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Old 06-04-2007, 12:14 PM   #1
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Totally OT - Hair Straightening Irons?
I want to buy a hair straightening iron. My sister has one that I've tried and it works great, but she payed $60 for it and that was even with a discount from her friend who works at a salon. I do not have that kind of money to spend on something like this. There are SO MANY irons sold at drug stores though, most between $20-$30, and I'm wondering if anyone has one and what they could tell me about it. I don't want to waste my money on a cheapy iron if it's not going to do anything. :D
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:21 PM   #2
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I bought a $20 one from Wally-World and it straightens fine, but also leaves DD's hair looking kind of frizzled...if that's a word. Her friend has a $50 one and it does a beautiful job. So I think when it comes to straighteners it's a case of, "you get what you pay for." HTH
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:23 PM   #3
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My advice is to get a ceramic one; they don't get so hot they burn and damage your hair. Also, I prefer the ones that are more narrow than the ones that are wider. it takes longer to straignted that way, but I find it more consistant.
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:27 PM   #4
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I have a pair of irons that cost 12 ($22). They work nice. When you use ANY heat styling product on your hair you should use a spray in protector, that stops it going all frizzy and gives your hair a nice shine. You don't have to go very expensive. Although I always wanted a wet to straight set.
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:28 PM   #5
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I have a Remington Wet and Dry straightner. It's ceramic and I bought mine at Walmart for a good price... can't remember how much. Anyways, the one I have will straighten dry, damp, and wet hair depending on what setting you set it on. It works really well, but that's my opinion of course.
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:37 PM   #6
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I have a Hot Tools that I got from a beauty supply store, I think it was $45 or $50 but I've had it for about 4 years and it still works good. In my experience, the drugstore ones aren't very good, I bought one at Wal-Mart and it was horrible. I have pretty curly hair though so I need a good straightener. Like Deb said, you pretty much get what you pay for. In my advice go for the bit pricer one that'll work better.
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:48 PM   #7
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I have the Remington Wet 2 Straight. It works really well for me, and it's under 30 bucks. It does take a really long time if you try to straighten and dry your hair when it's completely wet, but it's great when I dry my hair a little bit then straighten when it's damp.
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:58 PM   #8
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My hair is mostly straight, with just a few odd waves and weird flips here and there, and I'd like the straightener to just give me a more 'finished' look. It wouldn't have to take care of major curls or anything like that. So maybe one of the better drug store ones would be okay for me. I'll take a look.

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Old 06-04-2007, 01:59 PM   #9
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I have a ConAir Thermal Shine.

I honestly have NO idea how much it was though. I got it and the hair dryer for free.

I LOVE the straightener. Its narrow..heats up FAST...and it has an auto shut off...sometimes I get to running around, and leave my bathroom for a bit, and I come back, and its off.
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Old 06-04-2007, 02:06 PM   #10
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I don't know about you all... but I got a Wet2Straight straightner and I it alot!!! It does exactly what the name suggests... it's amazing!!!
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