Product Type: Argos Hair Styler
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Argos Curling Tong
Member Name: MikeBorry
Argos Curling Tong
Advantages: Last well, work well, cheap.
~ Argos Curling Tong ~
I have owned these tongs for longer than I care to remember, I think it is eight years or maybe a little longer since I first bought these so as you can imagine in this time they have been used a fair few times.
I originally bought them to bulk out my hairdressing kit bag when I started college and thought that at the cheap price which was under £3 back then they were a bargain not to be missed.
They are tongs from the Argos Value Range and are quite basic with no fancy heat variable settings unless you count going from cold to hot when they are first switched on!
They do have two different heat settings although they feel the same to me, I just see them as hot and a little bit hotter!
The look is very simple, just a black handle with the silver metal tong part and the silver metal lever. They feel sturdy whilst in use and not at all flimsy for the cheap price tag.
The barrel of the tong measures in at 19mm so they are quite a chunky tong. These definitely work better on longer hair where you want a nice wave rather than a tight curl.
Using these tongs is a very simple process, you section the hair off, I section off into four sections for ease. To do this I take a tail comb and run it down the center of the head from the front hairline down to the nape of the neck, I then section across ways from ear to ear. I pin the sections up, just keeping one down to work with, I then section each section off again as I work through the hair, which results in nice even waves over the whole head.
I plug the tongs in and set them to heat option 2, when they are on you will see a red indicator light just above the switch. Once they feel too hot to touch I know they are ready. I then open up the arm and proceed to wrap the hair around the tong, starting at the root and winding the hair around, when finished I let the arm back down to clamp the hair in place, I then use a little hair spray, let it set then release the hair, which then comes out in a nice wave.
On shorter hair they can be used to add volume, to do this I wind the hair from tip to root and release quite quickly, this then makes ' a bump ' in the hair which helps with the volume.
These will also help create flicks in hair and will easily recreate the Farrah Fawcett look!
If you have hair any shorter than shoulder length and want tight curls these tongs are not what you need. You will need a tong with a much smaller barrel, anything from an 8mm to 13mm would be more suited to this.
These tongs can be purchased in Argos stores or online at www.argos.co.uk and cost a bargain £3.79.
They have lasted well despite being used many many times, so I would recommend these to anyone who wants a large barreled tong.
Thanks for reading :o) x
Summary: A great value tong from Argos.
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