Cloud Nine The Original Iron

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Cloud Nine The Original Iron*, £129.95
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I could gush and gush about how great these Cloud Nine irons are for straightening your hair, and they really are brilliant, but the real beauty of these straighteners is the versatility they offer when it comes to creating a multitude of styles. The black ceramic plates glide really easily through your hair as you twist and curl, and I swear they leave it looking healthier and shinier than it did before. The temperature control, which you can vary with one quick click, is the key to producing a variety of styles and this is why I love these straighteners so much. For soft, loose waves I opt for one of the lower temperature settings and slowly pull the irons through sections of my hair, twisting as I go. For tighter, more defined curls I crank it up to the highest temperature and spin the straighteners through smaller pieces of my hair, which can then be combed out for a tousled, beachy finish.

To achieve the styles above, I roughly blow-drying my hair (cue massive afro!) and then straighten my hair with the Cloud Nine straighteners on a medium heat setting. Compared to my old, battered GHDs, these irons definitely tackle my mane quicker and more effectively, and leave it feeling smooth and silky. I then notch the temperature up or down depending on what style I am going for and loosely twist the straighteners through the bottom half of my hair. And voila – curls, flicks or waves at your fingertips! I know there are lots of wands and wavers out there at the moment, and I love my Enrapture totem styler and the Cloud Nine waving wand, but if you are after the perfect multi-functional hair tool, you can’t go far wrong with this little beauty!

What hair tools do you reach for to achieve waves and curls?

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  1. 3rd January 2013 / 10:10 pm

    Your hair looks lovely! especially love it in the second small photo! xx

  2. 3rd January 2013 / 10:30 pm

    This has been on my Wishlist for a good while now. I think 2013 is finally the year I'm going to say goodbye to m GHD's too. They have lasted me a good 6 years but Its finally time to move on! Xx

  3. 3rd January 2013 / 11:31 pm

    love them!


  4. 4th January 2013 / 12:47 am

    your hair looks amazing 🙂

    x Liyana

  5. 4th January 2013 / 2:04 am

    I do love my GHDs, but the major downside with them is that you can't alter the temperature and as my hair's really damaged at the moment I don't want to use them that much. Can I just say that I'm a massive fan of the box these ones come in? x

  6. 4th January 2013 / 10:34 am

    my auntie buys cloud nine styling tools for the salons she owns, so they must be pretty good! great review x


  7. 4th January 2013 / 1:01 pm

    These look really good!! Your hair looks fab! I don't know if I'm ready to turn my back on my GHDs just yet though xx

  8. 4th January 2013 / 4:35 pm

    my boyfriend got me these for christmas and they really are a godsend! so easy to style exactly how you want. X

  9. 4th January 2013 / 4:37 pm

    I have heard great things about these! Hair looks gorge hun


  10. 4th January 2013 / 5:41 pm

    Love Cloud 9 styling tools especially the wand! Your hair looks lovely!

    Eda ♥

  11. 4th January 2013 / 9:10 pm

    I have had these exact straighteners for two years now and for a similar price, these are a lot better than ghds. I have such fine hair that ghds just make it look frazzled and dead but these don't!

    I have never thought to use them like this though so i'm glad i saw this post. Definitely going to try this out, xxx

  12. 4th January 2013 / 9:23 pm

    My GHD are still working fine but they have lost there mojo a little and I have been thinking about getting some new ones. I might look into getting the Cloud Nine ones now. I love the Cloud Nine The O so I already trust the brand.

    Thank you for a great post.

    Emma x.x.x

  13. 6th January 2013 / 7:28 pm


    Would you consider perhaps doing a little tutorial with these to show how to get the different styles?


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