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      28.07.2013 01:15
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      Great product!

      I got my angel curlers years ago for Christmas, and this little baby hasn't failed me once! I've got very thick red hair that is naturally curly/frizzy, so finding the right appliances and products to tame my wild mane is an essential for me. For a long time I used my GHD straighteners to curl my hair which I found time consuming and awkward twisting my hair around the plates, and in time I found that it seriously damaged my hair to the point that one day a section of my hair actually burnt off mid curl (devastating I tell you!) so I decided to stick with my angel curlers.

      The product itself is very cute and pink, definitely a girly product aimed at the younger generation. It has easy twist 'curl barriers' to give you a good indication to how thick the section of hair needs to be to effectively curl and a convenient little stand on the handle to ensure that it doesn't burn your carpet (I use my anti-heat pad from my straighteners just in case) the handle has a very simple on/off switch with a red light to indicate and also, the wire is rotatable which makes it incredibly easy to use when negotiating the styling of your hair. The curler also has a water reservoir to induce steam during use to allow your hair to set, which I find works well with my hair because although it requires heat to style the steam allows it to set meaning its less damaging for my hair. Usually when I use this I fill the little water pot full and screw it back on and I usually don't have to fill it back up again until the next use. Be warned though, have a towel handy if you have to fill it up mid use as it can get very hot and you're at risk of burning your fingers!

      When using this product, it usually takes between 5-10 minutes to heat up and it's incredibly simple to use. I take small sections of my hair, wrapping it around the curler within the sections and hold for a minute or two whilst holding down the little water pot to make it steam, the longer you hold it the tighter the curl will be. The rotatable wire makes it so easy to curl the difficult sections at the back of my head and the. Light steam released is much more gentle on my hair.

      Overall, I love this product and rely on it heavily before a night out! I find that my curls hold all night and I can alternate between soft waves and tight curls. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone with thick unruly hair, and also to anyone who has a younger person with delicate hair as its gentle and easy to use!

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      22.12.2012 12:23
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      Perfect curls

      I bought an Andrew Collinge hair curling tong about 5 years ago and I really liked it, but when I lent it to a friend I never saw it again. I was a bit annoyed, but soon afterwards I won this Angel Curls hair curling tong, which is exactly the same design only with different colours.

      ~ Price ~
      Angel Curls are now quite difficult to get hold of as they have been replaced by Carmen by a product called Cupid Curls. They are no longer on the Carmengirls.com website, but they are still available brand new on ebay for around £12.00, which is not a bad price, but I paid around £22.99 for my Andrew Collinge curling tongs about 5 years ago and they are the same design, but with more acceptable colouring to them, so they don't appear like they are aimed at children or teens. It might be worth investing in curling tongs that the user is not going to grow out of.

      ~ Packaging ~
      The Angel Curls curler is clearly aimed at much younger girls. It comes in a bright pink box with a picture of a girl who looks about 12 years old with a huge smile across her face and her hair looking curly and pretty.
      My younger sister had previously owned an Angel Curls hair curling tong and the box for her curler had a picture of a younger girl on and there was little cartoon pictures of a little girl on it as well, so it seems that they were originally aimed at girls a lot younger, but then they have changed their image to appeal to girls in their early teens as well.
      The box also has a picture of the hair curler on the front and 'carmengirls.com', which is the company that make Angel Curls.

      ~ Curler and use ~
      The curler itself is a bit longer than your average hair styler at around 15 inches long. The handle of my curler is a deep pink colour with, 'carmengirls.com' on the bottom in white. There is a large silver button to push up to turn the curlers on. There is a red indicator light to show that the curler is on.
      The barrel has guides for you to wrap your hair around it so that you can achieve an effective result.
      There is a silver plastic lever which you push down to lift from the barrel. You then trap a small section of your hair at the ends and you twist the curler up the heated barrel so that your hair wraps around it and hold the curlers in place at the top of your hair, where you can't wrap the curler around any more, for about 30 seconds. You then unravel and press the silver lever to release the piece of hair and leave the section of hair curled perfectly. They heat up quite quickly - it takes about 30 seconds.
      My hair is quite thick and I find that the curls last around an hour or two on their own, but they last a lot longer with hair spray or mousse to hold the style in place.
      The curlers do produce perfect curls. If you have trouble I would recommend using smaller sections of hair as I have found the smaller section you try to curl the better the effect is, whereas if you put too much hair around the barrel, the curler will not be able to heat all of the hair and the end result will not be as effective.
      There is also a clear plastic part at the top of the curler which is a water reservoir. When pushed down towards the curling tong this releases steam from the curler for an extra boost. I often use this when I'm using the curlers and although I'm not sure, I do feel it helps the curls to hold their shape.
      The curlers also have a swivel cord, which is pretty essential for hair curlers, to prevent you from twisting and even damaging the wire. Angel Curls comes with an extra long wire, which is handy if your mirror is not close to where you plug them in.

      ~ Overall ~
      Overall, I like these curling tongs. They work really well and they produce perfect curls. They have handy features such as the guides that guide your hair around the barrel, the lever to trap the ends of your hair while you use the appliance, the swivel cord and the extra long cable.
      The water reservoir is also a nice extra and it is easy to remove and refill.
      The main thing that I dislike about these curling tongs is the image. They are clearly aimed at younger girls and I am in my mid-twenties and would feel a bit daft showing my friends which curling tongs I am using, which was not something I felt with my Andrew Collinge curlers. If it was then maybe I wouldn't have lent them out, never to see them again.
      Looking at the other curling tongs on the market, these look far easier to use than most of them without guides to show where to put your hair. If I was to buy a new pair I would look for something with a similar design to these Angel Curls curling tongs, but I would prefer not to buy tongs aimed at an audience as young as these tongs are aimed at.

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        03.11.2012 17:03
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        The end result is not worth the wait

        I bought the Carmengirls.com Steam Dream for my daughter around 5 years ago, inside the black box I got the curl attachment, the straightner attachment and a round flick attachment, it also came with free lip gloss and glitter hair mascara.

        The box indicates it is aimed at young females as the girl on the box is clearly a youngster, and the free gift is make up. Although this review is for the curl creator, the same principle of heating runs through all three of the hair implements. The curling attachment is in fact the only one of the three that is still currently used. The straighting attachment, is very big and bulky and doesn't really heat up to a hot enough temperature to actually straighten the hair, it just warms it up a bit, so that one was only used a few times. The waving tool, likewise, the waves ended up a bit limp and useless so was used once, maybe twice and put back in the box. The curling attachment however showed more promise. The whole package is very pleasing to the eye, it is baby pink and light grey, which is girly while slightly grown up as it has no Tweenies on it (or whatever youngsters are into these days).

        After plugging the curlers in (the pink lead is also a very good length) you switch it on. There is a small button which goes a darker red when at the suitable temperature. On the top of the curlers there is a detachable water reservoir which you remove and fill with water. I did find on some of the attachments, trying to remove the black plastic cork to fill each with water, was quite tricky and not something a young girl would be able to do without adult assistance. I did supervise my daughter while she used them when she was younger; she is now 13 and more capable using them than me!!

        Using the large paddle, you press down with your thumb which lifts a section by the handle where you put the end of your hair. You then wind your hair in the grooves until the whole thing has been wound round. You can press the reservoir down which releases steam, helping with the curing process. You then wait a millennium for your hair to curl, lift the trigger and gently unwind your curly hair. Well that's the idea in theory anyway, they take so long to heat up that I had lost the will to live before I had even started. My daughter has long hair so trying to curl all of her hair was a total nightmare, I also found that the steam aspect did absolutely nothing apart from making a hissing sound occasionally; I found this to be no benefit in the process. What we did find however is the curls that had taken hours to get, had started to drop out before all the hair had been done. Using ten tons of hairspray didn't help either.

        I have to admit that all the curls go the same way, so they tended to drop into each other and be one big curl rather than separate little ones. I would recommend these of you were doing little curls maybe round the face, or if the majority of your hair is up and you have a few wispy bits hanging down, then curling these might be ok. Other than that, they are fine for young girls to use, if you are willing to spend ages supervising them with a hot implement! I'm not sure the wait is worth the end result though.

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        23.08.2011 08:53
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        A value for money curling tong from Carmen Girls.

        Prior to owning a pair of GHD's I used to curl my hair with a curling tong. For someone who has naturally very straight hair this used to be quite difficult as most curling tongs used to create curls that as soon as I stepped outside the curls would vanish. I was recommended Carmen Girls Angel Curls Curling Tong which I purchased and used to use regularly.


        ***Carmen Girls Angel Curls***
        The Carmen Girls Angel Curls are described to "Create gorgeous loose curls in seconds".
        The product is a curling tong with wattage of 25W.

        The Angel Curls is a curling tong with a big bright pink chunky hand. It is around 35cm long in total. The barrel of the curling tong is silver with a bright pink guide to wrap your hair in to create perfect curls. There are arrows to show you which way you should turn the tongs when styling the hair.

        On the handle there is a grey on off switch and a heat indicator to show when the curler has reached its desired heat.

        The box the curling tong comes in is also very girly and aimed at quite a young teen market with a black box with pink flowers on.

        The curling tong is available from a number of retailers. I purchased mine over 5 years ago from Argos and at this time most electrical stores sold these including the likes of Comet, Curry's and Boots. Now you can still purchase from Argos but also from Amazon and direct from the Carmen Girls website. The selling price when I purchased these was £10 and I think this product still sells for a similar price.


        ***Using them***
        After a number of attempts at styling my hair with the Angel Curls Styler I found it more effective not to wash and dry my hair immediately before creating the curls. I found on freshly washed hair, my hair felt so soft and the curls would drop out within an hour of styling. Therefore I found washing hair at least 6-8 hours prior to styling was much more effective.

        In order to use the styler before plugging in you should fill the tip of the styler with water. This creates steam when the styler is on making the curls you create longer lasting. Once this is filled an put back onto the Angel Curls styler you simple plug in and turn the styler on with a switch. Once the styler is heated an LED will go on to let you know you are ready to use. Unlike more modern and expensive hair stylers the Angel Curls take around 5 minutes to heat up. Therefore if you are in a hurry you need to be aware of this.

        Once the styler is heated up you are ready to curl your hair. Whilst heating up the styler has two standing feet to rest it on and also in between curling your hair which will protect surfaces from the hot plate being placed directly onto them. To curl your hair you hold the plastic bottom section of the styler. You then place hair in the spiral guide which you place the section of hair in you want to curl. I tend to use a section around 1 inch thick. You open the grip by pressing down with your thumb, clamp your hair in place by letting go and then turning your hair around the barrel of the styler. Once your hair is fully spiralled around the barrel in the guide I tend to leave for 30 seconds use steam and then let go the clamp by pressing my thumb down. Hair releases easily and does not feel like it is pulled or dragged on the barrel as this is ceramic so not sticky and is very smooth. The hair should then be curly. At this point I spray the curl then repeat to create another curl working around my hair.

        An issue I have with the Angel Curls Styler is that because my hair is reasonably thick it takes over an hour to curl my hair. Even for someone with thinner hair it takes around half an hour to create a full head of curls. This is a long time if you consider with my GHD stylers my hair can be fully curled in 15 minutes. This is a very long process and although the Angel Curls styler is very light my arms tend to ache.

        The look of each curl is a very rounded soft curl and very pretty however my only criticism of the curls is every curl looks the same. If you curl with a hair straightener curls look more natural as they are slightly different sizes and some sections of hair are more curly than others. With the Angel Curls there is a very uniform look to curls which I think is more suited to younger teens rather than an adult. You can experiment with this look and not curl every piece of hair or use different size sections of hair but you do find curls do look very similar. Although once the curls start to drop slightly the ringlet curls become less tight and the overall look is more natural.

        The other issue I have is that curls drop out of my hair very quickly when using the Angel Curls. Using these to curl my hair when just washed is a big no as the style drops out within an hour. I have found by using hair spray on each curl on hair that has not recently been washed makes these curls last in my hair a little longer but after 4 hours (especially if I have to go outside) my hair is virtually straight again. To someone who has hair like mine which is long and reasonably thick I would not recommend the Angel Curls and feel that you can create a more lasting curly effect using hair straighteners like GHD's. For someone with thinner hair or naturally wavy I feel the Angel Curls may be more effective.

        The styler when cool can be wiped as you may get residue from hair products however I found less residue on the styler than I do with the likes of my GHD's and the barell does not feel sticky. You do need to take care not to spray the curl with product when it is still on the barrel or the styler will be become very sticky and curls will not wrap so effortlessly around the heated barrel.


        ***Overall***
        Would I recommend the Carmen Girls Angel Curls? The answer is probably not. Purchasing these 5 years ago prior to owning GHD's I was reasonably satisfied with the results but after using other products to create curls I would say although they are good value for £10 they are not the best product for creating curls.

        As someone who swears by GHD's I feel you can create more natural curls, quicker and using a styler like GHD's the curls last much longer. For someone like me who has long hair which is also thick using the Carmen Girls Angel Curls it will take around an hour to curl hair which takes a lot of patience. You also need to use a lot of strong hairspray to ensure these curls stay and even after a few hours you will find your curls seem to drop out.

        Using these curlers I would find I could go out with lovely natural looking curls but after 4 hours I would find my hair was almost completely straight. Probably a great purchase for parents of young teen girls who want curls but parents do not want the expense of a hair styler as these are such good value for money and create quite cute looking curls.

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        17.08.2011 14:20

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        A brilliant curler!

        Having recieved this product in my early teens as a birthday present I have now had it for years and it is still in full working condition! It is the only curler that seems to work for my hair and makes my curls last, as with other curlers from top brands my curls only seem to stay for a maximum of 2 hours! Even without hairspray this keeps my curls intact and looking full of bounce for at least 5 hours! It is also very easy to use and is very cheap compared to other curlers on the market. I have very thick and long hair and my hair is so straight so if this works for me I'm guessing it would work for anyone! Everyone comments that my hair is very straight so I do have a lot of difficulties even trying to get my hair slightly wavey. Even plaiting my hair and sleeping with it all night or scrunching my hair with a curling mousse still leaves my hair straight, so I was very surprised and happy that this worked on my hair. I would definitely recommend this as it has lasted me for so many years! I have tried curlers from other brands such as Babyliss, Remington, Tresemme, etc, but this is the only one that works for me! The only downside is that it looks a bit too childish and girly for me now, but as long as it leaves me with beautiful curls I don't really mind!

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        20.05.2011 18:17
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        Very good curling iron with great results

        I bought this product quite some time ago for my niece. Although at the time she wasn't old enough to do her own hair but I did it for her. I bought these as they were very girly looking and would think these would appeal to any little girl.

        Using them for the first time, I found the cable was a decent length and this gave more options as to where they could be used around the home. The built in stand works well, ensuring the heated part of the iron doesn't come into contact with the surface it's resting on. They have an easy grip handle which is very comfortable to hold and the switches are clear and easy to use.

        It was easy to wrap the hair around the iron and also to release it. The end of the hair is held in place by a grip at the base of the iron. This is just pressed with the thumb to open and close this. The hair doesn't get caught up in them. Different curl effects can be achieved with these depending on the length of time you hold the hair in them and also by the way in which the hair is wrapped around them. Loose bouncy curls can be achieved as can tight spiral curls. My niece was very pleased with her curly hair. It looked great and lasted throughout the whole day. No hair products were required to hold this style.

        I've done my own hair with these too and it's had a great effect. I have naturally straight hair that's quite fine. I've used them when my hair has been very long and also at shoulder length. Obviously it can be a bit tricky to do the back of the hair by yourself especially if it's very long but I have managed. You do need patience though as it has taken me around ¾ hour to do it.

        If you want the curls to be quite loose then you simply wrap the hair loosely around the iron. If you want more spiral effect curls then wrap tighter and also hold for longer. The steam function on this iron is quite effective. To use this you simply unscrew the water reservoir at the top of the iron, remove the little plug and fill with water then replace. When the iron heat up and you've got the hair wrapped round, simply push and hold down the top of the water reservoir to create steam.

        Although this may look like a product for young girls I think it's perfect for any age. As people may be reluctant to use hair products such as hairspray on young girls, this is a great product as they create a good long lasting curl without the need for these. Also they don't seem to dry the hair out from heat damage, which is great. I would definitely recommend these to anyone who wants to achieve well defined curls for the entire day on all hair types.

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        30.03.2008 08:58
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        Angel Curls in minutes.

        - CARMENGIRLS.COM ANGEL CURLS -


        Along with my GHD's and various other electrical hair equipment I also have CarmenGirl Angel Curls for those times that I want a real curl or ringlet effect to my hair. My GHD's are great for giving a flicked effect, and light curl, but I find Angel Curls perfect for a real twist or tight curl. -


        ~ANGEL CURLS ~

        Angel Curls came boxed in a girly looking black and pink flowered box. It looks to me from the presentation that this hair product is aimed at the teenager, being pink, girly, and flowery. There is also a picture of a young teenage girl upon the box displaying loose ringlets upon her head.


        ~ THE ANGEL TONGS ~

        Angel Tongs are corded stylers, with a Maximum wattage of 25. The actual tongs are long and fairly bulky, but I actually quite like that about them. At fourteen inches long I find them very adequate for actually gripping the hair and controlling the twist and curl. My hair is pretty long, about half way down my back so I need something quite substantial that will gather the length of my hair up, and Angel Curls does that impressively, and without any bother. Though aimed at the younger end of the market, with the funky candy pink colouring of the tongs, these are a useful addition to hair care for any age of woman. In fact I actually bought them for their pretty colour. There were other stylers I considered, but these really caught my eye.


        The Angel Curls basically comprise of a pink chunky handle and tip, with a contrasting grey on off switch and curl holder, which also has two arrows there to remind you which way you should turn the tongs when styling the hair, which in this case is clockwise. It also incorporates a red dot on the grip, which will turn to brown when the tongs have reached the desired heat, which will take about ten minutes, and a red 'On' light indicator. To the tip you have a clear plastic water holder which supplies the steam used for the moisturising and the strong curling effect. It unscrews and you fill a small channel within the top half of the styler with the water, which is then drawn up through the wick at the end of the tongs. Of course this must be done when styler is not plugged in! There is one temperature setting, and the tongs take about 10 minutes to reach the required heat.


        At the base of the tongs you have two little standing feet to rest the styler upon between curls, which will also protect the surface you are sitting the tongs on. The stylers are solid in the hand though not too heavy, and the curl release can be operated with the thumb whilst in the one hand. The tongs are quite large, but quite lightweight considering their size. I would not say the length of the tongs is a hindrance, and I find them easy to manage whilst styling the hair. The barrel of the tongs is a hot pink and the plates are made from a ceramic material, which is gentler on the hair and will protect it from heat damage and splitting. The barrel is the part of the styler that will do the curling effect on your hair and it has grey raised plastic guides spiralling up and around the length of the styler. This is to ensure that each strand of hair will be captured around this spiral coil, and will allow for evenly sized curls or ringlets.


        ~ HOW TO CREATE YOUR ANGEL CURLS ~

        First, without plugging in, fill the plastic reservoir at the tip of your styler with water, and the purpose of this will be to increase and set the strength of the curl. The plastic tip is spring loaded and you push it down a couple of times to produce the steam ready for the styling. The steam will then set the curl in your hair with a firm hold. Hold the curl grip around the end of your hair and twist the tongs towards the arrows in a turning movement, letting your hair spiral around it, as it goes. Grip your hair for roughly 30 seconds, expressing the steam, then let the hair go and gently bring the curl down, then go on to the next section of hair and repeat. The tongs are not hard to use and they do produce great results. Take about a 2 inch section at a time, and the whole process should take you about twenty minutes or so, depending on your length of hair.


        There is a full instruction leaflet within the box for you to read should you get into any difficulty. The whole process is fairly hassle free, and it doesn't take long to produce curls or ringlets that will last all day or night. If you want nice tight curls, let them fall naturally when taken from the tongs, if you want them looser, ease the curls down, by taking the bottom of the curl with your fingers to pull the curl down slightly. Finish your style off with a good generous spritz of hairspray, or fixing spray to keep the style in place. You will see that the ceramic coated barrel of Angel Curls has produced shiny waves and curls that will last a good while.


        ~ THE EFFECT~

        The Angel Curls creates a very pretty effect. The hair actually looks really natural and it also makes a change from the dead straight effect that the GHD's produce. Curls create a very soft effect around the face, and can soften a hard jaw line. Some faces suit a curly style more than others so you can have fun experimenting with different styles to find one that suits you. Once you have used Angel Curls you are left with a lovely tousled curls effect and you can create the gorgeous loose curls in seconds. Doing a few curls at the front can be very pretty and will not take you too long to do if you are in a rush. Or go for the full head look and look fantastic. It's up to you to create the effect, and I think Angel Curls is a brilliant hair tool to own. A great addition to anyone's hair care selection. I would also invest in a good 'Fixing' spray as this will help to keep the curls lasting all day or night.


        ~ MY OPINION ~

        Well I think Angel Curls are a very good price for the results that they achieve. I found them on Amazon for £14.97 Delivered. Which I thought was a really good price. These are not professional branded tongs with a designer name attached, but they do a really good job of styling and because Angel Curls have managed to keep their prices low, they appeal to all ends of the market. The tongs are suitable for mid to long hair, and all thicknesses too, but because of the fairly large barrel they would not be suitable for too short hair. The stylers also have a very long lead which is always a bonus, and at the base the plastic cord inside is made to swivel and turn as you move the stylers, for ease of use. Angel Curls also have universal voltage so they are ideal for travelling. I personally think they are brilliant for the price and mine have lasted me quite a while now. I have had them for a few years with no problems at all. For the price they cost and the effect that they create, I would have no hesitation in recommending them. - Angel Curls - www.carmengirls.com -




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          09.12.2005 14:52
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          Cheap and cheerful curling tongs - aimed at children but ideal for adults!

          I absolutely despise my hair! You could say that I have a hate/hate relationship with it. It used to be okay; perfect infact, until I started secondry school and made the mistake of having it cut into a bob style (why my mum let this happen is beyond me!). It was downhill from then on! It was as though my hair knew that I was entering a very important time in my life! My teen years were in sight and it seemed determined to make these few precious years a living hell (this is not an exaggeration)!

          My hair is very thick with a natural curl/wave but if I just blow dry it, then I tend to look like a bad '80's pop/rock star or Pat Sharpe! As I'm sure you can imagine, it's really a very bad look! Awful!

          If I want poker straight hair then I use my hair straighteners (obviously!) However, straight can be boring and I have always wanted to be able to dry my own hair so that my natural curls look nice and pretty - not frizzy! Anyway, one lazy Sunday afternoon, as I was idely flicking through the new Argos catalogue I stumbled upon a bright pink page advertising lots of Carmen products. It was like a young teenager's heaven! Ok, now I know that I'm 25 now, but I'm making up for the damage caused by my Wild Woman of Borneo look that defined me in the early '90's! So, this heavenly pink page was great and best of all it had curling tongs! The unfortunate thing was that I had no money to speak of, although these are very cheap at £19.99 (you can get them cheaper if you shop around). Christmas was just around the corner so I put a request in with Santa Claus and I knew I had been a good girl all year, so I was quietly confident that I would have myself a very curly Christmas....and I did!

          Now for the details:

          The tongs are are quite large but extremely light weight. The plastic handle is a pale pink colour with a grey on/off switch. The handle also has a lip around it which act as feet for when the tong is on but not in use. Then you've got a grey lever. You press this to lift the end up and release it to grip once you have placed the end of your section of hair underneath it. This lever also has arrows on it to show you which direction you need to be twisting your hair! I know that may sound like a silly thing to mention but they are very useful little arrows! Another handy feature is the red dot on the end of the lever which basically acts as your temperature guide. When the dot turns from red to brown you are good to go! Then you have got the 'barrel' section (the bit you wrap around) which is in a hot pink colour and is made from ceramic which means that it's apparently more gentle on the hair, although from my experience of using ceramic hair straighteners, this is not the case - I have the split ends to prove it! Now, this barrel also has raised, grey plastic 'guides' spiralling around the length of it so that you can twist your hair around it evenly - this is a great feature as allows consistency with the size of your curls. It definitely helps me! At the very top of the barrel you have a clear plastic removeable 'reservoir' which you fill with water before plugging the appliance in. This is another great design - you just wrap your hair around the barrel between the guides and press the top of the spring loaded reservoir 2 to 3 times during the 30 seconds or so that you keep your hair gripped. This then releases steam so you can set the curls but I find it better with a bit of hairspray afterwards, especially if you are going out for a day or if you have got a long night out ahead of you!

          The instruction leaflet is reasonably straight forward but actually using this appliance is a sinch anyway. My only gripe (which has nothing to do with the tongs) is that my hair is so thick it takes me a good 35 - 40 minutes to complete the look. Half of this time is spent just on my hair at the back. It's a bit fiddly when you can't see what you are doing and looking in the mirror doesn't help either! Give yourself plenty of time. Forward planning is a must if you want to make a half decent job of it.

          The main positive factor about this item is that it's so cheap in comparison to some of the others on the market, mainly because it's aimed at younger girlies and isn't endorsed by a famous hairdresser. If you are thinking of investing in a set of curling tongs don't discard these just because they are cheap and therefore possibly, well rubbish! They actually seem to be made from fairly robust plastic. Well, they would have to be for me; I'm quite clumsy and always dropping things. My little Angel has been a drop victim twice now! Both times on my slate bathroom floor and it's still in one piece! I also realise that some consumers may think that the tongs won't be as effective because they're cheap. Well, I can't really comment on other makes and models as these are the only ones I have ever used. But in my opinion, they are pretty darn good!

          So buy them and get curly girlies!

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        • Product Details

          Ultimate curl creator / Hair guides for easy styling / Creates loose fashionable curls / Large water reservoir supplies steam on demand / Easy grip handle / On/off switch / Power-on neon indicator / Built-in stand / Swivel cord and extra-long cable / Universal voltage /