Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Review of my Fav Hair Straightener...Philips SalonStraight Active Ion

So ppl, here's the review of the newly launched Philips Hair Straightener as promised....

The packaging -
The packaging is really compact and attractive.It has all the basic information about the straightener, it's features, etc. Not much to say here...





In the pic above you can see that this straightener gives ionic conditioning to the hairs making them even more smooth and shinier.An electronic ionizer generates negative ions, which neutralize positive ions in the atmosphere. The neutralization process seals the hair cuticle, reduces frizz and static and leaves the hair shiny.I feel that the product meets it's promises.

Also the iron has ceramic plates which is very important in a hair straightener.By including a ceramic disk in the hairdryer or putting a ceramic coating on the plates of a straightener, far-infrared heat is generated. Far-infrared heat penetrates the hair follicle, drying it from the inside out. This provides a faster, more gentle and efficient drying process. Moreover ceramic heat helps to minimize heat damage and leaves hair smooth and shiny.

The straightener itself is very handy & easy to use and what I particularly like about it is that it has round edges...this can be used to create curls, flicks, waves and what not! It is a multi-use product...for me it is an investment!

It heats up in just 30 secs upto almost 100 degrees!! And the max temperature it goes to is 210 degrees which is sufficient for styling semi-coarse hair...for more coarser hair, you will need about 400 degees..

In the pic below you can see how slim and compact it is...no fuss...
Also the round part at the bottom where the wire meets the handles, have a snap lock installed in there..so when you are not using it, you can snap it shut and make it more handy and compact for storing.
Not only this, the round part revolves too! So when you are curling your hair, only the iron plates and the handle rotates, not the whole wire..Many straightener doesn't have this feature which makes it really difficult to use and tangly...I was very happy to find that this was not the case with my new magic wand (he he!...but seriously, it's a boon for a gal like me with frizzy and wavy hairs!)


It also has a small green light which glows when the straightener is switched on...and it also has this amazing Automatic shut off feature..So if left on, it will automatically switch off after an hour!

The whole thing is damn cute and it has purple color detailings to it which is my fav color...it looks more pretty and classy in person, I promise!
Even the iron plates are purple!! **sIgh**


It is very easy to handle and operate, no fuss. I can actually straighten my whole hair in just 10 mins, not more than that, I swear!
I personally don't find any cons in this product..I love love love it! I have used it several times to straighten my hair, to create soft waves, to curl, to give my hair a bedhead look..and it never failed me!!

In fact, let me tell you an incident, I had straightened my hairs for college and it started raining that day, my hair did NOT went frizzy at all!!! Even with all that humidity and everything..!! And I even got slightly wet in the rain and my hair's top layer also got slightly wet, it was raining very lightly. I was so pissed that my hair got ruined and I was dead sure that once I reach college my hair would go all frizzy but to my utter surprise, THEY DID NOT GO FRIZZY AT ALL!!!!! I mean, I am not saying that you can get all wet out there and still your hairs would be intact but yes, if it slightly humid and even slightly raining, don't worry coz it takes care of everything!!!

Here are a few Before and After pics to make things more clear...






Price - Rs.1995
Rating - 4.5/5


I am now thinking of starting hair tutorials on my blog coz lately I have been doing a lot of hairstyles and have actually started using all my heat styling tools.So...Hope you gals like it..


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47 comments:

Rakhshanda said...

hey...i have seen this tool on the shop but scared that It would give some bad effect on my hair but i love your hair here..yes why not you should give tutorial for hair styles..I'll wait for this.

Srish said...

Thanx Rakshanda!And this does damage hair if you use it excessively n that also happen after a long time of use..you just need to take proper care of your hair, like deep condition them every month and pamper your hair and just don't over use the heat styling products..

Anonymous said...

hey..nice blog.. btw can this straightener be used on wet hair?? n twice or thrice weekly?

Srish said...

@Anonymous - No dear, don't even try it!! In fact, any sort of heat styling device would damage hair if you use it on wet hair. And yes, you can use it twice weekly but try not to overdo it coz it will eventually damage your hair. Hope that helped :)

G said...

hey ! exactly what I wanted at this time when I'm looking for a hair iron myself. Do you have any idea/ opinion about hair iron-cum-curlers?? As in both in the same package as attachments.. I'm looking for one. I really need to know which one is good !!

Bows,Hearts and everything Cute said...

I'm so happy I came by this post..I've read your other posts and I didn't even realise u had wavy hair..my hair is exactly like yours..I've straightened it though..however,I cant torture my hair anymore by straightening it again! I'm so going to buy this right away :D

vaibhavi said...

Heyi jus bought this one today..havent used it yet....hope it works wonder to me coz i have same hairs lyk urs but more frizzy n wavy..i was damn confused between remington n philips n picked out philips after reading ur blog...hey i was wondering if this one with small plates is better or the one big plates..wat u think..does size of plates matter??

Srish said...

@G - You can use this straightener as curler also, the attachment ones aren't that good...I have one from Philips, the 6 in 1 thing...but I only use curler from that set and it's straightener is super crappy!

Srish said...

@Bows, Hearts and everything cute - Glad I could help ^______^

@Vaibhavi - Yes dear, the plates size matter if you wanna curl your hair....the smaller one gives you curls and the bigger one is only for straightening...

vaibhavi said...

So small plates do a good job of straightening o not?? I have earlier used nova hair straightener..it worked well for first 6 to 8 months but now the straightening goes in jus 10 to 15 mins...so i decided to buy a new one...

Srish said...

yeah, the straightening stays :)

rita said...

i not get hold of this particular model in flipkart. i instead found philips HP8310. it seems to have quite similar features. what do you suggest?

rita said...

p.s. i also found philips HP8315. help me make up my mind.
i have very frizzy hair which i wish to flaunt in a straight look or with soft n smooth curls. is the above gadget then suitable for my purpose.

Srish said...

@Rita - HP8310 is this same one that I have reviewed here.... don't buy HP 8315 as you cannot use it to curl your hair :)

rita said...

what bout philips 6 in 1?
previously i was planning to buy that model. but in your review i think you have said that its not that good...!!!!!

Srish said...

@Rita - DO NOT BUY IT!!! it's CRAPPP!!! I just use the fat curler sometimes and that's it! Everything else is just of no use...and the flat iron in it is shitty!

rita said...

thanks a ton srish for helpin me make up my mind. hv ordered for HP8310. :)

Praseena said...

I am so happy i came across your blog. i was looking at makeup and chanced in here and since i have a birthday coming up, and FRIZZY very thick hair, i was wondering if you could let me know that this particular straightener can give me poker straight non-wavy hair that will last a day. also please let me know how long i have to use this to straighten my hair. i have hair like yours but perhaps it's a tad thicker, you seem to have very thick hair too. please help :)))))
is there anything better than this out now as i see the review was a year ago almost.my friends have got the ghd, cloud9 but i can't get them as they are not available here. can this be compared to those? thanks alot. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!!!!! so much!!!!

Praseena said...

glad i came in here by chance!!

vaibhavi said...

Hey srish pls gimme some tips to keep ma hair stay straightened longer yaa..i used this straightener twice..for the first tym the result was good like urs but ma hairs started curling up coz of humidity n sweat in an hour..second tym i used ma hairs curled out at the ends within half hour...wat can i do bout this damn humidity n sweat..i use loreal biolage serum before straightening..

vaibhavi said...

Hey srish pls gimme some tips to keep ma hair stay straightened longer yaa..i used this straightener twice..for the first tym the result was good like urs but ma hairs started curling up coz of humidity n sweat in an hour..second tym i used ma hairs curled out at the ends within half hour...wat can i do bout this damn humidity n sweat..i use loreal biolage serum before straightening..

rita said...

@vaibhavi i 2 am facin the same problem. my hair is very frizzy and wiry thick. i hope there is some way of solvin the problem.
today i bought biolage matrix hair serum...should i use it before using the straightening iron??

vaibhavi said...

@rita: i usually apply serum before straightening coz wen i apply it afterwards ma straighteners fades off more quickly..strange but true....and i found a way to keep the straightening on for whole day...BLOW DRY..i used to neva blow dry as it may damage hair more but now i do n after tht i apply serum n straighten ma hairs...jus try it m sure it will stay on for whole day...i tried it today n m mahirs r stil straight at 1am now..:)...ya it did turn up a bit at the ends but thts ok...it is negligible...i hope it works for u..gd luck..:)

vaibhavi said...

@rita: i usually apply serum before straightening coz wen i apply it afterwards ma straighteners fades off more quickly..strange but true....and i found a way to keep the straightening on for whole day...BLOW DRY..i used to neva blow dry as it may damage hair more but now i do n after tht i apply serum n straighten ma hairs...jus try it m sure it will stay on for whole day...i tried it today n m mahirs r stil straight at 1am now..:)...ya it did turn up a bit at the ends but thts ok...it is negligible...i hope it works for u..gd luck..:)

yoona hae said...
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yoona hae said...

I bought philips HP 8315.... hope its not crap compared to HP 8310...?

yoona hae said...

can i do curls with 8315? although my requirement is straight hair and not curls....

arumita_band said...

hi..
What about philips hp8300,what's the diff btwn ur one and this 1,i mentioned..m a lil bit confused..
:p
what to do for having multistyling like,soft curls and waves..?

amina shariff said...

i have d same model too.. I purchased a week back.. My hair is naturally straight bt @ d end iits kinda curly.. Wen i straighten my hair it jus stays only for an hour or so.. Whr can i get d serum? I stay in bangalore.. Plz help

Piyali's said...

Hello Srish,

I recently got the same striaghner after readin your post.. :)

What do you use in your hair before striaghning them ?

Any serum or conditioner ? Can you please suggest

avantika said...

Hi, i ws thinkin of buying a straigtner and ws lookin for reviews that's how i found u.. got so inspired by the review that i went ahead and ordered it from infibeam.. i just got the prdct nd i hav a cpl of questions..
the plates dont seem to be approximating well all the way..so i have to take up thicker sections of hair..u think it's bcoz i'm not applying enuf pressure?
and the outside surface gets quiet hot as well. so i'm having trouble using it to create curls. is that the way it is or is there something wrong with mine.. Please plz reply coz i have only few days left to get it replaced. Also do u use heat protective gloves when using this.. know where i can find one online???? thanx thanx

pinky said...

hi srish,
How do u curl your hair with the straightener ?

ALL POWER IS WITHIN YOU said...

hi,

could you let me know if it is mandatory to apply serum before straightening hair? Or is it fine if we just straighten directly on hair? does it cause any damage? i recently bought philips HS.

Please let me know

shilpa biswas said...

whch 1 is good btwn dem-philips 8310 or 8315...n whtz d dif btwn dem???whch 1 z bst???

saranya ravindran said...

Hai gals, im grtly confused btwn renington nd philips..plz post some suggestions abt remington

saranya ravindran said...

Hai gals, im grtly confused btwn renington nd philips..plz post some suggestions abt remington

saranya ravindran said...

Hai gals, im grtly confused btwn renington nd philips..plz post some suggestions abt remington

saranya ravindran said...

Hai gals, im grtly confused btwn renington nd philips..plz post some suggestions abt remington

saranya ravindran said...

Hai gals, im grtly confused btwn renington nd philips..plz post some suggestions abt remington

saranya ravindran said...

Hai gals, im grtly confused btwn renington nd philips..plz post some suggestions abt remington

saranya ravindran said...

Hai gals, im grtly confused btwn renington nd philips..plz post some suggestions abt remington

hanhbank89 said...

Can you please show me how to adjust the temperature because i cannot find the number of temperature in it. Thanks so much!

Deert said...

It has all the basic information about the straightener, it's features, etc. ... straightenercurler.blogspot.com

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