Philips Essential Care Air Straightener HP8658 Review: Hey ladies, today I am going to review a product, gadget actually that I totally swear by. It’s a beauty tool that does not let you catch cold. Weird right? No, it isn’t because I am talking about Philips Essential Care Air Straightener which is a dryer cum straightener.
Apart from giving my hair a naturally straight look, it helps me dry my thick hair which takes lots of time to dry on its own. So, specially during winter season it comes handy and I am saved from catching cold. For more features keep reading.
About Philips Essential Care Air Straightener HP8658
Dry and style at once – the new Philips Essential Care air styler allows you to achieve naturally straight hair, while providing care to your hair with the ThermoProtect temperature.
• 650W for beautiful results.
• Paddle Brush for naturally straight looks.
• Two flexible heat and speed settings for more control.
• 1.8 m cord for maximum flexibility.
• 2 years of worldwide guarantee.
• Thermoprotect temperature.
How to use Philips Essential Care Air Straightener HP8658
- Use on damp hair, that is towel dried.
- Just attach the hair brush to the dryer and plug it.
- There are two settings, low heat and high heat.
- Use as per requirement.
- Paddle brush
- Handle with attached cord
- Warranty card
- User Manual
Price of Philips Essential Care Air Straightener HP8658
In Detail Philips Essential Care Air Straightener HP8658 Review and My Experience
I have got good volume in my hair but it comes at a cost. I am not comfortable using too much heat on my hair but during winters and humid weather my hair takes almost the whole day to dry. If I don’t blow dry them I catch cold and get a sore throat. I always struggled with the usual blow dryer. Handling a brush and the dryer simultaneously seemed an arduous task. While searching for a dryer I stumbled upon this genius tool by philips. I had to order this and it has been years since I am using it, no complaints whatsoever.
It comes in a cardboard box. The dryer is pink and white in color made out of good quality plastic. The cord has good length which makes it easy to use. The paddle brush has wide bristles that easily move through the hair without any tugging or pulling. After attaching the head to the handle it becomes a jumbo size dryer, I mean they could have tried making it a little sleeker so that one could carry it along easily. Never mind, it’s a petty issue, the advantages are far more.
How I Use it
I use it on damp hair, that is dried for some time using an old t-shirt. Then I apply heat protecting spray or serum and then begin blow drying. The good thing is if you are in a hurry you can use it as a normal dryer, just do not attach the comb. Mostly I use the thermoprotect setting and the paddle brush. It works just fine for me.
Now it is called air straightener because it will give you a smooth and finished look to your hair. Please do not confuse it with a straightener as it wont give you poker straight hair. I did not buy it to achieve straight hair and I am not even a fan of straight hair. Blow drying your hair with this becomes a piece of cake.
With a regular dryer I ended up taking too much time and was never able to adjust the distance properly. With Philips Air straightener there is no chance of burning your hair, just plug it and you are good to go.It saves so much times and I love the smooth finish that I get in a jiffy.
So all in all it has proved to be a great buy for me. I would recommend this to all those who are planning to buy a blow dryer but the ones planning to buy a straightener can skip this as 2 in 1 things never really work. It’s a dryer cum straightener but its more of a dryer that has a brush attached. I hope you get me. I love the convenience it gives me while drying my hair. So go for it if you struggle with your usual blow dryer. That will be all from my end today. Share your thoughts and do comment below.
Pros of Philips Essential Care Air Straightener HP8658
1. Dryer cum straightener
2. Easy to use.
3. Thermoprotect feature.
5. Gives volume and shine to hair.
6. Saves time.
7. Good build.
8. Wide bristles for smooth movement along hair.
Cons of Philips Essential Care Air Straightener HP8658
1. Does not straighten hair completely, just smoothens them out.
2. Not travel friendly.
1. Never be harsh while combing or drying your hair, it will lead to frizz and breakage.
2. If you blowdry regularly, use the cool setting as too much heat is not good for your hair.
I prefer my Karmin straightening brush is great.
I am looking for the paddle brush to attach to my air styler, any idea where i can get it? I have asked philips too