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Hair Straighteners

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Chocolatechick Mon 20-Dec-04 21:03:33

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.

Uwila Mon 20-Dec-04 21:13:34

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.

nailpolish Mon 20-Dec-04 21:15:33

apparently the babyliss ones are pretty good!

hunny Mon 20-Dec-04 21:23:06

I found this website quite helpful. Can't decide whether to get temp. control or not though.

CelluliteClaus Mon 20-Dec-04 22:12:19

Hi, I have naturally curly/frizzy hair but bought the Mark Hill ones from Boots for £80. They are now half price on their website and are fantastic IMO.

TinselTamum Mon 20-Dec-04 22:37:20

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.

Newbarnsleygirl Mon 20-Dec-04 22:42:19

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.

Chocolatechick Tue 21-Dec-04 14:04:36

Thanks everyone I will try the hairtools as they aren't bad value! I was talking about the straighteners sorry I should have been more clear. Keep the comments coming!

Chocolatechick Tue 21-Dec-04 14:12:27

By the way TinselTamum and Newbarnsleygirl, what sort of hairtools ones do you reccomend as there are many types!

blossomgoodwill Tue 21-Dec-04 14:19:40

I bought these recently and am impressed. They are half price and really do work well!

Uwila Wed 22-Dec-04 11:43:22

Ah, right. Sorry about my stupidity. You can also get some hair products to enhance this. Aveda make one called "Hang Straight". And there are others, but their exact names escape me.

Rafaella Wed 22-Dec-04 13:44:18

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.

Newbarnsleygirl Wed 22-Dec-04 19:34:56

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.

TinselTamum Wed 22-Dec-04 20:11:04

Mine are like this , which I guess is the same as Newbarnsleygirl's. I didn't know there were different types to be honest!

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