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Remington Style Therapy Frizz Therapy 1" Flat Iron

*Est. $50
Reviewed
April 2012
by ConsumerSearch
Remington Style Therapy Frizz Therapy 1" Flat Iron

Pros
  • Tames frizz
  • Heats up quickly
  • Adjustable temperatures with digital reading
  • Automatic shut-off
Cons
  • Snags hair

Bottom Line

For reducing frizz and creating a smooth look, the Remington Style Therapy Frizz Therapy 1" Flat Iron is a top rated iron. It incorporates "frizz-resistant micro-conditioners" that are fused into the ceramic plates. While reviews of this iron are very positive, they aren't as numerous or informative as reviews for other irons.

Performance

Reduces frizz. The one lab test available for the Remington Style Therapy Frizz Therapy 1" Flat Iron shows that it lives up to claims of reducing frizz significantly versus another iron. However, it's unclear what hair types were used in the test and what iron it was compared against. While user reviews support the positive results for the most part, as with most irons, there are some who say this iron doesn't work for them. Despite its variable temperature settings, some find there isn't a wide enough temperature range.

Safety

Pulls and snags hair. Few reviewers mention any safety concerns associated with this iron. It has an automatic shut-off, hinge lock and swivel cord. No users mention burns; however several say that this iron pulls or snags hair. Because it heats up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, there's a high likelihood of burning hair on the highest heat settings, though there are few reports of this problem.

Where To Buy
Remington S8510DS Flat Iron, Frizz Therapy, 1 Inch

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Our Sources

1. Good Housekeeping

Review Credibility: Very Good Good Housekeeping editors test the Remington Style Therapy Frizz Therapy Iron against claims that it reduces frizz and protects against humidity for 15 hours. The flat iron is compared, in both lab and consumer tests, to a "leading" flat iron, though editors don't mention which one, and the same leading flat iron with a frizz-control serum. Tests show that the Remington flat iron lives up to its claims and outperforms the leading flat iron in both lab tests and testers' daily life. Good Housekeeping says, "The Remington iron received a near-perfect overall score."

Review: One-Step Frizz-Fighting Flat Iron, Editors of Good Housekeeping , Not Dated

2. Walmart.com

Review Credibility: Good Walmart.com sells nearly 50 flat irons, including the popular CHI models; however, most of the popular irons are under $40. Several users say the Remington Frizz Therapy Flat Iron lives up to its promise of smoothing while straightening, and the iron earns 4.8 stars out of 5 with more than 125 reviews. Several users say the flat iron heats up quickly to a high temperature, and 98 percent of reviewers say they'd recommend this iron. One reviewer notes that while it doesn't work quite as well as higher-end products, she prefers this one for the price.

Review: Hair Styling Tools, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of April 2013

3. Ulta.com

Review Credibility: Good The Remington Style Therapy Frizz Therapy Iron is on the lower-priced end of irons sold at Ulta.com, yet it still gets more than 100 reviews with 4.5 out of 5 stars. Most users agree that this iron heats up quickly and lives up to the claim of smoothing frizz. However, some users do say the quality is lacking, faulting a tendency to snag hair. Several users say the Remington iron beats out pricier ones.

Review: Remington Therapy Frizz Control Straightener, Contributors to Ulta.com, As of April 2013

4. TotalBeauty.com

Review Credibility: Good The Remington Therapy Frizz Therapy 1" Iron gets only a handful of reviews at TotalBeauty.com, but the reviews available are overwhelmingly positive. While reviewers don't tend to include much detail at this site, several say it works better than pricier irons and other Remington models on the market. One user does say it tends to snag hair.

Review: Remington Frizz Therapy Iron, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com, As of April 2013

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