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I bought Remington Pro Soft Curls Ci 151 from ebay India with my first salary from an internship I had taken over the summers. For the first time, I could buy something for over a grand without having to justify the purchase to my parents. That was the best feeling ever. However, I did have to convince my parents about the safety of buying with a credit card on ebay because I didn’t have my own bank account then ;) I have always had really long, wavy, fine hair which I never really liked because it didn’t suit me and it just looked like a complete mess. Then, I started experimenting with different hairstyles till I finally found one that I really liked and I’ve stuck to it since. Along the way, I was sporting a hairstyle that brought out the curly side of my hair but it wasn’t curly enough. That’s when I started searching the internet for information on curling irons and my search ended with this one. It isn’t too expensive and yet, it seemed to be of a good quality and had good reviews. The funny thing, by the way, is that a few days after the purchase, I went in for a haircut and I don’t know what jadoo this hairstylist did, but my hair become naturally curly. Yay! I didn’t even need to use a curling iron from then on. I still do use the curling iron on occasions when I want really defined, shiny curls on my head.
I haven’t had any major issues with Remington Pro Soft Curls. It’s easy to plug as the adapter is compatible with Indian voltages and sockets. It heats up soon enough. You will probably need that time to separate the sections of your hair and to brush or comb it out. You can create really nice soft curls and they do stay intact quite a while. If you have a lot of hair, it’s going to take a loooooong time to curl all of it but this is an inherent problem with all styling tools. They haven’t yet created a device that can style a lot of hair at once. Drat!
Specifications on the box:
Ceramic-tourmaline coated barrel-High even heat, reduces static and frizz
Teflon® exclusive to Remington®-Easy smooth glide.
Variable high heat-120⁰C-180⁰C
Heats up in 60 seconds
Automatic shut off after 60 minutes
Heat Proof bag
Pros of Remington Pro Soft Curls Ci 151
-Easy to use. You will get the hang of it very fast.
-Supports multi-voltage 120-240v . You can use it pretty much anywhere.
-Triple protection with Ceramic, Tourmaline and Teflon coating. So, no danger of uneven heat, no hot spots, no product build up.
- Heats up quite fast.
-There are 6 temperature settings so you can choose the amount of heat you’re putting on your hair.
- Automatic shut off button so if you leave it on in a hurry, it won’t explode or burn out.
- Swivel cord ensures that the wire doesn’t tangle around the device. This is especially useful in a curler because you will have to roll the barrel up all the time.
- Good for creating soft, romantic curls.
-The pouch that it comes with is heat-proof. So, you don’t have to buy a separate heat-proof mat to place the iron on when it’s hot.
-A three year guarantee.
- Quite affordable. Rs 1899- if you buy it online. Maybe, even cheaper from a different seller.
- The power button has to be pressed and held for two seconds to switch on and off. This ensures that you don’t turn off the iron by mistake when you’re using it.
- The safety tip at the top that doesn’t heat up. So you can hold on to it for a better grip while styling.
Cons of Remington Pro Soft Curls Ci 151
-If you have very straight, difficult to curl hair, you might have to use it in tandem with hair sprays and/or curl-enhancing products.
-Since, it is a clamp style curler, it might create creases/crimps in your hair if you aren’t used to it. However, I haven’t had any such problems.
- Temperature control is using a dial with dots on it. The bigger the dot, the higher the temperature. But there is no indication of the actual temperature that each dot corresponds to. So, you can never be too sure about what temperature you are using.
-Since, the Teflon, Ceramic, Tourmaline is coated on the barrel, it could wear out with excessive and long term use. But this too, is a common problem in all curling irons in this price range.
Conclusion: Overall, I think this a very well-designed product with lots of features. I was very impressed with the heat-proof pouch, the automatic shut-off button, safe on/off switch and the fact that it performs quite well for its price. I am very happy that I bought this product. I think if you use this with hair sprays and other products, you can get even better results results. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for an affordable hair curling iron which works well and has very thoughtfully designed features.
Rating: I would rate it a 3.5/5. I’ve not given it a better rating only because of the temperature dial which gives a very vague indication of the temperature.
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