I was pleased with the results of the straighteners, My hair looked smooth and straight.
*** Second use ***
Included in the box with the straighteners is a Toni & Guy 'style guide', after getting used to the straighteners I tried a few of the styles out on the guide, It was straight forward and easy to follow and I found that not only did they straighten, they curled.
*** Curling my hair ***
I have used many different hair curlers, One that I used actually over heated on my hair, causing my hair to burn and break off whilst still on the curler. So I am always very worried about using heat on my hair anyway. Seperating a small section of hair, I placed it between the plates of the straighteners *starting at the roots* and wrap the hair once round the straightener. Then pull the straighteners through the hair with it still wrapped round. I was able to create a variety of curls and they looked natural and lasted well.
*** In my experience ***
I have found that washing my hair, Spraying it with a heat protector and then blow drying it with a large paddle brush helps it to start of straight. I then seperate my hair into layers and glide the straighteners over the hair using a comb to seperate and brush through afterwards. I usually straighten my hair before I go to bed, because then I can sleep on it. From the morning I wake up, the hair is straight for an average of 3 days without having to re-touch.
*** All in all ***
A fantastic product, availible for a price ranging from £25 I think this is a bargain straightener for the quality involved. Toni & Guy is a well trusted and known household name and this has definitely lived up to their well known reputation. This is a product I would recommend!
Summary: A fantastic product, bargain.
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