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I have always had wavy hair which has been hard to do anything with so I have decided to have it fairly short and easy to manage. Once it is blow dried it is by and large OK – except for the fringe. This just decides to do what it wants and can either have a kink in at best or a kiss curl at worst.
As a result, every day I have to straighten it. The first straighteners I bought were very cheap and while they did the job, after 8 years they failed and I needed a new set. I did not want to spend a great deal as it was only one small area that needed to be straightened each day, but I wanted a pair that heated up quickly and got hot enough to remove the waves.
When I was on holiday a friend had these and they worked really well. I was surprised when she said she had only paid £29.99 for them. They have a five year guarantee and this along with the price made it too good an offer to miss.
They have a longer plate then many other makes and while that is not an advantage for me it will be ideal for anyone with longer hair. They do heat up quickly and normally I don’t have to leave them on for more than 30/40 seconds. If you were to use them for long it may be that they need to be plugged in for longer. The heat is maintained throughout the use, so if I do use them on any other part of my hair they are hot enough to straighten it out.
I only use the middle of the three heat settings and as the top one is 230 degrees C, I have never had to go that high. My hair tends to be quite dry as well and I was worried that the heat would make it worse but it always feels fine and does not go frizzy. There is a 3m cord so there is no need to unplug them in order to look in the mirror at the same time.
As I am notorious for having to rush in the morning I always worry that I will leave home having left them plugged in but luckily there is a heat ready indicator light so I can tell if I have unplugged or not.
A nice little extra touch is the heatproof mat that comes with them although I don’t have them plugged in
long enough to need it. What I have found better is the travel pouch so they don’t get tangled up with other things in the case.