Remington has always been a favorite brand of hair styling tools of mine. The first hair straightener I owned, when I was 13 was from Remington and that was 10 years ago. I remember it lasted me years! Recently I’ve noticed the craze for hair straightening brushes and decided I’d try one for myself and see what all the fuss is about.
- Anti-static ceramic technology
- Ergonomic brush head
- 360° swivel cord
- 3 heat settings up to 450°F
- LED temp display
- Automatic shutoff
- 2-year warranty
* Approximate price
Here’s a little bit of background about my hair. I used to straighten it on a regular basis with a flat iron when I was a teenager and dyed it heavily, almost every color you could possibly think of. But over the last few years, I’ve decided to grow my hair out, so I haven’t been using heat, except for an occasional blow dry just before leaving the house to avoid getting sick if the weathers cold. I have colored my hair about twice a year over the past 3 years, so I can say that my hair is actually in a pretty good condition, but that doesn’t mean that I would like it to look better sometimes, especially if I’m having a night out, going out for dinner or any kind of occasion. I’d like to have the possibility to have sleek smooth strands from time to time without damaging them. My natural hair isn’t extremely curly or straight – instead, it’s wavy and rather frizzy. I have flyaways if I leave it down, so on a day to day basis, I plait it, so I was excited to see what kind of effect a straightening brush would have on my hair.
- Simply plug the brush in, start from the lowest temp and see how it works for your hair. If your hair needs higher then gradually increase. I used the middle temp which was enough to smooth my hair out nicely.
- It heats up and is ready to use within 60 seconds of powering on.
- I held a section of hair tight and ran the brush a couple of times down the length of my strands and watched how it smoothened out the frizz. The bristles didn’t pull or tug at my hair in any way, they just comfortably moved along my strands without any discomfort.
- This turned out to be perfect for my hair, although it’s not one of the most advanced models on the market; it does the job for me. The anti-static ceramic coating certainly prevented frizz (as advertised) and made my hair soft and sleek. It smooths and straightens my strands making my hair look more beautiful without damaging them.
It’s single voltage and is, in fact, heavy and rather big. Due to these facts, I can confirm that this is not an ideal model for someone needing to straighten on the go, or for someone looking for a device to travel with. My friend recently purchased Revlon’s new hair straightening brush which is slightly more expensive than the Remington but it has more features and is an ideal tool for traveling due to its lightweight and dual voltage, so that’s a perfect option if you need a device for this purpose.
I recommend this straightening brush for someone looking for something basic and simple to use from home. It’s a simple straightening tool that’s easy to use and operate; I didn’t expect anything more or less for what I paid. It looks attractively simple, sleek, and modern. It’s matte black which I’m fond of as fingerprints don’t appear. It works perfectly well and gives me the possibility to easily tidy my hair up whenever I feel like making my strands smooth and shiny.