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Remington have released two styling products that promise to give salon quality results at budget-friendly prices: the PROluxe Salon Straightener and Dryer. I was lucky enough to try both of them.
Both PROluxe products have what Remington call “PROheat technology”, which improves even heat distribution for more effective and less damaging styling. In straighteners, the heat of the plates drop as you glide it along cold hair, so even if the temperature is set right, you’ll still have to go over your hair a few times, causing possible uneven heating and spots with increased damage. The PROLuxe straightener uses a digital sensor to monitor the heat and immediately boost it back up when it drops for “one pass” straightening. The ceramic coating has 15 times more ceramic than a regular straightener as well to promote even heating, and is extra smooth to limit snagging. There’s also a handy switch to lock the plates closed for easier storage.
I had a wave put in my hair at Edwards and Co salon using the PROLuxe straightener – I was impressed by how quick it was, and how long it lasted (3 days with a metric truckload of dry shampoo, including 2 dance classes!). If only the straightener came with a stylist who actually knows what they’re doing and can see the back…
In the PROluxe dryer, the major improvement is in the concentrator (the airflow flattening attachment, in case you don’t know what that is). In normal hair dryers, the concentrator creates hot spots at the two ends of the flattened section, but the PROluxe attachment is shaped so the heat is mostly in the centre, where you’d expect it to be. This means you get longer lasting styles and faster drying.
The dryer also features ionic conditioning for less frizz, on-trend rose gold fittings and a diffuser as big as my hand. It’s quite heavy, but the weight is more in the handle and less in the head so when you use it normally, it feels a bit lighter than the ghd Air even though they’re the same weight in total according to my luggage scales. It doesn’t feel much different when you hold it by the head like a pro hairdresser.
The best thing about the PROluxe products is that they’re really reasonably priced for salon-level products: $129.95 AUD for the dryer and $149.95 AUD for the straightener (as a comparison, the ghd AIR is $200 and the ghd IV Styler is $240). There’s also a 30 day money back guarantee and a 5 year warranty for peace of mind. Along with the Luxcurly Curler, these two are right on top of my hair styling recommendations list! You can grab them at your local Remington stockist.
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