Holiday Hair Essentials with Remington® Thermaluxe™

18 November 2016

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Remington®. The opinions and text are all mine.
I'm constantly changing my hair routine and trying new styling products and tools to find the right fit for my fine, easily tangled, wavy hair. Usually products easily remedy my sometimes frizzy situation, but when it comes to styling tools, it's a little harder to find one that doesn't fry my hair on first touch. So, a few weeks back when Remington asked me to head over to Target and pick out a couple of tools to help create a look, I was eager to try them out. I found the products in the hair appliance aisle in the beauty department. After all, I've only heard good things about their Thermaluxe™ products and I had to put them to the test and see for myself.

Since it was about time to replace my trusty old hairdryer, I figured no time was better than now to buy a new one and try the Remington T|Studio Theramaluxe Ceramic Ion AC Professional Hair Dryer($34.99 at Target). The packaging with all the bells and whistles seemed promising, so I added it to my cart and headed over to check out more of the Remington Thermaluxe tools. Initially I thought another styling wand was what I needed, but after checking out the Remington T|Studio TheramaluxeSetter ($34.99 at Target), I knew it would be a better addition.

First things first, the dryer. Everyone, no matter your hair type or texture needs a blow dryer. It's an essential. While, I don't necessarily think you absolutely have to invest a couple of hundred dollars on the perfect dryer, I absolutely think you should make sure it has certain functions, settings, and technology. For instance, the Thermaluxe dryer has Ceramic tech for more consistent heat styling and less damage (ie: frizz and dry, crunchy hair). It's super lightweight, and actually cut my styling time in half (with the 1875 watt max power). For someone who has fine hair, I have a lot of it and it takes FOREVER to dry. So this is a major plus, at least in my book. It has 3 heat settings, 2 speeds, and a cool shot button. The tangle free fabric(!) cord makes for an irritation free clean up and the two attachments, the concentrator and diffuser help switch up styles when needed. The dryer has a removable air filter and bonus, a 4-year warranty.

The verdict: It definitely left my hair smooth and shiny as promised and cut down my styling time by a lot. It's absolutely worth the $35 price tag. I LOVE the fabric cord, who knew it would make styling and storing so much easier. Note: I highly recommend you continue to use heat protection styling products when using any kind of heat on your hair.
Ok, I was really excited to try this one out. Honestly I can't think of the last time that I used hot rollers, and was looking forward to trying them because, let's be real: the styling wand is super time consuming, no matter how great of an invention it is. So, why not go back to the classic route and see if these save a little bit of time and effort?
First off, I love that the case and rollers don't take up a ton of space, they're actually quite compact and fit easily in my already overflowing cabinet. The set comes with 20 ceramic rollers in 2 different sizes, 1 1/4" and 1", so you're not stuck with one type of curl. It takes about 90 seconds to heat up and then you're on your way to curls. The roller and the clips are actually really easy to use. The exclusively designed clip has a great hold and is more or less crease free. It's takes about 5 minutes to create the curls so you can move around however you please while you wait, and not be attached to a cord. Like the dryer, it also comes with a 4-year warranty.

The verdict: Yes, yes, and yes. Now, I get what all the fuss is about when setting tools. These are actually really awesome. One, it's hard to miss a spot because you'll immediately spot the stray hair hanging down and two, maneuverability while styling your hair. Obviously the most tedious part was application, but it honestly didn't take more than 10 minutes to cover my head with all of the rollers. The clips were easily removed and didn't tangle in my hair.
Before:
Who else has tried Remington Thermaluxe products? Get more inspiration @remingtonready.