Pros / This hair straightener has as decent temperature range.
Cons / It doesn't have floating plates.
Verdict / Although it lacks some features of other hair straighteners, the Andis Wet/Dry straightener's tourmaline nano-ceramic plates operate with decent temperatures that are compatible for most hair types.
The Andis company started in the early 1920s as a producer of hair clipper blades. Over the years the company has grown and introduced several more products, including hair dryers, hair clippers, beard trimmers and hair straighteners. The Andis Wet/Dry straightener tested especially well with our fine-haired testers but was still good for curly and thick-haired testers. Unlike the other hair dryers in this review, this straightener is designed to be used on wet hair as well as dry hair, which makes this hair dryer perfect for someone on the go. There are ventilation holes along the sides of the plates that allow evaporated water to escape. This design protects hair from getting damaged from the hot water.
At its lowest temperature we measured the Andis Wet/Dry at 272 degrees Fahrenheit while its highest setting measured 425 degrees. This temperature versatility makes this straightener suitable for all hair types. Its tourmaline nano-ceramic plates are especially well-suited for fine hair but work well on coarse and curly hair as well. Our fine-haired testers reported that their hair was straightened in one pass, while it took an additional one or two passes for testers with curly or thick hair, which is typical for thicker hair.
The biggest downside to this straightener is its heating speed. It took well over a minute for it to reach the desired temperature, which was much longer than any of the other hair straighteners we tested. To change the flat iron's heat level you turn a small dial. This dial has settings from 1 to 30 instead of indicating specific temperatures, which might make it harder to find the heat setting you want. The plates themselves didn't maintain an even temperature and got slightly cooler the closer they were to the center of the device. One of the worst feelings is realizing that you left the iron on after you've left the house. This straightener gives you some peace of mind as it comes with an automatic shutoff feature that kicks in after 30 minutes.
The Andis Wet/Dry is a very straightforward device. The interface is located on the interior of the straightener but faces the side so it is easy to interact with. Weighing only 8.5 ounces, this straightener is also one of the lightest that we tested and won't strain your arms as much as some other straighteners. With only a 6-foot cord, you will be more limited in your movements when straightening than you would with some other flat irons.
This straightener is meant to get you ready for the day very quickly by allowing you to start straightening your hair when it is still wet. Because it was designed for someone who needs to get ready fast, it doesn't feature rounded edges or floating plates. However, the body of the straightener stays cool and touchable even while the plates are hot. There are also rubber thumb grips to help you keep a better hold on the device while you style.
You can feel more secure in your purchase since the Andis Wet/Dry straightener comes with a five-year warranty. This straightener includes dual voltage so you can take it with you wherever you travel. Should you have questions for Andis, its customer support can be reached by phone and email.
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- Preset Temperatures
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- Minimum Temperature
The Andis Wet/Dry is a phenomenal straightener that works on all kinds of hair types. Its temperature range, ease of use and automatic shutoff have impressed us. Our testers found that the hair dryer works really well for fine hair, whether wet or dry. It also works relatively well for thick and curly hair but requires a couple of additional passes, as is common for thicker hair types.