Philips HP8310/00 Hair Straightener
Fast heat up time, ready to use in 60 seconds, Universal voltage

Review of Philips Salon Straight Active Ion - Hair Iron HP8310/00

Highlights
Type Hair Straightener
Ceramic

Keratin, a fibrous protein, forms the main structural component of human hair. Infusion of Keratin rejuvenates and revitalizes hair, giving it a softer, silkier feel. The Keratin infused in the ceramic plates of the Hair Straightners helps in smoothening of hair by closing cuticles, ions reduce frizz and make hair dust repellent.

These ceramic plates heat up quickly as they are good heat conductors. Low friction between plate and hair means there is less damage to your hair. These smooth plates will give you ultra straight hair with added shine.

Ceramic Coating

  • Keratin, a fibrous protein, forms the main structural component of human hair. Infusion of Keratin rejuvenates and revitalizes hair, giving it a softer, silkier feel. The Keratin infused in the ceramic plates of the Hair Straightners helps in smoothening of hair by closing cuticles, ions reduce frizz and make hair dust repellent.
  • Titanium Flat irons - It has fastest heat transfer for immediate superior results, regardless of the hair’s condition. The durability, resistance is more suitable for heavy salon usage and less for daily usage. It has a higher ionic charge that makes hair straight and sleek quickly. Leaving your hair on this type of plates for a long time may damage your hair.
  • Ceramic Flat Irons - These Hair straightners heat evenly thus protecting your hair from heat damage caused by uneven hot spots. It is suitable for home usage. Ceramic coated plates are best to use.
  • Touramaline Ceramic Plates - It combines the benefits of ionic and infrared technology for healthier and manageable hair. These plates generate negative ions to help lock in moisture which is good for your hair condition. They emit gentle infra-red heat as they glide through your hair for the ultimate high-shine finish.
  • Hair length Long, Medium, Short
    Warranty(Months) 24
    Warranty Terms 2 Year Product Warranty
    Available on Conzumr Since August 2018

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    Introduction

    One of the simplest ways to turn a bad hair day into a good hair day is by exposing your hair to a good hair iron essentially used to straighten the hair. These days the hair irons are available not only in attractive shapes and sizes, are easy to use, but are also made up of ceramic material, thus making them really safe to use as compared to the steel ones, which were infamous for burning the skin due to the heat conductance. In this article we will be reviewing Philips Salon Straight Active Ion HP8310/00 – a popular hair iron.

    Overall Rating
    8/10
    Product Features

    As the name suggests, this hair iron by Philips, comes with two crucial features: Salon Straight (that is, provides results akin to getting your hair straightened at a salon at 210 degrees Celsius professional high heat, usually exclusive to salons) and Active Ion. The active ion technology seals the hair cuticle (an important function, as heat usually damages the hair cuticles, thus harming the hair in the long run) and helps to beat the fizz. This is further enhanced by the electronic ionizer in the hair iron that generates negative ions which provides better conditioning and gives a glossy texture to the hair.

    The iron comes with extra wide ceramic plates. The ceramic plates give out far – infrared heat.The heat penetrates the hair follicle and dries it inside out. Ceramic heat also gives a better hair do with glossy and mirror - shine finish. The ceramic plates are extra wide with a dimension of 28 * 90 mm to stylize thick and long hair. These plates also have increased width that makes hair management easier along with saving time. Due to the wide plates, for quick results people can take a good bunch of hair at once through the hair iron and the results are pretty good. This makes the hair iron good for those who are always in a rush.

    The Salon Straight Active Ion hair iron by Philips is one of the few in the market, which comes with a dual voltage button, enabling one to adjust the voltage requirements of the hair iron depending on the country it is being used in; thereby, making this hair iron compatible for worldwide usage and ideal for jetsetters. It operates at a voltage of 110 V – 210 V. The device heats up pretty fast, thus saving the wait time.

    The HP8310 comes with an on / off button on the device itself, and a green light goes on when the device is being heated. Further, if left ON for a long period of time (that is, 60 minutes), the device automatically turns off. So, if you are rushing for a party and forget the device at switch on mode, you need not have any worries (Philips seems to understand the rush we women always are in, while getting ready).

    Another user friendly feature of this hair straightener is the 1.8 M swivel cord which gives it maximum flexibility and also rules out the hassles of tangled wires. The wire length is pretty good and allows swift movements of your hands while ironing the hair. This feature adds on to the already present ease of usage and handling of this hair iron.

    Although, mostly for straightening, one can also use the HP8310/00 for soft curling and drying damp / towel dried (not wet) hair. It is perfect for wavy hair and can be satisfactorily used for curly hair (although may take longer to straighten the curls, it does work beautifully). The hair iron can be used by all hair types – curly, wavy, straight, long, short, thick or thin. It is also ideal for men with longer hair.

    Since, the hair iron comes with a 2 – year warranty by Philips, which is a leading company, you can be assured that all grievances will be taken care of by this giant company. The possibility of anything going wrong with the device is however, miniscule, as it is so easy to handle and use that, only if you keep dropping or banging the device on a wall, will it get spoilt.

    Design:

    The device has a very sleek finish, is really lightweight, easy to maneuver and use. It also comes in attractive pink and purple designs and has a matte finish on the exterior.

    Summary

    In the price at which the HP8310 iron is available, it is a definite steal, and, even more so, if you consider the brand which produces it. To summarize, there are a few major plus points of the device:

    • The Active Ion technology, giving a glossy texture to your hair.
    • Wide ceramic plates, enabling greater hair coverage.
    • Professional salon level heating, which can be reached in less than a minute.
    • Ease of usage, handling and storage.

    But, there are also some limitations:

    • Although this hair iron is made of modern materials, the outer part of the body still gets heated enough to cause a heat mark on the skin, if the device comes in contact with it.
    • If the hair iron is held on the same spot for a long period of time, the hair gets really heated, so much so that you cannot touch it with bare hands for about 3 to 4 seconds. So although, there is active ion technology, if you plan to use this device every day, you must use a heat protectant for your hair.

    Keeping all the features in mind, a rating of 8 out of 10 can be given to the Philips Salon Straight Active Ion - Hair Iron HP8310/00.

    Overall Rating
    8/10