Remington Keratin Radiance Straightener Review

Remington Keratin Radiance Straightener Review
  • Performance
  • Ease of Use
  • Awesomeness
4.5

Summary

It may not be a GHD but Remington Keratin Radiance Straightener has impressed me as well as many other customers. You can finally replace your salon visits while still enjoying good hair days, every day.

What are you buying?

GHD hair straighteners are great but pricey. The Remington Keratin Radiance Straightener is almost as good but much more friendly to your wallet. If you are tired of frequent salon visits to manage your frizzy hair and you are looking for a good quality but affordable hair straightener, this is one of the best.

It has all the features you would expect in a professional grade straightener including ceramic coating, different heat settings and rapid heating. It even has a couple of unique features such as keratin and macadamia protection.

 

Key features of Remington Keratin Radiance Straightener

1. Ceramic coated floating plates

Ceramic is the preferred plate material for modern hair straighteners. Unlike metal-only plates, ceramic heats much more quickly and distributes heat evenly. Not only does this ensure effective hair styling, it also protects your hair.

Metal-only plates can actually burn your hair and will not do a very good job straightening that frizz.

The plates on the Remington have a floating design. What this does is ensure there is even pressure throughout the plate. So you don’t have one section of your hair getting less straightening than another. It makes for a neater styling overall.

2. Fast heat-up and 5 heat settings

Thanks to the ceramic coating, the Remington hair straightener requires 15 seconds only to reach the desired temperature. If you are in a rush to get to work, this straightener will not keep you waiting.

When it heats up, you can set it to five different temperature levels using the + and – buttons on the side. The top of the straightener will show you what temperature setting is currently on.

The temperature range is between 160 and 230 degree Celsius. The right level for you will depend on your hair type, how frizzy your hair is and whether it has any dampness.

Set it low if you have soft or slightly damp hair and go higher if you have thick and super curly hair.

3. Keratin and macadamia oil protection

Generally, applying heat to hair causes some degree of damage. The Remington straightener mitigates this damage by providing keratin and macadamia protection.

Basically what they have done is infuse keratin and macadamia oils into the plates. When the plates get hot, these infused oils are activated and little amounts are released. They coat the hair, preventing any serious damage while still ensuring your hair comes out straight, neat and shiny.

4. Heat protection sensor and auto shut-off

Another interesting protective feature is the protection sensor embedded within the top plate of the straightener. Its role is to detect how moist your hair is.

It is not a good idea to straighten hair when it is damp. But even after drying, your hair will still have some moisture in it. The sensor detects the amount of moisture and adjusts the heat to protect your hair from damage.

Another small but important safety feature is the auto shut-off, which comes in handy in case you forget to turn the straightener off.

How easy is it to use?

Incredibly easy. You just need to plug it in, turn it on using the on/off button and select your preferred temperature using the + and – buttons. The buttons are easy to reach and you can always see what the current temperature is.

The cord is long enough such that you can easily move the straightener around your head without a struggle. It has a UK 3-pin plug so you don’t have to worry about plugging it in.

What accessories are included?

The straightener plugs into a socket so there is no need for batteries or any other accessories. It will come with a heat-resistant pouch that you can store the straightener in after you finish using it. The pouch is also handy when you are travelling.

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Several protection features including macadamia and keratin oils as well as heat sensor and auto shut-off.
  • Heat-resistant storage pouch included.
  • Five heat settings.

Cons

  • A bit heavy.

Anything else you should know?

With five heat levels it is easy to choose the setting that is best and safest for your hair. But whatever your hair type, I recommend starting with the lowest setting. Then increase the heat level by level until you get to the one that styles your hair effectively without burning it.

Final verdict

It may not be a GHD but Remington Keratin Radiance Straightener has impressed me as well as many other customers. It’s one of top hair straighteners on the UK market. You can finally replace your salon visits while still enjoying good hair days, every day.

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