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  • Mrs M
    started a topic Hair straighteners

    Hair straighteners

    Last time I recommended a small electrical device, it was a Window Karcher.
    This time, it's an electric brush which makes everyday hair straightening less harsh on the hair than 'irons'.

    Dafni Go
    I always take my beloved GHDs with me on holiday for evening use as my hair has a life of its own in humidity and I don't always want to look as if I've been plugged into an electrical socket if I've been outside but don't want to wash my hair in order to look half way presentable, or have to bung it up to hide the 'ping' effect.

    However much protector one uses, the fact is, heated irons are not terribly good for hair as an everyday product and so when my hairdresser showed me a new product they were trialling, I jumped at the chance to try it BEFORE my appointment.

    I have below shoulder length hair. bleached/coloured to within an inch of its life but in superb condition [even if I do say so myself] as I really look after it. It's fine but reasonably thick and tends to be a bit wavy.

    This new [new to meat any rate] product is an electrical ceramic straightening brush. It doesn't 'clamp' the hair so isn't as fierce.

    Spray thermal protector on very dry hair; five seconds [just five sweeps of the brush] of brushing through and my hair is sleek and reasonably straight. Not poker straight as the GHDs achieve but definitely non wavy and unlike the GHD effect, looks incredibly natural.
    I bought the travel version online [from John Lewis so I know it's pukka] as it's more packable than the regular Dafni brush. It has a smaller head so it takes a few seconds longer to use. As my hair isn't curly,it needs less brushing than the Youtube demos which show really curly hair before, during and after.

    Expensive but it definitely does what the blurb says.

    It won't take away my 'special' evening use of GHDs when I want poker straight hair but for everyday use, it's kinder to my hair and perfect for getting rid of my kinks. Well, my hair kinks at any rate!!!

    Dafni Go
    An electrical ceramic brush, another great travel product I won't be without...that's if your cruise line allows it on board. Luckily, Cunard do.
    Last edited by Mrs M; 26th January 2017, 03:27 PM. Reason: changed title

  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
    ..Thanks..
    Pleasure.
    I must add here, I think the brush does normally come with instructions as I have seen one with the large brush. However, having read it, although mine didn't have one I decided I didn't need to chase one up.

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  • Topdeck, London
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    ..Thanks..

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  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
    Is this thing multi voltage?

    no technical details anywhere.
    110-240V50-60Hz

    It comes [mine did] with a trad UK 3 prong plug so would need a plug adapter for other countries, which is always in our suitcase anyway.

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  • Topdeck, London
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    Is this thing multi voltage?

    no technical details anywhere.

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  • Mrs M
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    I hope the investment is worth it for you, it certainly was pretty useful this morning! It heated up as I as cleaning my teeth and took 10 secs to use [straightish hair to start with but had kinks from overnight].

    I must stress, I have bought the Dafni Go [John Lewis online...they have a description and pictures] which is smaller/has a smaller brush head than the one on all the You Tube demos, but comes with a case.

    Downside is, it didn't have any instructions* other than less than useful comments on the actual presentation tube but it's so easy to use and GHD users will know about heated product and where to let it cool down etc etc etc.
    If unsure, go to the Dafni site.

    Edit
    * See post 20
    Last edited by Mrs M; 27th January 2017, 05:01 PM.

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  • Val, Wolverhampton
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    I have just had a look at them and they look excellent and I think worth the investment, thank you Mrs M.

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  • Wansbrough, North Somerset
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    Thanks for the recommendation Mrs M, I have shown this to Mrs W who consequently did a search on You Tube, the result of which is I think we might be investing in one very soon for our up and coming expedition down under.

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  • jan lowden, sunderland (2)
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    I have seen something like this product and thought... WHY!!!! I got all my lovely long thick,(bit kinky) hair cut short about this time last year, Broke my heart even though everyone says I suit it so much,And,yes I like it, But..I used to have to spend over 1 hour getting my hair presentable each day and thought, lifes too short for this, Hence the chop. Had this piece of gear been around then I would have been in 7th heaven! I may be tempted to let the barnet grow a bit now. Jan.

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  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
    Worth a bit of research as there is plenty of choice and features at various price points for this type of product.
    Topdeck,I didn't realise you were a hair specialist too.

    At this price, do you really think I haven't thought about this myself? Give me some credit please.

    I quite realise you are in the 'find the cheapest' band of cruising and that's fine, but this is one of those product where personal recommendation truly counts.

    If you're in this type of market, and maybe you too have long unmanageable hair which needs attention so hence your thoughts, [I shouldn't have posted this where I did in hindsight] you are a concerned consumer and will want the best as you will know hair is very precious and can easily be damaged. Those who have met me, will know I am a reasonably knowledgeable person ab0ut hair and products and would not have bought this without professional advice.

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  • Topdeck, London
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    Worth a bit of research as there is plenty of choice and features at various price points for this type of product.

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  • Val, Wolverhampton
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    Originally posted by carol, welwyn garden city View Post
    OMG Seriously, MSC take your hair straighteners? I would cry .................................................. ...........Carol
    That's why I crossed them off my list;I was inspired to try them withthe blogs on here, but need my straighteners.

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  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by 1fifthavenue, birmingham View Post
    Hmmm I wonder whether they would get through the baggage scanning process? MSC will remove straightners, irons etc, and i think several other lines follow the same rules.

    Hope they bring out a male version though (just need a smaller brush!)
    The Dafni Go is a smaller brush than the original Dafni, featured in You Tube videos. I look upon it as a travel version. Might suit.

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  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by carol, welwyn garden city View Post
    OMG Seriously, MSC take your hair straighteners? I would cry .................................................. ...........Carol
    I'm with you Carol.
    No GHDs allowed would definitely be a deal breaker for me

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  • carol, welwyn garden city
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    Originally posted by 1fifthavenue, birmingham View Post
    Hmmm I wonder whether they would get through the baggage scanning process? MSC will remove straightners, irons etc, and i think several other lines follow the same rules.

    Hope they bring out a male version though (just need a smaller brush!)
    OMG Seriously, MSC take your hair straighteners? I would cry .................................................. ...........Carol

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