I've been using my Original Irons for months now and absolutely love them. So when I was asked if I wanted to road test their new C9 Touch straightening irons - the first straighteners with no on/off switch that heat up as soon as you start using them, I jumped at the chance.
As usual with Cloud Nine, the packaging is smart and stylish and the irons feel solid and quality, with their signature mineral infused plates and detailing. The touch technology is amazing, you pick them up and start styling and they instantly start heating up and are ready to use. If you put them down, after 30 seconds they turn themselves off, but they very quickly get back up to temperature if you use them again. The other thing I love about these straighteners is that you can also go down to the lower temperature setting (165 degrees) by touching the plates together three times. I find that the lower temperature is fine for straightening my hair (and a much more hair-friendly setting than the GHDs temperature of 220 degrees, which appeals to me as I'm using less heat at the moment to try and be kinder to my hair)
Overall I could not recommend the Cloud Nine C9 Touch Straighteners (£99*) any more - they are an amazing, innovative piece of technology, but more than that they are a blimmin' brilliant pair of straighteners that will make your hair feel soft, smooth and sleek with less heat than other irons. The genius buttonless design has really won me over. Cloud Nine also have a great offer on at the moment where you get a free bottle of their Magical Quick Dry Potion when you buy a pair of straighteners. The Potion claims to protect your hair from heat by accelerating drying time, as well as protecting from heat and conditioning hair. Sounds pretty magical to me, I think one of those might have to sneak into my basket!
Have you tried Cloud Nine straighteners? You can see them in action in their YouTube video here.