Remington Wet 2 Straight Flat Iron Review
No Sizzle Fo Shizzle
When you have hair that is as long and as thick as mine, the process of getting it ready to straighten is majorly boring. I have about a thousand things I could be doing during that forever time I spend with a blow-dryer, and the only solution I have been able to come up with is to chop my hair off and just give myself less hair to straighten! It may seem a bit drastic, but anyone reading this with the same problem will completely understand. Plus, my husband spends days pouting if I do take the step to go “short” for a while!
The only alternative I’ve found is to try one of the Wet To Dry irons, but I’m hesitant. The idea of putting hot plates on my wet hair is scary to me, but there are a lot of people who say they work. I live in fear of that signature sizzle that means it’s frying my hair, but I’m praying it doesn’t happen.
Lets You Vent
The Remington Wet 2 Straight 1″ Slim Plate Wet/Dry Ceramic Hair Straightening Iron with Tourmaline is one of the better options for getting hair dry without blow-drying first, and it has vents throughout the body of the straightener that allow for a blow drying function of sorts. According to the manufacturer, the hissing sound is actually a good sign, and it means the moisture is escaping through the vents.
One Less Thing To Worry About
While the iron itself is designed to offer convenience, it also has other perks that are (to me), as important. In my world the auto shut-off is a big deal. The iron shuts off after an hour of not being used, which takes a whole lot of concern off of my mind after I leave the house. I have said for ten years that I will learn to shut off my straightener, and I am a lot better at it but not good enough for my (or my husband’s) liking.
Sizes For Drying
This wet to dry straightener comes in two different sizes, so it really depends on what you’re going to use it for. The 1 inch is better for an all purpose straightener that can do a little bit of everything, but if you have very long or very thick hair you may be more comfortable with the 2 inch version.
No Wishy Washy Prices
This iron is nowhere near as expensive as it should be if the straightening and drying work as they claim. Just thinking about how much time it would save on my daily schedule makes me smile. In fact, I would be quite happy to pay more for the convenience.
Not Actually Ceramic
One thing that makes me question the quality of this model is it’s not a ceramic iron, it’s a ceramic-“coated” iron. Coated irons are way more likely to chip, and chips can cause rust and hot spots. If there are hot spots throughout the iron you won’t get a consistent straighten from it, and that can be a problem in the long run.
Big Promises. Half Delivery.
The manufacturer says this iron is able to straighten wet hair, and most people say it does but it doesn’t actually dry your hair. Straightened wet hair really isn’t all that useful. As the water evaporates, more frizzes show up and you have to go back and straighten again.
This is the problem we see in all wet-to-dry straighteners, you just can’t expect miracles especially on thick hair. That being said, there are plenty of reports stating this model works very well on damp (not completely wet) hair, so I think it can still save you some time.
Not Down With The Sizzle For Shizzle
While this may actually work as a good straightener for hair that is already dry or damp, I don’t think I’m comfortable putting it on wet hair. Aside from the fact that it can’t really dry because it doesn’t blow air, it’s also a hot iron that you’re putting on wet hair.
If the price is right for you and you’re a brave soul who wants to try to get the wet straight benefits, you can stumble on over to Amazon and buy yourself this iron!