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Highly recommended Straightener from Philips. Gives your hair that shiny, straight look that you get in a Salon.
29 January 2015
I bought this for my wife about 6 months back on a lightning deal of around Rs.1400. So, I hope I can give you a long term perspective on it, from a man's point of view :) Also, in our house pretty much everything tech kind of goes through me, so I am the one who is the "analyst", so I will add that bit too.
So, first I bought this over another model (8310), purely because it had longer heating plates, which if you have used hair straightener's you know are better; you get more hair in. This is what you would find in Salon's.
+ Very reliable. Wife has been using this since the time I bought this and no complaints ever.
+ Higher Temperature. Means, you get straightened hair faster and better. But this is also a minus, which I will tell you below.
+ Auto shutoff. In case you forget to switch it off, it does switch off automatically after an hour. Haven't needed to use this feature but it's a good feature nevertheless.
+ Fast heating. In combination with the higher temperature, the fast heating helps in getting ready quickly. Know this, for men this is a big big feature :)
+ Cord length is sufficient
+ Ion. Okay, seriously it sounds like advertising mumbo-jumbo but it's quite amazing, the hair does have lustrous shine. And just that is worth the money.
+ Salon look. When they say salon look, make no mistake this product does deliver. And it saves money, every time :)
- No heat pouch. Not a big deal for us but keep that in mind. You can however, lock the plates.
- No temperature control. Not a big deal again, but if you have thin hair you might want to get a model with temperature control; this model is not recommended for thin hair. Philips does make temperature control models, but they are obviously more expensive.
All in all, I highly recommend this and so does my wife. It's a great product to own and easy to use. Though, after we bought this, there was the Air straightener, which was available too, which combines a drier and straightener, which you might want to look as well. However, as a straightener, this model is definitely recommended. If you are man gifting this to your wife/girl friend, you can also look at the Multi-styler.
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