Cloud Nine The Touch & The White Touch straightener review

Cloud Nine Hair Straightener Review

Cloud Nine are known for implementing many features into their straighteners that can’t be found elsewhere. I was quite excited, then, when I got to test the “world’s first automatic iron”!

The Touch comes with some rather interesting features, including;

  • Instant heat- there’s no on/off button on The Touch. Instead, the iron heats up as soon as the first stroke is made.
  • Heats up automatically- The Touch reaches a high temperature of 195C instantly.
  • Innovative temperature control- to switch to a lower temperature of 165C, simply touch the plates together three times. To switch to the higher temperature, touch them together twice.

The Touch can be found here on Amazon , where the price will get you;

  • The Touch straightener
  • A handy user manual
  • Free delivery in the UK

Cloud Nine The C9 Touch Hair Straightener

£98.99 115.00

The C9 Touch from Cloud Nine; The C9 Touch heats up and cools down rapidly on demand; Unique black ceramic plates with added shine; Snap the plates together to adjust temperature; The Touch ...

Made by: Cloud Nine, Available: In stock

 

Ratings and reviews

Quality - 10
100 %
Performance - 10
100 %
Features - 9
90 %

 

Also available is The White Touch. It is exactly the same as the regular version of The Touch, but instead comes in a stunning white colour. You can find it here on Amazon where you will also receive a heat guard and a heat-resistant carry case.

Cloud Nine The White Touch Hair Straightener

The C9 Touch is the innovative hair straightener from Cloud Nine in limited edition white; The world's first automatic hair iron offering instant heat from the first stroke with no on/off switch; The ...

Made by: Cloud Nine, Available: In stock

Overall, I was impressed by The Touch’s performance.

The temperature control feature sounded a tad gimmick-y at first, but actually made major improvements on safety and practicality! Many straighteners have their temperature control buttons located near the plates, or where your hands hold the straighteners during styling. As well as being massively inconvenient, you could also end up burning yourself.

The plates glided through my hair without any sign of snagging, and I was left with perfectly straight locks. I also found that my hair was still fairly straight the next day! I decided to give some waving and curling a go, and The Touch also performed perfectly well in that department.

I would happily compare The Touch’s performance to that of the infamous GHD IV Styler, but more of that later.

However, The Touch was not without some (rather figurative) disadvantages.

One thing that originally set off alarm bells in my head was the lack of an ‘off’ button.

What if I forgot to unplug my straighteners one day? My house could burn down, a younger relative or pet could get their hands on them and injure themselves… the possibilities for worrying are endless!

However, The Touch tackles this by turning off after 30 seconds of inactivity. I would still recommend unplugging the straighteners if you do have anyone in the house that may happen to switch them on again, though.

I think the automatic heat feature is rather innovative and impressive, but for any worriers out there, me included, it may be best to stick to straighteners featuring a trusty on and off button.

 

Comparing The Touch to the GHD IV styler

As aforementioned, I would compare the The Touch to the GHD IV Styler without any qualms.

The Touch may be more suitable for those of you with finer or more damaged hair, as its lowest operating temperature is 165C, instead of the GHDs’ 175C.

One thing about The Touch that may concern people is the lack of power button.  It does open up a lot of questions about safety, but it massively depends on where you leave your straighteners, and who else inhabits your home.

 

Styler Temperature (⁰C) Temperature Control? Power Button
BaByliss 3Q Straightener 165°C -196°C Yes No
GHD IV Styler 175ºc – 185ºc No Yes

 

The Touch may be an ideal option for those of you who want a no fuss, low-heat straightening experience that lives up to the infamous GHD IV Styler. However, for anyone who frequently doubts if they’ve turned their straighteners off, I would give it a miss.

 

8.5 Total Score
An efficient pair of straighteners

The Touch from Cloud Nine certainly lived up to the expectations that I had of it and made for a great styler when I was doing my hair. The only downside would be the lack of an actual power button, which is no good for worriers! Other than that, though, these straighteners are ideal for making sure your hair looks amazing. The White Touch from Cloud Nine are exactly the same as their non-white counterpart, so there isn't much difference in my recommendation because they each have the same positives and flaws. However, I will say that the beautiful white design does make for a nice change to the monotone colours that usually accompany hair straighteners.

The Touch
8.5
The White Touch
8.5
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Cloud Nine The C9 Touch Hair Straightener

£98.99 115.00

The C9 Touch from Cloud Nine; The C9 Touch heats up and cools down rapidly on demand; Unique black ceramic plates with added shine; Snap the plates together to adjust temperature; The Touch ...

Made by: Cloud Nine, Available: In stock

Cloud Nine The White Touch Hair Straightener

The C9 Touch is the innovative hair straightener from Cloud Nine in limited edition white; The world's first automatic hair iron offering instant heat from the first stroke with no on/off switch; The ...

Made by: Cloud Nine, Available: In stock

 


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