With the Remington Style Purple 1" Digital Heat Ceramic Flat Iron, you get an effective, easy to use and fairly safe flat iron. Many users say this iron works just as well as brands like CHI. However, some users say it doesn't leave hair feeling as smooth and silky.
Zero to 410 degrees Fahrenheit in one minute flat. Almost all users agree that the Remington Style Purple 1" Digital Heat Ceramic Flat Iron is a great value. Users say it heats up in about a minute, and they like the convenience of its digital display with adjustable temperatures up to 410 degrees Fahrenheit. Some complain that the temperature can't be set very low, so it's easy to damage fine hair. Most users also tack on the qualifier that this iron is great for the price. Few specify what exactly is lacking, though, and give the iron high marks. There are no professional reviews available for this iron.
Lacks low temperature settings. There are very few safety concerns mentioned in reviews of this flat iron. The iron has a swivel cord that users report works well. It also has a hinge lock for easier storage. There are no reports of burns to skin; however, several users point out that the lack of low temperature settings can cause hair scorching.
Review Credibility: Good Of the 170-plus reviewers of the Remington, 92 percent would recommend this flat iron, and it is the highest-reviewed iron at Walmart.com. Many say this iron is a great value, and some say it works as well as pricier models. Some reviewers say that it can pull and snag hair, and scorch hair at the higher heat settings. Some do fault the general quality of the iron, saying that while it does straighten, it doesn't leave hair as sleek and smooth as pricier irons.
Review: Hair Styling Tools, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of April 2013
Review Credibility: Good More than 500 reviewers weigh-in on the Remington iron at Amazon.com. User reviews are positive, with more than two-thirds of reviewers giving this iron 5 out of 5 stars. Some users point out that the heat settings don't go low enough for fine hair, and others say that it can leave creases and crimp marks in hair. Overall, though, users say it is a great buy for the price.
Review: Remington S5500 Digital Anti-Static 1 inch Ceramic Hair Straightener, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of April 2013
Review Credibility: Good More than 100 flat irons are available at Target.com, but most aren't reviewed. Some models do receive more than 30 reviews, which generally are aligned with reviews elsewhere. The Remington Style Purple 1" Digital Heat Ceramic Flat Iron is a top performing straightener earning 4.5 out of 5 stars from more than 50 reviews.
Review: Hair Appliances, Contributors to Target.com, As of April 2013