It’s not easy writing a review for a hair straightener – it’s like writing a review about a saucepan. Everyone has one these days. Most of them will do the job. I too, was not on the market for a straightener – in fact I haven’t touched one for a while now, due to a complete lack of time. What interested me about this new Nicky Clarke hair straightener was that i has a steam function and promises shiny hair, something I am totally lacking.
My big problem is that i over processed it and so now, it’s quite frizzy when I dry it naturally, a bit better if I put product in but overall it just lacks shine.
Let me just tell you about some of the features:
– Temperatures from 135c to 235c
– LED display
– Lock feature to prevent changes when styling (this is important as I found my hand brushed over the switch quite a lot when using it)
– 3m swivel cord which can also be locked if you don’t want it to turn.
– 15 second heat up time
– Shuts off automatically after 60 mins
– Steam/Iconic conditioning locks in moisture to keep hair healthy and frizz free
It’s full of features put it that way and you can use it to do your waves and what not.
Here is the water tank which you fill. I have used mine for a few weeks and it hasn’t yet required refilling.
This clicks in to place firmly and it should not leak at all.
Let me tell you a story about steam hair straighteners.
Years ago I had a Babyliss one (I am talking about when I was a teenager) and it had interchangeable heads. It also had a steam function but I don’t mean a gentle safe steam like with these ones, I mean a proper blast of steam you had to release yourself by pressing down the plates. I scalded myself BADLY but pressing it down too close to my scalp. Man, they were SO dangerous.