153 of 158 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2005
I can't believe all of the bad reviews! This straightener is awesome! I have really thin and sensitive, wavy hair, and all of the other straighteners I've used just made my hair REALLY frizzy, or even burn it! The worst part was, they didn't even straighten my hair one bit!!! This straightener is the only one that worked really well so far. I've been using it every day for a while now. My hair stays straight ALL day. It even added more shine, smoothness, softness,and even VOLUME to my hair! no other straightener has ever done that. I'm sure that there's better straighteners out there but this one works great and is at an affordable price. I would DEFINITLY recommend this straightener for ALL hair types. Personally, I prefer to use it when my hair's wet. I've learned thatit stays straight longer that way. As long as you straighten your hair in very thin layers from underneath, and work your way to the outside, it works great!! At the beginning, it took me about an hour to straighten my hair. After some practice, I got down to only 40 minutes. Now, it only takes me 20-30 minutes to straighten my hair. And I mean REALLY STRAIGHTEN it. I hope you found my review helpful!
223 of 236 people found the following review helpful
on January 23, 2006
I have very dry, thick, curly hair and a lot of volume too. Every few months I have to relax my curl in order to keep it under control. I also live in the tropics where heat and a lot of humidity don't exactly help my hair remain frizz free. I was very skeptical when I first bought this product because I had tried many hair straighteners and all had given me poor results. Thank goodness that I was finally proven wrong! This product definitely does what it says it will do and is very affordable in comparison to other products on the market. I flatten my hair after I blow dry it and I have finally been able to tame my wild hair into soft, smooth, silky, straight hair. I have been getting plently of compliments but most importantly, I feel happy with my hair! I have recommended this product to friends and family and they have also acheived wonderful results. I recommend that you buy a deep conditioning treatment (Redken Heavy Cream) and leave it in your for 15 minutes with a self warming cap, rinse out and apply a heat protectant on your hair (Redken Heat Glide) before the process. Your hair will be fabulous!
259 of 315 people found the following review helpful
on December 8, 2005
I know this review may not be very helpful to most of you but I am just going to name some problems with this straigtening iron to warn you.I have wavy hair too so some of these problems may not affect you.
-It doesn't straighten wet hair.(It actually does, but my hair is still partially wet and it becomes wavy after it dries)
-It is only COATED in ceramic, after a while of use, it eventually chips off, leaving your hair exposed to even more damage than it has already done.(I'd suggest getting a ceramic plated straightener)
-The straight hair doesn't last. After a day at school, it starts getting wavy, especially if it is humid outside.
-It does damage to your hair. Its not as bad as those $10.00 ones but you still end up with a bunch of split ends and frizzy, damaged hair
There are also good things to it too, and it seems awesome when you first get it but eventually after a short while it wears down. I'd suggest getting a little bit more expensive hair straightener that will live up to the price.
88 of 106 people found the following review helpful
on January 21, 2006
I read the reviews and was quite skeptical since I've tried almost everything to straighten my coarse, thick, curly hair. I get my hair chemically relaxed about every 9 months. But the results keep my hair still curly, just not as bad. I've used ionic hair dryers, flat irons, curling irons, etc. It usually is an hour and a half process and me sweating half of my body weight in the bathroom! But this product eliminated the hair dryer...no sweating! It straightened quite nice! I used a comb in conjunction. That's the only thing I wish it had built in. My hair section was completely dry in the one passage. The entire process only took me about a half hour! Just make sure you condition well and use a good hairspray to ensure lasting results. I used my curling iron to secure and smoothe my ends. I'm impresssed.
38 of 45 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2005
I have long, moderately thick, wavy hair with a total mind of its own -- lots of product and/or putting it up seemed to be the only solution to gaining a neat, all-day style. (I'm not ready or willing to take the step of chemically straightening.) I had completely despaired of ever being able to successfully straighten my hair myself, no matter how much I quiz my stylist -- I've tried all kinds of gadgets and products that promise how easy it will be, and invariably end up with a big frizzy bush on my head that I have to pin up anyway.
Well, I bought the wet2straight last weekend, and all I can say is THIS THING WORKS. It IS easy, and it works QUICKLY too. I haven't tried it yet on freshly towel-dried hair, but may do so on a weekend when I have more time. I typically let my hair air dry for about 45 minutes to an hour, while I go about the rest of getting ready for my day, and I use a straightening product (Fructis smoothing milk). In about 15-20 minutes I have glossy, dry, STRAIGHT hair. It is AMAZING and I am so happy!
Note: there are two sizes, wide and slim. The packaging made no distinction about the difference, but a helpful sales clerk said that the wide plates work better on long hair, and the slim plates are better for short hair.
25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2006
I got this hair straightener for Christmas two months ago and I absolutely love it. I can't imagine ever going back to my old flat iron.
It has several heat settings, so I don't feel like I'm burning my hair. I usually use it on dry hair because its saves time and is easier to do.
If used properly on wet hair, you'll be happy with the results. It takes a bit longer when straightening wet hair and you have to be patient because you have to hold the iron in each section before sliding it down some more. Its a lot easier if you have someone straighten your hair FOR you when its wet because the steam can easily burn you and after a while your arms will get tired.
My favorite thing about this product is how quickly it heats up (in seconds) and beeps to let you know its ready.
Its worth every dollar.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on December 23, 2012
I am just getting into flat irons for the first time in my life. My first attempt was with a Conair mini flat iron and the whole experience left a sour taste in my mouth. Not so much because of the flat iron itself but because of the process involved. I had to blow dry my hair first and then flat iron and lets just say that when I was done, there was a lot of breakage and my hair didn't even look flat ironed enough so the hours invested felt pointless. I may very well just stretch out my fro with a blow dryer and be on my merry way.
I almost gave up on flat ironing as a styling option but decided look up steam flat irons when a thought occurred to me, since my hair can really only be managed when wet, why not get a water friendly flat iron, a wet to dry? Enter the super light and easily wieldable 1", slim but long plated Remington Wet 2 Straight. This left my hair STRAIGHT AND SHINY! It dries hair very quickly too, in 1-2 swipes! It has been 4 days now and my hair is still straight and shiny! The whole process just took an hour because I am new to flat ironing so it will get much shorter with practise! And I only used between 340-380 degrees. Also, I didn't even detangle my hair and it looks like this. Imagine what it would look like if I took the time to detangle in sections.
TIP: when flat ironing on wet or damp hair, do not go too close to the root on your first swipe because the evaporating steam will burn your scalp! I would start halfway, or a quarter way from the root and then work up closer to the root to avoid steam burn.
This flat iron is perfect!! I just can't see any other flat iron including the more expensive ones catering to my hair needs like this one does. I had virtually no breakage from it and I am just a beginner! Even the most difficult clothing materials can be ironed straight when wet or damp. Clearly, that also applies here.
UPDATE January 12, 2013.
Absolutely no heat damage in sight. How awesome is that for a newcomer and I hear about heat damage from my friends who get theirs done in salons. I highly recommend this flat iron to anyone with my hair type.
24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on October 15, 2011
If you use it on DRY hair, you CANNOT set it above 12 (which is for thick hair)! I believe people are making the mistake of thinking of it as a regular flat iron, where you can use it on the highest setting for dry, thick, coarse hair. That is not the case with this flat iron. Also, you have to turn the steam setting ON when your hair is wet or even damp. You are guaranteed to damage your hair if you don't follow the instructions.
My daughter pulled it out of the box and used it right away without reading first. Because she has thick hair, she usually sets the iron on a high setting. I could definitely see the damage to her ends, which luckily were limited to the ends, so we were able to trim them off. She tried it again a few days later and used it the CORRECTLY this time, lol. It turned out beautifully! It was soft, frizz-free, shiny and straight. It stayed all day and she only had to touch it up a little the next day after sleeping on it. I have thin hair and have also used it with very good results! The top flat iron models are pricey for a reason, but the Remington can certainly compete at a more reasonable price.
***It's important if you have hair that damages easily, to use a thermal heat product, but don't go too cheap, or you'll leave your hair weighted down, dull or sticky, ick! I use a heat serum on wet hair called Some Like It Hot by Bed Head. If you prefer a spray, I suggest TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray which can be used on wet or dry hair.
I have owned 3 other flat irons over 10 yrs, and I find that this one does just as good of a job as the higher priced models do. This is an excellent flat iron if you follow the instructions!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 25, 2012
I have very curly, coarse hair that is difficult to straighten. Usually I blow dry my hair and then use my CHI Turbo iron on small sections. The whole process takes over an hour to do and even then I have some sections that are not straight. After reading the great reviews on the Remington Wet 2 Straight iron I decided to buy it. I've used it twice so far (3 days apart, as I don't wash/straighten every day) and I LOVE it! It takes me 25-30 minutes to go from damp hair to straight, shiny, silky hair, with NO frizz or curls. After I get out of the shower I put my hair up in a microfiber towel while I do my makeup. Then I take my hair down, use a little Paul Mitchell Super Skinny, and I use my regular hair dryer only to briefly dry the roots of my hair at the crown (I saw this suggestion on a YouTube video!). I do this less than 30 seconds. Then I start using the iron on small sections of hair, using a clip to put up the top layers. One thing to be wary of is if the hair at the roots is too wet there will be a lot of steam (!) and this can be extremely hot & possibly burn you, so you have to be careful about that ~ that is why I dry the roots w/ the dryer for a few seconds before starting. I usually swipe the iron near the roots 3-4 times and then bring the iron through the rest of that section of hair ~ I repeat going over the whole section of hair about 3 times. Then I move on to the next section. When I am done my hair is fully dry and the results are beautiful! My hair has never gotten this straight before. I'm amazed this iron does a better job than my CHI, at a fraction of the price, and it has cut my hair styling time in half. I highly recommend it! I bought the 1" version because I think it is easier to do the roots than using the 2" version, but that's just my preference.
27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2007
My girlfriend borrowed one of these from her friend and commented on how well her hair was straightened and how little damage occurred (compared to her own straightener). I ended up buying one for her (from Amazon) and she loved and still uses it today.
Do your hair right and get one of these. You won't regret it.