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The Reamington Spin Curl. An odd name, so what exactly is it? the 'Official' Reamington catchline says
-'The Remington D1001 Spin Curl Hair Dryer dries hair while producing tousled curls and natural waves. The inventive Spin Curl attachment spins the hair as it dries, leaving you with dry hair boasting loose, soft curls in minutes. So whether you want that just-got-out-of-bed casual look or pretty ringlets, this two-in-one is your one-stop shop.'
So does it fulfill these promises? Truthfully, I don't think so. I was bought this as a gift for my birthday as im glued to my curlers and I love quirky gadgets. I was excited to give it a go but I really don't think it lived up to expectation. If perfect ringlets is what you want, then don't bother. I followed the instructions to the letter several times and watched an instructional video (theres a few on youtube) but all I ever seemed to get was a tangled, knotty, vaguely wavy mess. I must be doing something wrong but I really don't know what. Maybe my hair is too fine. But it just won't work, and that seems to be the result for a lot of people when reading others opinions of the product.
While I don't think much of it myself, I would say give it a go. It's not that expensive, and some seem to have had massive success and created lovely looking waves. And if all else fails, you've got a new hairdryer :)
I bought this dryer at the weekend after seeing it on special offer in my local supermarket. I like the idea of having lovely curly hair and my hair is not quite long enough for rollers. The dryer itself is quite good. It has several heat and speed settings and a cold blast option. The curling attachment looks easy to use, but unfortunately, my chin-length hair is not long enough to work effectively and my hair refused to stay inside the barrel whilst it spun it dry. The bits that did curl were quite knotted and messy looking. It results in more of a messy wave than a curl I would say. But this may be due to my hair been too short.
When my hair is longer hair I will have another go, but if you are in need of a dryer now and your hair is less than shoulder length, I would say don't bother and get yourself a curling iron!
I found this product after my trusty old 'normal' hairdryer died on me and I was left with wet hair (not good in winter!). I was totally amazed that I only paid £28 for this amazing product. I was unsure of how it would work, so I admit I was a bit of a geek and watched some instructional videos on youtube (yes they even teach you how to do your hair on there) and decided to give it a try.
I was so excited when it arrived that I jumped in the bath straight away and got straight to creating my dream hairdo.... now unfortunately on first attempt at using the spincurl I seperated my shoulder length hair into too many sections and found the 'dreadlocks' it creates hard to seperate (possibily as I used curl product on my hair as advised by the youtube gurus) basically I ended up looking like a cavegirl... only useful for fancy dress...
After a few attempts (taking into account that I am usually rubbish at hair) I discovered that the way forward is to not use any product on my hair (but Tony and Guy shampoo and conditioner for curls is good) and to work with larger sections.
Make sure your roots are relatively dry first, and the rest of your hair is not sopping wet using the funnel attachement. Then I dry my side fringe with a round brush as it doesn't look right curly as it is too short. I then seperate my hair into two parts (top and bottom) at around eye level. I use the spin curl attachment to create 3 'dreadlocks' in each of the bottom and top sections (6 alltogether) making sure each one is completely dry.
Instead of trying to seperate the curls with my fingers, I find the best way to do it is to use the funnel attachment and 'blow' the curls apart and tousle with your fingers so they seperate.
I now find it really easy to do this, and finally have the gorgeous curls I have always wanted (and previously forced my mother to spend ages doing for me with a curling iron!). I also have far more volume in my hair, it looks amazing and I don't even have to brush it as much (bonus!). The hairdryer is excellent on it's own, but the spincurl attachment is truely an innovation - I know I'll be keeping mine a secret (I wouldn't want everyone to have hair as good as mine now would I!?).
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What is it?
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The REMINGTON SPIN CURL HAIR DRYER is a sleek 1800W dryer, which boasts 3 heat settings, 2 speed settings, a cold-shot button and a ceramic-ionic grille [means nothing to me, I'm afraid. It's somehow meant to reduce frizz during styling].
But it's the detachable styling tube (spin curl styler) that makes sure that this stands out from the hundreds of other dryers on the market today. Simply put; It's a plastic, stationery tube that works by trapping the hot hair from the dryer inside the tube, the heated air twists your hair as it dries it, looking in the style. Voila; instant waves.
The dryer also comes with a concentrator nozzle. A useful extra if you would like a smooth, straight, frizz free style.
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How to use
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It only takes 2 steps to take you from towel dried hair to bone dry, fully styled hair.
1) Towel dry hair, then blow-dry the roots of your hair as normal.
2) Section off the upper and lower lengths of your hair. Simply feed 2" sections at a time into the tube and move the dryer up and down the length as it dries.
I've used styling mousse and waxes on my damp hair to lock the style, but to be honest it hasn't made a difference to the results or lasting power. Now I just spritz Elnett onto the finished style.
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I was impressed by how easy it is to style your own hair*; it's much less fiddly then curling tongs or rollers.
As the spin dry attachment works by trapping the hot air, the section of my hair went from damp to bone dry within one minute after being threaded into the tube. It takes me 10 minutes at the most to style my whole head.
The lasting power of the resulting waves varies on the thickness of your hair. My own hair is coarse, so the waves start to fall out within 4 hours. I've styled my sisters thin hair for her and her waves were more defined and lasted overnight.
* If your hair is above shoulder length, it'd be very fiddly to feed sections of your hair into the tube and then move the tube up and down the lengths. So if you have shorter hair, you'll need to keep looking for a styling tool, I'm afraid.
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I love that it has 3 different heat and 2 speed settings on it, as . The cord is a good length [2.5 metres], so I wasn't twisting my arms awkwardly round my own back, nor was I strangling myself with the cord during use.
And, although it has nothing to do with the product's function, I love the sleek black design (it'd make a good gift choice as it looks more expensive then it is).
Overall; It's easy to use and the results were good on me, but if it broke tomorrow I wouldn't re-buy it as I have the wrong hair type for optimum results. If you have, thin, fine hair I'd fully recommend SPIN CURL to you. In fact I'm going to give mine to my sister.
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Spin Curl is made by Remington and creates sexy summer waves as your dry your hair. There is no other product like this that dries and curls your hair at the same time and I thought this sounded like a fantastic product and sounded so much easier than trying to create curls and waves with curling tongs. Spin Curl is a normal hair-dryer and can be used as normal when drying hair.
With the hair-dryer you get 2 attachments one of which is a concentrator nozzle when drying hair and the other attachment is for creating waves/curls as you dry your hair. The hair-dryer also comes with 3 different heat and speed settings as has a cool shot button as well which helps to set the style and to hold it in place for longer.
When the dryer is switched on with the spin curl attachment the rotating air gently twirls the hair dry creating loose ringlets that you can separate to create natural looking waves. The product is light-weight and the Ceramic Ionic technology reduces frizz and static too.
* 1800W Ceramic/Tourmaline removable grille heat/2 speed settings.
* Cool Shot
* Unique Spin Curl attachment
* Lightweight and easy to use
* Concentrator nozzle attachment
* Hang up loop
* 2.5m salon cord
* 3 year guarantee
I bought this from Boots which cost me £25.99, which is actually reduced from £38.99, so it saves you a massive £13 and it means you also get 100 points if you have an advantage card as well. This is also available to buy in Superdrug for £38.79 as well.
***USING THE SPIN CURL DRYER***
Simply wash and condition your hair as normal and squeeze out any excess water with a towel and detangle hair using a wide-toothed comb. You can use a normal heat protection spray or styling spray as normal. It's a great idea to use a blow dry spray at the roots to create volume or to use throughout the lengths to create body, bounce and shine.
Use the concentrator nozzle on the hair-dryer on a medium heat and speed setting to fully dry the roots and to remove excess moisture from the lengths.
Section hair and clip-up ready for styling with the spin curl attachment. It's best to start from under-Neath first so it's best to clip up the top sections of the hair.
The Spin Curl attachment just simply pushes into the bottom of the dryer, which should click into position. You can then plug the dryer in a get ready to create summer waves.
Take a 2" section of hair and turn the dryer onto a high heat and speed setting. Place the piece of hair into the spin curl attachment and move the dryer up and down the length of the hair using the cool shot button to set the style.
Continue round the rest of the head and do the upper sections. Your hair will look like it's in tubes, so wait a few minutes for the style to set. To create waves carefully separate each curled section. For extra volume shake hair and use your fingers to shake out the roots and then use a styling spray to tease the curls into shape.
***USING THE PRODUCT***
This was quite simple and very straight forward to use, and was easier than trying to fiddle with a curling tongs. My hair is about shoulder length so I couldn't move the attachment up and down my hair too much otherwise the hair would blow out of the attachment and get slightly tangled. The dryer is light to hold but the attachment can be quite awkward especially when trying to style the left side of my hair and I am right handed.
After completing my hair which took about 10mins my hair was in tubes so as advised I let it set for a few minutes and then carefully separated the curls. I could see that the dryer definitely created a nice wavy look to my hair and the right hand side looked great. The left hand side of my hair how-ever did go a bit frizzy at the top near the roots and looked slightly messy, how-ever I think after getting used to using the product this wouldn't re-occur. The waves in my hair looked very natural and it creates a great look for a night out on the town.
I would definitely try using this product again, but would try it using a root lift spray as my hair looked quite flat and it made the waves look a bit odd. The waves themselves looked nice and sleek and weren't frizzy and didn't look messy or scruffy. This is a great product as it's a great price and is effortless to create sexy summer waves and gorgeous party hair for a special night out. You can adjust the heat and speed settings on the dryer to suit you. I think this is well worth buying for girls who love to do different things with their hair with minimal effort.
(review also on ciao)
I'm a bit of a fiend for hair styling gadgets so when I saw this I had to have it! Something that claims to style my hair as it dries? Yes please!
My hair is long and thick and I struggle to find hair styling tools that work on my hair as it seems determined to stay straight, or usually after trying to make it curl it actually goes limp and frizzy. This actually works on my hair and the results last all day and night.
This is a hairdryer with a nozzle attachment and a funny conical attachment that is the Spin Curl bit.
It's nothing too exciting too look at; the hairdryer is glossy black with silver accents on each end. It simply says 'Remington' in silver writing on the side. There are two sliding buttons, one controls the power of the hairdryer, there are two fan speeds and the other controls the heat, there are three heat settings. There is also a blue cool shot button. The Spin Curl attachment is half glossy black plastic and half clear plastic. The clear part is semi-opaque with a smooth strip swirling down. The attachment is about 16cm long and 8cm in diameter.
The hairdryer is actually very good as a normal hairdryer, I've chucked out my old one and use this one as it is a great hairdryer that dries my hair quickly and it doesn't seem to get quite as frizzy and 'lively' as it does with other hair dryers. It isn't quite as big as a 'normal' hairdryer, at roughly 18cm long, but it is very comfortable to hold and use and I prefer the size.
The Spin Curl attachment clicks onto the end of the hairdryer. It can be difficult to get it to click in place properly, you have to get the angle and force right and it can sometimes be a little frustrating because it Just. Won't. Get. In!
The Spin Curl attachment works because it is made to create a vortex of hot air which whips around your hair, twisting and drying it in a matter of seconds.
To get the right curl you're supposed to rough dry your hair using the hairdryer, I use the nozzle as it helps get at my roots which need to be dry to prevent any 'soggy waves going a bit odd and frizzy as they dry' disasters! Take sections about 2" thick and put it in the attachment. I then use the fastest speed on the dryer and move it up and down the section of hair until it is dry and twisted into a 'dreadlock'. Don't worry about the dreadlock effect, it shakes out! Carry on until all of your hair is done; I then leave it for a few minutes so it is all cool before I start messing with it. Run your fingers through it and shake out the dreadlocks and the result is lovely natural looking waves. I think Spin 'Curl' is something of a misnomer as you get waves, albeit nice ones, rather than real curls; but I suppose Spin Wave doesn't sound half as catchy!
The only niggle I have is that your hair only spins in one direction so you can't style it evenly around your face, one side is curling out and the other side is curling in... that's a pretty lame niggle though!
I do love this gadget, I can have really great looking waves in less time than it would take for me to dry and straighten my hair and the result looks like I've spent ages doing it. I can go from soaking wet hair to ready to go out in about 20 minutes, which is really impressive as it usually takes me about twice as long to dry and style my hair.
This is good value as it costs about £30 and you get a good hairdryer and a great tool for making waves. I really recommend buying this.