Philips Essential Care Air Straightener HP8659 Review, Price & Buy Online India
Hope you had a bright and fun Diwali. I had one of my best Diwalis this year and have never felt more satisfied and happy in my life. I kept on sharing my Diwali updates on Instagram and you must follow me there for instant replies and to keep up with my amusing selfies and randomness. One of the things that made sure I had a splendid Diwali was the Philips Air Straightener which I will review today.
Price: Rs 1695
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Dry & style at once – the new Philips Essential Care air straightener allows you to achieve naturally straight hair, while providing care to your hair with the ThermoProtect temperature. With the innovative Paddle Straightening Brush, attached to the handle, you can create beautiful naturally straight looking hair, without damage.
While all of you always compliment my hair and yes I do love my hair (at times) but mostly it misbehaves and my crowning glory certainly doesn’t feel like one which makes me resort to styling products more often than I’d like. After coloring my hair, I did reduce using heat products quite a bit as it looked good in its natural state but these days my dry and extremely thick hair has again started looking very shabby and unkempt. When I first came across the Philips Air Straightener I couldn’t help but glee as I’ve been an absolute disaster at using a blow dryer, No really, tell me how many of you can manage to style your hair with it by using just 2 hands, gah not event the hair stylists can manage that and mostly need an assistant. A blow dryer and a comb in one sounds like the most ingenious idea ever, no?
I do love straightening my hair and adore the flat and sleek finish it adds to my hair but the time it requires, usually over an hour to style my thick and stubborn hair make it a less viable solution especially when I’m ALWAYS rushing to event these days. That also means I do not have time to air dry my hair so I almost always resort to the Philips Air Straighter HP 8658 to be my saviour!
The Philips Air Straightener comes in 2 attachments- one is the handle with the heating options and the other is the paddle brush which needs to the be attached to the handle. I adore the pink and white colors which looks girly and attractive. The paddle brush attachment can be easily removed with the button on the handle. The detachable pieces make it quite travel friendly as you surely wouldn’t want lug around one big paddle brush on a trip, right?
This airstyler has a low level 650W heat temperature for gentle yet effective drying and styling. It has 2 heating option and I usually use the lower one for drying as well as for styling my hair. All you need to do is partition your hair and comb through it slowly and adequately heating your hair. I was a bit hesitant in the start as I was worried I might burn my scalp but the heat isn’t as strong to do that while still managing to completely dry and naturally style my hair.
It usually takes 15-20 minutes to style my wavy and dry hair. This will not make you hair pin straight, for that you will still need a straightener however it does straighten you hair a bit, controls frizz and makes it look polished. Its great for those who are always in a hurry and need a convenient and fuss free fairy god mother for their hair woes 😀
For the following FOTD, which btw is from Diwali, I focused more on the hair in the front as I wanted it to be straighter and sleek and the hair on the back to be slightly wavy since I prefer it that way. This was done in 10 mins flat using the Philips Air Straightener!
Besides the ThermoProtect temperature I also love it for the 1.8m cord which eases usage and the flexibility of drying and styling the hair at the same. Highly recommended for those who want to naturally style their hair and always have a tough time with a blow dryer on their own!