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New Straightener

A couple of weeks ago my straightener (which lasted a long time) decided to die on me. I had the Wet 2 Straight Ceramic by Remington. I never really used it on my hair when it was wet, although sometimes I'd use it on my bangs when they were slightly damp and it worked perfectly.

Anyhow, I wasn't able to spend a lot on a new one at the moment (there are some great straighteners that are unfortunately priced around $100.00) so I checked the Ulta online store and ended up purchasing this...

It's the Studio Titanium/Ceramic Digital also by Remington which includes:

- 220°C/430°F Salon High Heat
- 30 Second Instant Heat
- Auto Shutoff
- 2 1/4" Wide Plates
- Curved edge plates to create volume at the root or curve and flick the tips.

It's $39.99 on the website, but I got it on sale for $32.00. Not too bad and it's a lot better for my hair than what I had before. Here is what the website says about it...

Salon quality hair tool that both straightens by sealing the hair cuticle to repel humidity and static for a frizz-free style. Ultra smooth tourmaline-titanium-ceramic plate allows for even heat distribution and smooth glide. Plates are 22 percent longer for faster styling. Equipped with variable heat control buttons, turbo boost high-heat function, switch lock, automatic safety shut-off, and swivel cord.

I was sure to read all the reviews before I made my purchase. There are 19 of them on the website and most of the buyers greatly recommended it!

This straightener works great! It's amazing how gently and very smoothly it straightens each section of my hair. It almost feels like nothing when I'm using it. The girly brown and pink combination is perfect as well as the texture of it. I don't know what it is, but it's so soft and makes it even more fun! I realize how that might sound weird, but I get excited!

I was really shocked at how quickly it heated up and how HOT it got. I actually slightly burned my finger, which reminds me... I burnt myself while straightening my bangs and realized I had to be extra careful since I am not using a smaller flat iron like the 1" Sleek and Curl they also carry. I wondered if it was going to be a problem using this thicker plate on my bangs since I have some shorter pieces but it wasn't. I definitely recommend lowering the temperature when working with smaller layers! I'm sure it'd be easier using a smaller plate to style my bangs, but I'm doing pretty good with this one for now.

Overall I'm very happy with my purchase! Which straighteners do you use?


Casee Marie said...

Yay, new straightener! I'm so glad you got one. This looks absolutely lovely, too. Ulta is such an amazing place, I don't know what I'd do without it.

I'm pretty sure I mentioned mine in the How To Curl Your Hair With A Flat Iron post, but it's a 1" by Aquage and I adore it. It always takes me a while to do, though, because I have to do it in lots of layers. Or rather, I like the super-straight look and I best achieve that when I straighten smaller layers at a time. (:

Casee Marie said...

Oh, and here's a random question - do you use any specific products with the straightener? Aquage makes a product called Beyond Shine that I spray on before I use my flat iron. It softens the hair and (obviously) makes it shinier, and to be understand it protects the hair from damage from thermal products.

Jen said...

I know, I love Ulta!

Yep, you did mention yours. As much as I love those smaller flat irons I knew it'd take forever to straighten my hair with. I know a lot of people don't recommend them for super thick hair, or even if you have a lot of hair because of how long it takes. I know you have thicker hair, do you think if you did it in larger sections than you do it'd still come out straight?

The product you mentioned sounds amazing. I haven't added anything to my hair before straightening it in a long time. Well, sometimes I'll use the Frizz-Ease before, but that doesn't really count. lol!

Casee Marie said...

I've used mine on larger sections and I think it moreso smooths the hair. It straightens it a bit, but it doesn't give that choppy-straight look that smaller sections at a time gives. It all depends on the look you want to achieve. If I'm short on time I can run the straightener through pretty quickly and still get the overall effect, but if I have the time then I like to pin my hair up into about three layers and go section-by-section in each layer. That gets a bit time consuming! Haha.

I've never used the Frizz-Ease products, I should still check those out. I know other brands besides Aquage make the same kind of product for thermal tools. Ulta's web site probably has some, actually. I've never looked!

Sam from Hundy and Undy said...

I have a Jilbere Ceramic Tools 1 1/4" flat iron that I got five years ago when I worked at Sally Beauty. Someone had returned it because it buzzed. It still worked properly, so my manager sold it to me for 20 bucks. I still use it! And it still buzzes. hehe

Jen said...

Wow that is a wonderful price for a straightener! I guess if it works fine even with the buzzing sound you might as well use it, huh? :)


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