Eliminate blow drying to lessen your styling time with the Remington Wet 2 Straight 2 Inch Straightener. It uses steam and advanced technology ceramic plates to straighten your hair while it is still wet. Now you can come out of the shower and go straight to styling your hair without spending too much time drying it.
But does it really work as effectively as when hair is blow dried? In this review, we will take a closer look at its features and how customers find it in actual performance. The wider two inch plates make it a faster styling tool for those with thicker coarse hair. And the tourmaline on the plates protect the hair from damages for a healthier and smoother result.
Important Features and Specs
The straightener is designed with steam vents on top of the iron, to safely remove water from damp hair. As you press the plates on the strands of your hair, you can see steam coming out of the unit and after a few passes, notice that your hair is dryer. When tested on really thick, curly hair, it was able to straighten and dry the hair, but it still came out a little damp.
Nonetheless, it was able to style the hair as intended and came out with a longer lasting healthy finish. This is an advantage if you constantly use hair dryers and then a flag iron after; because too much of this heat in different processes can really damage your hair.
It comes in a professional looking design, in sleek black housing. The handle is slimmer than the plates and is ergonomically curved for a more comfortable grip. The plates are nicely accented with its dark metal finish. You can see the steam vents on top of the handle. It is not as compact as other ceramic at iron models but it is still lightweight, with dimensions of 2.8 x 6.2 x 14 inches, Width, Depth, and Height, and weighs only 1 pound.
The ceramic plates are infused with hydra conditioners which leave the hair smoother and shinier after styling. It gives a more natural look unlike the stiff and frizzy straight you get from most standard flag iron straighteners. It also comes clips gently on the strands so that it won’t pull too hard and cause split ends and other damages on your hair.
It heats up fast, about thirty seconds to get to your desired temperature; with a small digital screen on the handle that displays the info as well as some graphic to let you know the process it is going through and when it’s ready to be used. The temperature has 25 heat settings and can be adjusted up to 420 degrees.
The high heat setting is recommended if you are going to use it on wet hair. Low heat is best for those with thinner hair, and also for those who have colored of bleached hair. There is also a temperature lock feature that you can use to avoid it from being accidentally adjusted.
It feature automatic shutoff you don’t have to worry in case you are prone to leaving things on after use. The unit will power off after a few minutes of inactivity for your safety and to save you on energy costs.
- Gives a shiny and soft straight finish
- Auto shutoff
- Digital display
- Temperature control
- Can be used on wet hair
- Wider coverage
- Swivel cord
- Ceramic plates
- If used on the wet hair, the straight doesn’t last very long, especially when it windy or humid; but it will still last at least twelve hours
- Ceramic coating on the plates peels off after some time of use
- Although the handle is curved, it is not very easy to hold
Who Should Buy
If you find yourself taking too much time blow drying your hair before straightening, the Remington Wet 2 Straight 2 Inch Straightener can help lessen it. It can be used to straighten or style wet hair but take note that it will not completely dry out. It would still leave it a little damp. This is a fairly priced unit so it is a good product to try if you want to test its unique features.
The Remington Wet 2 Straight 2″ Wide Plate Wet/Dry Ceramic Hair Straightening Iron with TOURMALINE is a reasonably priced flat iron straightener which offers quality some interesting number of features like the wet to dry; which makes the most out of the few extra bucks, compared to the basic models. It does the job well and would be a good product to try and test out.