From the reviews, the Remington Wet 2 Straight 2" Straightener seems to be remarkably effective, if not of the highest quality. For everyday use, it seems like the best option if your lifestyle necessitates a wet-to-straight flat iron, even if the iron breaks within a year.
Replaces blow drying. Reviewers agree that, for the price, the Remington Wet 2 Straight 2" Straightener can't be beat. Users often fault wet-to-straight flat irons for being ineffective on truly wet hair. While some users say this is the case with the Remington Wet 2 Straight 2" Straightener, many others report that they no longer have to blow-dry their hair -- the Remington Wet 2 Straight cuts their styling time in half. Users at several consumer review sites say this flat iron straightens in one quick pass. Some users say it breaks within a year; some aren't bothered, but others find it unacceptable.
May burn hands. We found one report that the Remington Wet 2 Straight is not well insulated. Because the iron's plates don't meet firmly, it can be tempting to squeeze the iron closed, causing users to burn their fingers, the report says. Some reviewers also say the plates on this iron snag or pull at hair; other than that, there are no user reports of safety issues. There is an auto-off feature, which turns the iron off after one hour of nonuse.
Review Credibility: Very Good Amazon.com sells hundreds of flat iron models, and the Remington Wet 2 Straight is the highest-reviewed wet/dry iron on the site. It garners nearly 530 reviews, with an average rating of about 4.3 out of 5 stars. The positive reviews here say that this product helps cut down on styling time by heating up quickly, straightening hair in one pass and eliminating the need to blow dry. Some users, however, say it damages their fine hair. One user says the plates are not well-insulated, so it's easy to burn fingertips.
Review: Flattening Irons, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of April 2013
Review Credibility: Good The Remington Wet 2 Straight 2" Straightener does not receive as many reviews at Walmart.com as it does at Amazon.com, but the reviews are generally in-sync. The flat iron earns more than 25 reviews and averages 4.7 out of 5 stars. Some users say that it's not damaging when used on damp hair with a heat protection product. Several users say that this flat iron breaks in less than a year. For some this is fine because of the price, but for others it's a deal-breaker.
Review: Remington Wet 2 Straight Ceramic Flat Iron, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of April 2013
3. Good Housekeeping
Review Credibility: Good The Good Housekeeping editors tested nine dryer/styler combinations. Editors say, "Our top performer, Remington's Wet 2 Straight Flat Iron ($30) had the fastest drying time and is the budget buy." They name a few other top picks, but the testing criteria are not explained. While Good Housekeeping is generally a reputable source, this review is not dated and two runners-up products are discontinued.
Review: 2-in-1 Hair Appliances: Drying and Styling, Editors of Good Housekeeping, Not Dated
Review Credibility: Good There are fewer flat irons reviewed at Target.com and fewer reviews overall; however, the Remington Wet 2 Straight clearly performs ahead of the rest of the pack. Many users say this flat iron leaves their hair sleek and smooth. A few specify the exact amount of time it saves them, and for many it cuts primping time in half. Some users do say it's more damaging than pricier straighteners, but that for the price this iron can't be beat.
Review: Remington S7230 Two-Inch Wet 2 Straight Flat Iron, Contributors to Target.com, As of April 2013
Review credibility: Fair This review lists beauty expert Paula Begoun's favorite beauty products. She names two favorite flat irons; one is a traditional iron and the other is the Remington Wet 2 Straight. While Beguon is a respected source, this review is not detailed, and it's also several years old.
Review: Paula Begoun's Favorite Beauty Products, Editors of Oprah.com, Nov. 11, 2008