DD is always going on about how she wants her hair straight so i have decided to buy her some for her birthday in a month. There are so many different types on the market does anyone know any great ones, that are good value. I have a budget of about £50 - i just don't know which ones to choose.
Oh my. I have naturally curly hair. I always hated it, so when I was in my mid/late twenties, I had it straightened professionally. I would NEVER use a do it yourself at home kind of product for fear that my hair would fall out (especially if your dd is white -- as white people have finer hair). Also, whilst I think this makes no scientific sense, the curl never came back. Coincidence? Possibly. But I have met several people who have told me the curl never came back after straightening... I know I know, the hair outside of my scalp is just dea cells so how can it affect the cells that have not yet grown. But I had REALLY curly hari and now it is just kind of wavy.
I don't think Chocolatechick is talking about chemical treatment Uwila, which would certainly not be advisable at home, but about ceramic hair straighteners. They're definitely not irreversible. I have Hair Tools ones which were about £35 on eBay- they're excellent. There are lots of old threads on this so it might be worth doing a search.
I was just going to suggest the hair tools. I use them and they're great as you can select different temps depending on your hair type.
The only thing I would suggest is to get some hair serum and or different shampoo/conditioner to protect her hair from heat damage.
I've just been to Boots and bought the Mark Hill ones recommended by CelluliteClaus below - they're reduced from £80 to £39.99. They're my Xmas pressie from DH and he won't let me try them until Xmas day so can't say yet whether they're any good. I hope so - the Babyliss ceramic ones I got last year were hopeless on my and dd's very thick hair.
Hi sorry only just caught up with thread!
I don't know what type the hair tools straightner is that I have. I'll describe them for you though; they're black, slim, n the side there is a little wheel with the letters A-D and these are the heat settings and inside the straightners there is a little light.
A friend got me mine from a trading place for hairdressers but I have seen them in loads of different hairdressing salons.
Have you looked in places like comet, currys, dixons etc. Good luck, hope thats helped.