this is one of the xmas presents i neglected to mention in the last post, but having tried it out, i decided i needed to dedicate a post of it's own.
this is the babyliss beliss 2x hair dryer, which has ceramic coated straightening 'teeth' as part of the hairdryer, meaning that it straightens as it dries - which, for me, means that i no longer try to use my straighteners as a hairdrying solution (which usually results in my causing a lot of steam as i try to straighten wet hair, which i assume is not good, and probably the reason my hair is such a state!)
it's quite a heavy, chunky thing with the straightening attachment (which is removable and can be switched for a regular hairdryer attachment, which comes with it, but the straightening attachment is adjustable so that youcan choose the most appropriate angle for doing all sections of the hair, and there is an adjustable tension setting to suit, also, which i found very useful..
i really would recommend this; i'm happy to state that it has a great straightening effect - ok, so it doesn't leave hair poker-straight at all, but it seems to end up relatively straight and with a nice shiny finish to it, which i think is great from the 5mins or so it takes to dry my hair with it!! has anyone else tried this?!