Wet to Dry Irons?

AkaNezumiAkaNezumi Posts: 12Registered Users
Has anyone tried a Wet to Dry flat iron? Are they more/less damaging? How were the results?

I was considering a regular Sedu iron but I found this Strat Wet to Dry Iron online and wondered if it would be easier:

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  • ycats93921ycats93921 Posts: 60Registered Users
    didnt work, didnt really straighten, or dry
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  • AkaNezumiAkaNezumi Posts: 12Registered Users
    Ah, thanks for the heads up. I won't waste my money then. :)
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  • keikokkeikok Banned Posts: 585Banned Users
    i have a wet to dry but if i use it when my hair is wet it makes it soooo frizzy and dull

    my fotki-its a work in progress
  • pearlizedpearlized Posts: 25Registered Users
    I have a Remington Wet2Straight. It works fine on dry hair, but it doesn't work well at all on wet hair.
  • aj_0610aj_0610 Posts: 17Registered Users
    BAD IDEA!!!! heat like a flat iron should not be used on wet hair
  • solangesolange Posts: 2,539Registered Users
    Very bad idea to try to dry and flat iron in one step.
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  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    I bought the Remington (with teflon, ceramic and ions) this weekend. I decided to do a test on just one section of hair and see how it fared for the day. I went my hair, added heat protectant and a little grapeseed oil to the end. I used the default heat setting (damp/fine which is 15), and ran it slowly down the length of the hair. It dried and straightened my hair quite nicely. I then used Asha's sun kissed for shine and it held up.

    I plan to do my whole head next weekend.

    I think super thick hair might need several passes. For best results (and less chance of damage), it's probably best to moisturize the hair well, and use some type of heat protectant.
  • PrettyPorcupinePrettyPorcupine Posts: 258Registered Users
    God, these suck. I paid a lot of money for one (I was skeptical but in a situation where I didn't have any choice, long story)

    It didn't dry, didn't straighten, didn't style, but it SURE did frizz. I had lank, frizzy, messy hair that hung like a sheet of wet barbed wire from my head. Awful. I tried that damn thing every which way for two weeks before giving up and giving it to Goodwill -- and I even hesitated at that point because just because someone is shopping at Goodwill doesn't mean they should have crappy looking hair.

    Wouldn't use one if you paid me. :evil3:
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  • ~GypsyCurls~~GypsyCurls~ Posts: 351Registered Users
    I had the Remington wet 2 dry flat iron becasue I had heard someone raving about it...when I used it on my damp hair, it basically burned it off.
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  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    What temperatures did those who had bad experiences use these irons on?

    I straightened my hair last weekend (from damp), using setting 13-15. My hair was not ultra straight, it looked more like a soft press and was very pretty. My hair kinked and coiled right back when I wet it.

    The negatives for me were that it took a while to figure out how to hold it so I wouldn't keep hitting the buttons. I think the process took too long because I rarely straighten and was perhaps overthinking it.

    I will be repeating the process tomorrow :)
  • pearlizedpearlized Posts: 25Registered Users
    I have a Remington Wet2straight iron that doesn't work at all, or so I've found. it fries your hair and doesn't dry or straighten. However, I've found that it does work on dry hair to an extent (when I go outside, I start developing waves).
  • rudd_girlrudd_girl Posts: 9Registered Users
    yep that's exactly what happens to me with it. I've also never been able to get it completely straight with it either cuz it takes too long and the iron isn't that light, but for the price it is the best one out there.

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