Philips Care & control Straightener HP8344

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Congratulations on your purchase, and welcome to Philips! To fully
Read this user manual carefully before you use the appliance and keep it
for future reference.
‡ When the appliance is used
in a bathroom, unplug it
after use since the proximity
of water presents a risk,
even when the appliance is
switched off.
‡ WARNING: Do not use
this appliance near bathtubs,
showers, basins or
other vessels containing
‡ If the mains cord is damaged,
you must have it replaced
by Philips, a service centre
authorised by Philips or
order to avoid a hazard.
‡ This appliance can be used
by children aged from 8
years and above and persons
with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities
or lack of experience and
knowledge if they have
been given supervision or
instruction concerning use
of the appliance in a safe
way and understand the
hazards involved. Children
shall not play with the
appliance. Cleaning and user
maintenance shall not be
made by children without
‡ Children should be
supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the
‡ For additional protection,
we advise you to install
a residual current device
(RCD) in the electrical circuit
that supplies the bathroom.
This RCD must have a rated
residual operating current
not higher than 30mA. Ask
your installer for advice.
‡ WARNING: To provide you with better performance, this
straightener has extreme heat capabilities. Extra care should be
taken when using it. It is recommended to only hold appliance by
the handle.
‡ WARNING: As straighteners reach high temperatures, keep them
out of the reach of children during heat-up, use and cool-down to
avoid burnings.
‡ WARNING: Do not use this appliance near water.
‡ When the appliance is used in a bathroom, unplug it after use since
the proximity of water presents a risk, even when the appliance is
switched off.
‡ Before you connect the appliance, ensure that the voltage indicated
on the appliance corresponds to the local power voltage.
‡ Do not use the appliance for any other purpose than described in
this manual.
‡ Do not insert any objects into the appliance.
‡ Do not probe the ion outlet openings with metal objects.
‡ Always use the appliance on dry human hair. Do not use the
‡ Keep the hot surfaces of the appliance away from your skin.
‡ When the appliance is connected to the power, never leave it
‡ Always unplug the appliance after use.
‡ When the appliance is hot, keep it on a heat-resistant surface and
never cover the appliance with anything, such as a towel or clothing.
‡ Never use any accessories or parts rom other manufacturers or that
or parts, your guarantee becomes invalid.
‡ Do not wind the mains cord around the appliance.
‡ If you use the appliance on color-treated hair, the heating plates may
This appliance complies with all standards regarding electromagnetic
available today.
Do not throw away the appliance with the normal household
point for recycling. By doing this, you help to preserve the
Straighten your hair
Preparation for hair
‡ Wash hair with shampoo and conditioner
‡ Use heat protection product and comb your hair with largetoothed comb
‡ Blow dry your hair with a brush
Ensure that you select a temperature setting that is suitable for your
hair. Please refer to the Hair Type table at the end of the chapter. Always
‡ It is suggested to keep the heating plates locked before use.
1 Connect the plug to a power supply socket.
2 Press and hold the button ( ) until the display screen lights up.
» The default temperature setting 160°C is displayed ( ).
buttons ( ) to select your desired
3 Press the
temperature setting. Refer to the Hair Type table at the end of the
» When the heating plates are heating up, the temperature digits
will blink.
When the heating plates have reached the selected
temperature, the temperature digits stop blinking.
ThermoGuard prevents you from unintentional heat exposure above
200°C. When you increase the temperature above 200°C, the
temperature will increase only 5°C by each step.
4 The ion function is activated when the appliance is switched on,
which provides additional shine and reduces frizz.
» The ion indicator ( ) is displayed.
You may smell a special odor and hear a sizzling noise. It is
common because they are caused by the ion generator.
5 Slide the closing lock (
) downwards to unlock the appliance.
6 After the straightener is switched on, the keys are automatically
locked if no button is pressed for 15 sec. Subsequently, the keys are
locked if no button is pressed for 5 sec.
for 1 sec.
To unlock the keys, press
7 Comb your hair and then start by clipping your blow dried hair into
sections not wider than 5cm.
Note: For thicker hair, it is suggested to create more sections.
8 Place one section of hair in between the heating plates (
) and
9 Slide the straightener down the length of the hair in a single
motion (max. 5 sec) from root to end, without stopping to prevent
10 To straighten the rest of your hair, repeat step 7 to 9 until you
achieve your desired look.
Tip: Do not brush your hair while setting your hair style.
Note: The appliance has auto shut-off function. It switches off
automatically after 60 minutes.
After use:
1 Switch off the appliance and unplug it.
2 Place it on a heat-resistant surface until it cools down.
3 Clean the appliance and heating plates by damp cloth.
4 Close the heating plates ( ) and slide the closing lock (
upwards to lock the appliance.
5 Keep it in a safe and dry place, free of dust. You can also hang it with
the hanging loop ( ) or store it in the supplied pouch (only for
‡ Use the straightener only when your hair is dry.
‡ Frequent users are recommended to use heat protection
products when straightening.
Hair Type
Temperature Setting
Coarse, curly, hard-to-straighten
Fine, medium-textured or softly
Pale, blonde, bleached or colortreated
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you have a problem, please visit the Philips website at
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