Another of Remington’s pearl collection in hair care, the S9520 ceramic hair straightener with pearl infused plates offer salon quality styling whether you want straight hair or a bit of body and curls in your locks. This technology promotes healthy looking hair while giving you the style you want. It is wider and allows smoother glide as you pass through your strands. So what is its edge against the slimmer models of flat irons and how does this pearl element help in the process? We will take a look at those in this review.
Important Features and Specs
You might really be puzzled how pearl is of any significance in hair styling. The Remington S9520 actually just harnesses the texture of the pearl to infuse smoothness in the hair. It gives a fine salon the quality finish and not the stiff frizzy straight you get from most flat irons. If you look at its surface, you will see that the plates are a little pinkish like a pearl.
It is wider than most straighteners; great for those with thicker and rougher hair, so that it doesn’t take as much passes as with the thinner models. It has a professional look to it and could be really suitable for salons or personal stylists. It is a semi matte finish and has a sturdy build. And though it is a wide type iron, it is lightweight, with dimensions of 2.9 x 5 x 13.8 inches, Width, Depth, and Height, and weighs only 1 pound.
Combined with the pearl technology, it uses ceramic plates which is 15 times more ceramic than standard straighteners. That is double the typical ceramic content, which significantly improves the straightener’s performance. This makes the heat distribution even so the hair is smoother because it doesn’t “burn” or apply too much on just certain areas.
The “floating plates” give the irons a slight bounce, which means they don’t pull on the strands too hard, allowing smoother glide when you press and slide it down to your hair. This prevents it from getting good stuck or snapping onto the hair as you style, avoiding frizz due to friction. It heats up within fifteen seconds so you can spend more time doing other preparations for your important events or day to day activities.
It features adjustable temperature – with a wider range; up to 450 degrees, as compared to the standard 410 degrees. It maintains it at a near constant temperature so that the heat does not die out while in use, and you have precise control on the temperature. It also has an auto shutdown feature which turns the unit off after a few minutes of inactivity, for safety and energy efficiency. The controls are found on the sides with three small buttons; the power and the plus and minus to control the heat. These settings can be seen on a nice back-lit digital screen with LED lights.
The wide plates lessen the required number of strokes you have to make to cover all your hair. Another important thing to note about this product is the four years limited warranty to make sure you don’t spend your money on a low quality item.
- Ceramic plates
- Auto Shut-off
- Reasonably priced
- Fast heating up time
- Smooth operation
- Swivel cord
- Error on the auto shutoff, where the unit powers off at times when still in use
- Buttons need a firm push to adjust
- The handle could get hot so you may want to use a hair straightener glove
Who Should Buy
Those who have thicker hair may find this unit a lot more efficient than other models. The wide coverage allow for faster styling. If you have a more rough looking hair, the S9520 will help make it look smoother after straightening. It is also not very expensive so this is good news for those who are on a budget would.
It is a good investment for those buying a flat iron or straightener for the first time. It heats up really fast upon turning on and it works efficiently so this is great for those who always have to rush to work I have the morning. Professional stylists may also find this suitable for work.
The Remington S9520 Salon Collection Ceramic Hair Straightener with Pearl Infused Wide Plates, 2 Inch is a professional quality flat iron, designed with wider plates great for those with thicker hair. It uses advanced pearl and ceramic technology to give your hair a healthy looking glow. The wider coverage make this more efficient in styling long and thick hair, and the adjustable temperature allow it to handle really curly hair without damaging it. It comes at a reasonable price and professional looking design, making it suitable for professional styling.