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I can't praise this product highly enough!
I thought long and hard before purchasing this product but was swayed by the good reviews and treated myself for Christmas.
I have tried numerous curling wands etc and usually they end up in the bottom of a drawer within a few months for either not doing the job or being to difficult to use. This is expensive but well worth it.
I opened the box, looked at it and my heart sank ... it looked so complicated. I was reassured by the relatively small instruction book. I plugged it in and gave it a go.
It heats up within a couple of minutes and is nowhere near as complicated as it looks. The trick is to only use small sections of hair (I panicked the first time my hair tangled up but it is easy to free). To begin with I sat by a mirror but found I didn't need it after the first few goes.
The curls are lovely and last ages. There are different settings depending on how tight you want your curls but all settings work really well. I have mid length wavy hair and I can now turn it into a full head of curls within 15 minutes (took longer to begin with but gets easier with practice). The curls go right to the end - none of the frizzy ends from avoiding burnt fingers you get with some products.
I love it - worth every penny
So you want to curl your hair, but you can't reach the back and one side of your hair always looks better than the other. Worry no more ladies this is by far the most amazing hair styling product invented since the straightener. I saw the video on the internet and didn't believe that they would be as easy to use as suggested, but they really REALLY are!!! Got them for Christmas and have used them many times since and each time I am getting better at using them, I have even had compliment on my curls. Unlike curling wand the heat is enclosed within the product so less chance of accidental burns. They have an easy to use heat and style settings and a clever indicator to let you know when you have not placed your hair correctly. A really great product that I have been raving about to all of my friends and would definitely recommend to anyone that asked about them.
My boyfriend bought these for me from Argos for £119.99, yes they were very expensive for some curlers, but when I saw them in an advert I loved the look of them and how they worked. So he bought me them for Christmas, I am quite an impatient person though and I got them early lol.
After buying these, I could not wait to get them home and try them out. So after my bath, I dried my hair, which is best way before you try to use the curlers, and then I set about reading the instructions on just how to use them. The instructions seemed pretty straight forward and easy to understand, so I felt confident in been able to use these.
The first thing to do is unravel the lead, and plug the plug in and turn it on. I was quite surprised at how long the lead was, and there was more than enough for me to be able to move in front of a mirror quite freely. I would recommend using a mirror when you are doing your own hair, as this will make it a lot easier and you will see better should U miss any bits of hair.
Too turn the curlers on there is a switch you push up, this does have a one, and a two on this. This is the heat setting. I have never used this on the number one setting, I have always opted for the higher heat, as I do have quite thick hair. Then you need to decide what setting you want your curls on, there is 3 different settings for this, which are also numbered. But they are numbered six, eight and twelve. It is numbered like this as they are how many seconds it will take for each curl. I always have it on twelve as I like it to be really curly, and that is the only setting I have tried, but if you just want waves then six would be the one for you.
I found the easiest way to start curling my hair with these was to section arts of my hair up, and tie them up so that they would not get in the way. Then I would do sections at a time. When you put your hair in the curlers you do need to only do a pretty small section of you hair, especially if you have long hair. As the curlers will jam and you will have to start on that section of your hair again.
To do the curls once you have a small section of the hair put the hair into the curlers, make sure you have them the right way up, the end showing the barrel should be the closest to your head, putting it the other way will not work properly. Once you have your hair in place, just close the device like you would straighteners, and then it will pull your hair up into the curlers and around the barrel. The curlers will then keep beeping, and you know to release the curlers once it has beeped simultaneously three times. Then do the rest of your hair the same.
My hair is quite easy to do as it is long so I can get to the back of my hair easy, but if your hair is not that long you may need help with this. The first time I used these, I put loads of hairspray on as usually when I have used curlers I have needed to. But I hate how my hair goes when I use spray, so the next time I used them I tried it without any hairspray on. I was quite surprised, the curls did drop down a little bit by the end of the night, but they still look just as good, without me having my hair in tangles due to the spray.
I know that this is a lot of money to pay out, but I would say they are worth it, I find the curls that these make, are just to my liking, and the fact that you can do 3 different type of curls, even though I have not used any apart from the twelve second one. At least the option is there to do them. So far I have had no problems with these and I do think that they have done a really good job with my hair, I would recommend these to anyone. They are great to curl, easy to use, and they take less than half the time of my other curlers, and also my arms do not tire from using them.
Just bought this product last week and can seriously say this is the best product I have ever bought. It cost me £119 and I think it was money really well spent. It is do easy to use and the more you use it the easier it gets! So ladies if you want curly hair this is the product to use.
Ok so I've entered a weird stage in my life. I feel young, vibrant and fabulous but with one boy off to high school soon and a bigger birthday just behind me I am starting to feel a little "past it". I used to be a working mother but am currently at home so there isn't the need to put a suit on in the morning or even slap on a bit of shimmer. Many days I find that if I haven't got to go out and do something beyond the house I look more like a troll than the lovely woman my husband married. I looked in the mirror the other week and told myself that I was going to start looking after myself and being one of those mothers that shows up at school looking like she's at least had a shower! deal made now I just need to get on with it.
For months I have been on the fence about buying a new curling iron. Mine somehow got lost when we moved home a few years ago. I very rarely use a curling iron thus why I have left it so long but there was a birthday party coming up and the adverts for the BaByliss Curl Secret had caught my eye. I was wondering around Sainsbury's getting a few bits when I saw the curlers on the shelf with all the Christmas gift ideas. Completely out of character I picked them up saying to myself "you deserve a treat you wonderful lady you!". Over at the checkout I put all the shopping through and then just stood there in a bit of shock. The bill had gone to £138! I looked up the screen to see the price of the curlers ... £119!! really? wow ... I put my little coupons through and got about £3 off the total ... At this point I remembered I was due payment for a freelance job I'd worked on so went ahead and purchased them. Not sure what came over me really as that's a stupid amount of money for curlers but I've done it now.
The next evening I decided to have a play and see how these curlers worked. As per my normal I only briefly looked at the instructions but could see by the drawings how to hold the curlers. I slotted an amount of hair into the open end the clamped the curlers shut. Just as I did that the curlers made a churning noise whilst looping my hair into it ... beep beep beep and release ... BEAUTIFUL curl! Couldn't believe how easy it was (keep reading!). I continued doing bits of hair to have some loose curls hanging around. Every other piece of hair I did would have to be done twice, I would clamp the curlers down and then the curlers would beep once and release the hair. I thought I was maybe not putting the hair all the way in properly or something like that as certain angles were harder than others. I was almost done so grabbed the last bit of hair, slotted it into the curler and clamped down. The curlers pulled my hair in but then beeped once and started to release but it hadn't fully released my hair. I had a moment of panic remembering the girl on YouTube who burnt her hair off on a set of normal curlers! I tried re-clamping and releasing the curlers but they still had a tight grip on my hair. I gave a goof yank and got a little bit back so gave another pull and thankfully got my hair back. PHEW! I sat there for a moment thinking what on earth did I do wrong. With a bit of trepidation I tried the bit of hair again but this time everything went to plan. Not sure what possessed me but I did another last bit after this and wouldn't you know it I got stuck AGAIN! I lost a couple strands of hair in this one.
Figuring it was something I had done wrong I got the instructions to find I had been holding the curlers back to front. Why do I never learn? I always skim instructions and end up wishing I'd taken a minute to read them properly. Maybe next time, hmm.
As for the curls hanging in there mine didn't do too badly really. My hair is not great at holding a curl and yet these hung in there for the rest of the evening (few hours) so would certainly survive a party outing.
The curlers themselves are much bigger than the normal curling iron. The cord is nice and long which makes using the curlers a lot easier and BaByliss supply a hot pad to put them on when you need to place them down or leave them to cool. Use the 2 heat settings to say how hot you want the curlers to get and them adjust the timer (3 choices) if it takes a bit longer for your hair to curl.
One thing that confuses me is this, "This styler is not designed for use on very long hair and should not be used on hair lengths below the bust" and the reason is because when you put the hair into the curler that position dictates where the curl starts from if you have very long hair you could still use this but just not for a full length curl if you see what I'm saying. If you have very short hair then ok this might not work a great curl but my hair is just above the bust line and it works fine (when held the right way round!).
Amazing how a few curls can suddenly make you feel a bit different and better about yourself. Now and again I still have my troll days but so far most days I've been keeping up the pact I made with myself. Make me feel a bit better so bonus.
Thanks for reading and curl on everyone :)
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