Product Type: Andrew Barton Hair Styler
Newest Review: ... I cannot remember how much I paid for it back then but it is currently retailing at around the £27.00 mark. Amazon has it on their website ... more
Andrew Collimnge Rik Rak Styler....
Andrew Collinge Rik Rak Curls
Member Name: MEL0611
Andrew Collinge Rik Rak Curls
Advantages: Easy to use, safe to use, well designed, curls are easy to make with this
Disadvantages: It takes a little while to work out how to use the double attachment
I have a number of hair care products in my collection; some are more used than others it has to be said. There was a time before I had my hair bobbed a couple of years ago that I used to wear it with curls in, then I took the plunge and had my hair cut (And sort of regretted it ever since!) I have recently invested in a hair piece, I didn't really fancy the maintenance of hair extensions but this hair piece is really natural and you cannot see the join! The hair piece looks great when it is really straight as suddenly within seconds I have long flowing locks but it also looks really good with curls in and the Andrew Collinge Rik Rak Curls product is really good for putting them in there. Here are my thoughts on the product.
The product has been around for a few years and it was about two years ago that I first invested in it. I cannot remember how much I paid for it back then but it is currently retailing at around the £27.00 mark. Amazon has it on their website at the moment for £26.99 and I know it is in Boots and Superdrug. Other than my GHD's my hair styling products are Babyliss or Remington but when I looked before I began this review to find the cost I saw that Andrew Collinge now has many more products than when I first brought these curling tongs.
The product came in a cardboard box and with a one year manufactures guarantee and a detailed instruction booklet. I did make sure I had a read of these as I didn't want to end up with burnt fingers! But having been using this for some time now I can say that it is very safe to use and actually using it came with ease as opposed to other hair styling appliances that I have used in the past and they have been really difficult to get to grips with.
The look of the Rik Rak is like traditional curling tongs I guess but it also has a couple of attachments that come with it. The look is a thin and sleek design and it is mainly black and silver in colour. The curling tongs have a good amount of electrical lead on them, at a guess I would say around the 2 metre mark and it is also a 360 degree turning cord so you are able to twist and turn the tongs when curling the hair, this really helps in my opinion as it just gives you that great amount of flexibility.
The curling tongs get up to a heat of 200 degrees and there is a switch on the handle that allows you to switch them on and off. I started off with the single curling attachment, this was the one that I was more used to and as I mentioned above, I found it very easy to use and also safe to use, the wand allowed you to wrap a section of hair around it with ease and it also didn't get tangled at all in the bristles of the attachments.
When it came to using the other attachment I was a little wary, just because it looked a little more tricky to use but it's the same process and again, just section off the hair, the smaller the section of hair, the tighter the curl will be. When using wither attachment when the hair is unravelled from it, because there is no tangling or pulling, the curls stay in really well which has been a problem for me with other curling tongs in the past as I have curled the hair and then pretty much pulled it out when removing the attachment!
In summary, I would be happy to recommend these curling tongs, the attachments are good and whether you prefer the single curl or the double curling wand, they both work. It heats up really quickly and you can get a totally different look in a short space of time.
4 out of 5 from me on this one
Thank you for reading
Summary: A great hair styling product
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