Do you ever get that “Did I leave my hair straighteners on?” panic moment? I get them pretty much every time I use mine. It drives my husband mad, and when he picked them up a few weeks ago and they felt warm, even though I hadn’t even used them, it was time to say goodbye.
Luckily, I have been sent* a pair of brand spangly new state of the art straighteners by Lee Stafford Academy to review, and I love them.
First up, these Lee Stafford The Academy Ionic Flat Iron Hair Straighteners look absolutely GORGEOUS. They are matte black with silver and pink highlights, and come in a pretty pink box.
The straighteners have a heat-proof cover that also keeps the plates closed when being stored. They have a nice long 3m cable, which swivels, making them a dream to use.
These straighteners come with a five year guarantee, which I think is great as if you’re using them every day, they’ll get a lot of use. They go from 80 degrees up to a scorching 230 degrees, which is even hotter than GHDs.
These Lee Stafford Academy Straighteners also switch themselves off after an hour! YAY! So nice to know I’m not going to burn the house down. They have an easy to read digital display which shows how hot they are. As they only take ten seconds to heat up, they make my old ones look like they are from the 1980s.
The controls are on the inside of the plates, so you don’t accidentally switch them off, and you can press the arrows to heat up or cool down.
How well do the HAIR STRAIGHTENERS work?
I am not very good at styling my hair. In fact, I am rubbish at it. Luckily there are instructions:
Normally I just roughly dry it, and hope for the best! My hair is fine and has a slight wave in it if I let it dry naturally. So here are some snaps of my hair when I’d been caught in some drizzle, versus how it looked after I’d straightened it.
It looks way better, doesn’t it? Much shinier, as well as nice and straight. I presume that is down to the nano silver titanium plates.
Now I have to admit using the straighteners to curl my hair wasn’t so successful, but that is because of my lack of skills, rather than the straighteners. I just cannot get the hang of curling with straighteners to save my life! I got one of my friends to help me. She’d never curled hair with straighteners before either but was a bit better at it than me.
I think my hair has too many layers in it to work that well but I’m sure if you have any hair skills you would be able to do a better job! The curls did stay in really well that day.
SORRY, COMPETITION CLOSED
To Buy your own pair of LEE STAFFORD THE ACADEMY HAIR STRAIGHTENERS
The Lee Stafford The Academy Hair Straighteners are available for £79.99 on Amazon, and come with a five year guarantee. Don’t forget to go online and activate it!
*I was sent these straighteners for the purposes of my review, and all options are my own, as always.