Move over ghd, you’ve got some stiff competition. The Cloud Nine Original Iron is a salon quality straightener packed with great features and the latest technology.
With the battle on to find the best straightener, we wanted to see why so many loyal fans were converting from a lifelong devotion to another top notch brand – to Cloud Nines! We read the reviews and took a look at the Cloud Nine website and this is what we found.
- Mineral infused ceramic floating plates
- Variable temperature setting
- Microcomputer controlled heating system
- Versatile design for varying styles
- On/off switch
- Hibernation mode
- Extra long swivel cord
- Protective Heat guard
- Luxurious travel pouch
- International voltage
- 1 year guarantee
Mineral infused ceramic floating plates – What exactly does that mean? Well let’s break it down. First of all, ceramic plates are preferable because they heat evenly and quickly, and are very smooth so they do not pull or tug at the hair. Mineral infused means the ceramic is likely infused with tourmaline, which produces negative ions to neutralize static electricity making your hair smoother and more manageable. The floating plates simply mean they cushion your hair as they slide down the section for a beautiful sleek style.
Variable temperature setting – This is a big factor in choosing a hair straightener. Some straighteners come with only one temperature setting and let’s face it; one size DOES NOT fit all. The Cloud Nine Original Iron has a variable heat setting that ranges from a low of 100ᵒ degrees to a high of over 200ᵒ. (The temperature setting also lights up! Fancy!) With irons that have only one heat setting, it may be too high for your hair type, resulting in damaged, dull hair.
Not sure which setting is right for you? Check out our table below. We did a little research to find out what temps are best for different hair types and this is what we came up with.
|For fine or damaged hair:||250-300ᵒ F||121 to 149ᵒ C|
|For medium/average hair:||300-350ᵒ F||149 to 177ᵒ C|
|For thick or coarse hair:||350-400ᵒ F||149 to 204ᵒ C|
Just remember this is a conservative approximation based on Internet research to give the user a general idea. Refer to your straightener’s instructions and if you have more questions, you can always contact the manufacturer and/or your stylist to help determine what temperature is best for your hair.
Microcomputer controlled heating system – Put simply, this means that a microchip helps to regulate the temperature of the plates for constant, even heat distribution as you work. This means that you will have smoother, shinier hair from the perfect temperature setting you select.
Versatile design for varying styles – This straightener has a curved design for ease of use as well as the ability to create a variety of styles from smooth sleek bobs to big bouncy curls. No need for curling irons when you have a Cloud Nine Original.
On/off switch – This is one of life’s little conveniences we just couldn’t do without. You can leave the straightener plugged in if you like and turn it on and off as needed. Once you turn it on it beeps to let you know it’s ready.
Hibernation mode – If you run out of the house and forget t o switch off your iron, it will automatically shut off after 30 minutes of not being in use. Perfect for those busy days when you would forget your head if it wasn’t attached.
Extra long swivel cord – This straightener has a salon length cord and can easily reach from the socket to the mirror, with room to spare. To make it even easier, the cord swivels as you move so it doesn’t get all tangled up while you’re styling. This is especially helpful for those with long hair.
Protective heat guard and luxurious travel pouch – protect your counters and carpet when tucking away your straightener. It comes with a handy protective heat guard which also protects the straightener from damage when not in use. Even better, it comes with a matching travel pouch for safe storage.
International voltage – For the travelers among us, the Cloud Nine website states that their irons can be operated from 120v to 240v, 5o Hz ac, and will automatically adjust themselves to the varying power source. This means you can take your straightener anywhere and know that you will always look your best!
1 year guarantee – This fancy styler also comes with a one year manufacturer’s guarantee. Just be sure to register your straightener after purchase, and on the rare occasion that it might fizzle out, contact Cloud Nine for repair or replacement. What could be easier?
The Cloud Nine Original Iron is a top of the line hair straightener that stacks up well against the competition. The variable temperature control setting and microcomputer heating technology put it in a league of its own. We’re finding that users are rapidly deserting their old high-end brand for the Cloud Nines because of these extras. Even hairstylists are making the switch. While they may be a little pricey, we all know that you get what you pay for. So if you’re in the market for a top quality salon straightener, then Cloud Nines are the ones for you!
Update: I have since tried out the Cloud 9 Wide Straighteners and reveal the results in this article