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My new go-to styler
on November 22, 2010
I am a beauty junkie. I am not ashamed to admit to having the new MAC line release dates on my calendar and a dresser full of beauty tools. I have gone through dozens of flat irons, from $15 irons to $200 irons. From 1/2" irons to super wide irons. There is a distinct difference between a cheap iron and a pricey one, so I got this, I expected the type of iron that I have always gotten from $40 irons.
I was pleasantly surprised with the Remington Pearl Ceramic Ultimate Straightener. The pearl sounds gimmicky to me, but whatever Remington did with this styler works.
For the record, I have very fine, very long, very damaged hair (from dyeing) that is naturally wavy. My usual problem with straighteners is that my hair tends to get tangled up and snags get flattened in the iron. I also have a very difficult time getting my hair to hold a straight style. I have very stubborn fly-aways.
First things first, the straightener comes in pretty gray and pink packaging and is a lovely black and pink color. The tool itself feels sturdy and well made. It doesn't have the cheap plastic feel that many low-end irons have. It has three pink buttons placed on the side of the handle. These three buttons manage the power, the temperature, a temperature lock feature and turbo. The ceramic plates "float" meaning that they adjust independently from the handles of the iron to the changes in the thickness and location of your hair running through the iron.
- The hair moves smoothly and quickly through the iron, no snags or pulls. Hair is smooth and frizz free.
- My hair quickly straightened and held the shape.
- When using the straightener to curl my hair, my hair held shape and the straightener created the most lovely natural looking waves.
- The iron heats up quickly and allows for subtle variances in temperature.
- The buttons need a firm push and are well placed so that there is no accidental button pushing.
- A swivel cord allows for easy movement all around the head.
- The digital display is only viewable from certain angles - viewed from some angles the display shows as on but can't be read.
- The handle behind the ceramic plates get HOT. It was difficult to twirl the iron for curls without touching the heat.
- The handle lock is a little stiff but it works well.
The Remington Pearl works every bit as good as my high end irons. It curls or straightens hair easily and smoothly and is easy to use with its clean, straight forward design. I get smooth, natural looking waves or pin-straight hair with very little work, even when my hair is at its driest. I can even manage to look like I have healthy, shiny hair using this! This will absolutely be my new go-to iron for curls and straightening alike. I just wish I had discovered it before I spent $200 on those other irons.