A history of hair straightening & a review of Mother Multi Hair Styler

the Mother Multi Hair Styler in lush packaging

I’m not ashamed to say that I knew very little about hair straighteners and have only used my pair of rather old GHD irons a handful of times over the last decade.  That was, until I was sent the innovative, Multi Hair Styler from Mother.  Its packaging was enough to seduce me.  A large, solid box which includes two pairs of titanium styling plates, heat covers, heat mat, large styling clips and booklet… assembling it, I felt like James Bond loading my revolver…

1912 saw the first straightening irons

Then I started to wonder (as I tend to!) when fashionable ladies first began to wish their hair straight?  Not only did my research reveal that clothing irons (!) were used in the 1960s by those keen to alter their curly or fizzy hair but, going back further, I discovered that the first straightening iron was created by a Lady Jennifer Bell Schofield as early as 1912.

So, back to the Mother of all….., and I must admit that my new toy gets a massive thumbs up.  The larger paddle plates are great for a sleek, soft shiny look.  Changing over to the smaller plates is easy and quick (just make sure they are cool) and with these I can add a subtle curl or flick.  I set the temperature to 180 degrees which achieved great results but also – importantly – didn’t feel too hot for my hair.  For those with more stubborn hair, the straightener can be turned up to a whacking 230 degrees and takes just a mere 30 seconds to adjust to the new temperature.

Hair Straighteners by Mother

Having carried out this crucial research into today’s straightening market, there’s no doubt that this is the Rolls Royce of hair stylers.

Buy your Mother Multi Hair Styler here or try your luck in my competition:

COMPETITION:  I have one Mother Multi Hair Styler (worth £140) to give away to a lucky reader. All you have to do is sign up to my blog (top right of homepage),  follow me on Twitter and RT the picture of my Mother straighteners on Monday 5th November.  The lucky winner will be selected randomly on Tuesday 6th November 2012. 


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