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Most of you know I have naturally curly hair. If you’ve had a look at any of my Face of the Day posts, you’ve seen it in action.
Though I love my curls, there’s one part of my hair that I don’t let go natural, and that’s my bangs. Straight as can be, for me!
And for straightening, I use a flat iron. But the flat iron I’ve been using, by Conair, has gotten really old. It wasn’t heating up as fast anymore and it seemed to be frying the heck out of my hair.
So, it was time to try something new. That’s where the Remington T-Studio Pearl Ceramic 1” Slim Straightener comes in. It’s got light pink ceramic plates, so that’s a cue right there that I’m going to like it. (My favorite color IS pink after all.)
What are the features for this flat iron?
Well…there are tons of features. So rather than list them all out by hand, here’s a shot of the box that tells you all about it.
Why is it called Pearl Ceramic?
Get this: the Remington T-Studio Pearl Ceramic collection uses real pearl in the ceramic plates.
How does it work?
Fat irons are easy. You plug them in, heat them up, and clamp it onto your hair. But the Remington Pearl Ceramic straightener takes it a step further.
First, you press the power button. Then, you choose the heat setting. It defaults at 380 degrees. You press the plus and minus buttons to change the temperature. It can get as hot as 450 degrees.
Once you’ve picked a temperature, the flat iron will heat up. When it’s ready, it’ll beep. This usually only takes 15 seconds to 30 seconds: very fast.
Something to keep in mind: the default heat setting stays at 380 every time you turn it on. It won’t remember the heat you normally set it on, so you have to manually set it every time you use it.
How well does it work?
I’ve been testing this flat iron for a few weeks now. I can say with confidence that it doesn’t damage my bangs like my last flat iron. It also does a really good job of straightening the hair quickly and keeping it straight throughout the day.
There is one downside, though. The plates don’t clamp down very tightly. There was a noticeable gap. I had to squeeze the straightener pretty hard to get both ceramic plates to touch the hair at the same time. Harder than what I’m used to, anyway.
The Final Verdict
The salon-style heat setting, smooth ceramic plates and fast heat time do well with keeping my hair straight. Overall, the Remington T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Slim Straightener had salon-level quality with speedy straightening that didn’t damage my hair. And if you take the price into consideration ($39.99), you’re getting a lot for your money.
But, since it didn’t clamp down on hair as easily as it should, it doesn’t get a perfect grade. Instead, I give this flat iron a…
You can pick up Remington flat irons at Ulta, Target or on Remington’s website for $39.99 suggested retail price. (They’re currently sold out on the website but you should be able to find them in stores still.)