In the modern world, where we all have got super conscious about our looks, we have a separate wardrobe for parties, separate wardrobe for travelling, separate wardrobe for gym, etc, etc.  And all girls must shout a ‘yay’ when I say that all these wardrobes are incomplete without an equally complimenting hairstyle! And why only girls, I can undoubtedly say men are no less, knowing that even my dad uses a hair dryer every day before going to his office, to make sure his hair are always in place.

None of us can deny that we all copy our favourite celebrities all the time, whether it is about dressing or hairstyling. And if look at them, a ‘Manish Malhotra’ outfit has to be compulsorily accompanied by a ‘Jawed Habib’ hairstyle. But not always do we have time nor money to go to a salon and get our hair done. So here are a few appliances you can use at home all by yourself to give yourself a perfect and quick hairdo. This article contains certain dos and don’ts while using these appliances, followed by a list of top brands of hair curlers in India, as researched by our website.

PLEASE KEEP THEM IN YOUR MIND [DOs and DON’Ts]:

·      Avoid using any such appliance regularly. Excessive heat can damage your hair, so they are meant for occasional use only

·      Keep them away from children

·      If you are using such an appliance for the first time, prefer to try it on someone else rather than yourself. This can be risky (you may burn your hand or ear)

·      Pre-heat the appliance for better results (but keep it on a safe surface carefully]

·      Prefer using a heat protection serum to protect your scalp

·      Adjust the temperature carefully according to the type of your hair

TOP HAIR STRAIGHTENER BRANDS IN INDIA

1. PHILIPS

RANGE:

®     HP8316/00 KeraShine straightener

®    HP8318/00 KeraShine straightener temperature control

®    HP8303/06 Straightener

®    HP8302/06 Straightener

®    BHS673/00 KeraShine Vivid Ends straightener

®    BHS386/00 SttraightCare Straightener

®    BHS384/00 Selfie straightener

BEST PRODUCT: BHS384/00 Selfie straightener

FEATURES:

·         silk touch to your hair

·         ceramic coated plates

·         210 C temperature

·         Instant heat up

·         1.6m long safe wire

·         Swivel cord

·         2 year guarantee

REVIEWS:

ü  Fast heat up (in 60 seconds) and a ready to use LED indicator

ü  Thin  plate size so suitable for short hair

ü  Gives extra shine to your hair and prevents any damage

ü  Easy to keep and travel friendly

ü  Suitable for all types of hair

û  Works good on only less volume hair

û  No temperature adjustment

û  Does not work for thick and long hair

û  Plates are thin, takes longer to straight

û  Straightening lasts only for 2-3 hours

[OVERALL RATING BY US: 4.5 STARS]

HAVELLS

RANGE:

®    Titanium coated straightener

®    Wide plate hair straightener

®    Keratin brush straightener

®    Ceramic coated straightener

FEATURES:

·         Straightens your hair from root to tip

·         Makes your hair voluminous

·         Ceramic coated plates

·         Plate-lock system to make it travel-friendly

·         Instant heat technology (ready to use in 45 seconds)

·         210 degree C (which is ideal for styling)

REVIEWS:

ü Nice product with 2-years guarantee

ü Customer care service is excellent (available 24 hours)

ü Can also be used for loose curls

ü Good packaging

û Gets too hot, tough to hold

û Plasticy burning smell while heating

û No temperature control

û No thermostat function (does not auto cut even when extreme hot)

[OVERALL RATING BY US: 4.5 STARS]

VEGA

RANGE:

®    Desire Flat Hair Straightener

®    Glam-shine Flat Hair straightener

®    Me-style Flat Hair straightener

®    Elegance Flat Hair straightener

®    Flair Flat Hair straightener

®    Pro-ease Hair Straightener

®    Classic Flat Hair Straightener

®    Ruby Flat Hair straightener

®    Aura Flat Hair straightener

®    Bloom Flat Hair straightener

®    Silky Flat Hair straightener

®    iShine Flat Hair straightener

®    M-digi Flat Hair straightener

®    Wet & dry Flat Hair straightener

®    Wonder Flat Hair straightener

®    Fab Flat Hair straightener

®    Trendy Flat Hair straightener

®    Diva Flat Hair straightener

®    Adore Flat Hair straightener

®    Glam Flat Hair straightener

®    Ceratin-glow Flat Hair straightener

BEST PRODUCT BY VEGA: Diva Flat Hair straightener

FEATURES:

·         Ceramic coated plates

·         60 sec heat-up

·         LED indicator

·         360 degree swivel chord (prevents tangling)

·         2 years warranty

REVIEWS:

ü    Good for medium sized hair

ü    Trusted brand

ü    Gives silky texture to your hair

ü    High temperature straightens the hair in less time

û    Hot plates lose their color-coating with time

û    Delivery of defective products too often

û    Lock button breaks easily (not of good quality)

[OVERALL RATING BY US: 4 STARS]

SYSKA

RANGE:

®    Ion straight HS2021i

®    Salon Pro HS2026

®    SuperGlam HS1050

®    SuperGlam HS2015

®    SuperGlam HS6810

®    SuperGlam HS6811

BEST PRODUCT BY SYSKA: SuperGlam HS2015

FEATURES:

·         Ready to use in 30 seconds (rapid heating technology)

·         Stylish body and safe to use

·         Available in nice colors (pink, golden, white)

·         Auto-off for overheat protection

·         Ceramic coated plates

·         2 years warranty

REVIEWS:

ü    User-friendly and lightweight

ü    Four different types of heat settings for different types of hair

ü    Smooth gliding (hair doesn’t stick on plates)

ü    No burning smell

ü    Long lasting results

û    Poor packaging

û    May not deliver the selected colour

û    Uncomfortable grip

[OVERALL RATING BY US: 3.5 STARS]

HUDA BEAUTY 

RANGE:

®    Professional Hair Straightener HB243

®    Professional Hair Straightener 2116

BEST PRODUCT BY HUDA BEAUTY: Professional Hair Straightener HB243

FEATURES:

·         Gives salon-like shiny straight hair

·         Doesn’t absorb the natural hair moisture

·         Quick operation (ready to use in 30 sec)

·         Four different temperature levels

·         Long and safe wire

·         Sleek design

·         Lockable plates (travel-friendly)

REVIEWS:

ü Doesn’t need to be pre-heated

ü   Affordable price

ü   Adds shine to hair

ü   Prevents damage to hair due to extreme heat

ü   Works on all kinds of hair

û   No ceramic coating on plates

û   Hard plates

û   No specified warranty

[OVERALL RATING BY US: 3 STARS]

NOVA

RANGE:

®       NHS 860 (black)

®       NHS 840 (pink)

®       NHS 900 (black)

®       NHS 982 (red)

BEST PRODUCT BY NOVA: NHS 860

FEATURES:

·            Temperature control option

·            Ceramic coated plates

·            Digital control and auto-off

·            Rapid heating (30 sec)

·            LED indicator

REVIEWS:

ü  Four different temperature options

ü  Prevents damage to the hair

ü  Works on all types of hair with different heat settings

ü  Nano silver technology

ü  Long enough wire

ü  Good for beginners

û   No product warranty

û   Straightening does not last long

û   Low price, low quality

û   No user manual inside the box

û   Poor packaging

[OVERALL RATING BY US: 2.5 STARS]

BEST PRODUCT (IN BUDGET)SYSKA

BEST PRODUCT (PREMIUM)   – PHILIPS    

BEST PRODUCT (OVERALL) – VEGA & HAVELLS

CONCLUSION:

So here we all are now ready to get picture-perfect ready all by ourselves at home. No more bad hair days now! Choose the appliance wisely according to the budget and type of your hair. Happy hairdressing!

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