When I was asked if I'd like to try out the new range of Remington Keratin Therapy Pro hair styling tools I wasn't sure whether to say yes because, much as I love getting glammed up, I have a confession to make...I pretty much suck at doing my own hair! I initially thought that people would rather read about hair styling by someone who actually knows how to wield curling tongs with confidence, but then I thought "if someone as clueless and low maintenance as me can use them, that's a great advertisement!" So, here we are :)
I was sent the full line up in Remington's new Keratin Therapy Pro range - the Pro Dryer, the Pro Volume Hot Brush, the Pro Curl and the Pro Straightener. The tools all contain Advanced Ceramic coatings infused with Keratin Micro Conditioners which are transferred to hair during styling to protect it from overheating. The curling iron and straighteners also have a heat protection sensor in them to detect moisture levels in the hair and regulate the temperature to avoid damage.
I tried all the four styling tools in the one hair do, as you're about to see, and here's what I thought of them:
Keratin Therapy Pro Dryer
A wonderful hair dryer, it gave such a smooth and silky result. Having such fine hair I find it hard to blow dry it myself and get my hair smooth like they do in a salon, but I was amazed at what a good job this one did. You can alternate between the different concentrators depending on how smooth you want the finish - I like the 11m one, which dries your hair faster.
Keratin Therapy Pro Volume Hot Brush
Ideal for creating soft waves, or to give your hair more bounce and volume at the roots. I did this prior to using the Pro Curl, which I think primed the hair well. I would have been quite happy to leave my hair at this point, it was smooth and bouncy!
Keratin Therapy Pro Curl
I have to admit I have a bit of a phobia of curling tongs. I have burned my hands and fingers on them more times than I'll ever admit in public and so whenever I want curly hair I just get someone else to do it! But after a shaky start, I managed to do the look you see in the video! I was so proud! And my hair didn't feel like it was under a grill, like my old curling tongs did. Everything felt bouncy and shiny.
Keratin Therapy Pro Straightener
The best straighteners I have ever owned, hands down. I only did the fringe, granted, but it took all of 15 seconds for them to heat up and be ready to use, and that part of the hair was instantly smooth and didn't feel dry or brittle at all.
So, here's my little whiz-bang demonstration of the four tools:
I'll certainly be putting a bit more effort in to my hair styling, especially when it involves being seen by other humans (which will be happening a bit more often than it has!). And with Christmas party season just around the corner, there's never been a better time to get more confident with that curling iron :)
Thank you Remington for letting me try the Keratin Therapy Pro range. You can find the range at Boots, John Lewis, Argos and many other places. And thank you to my camera man and ever patient husband Tom, who also composed the dance music you can hear in the video!
What are your tips for creating a salon look at home?
This post is in partnership with Remington.