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I was sad to see that Andrew Barton's straighteners aren't available on here for me to review, but seeing as I received these Wavers as a gift about 2 years ago, I thought why not tell of my personal experience seeing as I have begun using them a lot more in the last year.
Well I think we can all agree that when it's comes to hair products, it's very hard to make the layout complicated, so basically as always, this hair product is very easy to understand and shows no need for an instruction manual, it has two buttons one for turning up the heat and one for turning down the hear, you plug it in to a normal sized plug socket and push down on the lever to unclip the waving device and then let go to place it on the chosen piece of hair, all of this is very straight-forward and obvious from first looking at the product, which is good, as no girl wants hassle when it comes to their hair right?
You can buy the Andrew Barton Making Waves exclusively at Argos for just £17.98 which is an amazing price for such a great product.
The product comes with an amazing 10 heat settings, 10 degrees in difference, you can have the temperature from 80 degrees to 180 degrees to compensate for thick hair, thin hair, heat sensitive hair and strong hair, making it the perfect product for each hair type.
The product is also very safe and is designed so you will not burn yourself accidentally at all by using it.
Outcome of use
Well put it this way, after using it for the first time, I was ashamed in myself for not picking it up sooner, this product does exactly what it advertises, it's very easy to use and leaves you with a flowing waves that will suit any hair, which is a look I have been trying to get for years as when I was young I always used to think it was kind of a surf, beach look, and up until using this product, I had never been able to accomplish it, so by the end, I was thrilled.
I was unable to find out the exact weight of this product, but I can tell you that it looks a lot heavier that it actually is, the device itself is very light.
In conclusion I would say that this product is such a bargain you would be crazy not to buy it, it's one of the cheapest products specifically for waving and the final outcome can't be faulted, I am overjoyed to own it!
I bought this last year after christmas as i got an argos voucher for £30. I had seen this advertised on tv and after seeing it was Andrew Barton i thought i would give it a try. I love experimenting with my hair and trying to find new looks. I sometimes struggle with my hair in the summer as it goes frizzy and static very easily.
When i got home i wanted to try this out straight away, in the box were the instructions and plenty of protective packaging to protect the hair styler. It's black, pink and silver and looks very girly and stylish. It has different heat settings for different thickness of hair, 1 being the lowest and 9 being the hottest. I had mine on 5, my hair is only thin but it is very stubburn and sometimes difficult to manage. There is a small rotating stand to use so it doesn't burn any surface when you are not using it but it did occasionally get tangled in my hair.
I read the simple instructions which said to part the hair, use small sections at a time and hold the styler in place for no more than 10 seconds. As i started doing this round the back of my head, starting at the bottom, i realised that it gives massive waves in your hair and that my hair was going to end up huge. I carried on until i had finished my hair and it looked awful. The waves were too big, my hair was frizzy and looked like i had just stuck my fingers in a socket. I used some hair spray to try and calm it down and to comb it into place but it didnt help. I ended up having to wash my hair again and decided to stick with curling it with my straighteners. I was very disappointed with this and wish i hadn't bought it. Unless you have long hair to weigh it down and that can cope with such big waves, it really isn't worth spending £30 on it.
I received this as a gift with great delight after seeing the Babyliss Wave Envy advertised and instantly being intrigued as I love experimenting with different hairstyles. The styler itself is pink, black and silver so very professional looking yet still quite girly. It has a dial on it so you can set the temperature yourself depending on how thick your hair is etc. Obviously the hotter it is, the less time you would need to use it to make the waves. I tend to use number 6 on the dial (the lowest being 1 and the highest around 9) and only needed to heat each section of hair for 5-10 seconds making it quick and not time consuming at all (obviously depends again on how long/thick your hair is.
This product is so easy to use and even has a small stand underneath to protect surfaces whilst it is still hot. The waves also stayed in my hair for most of the day with a bit of hairspray and even until the following day!
If you are looking for a new look that's fast and easy to do I would definitely recommend this. However, it may seem slightly pricey (think its about £30) but compared to the Babyliss Wave Envy which is £50 it is definitely a cheaper but great alternative.