Kristin Booker • June 30, 2009

It Really Works: Remington’s Wet 2 Straight Flatiron

When you write about beauty, you get asked to attend all sorts of events where everyone wants to try the latest product technology on your hair, nails and skin. Sometimes these experiments as a human lab rat don’t work so well and you slink back to your own personal glam squad so they can fix whatever wronged you. I am happy to report that yesterday’s experience with the Remington Wet 2 Straight Flat Iron ($29.99) was a real triumph in the beauty experiment territory. Simply put, it really works.

This tourmaline-technology flat iron actually uses vented channels in the ionic plates for steam technology in an ergonomically superior flat iron that can take towel-dried hair to silky smooth and straight in a matter of minutes. In order to give the tool a real test, I let my hair go to its naturally curly texture, seen in the “Before” pic (the sacrifices I am willing to go through for you people, I mean, really). As you can see in the “After” picture, um, yeah, it really works!

A couple of recommendations from my stylist at the gorgeous De Bernadinis Salon before you go running to Wal-Mart and Target to pick it up. First, as with any heat implement, you need to put a heat protective spray or pomade on your hair before using it so you can protect your ends. The second is to experiment with leave-in conditioners since the steam from the iron basically acts like a mini-conditioning treatment. At a price point of around $25-$40, the technology is not only efficient but cost-effective.

Take it to the gym, get glam from a day at the beach or pool but after cutting my overall hairstyling time in more than half (down to 20 minutes from wet to dry rather than 40 for a blowout and then flatironing), I suggest you get this flat iron for summer and beyond!

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