Remington Sleek & Smooth Wide Hair Straightener S5520 – Review

Remington Sleek & Smooth Wide Hair Straightener S5520 – Review

Saturday, March 16, 2013 Sara Hassan , 35 Comments
Today I’m going to share with you my biggest blind buy so far! I got this hair straightener without having read any reviews on it, not that I didn’t do my research before I planned on getting one for myself (I always do), the reason being that unfortunately, the ones that I’d chosen were simply not available. So how did it turn out? Keep reading to find out!

Sleek & Smooth Wide Hair Straightener
Remington’s Sleek and Smooth has Advanced Ceramic coating which is 10 x more Ceramic and has a 60% smoother glide ensuring even heat distribution and preventing snagging and hair breakage. The instant result? A perfectly smooth, effortless glide with every stroke for beautifully sleek and shiny, ultra chic looks. The Sleek & Smooth Wide has even wider plates - great for longer hair!

All features:
  • Advanced Ceramic Coating: 2 x smoother glide*, 3 x longer lasting*
  • Digital display 150ºC to 230ºC
  • LCD lock & Turbo Boost
  • Fast heat up ready in 15 seconds
  • Longer length wide 110 mm plates
  • Floating plate for superior alignment
  • Hinge lock for storage
  • World wide voltage
  • Auto shut off after 60 minutes
  • Swivel cord
  • Heat proof pouch
*Vs a standard ceramic coating

Remington Sleek & Smooth Wide Hair Straightener
Remington Sleek & Smooth Wide Hair Straightener
Remington Sleek & Smooth Wide Hair Straightener
Remington Sleek & Smooth Wide Hair Straightener (Before/After) -- on my sis
My thoughts
You should know that I’ve absolutely had no experience with hair straighteners before so I’ve got nothing for comparison. All I’ve ever heard of is that GHD straighteners are the mother of all but they come with a hefty price tag which I wasn’t quite willing to splurge on at this moment. I consider myself very lucky that I went with it and it worked out for me. In fact, it worked out GREAT for me, my mum and my sisters.

Just to give you a little bit of background, my hair is normal with a natural wave at the tips. I have medium length hair that doesn’t get too frizzy. Obviously, my hair type isn’t the most difficult to flatten so it hardly takes me around five minutes to do my hair from start to finish. In my case, it’s effortless and unbelievably fast. It heats up in seconds and doesn’t snag or pull at all. I find that just a couple strokes leave my hair looking instantly smooth and straight which lasts all day. In case you’re wondering, currently I'm using John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Thermal Protection Formula and spritz Paul Mitchell Seal and Shine to protect my hair from losing the moisture and finish off with L'Oreal Elnett Satin Supreme Hold Hair Spray. Protecting your hair from heat damage is absolutely crucial even at the lowest heat setting so do not skip that. Anyway, the real challenge came up when I used it on my mum’s hair which is also medium length, thick, coarse, color treated and rebellious. Believe me, the results were amazing! Of course, her hair required higher heat setting and took more than a single pass on each section to get the job done but once it was all done, it remained in shape until the next hair wash which was unbelievable!

Now onto the product itself. First of all, as you can see, it has got wide plates which are perfect for styling long thick hair quickly. It’s sturdy yet feels light and easy to hold. Right on the top, you can see a digital heat display which is adjustable (150 to 230 degrees); you can raise or reduce the  temperature depending on your preferences by simply pressing the `+` or `-' buttons. Once you’ve the required temperature, press the '-' button for a sec to lock it. This great feature keeps you from accidentally switching up the temperature while you're straightening. When you turn it on, its default is 190 degrees and the screen flashes until it's heated up to this temperature. To use the heat boost function, just press the `+' button for some time and it will directly go to the highest heat setting – I’ve never used it since the default temperature works just fine for me.

I wish the cord were a little longer because I’ve to sit close to the plug but that’s not a big issue. I like that it’s attached by a swivel neck so that you can move it freely without tangling the cord. Another handy bonus is the heat-proof pouch it comes with; you can store it right away without worrying about burning anything it comes in contact with. And, you can also press the plates together and lock them in place with a button near the bottom of the handle. Not to mention, the automatic safety shut off after an hour saves you from the worry if you forget to turn if off when in a hurry. It couldn't get better than that!

Overall, I am absolutely pleased with it. I and my sisters have been using it a lot lately but it hasn't caused any damage or robbed our hair off its luster and shine so we totally heart it! I know the price is a bit steep but it's well worth the expense. I will recommend it to a friend.

You might like it if...
  • You're happy about the wide plates (good for thick/long hair)
  • You find it light and easy to hold
  • You expect it to slide smoothly through your hair
  • You're happy about the adjustable heat function
  • You expect long lasting results (provided that you set)
You might not like it if...
  • You wish the cord were a little longer
  • You find it pricey
My rating
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5/5

I bought Remington Sleek & Smooth Wide Hair Straightener for PKR 6900 from Agha's Supermarket Karachi. Folks abroad can purchase it online from Remington's website.

What do you think about it? Which is your all time favorite hair straightener?

35 comments :

  1. Your hair looks so shiny and healthy in the after picture! I own a GHD and it's the only straightener I've ever used, a birthday present from my mum, I would have never bought it for myself! :P The only thing I don't like about the GHD is that I can't adjust the temperature although supposedly it adjusts according to your hair type. That was a very well spent blind buy! :)

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    1. Hey Hadia, that's my sis in the photo. Thanks. ^_^

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    2. hey Aleena ..!! how much does the ghd straightner costs? pakistani rupees?

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  2. Absolutely love everything about it. It is just so pleasing o find something work wonders for you when one has not researched on the product, lucky you!
    But yeah, it's pricey.

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  3. So you finally got one. =D I totally loved the result. I am using Keune's right now and for over three years now but I will love to give this one a try as I am looking for one with a bit wide plate.

    Just some quick tips: Never use it over 180 heat temperature. Do not leave the straightener on hair in one place for over two-three seconds. And if you can get your hands on Keune's Phyto Protein Spray, do get one for yourself. It has UV filter and keeps the hair healthy, shiny and can be used as a heat & chemical protector as well.

    I loved your review.xx

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    1. Thanks for the sharing the great tips Sahrish! :)

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  4. At times like these, I feel SO blessed that I have super straight hair naturally lol. I cant imagine spending this much of an amount on a straightener, of course its fabulous, my cousin had it, worked perfectly. Its a great choice.

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  5. I'm using Remington ever since I hv started using straighteners.and I absolutely love it I'm happy that u find it amazing too.i agree with Sehrish Keune has awesome range of hair care serums and sprays I'm using its ultimate shine serum it also has UV and heat protection 'im completely satisfied and recommend it to my beauties too.

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  6. Oh nice. Thanks for the in depth review! xoxo

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  7. i've been using my remington straigtner for the past 6 years now and I found it to be the best, i refuse to shift my loyality to any other brand :p great review sara!:)

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  8. Omggg!!!! Im blown away as soon as I read your review and thanks GOD I made a right choice.... I just asked my dad to get me Remington S5520 from Dubai :-D Thanks for sharing hun xoxo

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  9. just scrolled through the post... the before and after results look amazing !!
    (now off to read the post hehehe..)

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  10. I think it worth a high price, it's incredibly hi-tech and so safe!!!
    *_*
    Have a great day!!!!

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  11. Remington is an amazing brand; from hair straightners to curling wands - all are amazing. Great review!

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  12. Love the result of this one! I use my Conair one, love it! but since i have almost straight hair, i bought the 1 inch one so i can use it for curls too :)
    xo

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  13. nice review sara do review those hair products which you mentioned in this post for hair protection

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  14. No thats not expensive at all in comparison with the one i bought. Its by braun and has almost the same price but after 3 years or so it didn't as great as it did before..

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  15. It's certainly great for straightening (that's what its made for!:) but you wont be able to curl your hair with it. I love curling my hair with my straightener caz it makes the curls more loose and bouncy. Great review! xx

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  16. For is Pakistani , remmington is the best choice . I have one from years and years ago and it still works great :)

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  17. My first hair tools ever were from Remington too and they are great for the price. I used mine for about four years! :)

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    1. Remington is amazing! This is the fourth year my sis is using the straightener and I still think I should go back to Remington after my current straightener retires.

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  18. Bought GHD; spent all I had that time. Still not happy it as it got burnt in around 2 months of use -__-
    Might buy this now

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  19. Sara how about Remington (straight in stroke)?? Its available at Rs.1950 on deal today... Is it equally good like yours??

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    1. Hey Beenish, sorry I haven't tried the one you've mentioned :)

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  20. Hey! :)
    I got the same hair straightener, and I totally love it, it was a blind buy for me aswell. The only problem I have with it is making my hair curly, like it is mentioned in its book. I was wondering if you managed to do it, and if so, could you explain how? Maybe it would be useful for all the people out there who have a hair straightener with wider plates, and as for myself I would be more than thankful :D

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  21. After shampooing and conditioning Blow dry your hair with using a flat brush before applying straighter for a better and long lasting result.

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  22. Sarah could u pls clarify if this hair straightener is dual voltage ?? I travela lot & I 'm looking for a product which works on 110 v & 220 v also. would b great help if u would reply. Thanx, TC

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    1. Hey Tamkeen, I'm afraid I can't tell for sure if it would work on 110v but since the features say 'worldwide voltage' I assume it should work fine on 110v too. :) x

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  23. Thanx for replying. TC & keep posting ure excellent reviews.

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  24. pls pls pls help me i hv thin hairs should i go for this one ? or one with thin plates?

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  25. is straigthener ki kya price hai???

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  26. please suggest me some good hair curlers ?

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