Cloud nine hair straightener

Overall Score: 88/100

Tested January 2014

The Cloud Nine C9 Touch Hair Straightener are 40W straighteners with a variable heat of 165-195 degrees. They have ceramic plates and a one year guarantee.

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Price when tested: £99.00

GHI Expert Verdict

They are very good value and very easy to use. Good if you are short on time and need straighteners that heat up and switch temperatures quickly. Not ideal for those with thicker hair as the temperature could be higher.

Overall Score: 88/100


  • Ease of use: 4/5
  • Design: 3.5/5
  • Performance: 5/5
  • Instructions: 3/5


  • They heat up incredibly quickly.
  • They have a very accurate temperature.
  • There are no buttons so they automatically heat to the highest temperature, if you want them to switch to the lower temperature you click the plates together three times. This takes a while to get used to but is practical.
  • At the maximum temperatures the plates glow red and at the lower temperature the plates glow blue.
  • The instructions are very clear.
  • They are lightweight but well balanced.
  • The style lasts all day, making hair look sleek and glossy.
  • They switch off after 30 seconds but touching the plates together once will start them on full power again.


  • They do not come with a heat resistant mat or cap to hold the plates together, so they are not practical to carry around.
  • With thicker hair you may need to pass the straighteners through your hair a few more times to obtain a sleek, straight finish.
  • 195 degrees is a slightly lower temperature than other straighteners.

All product information provided by the manufacturer is correct at time of publication.

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