One of the reasons I wash my hair only once (sometimes twice) a week is because I just hate getting it dry. I like to leave my hair to air dry as often as possible but sometimes if I’m showering at night, in the middle of Winter, that’s not always sensible. Using my hair dryer has never really been much to make that process easier because it still takes what feels like forever to get it bone dry.
When I was asked to trial the new Remington Salon Pro Silk Ceramic hair dryer, I wasn’t expecting much. All the information on the box promised great things – but don’t they always? That’s what marketing departments are for!
It claimed a few good things like even heat distribution for a silky smooth finish, turbo boost function to increase airflow by 10%, cool shot to finish and set your hair, conditioning ionic technology provides 90% more ions for frizz free shine, 140km/h fast airflow speed for quick drying, 3 heat and 2 speed settings for complete styling control and so on. I don’t have much experience with hair dryers to make a real comparison, but I was willing to give it a go to see whether it lived up to the hype. My personal test on it’s effectiveness is much the same as how I rate a shampoo and conditioner – how much frizz remains when my hair is dry.
Here you can see what my hair looked like after blow drying – which took just 2.33 minutes! Seriously, even I can spend 2.33 minutes on drying my hair! After towel drying, I applied a heat treat spray and blasted it with the Remington dryer and voila – this is the end result! Quite impressed I must say. I would leave the house like this – without additional straightening or curling. No fancy brush required, just the blast of air and this narrow nozzle and I’m 1000% satisfied with all the claims the box made!
Next up I tested the Remington Silk Ceramic Straightener. I’ve had my GHD straightener for almost 9 years now and haven’t really ever used another straightener to speak of. I love the GHD and have no complaints, but that it’s got no temperature control and because it’s so old school, just the one setting – on or off. The other thing it does not boast is floating plates which I understand make it much easier to do things like use your straightening tool to curl your hair.
This pretty red straightener is also full of impressive sounding features: Fast 10 second heat up, Floating plates for even pressure on the hair, Advanced silk ceramic with real silk proteins for effortless glide and silky smooth results, Far infrared advanced ceramic heaters for consistent heat and ultra fast recovery, Automatic safety shut off, Worldwide voltage for worldwide travel, Luxury heat resistant storage pouch, Variable heat temperature from 150 – 235 with boost to 240, Informative digital temperature display indicates the best temp for your hair type, Memory function remembers last temperature used and hinge locked for safe storage.
In the picture below you can see my hair in the photo on the left, where one side has been straightened, the other not yet. The image on the right is with straightening complete. I’m impressed. I set it at 190 degrees Celsius and found that hot enough to do the job. When I got it up any hotter than 210 degrees, I found the barrel was super hot and difficult to handle.
I applied some serum and a little light hair spray and was good to go.
I received the Remington Silk Ceramic Hair Dryer & Straightener for editorial consideration. All opinions are my own.