Product Type: Babyliss Hair Styler
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BaByliss Curling Wand
Member Name: Bolly81
BaByliss Curling Wand
Advantages: Creates nice curls and waves
Disadvantages: A bit tricky to master
Everyone likes a wee change now and then, and after many years of straightening my hair to within an inch of its life I decided that I wanted those lovely wavy locks that all the celebs seem to be sporting at the moment. Not knowing where to start I did a little online research and the babyliss curling wand seemed to be getting rave reviews so I decided this was the one for me. Easy to use and creates nice natural curls; or at least that's what everyone was saying. So I ordered on from Amazon at a very reasonable £25.99 and waited with baited breath for its arrival.
Now before I proceed just let me explain that I am useless when it comes to styling my own hair, it never works out the way I want, I get frustrated lose my temper and pull out my trust GHD's, but this little contraption I was sure that even I could create flowing goddess like waves and curls.
When my package arrived I couldn't wait to open it and give it a go. It arrived in a standard Amazon branded cardboard box. The wand itself comes in a black box with the BaByliss logo on it and a picture of the wand. It is packed inside in cardboard and wrapped in a clear plastic bag. The packaging was easy to open and dispose of. The wand has a red handle with a switch on it to adjust the temperature and an LCD display showing you how hot the wand is. The barrel is silver in colour, and a conical shape. The power cable is nice and long giving you plenty of room for manoeuvre and swivels round to help you avoid getting tangled up in it.
So eagerly I unwrapped my prize keen to give it a go, but after about 40 minute of playing about I have managed nothing more than burning my fingers, my ear and had only one sad lonely curl to show for it. So the curling wand was consigned to the drawer of useless gadgets like so many other things I couldn't get to grips with, never to be seen again, or so I thought.
A week or two later my sister was visiting (I say visiting, what I mean is scavenging through my clothes in make-up in the hope of finding something worthwhile to pinch) when she came across the curling wand and with great delight told me she had wanted one for quite a while. I informed her I thought it was hopeless and didn't work while she proceeded to twirl and curl her hair with relative ease, creating the look I had failed to achieve (younger sisters can be so annoying) Turned out there was a knack to this little magic wand that I had failed to grasp. Where I had been going wrong was I trying to use them like a good old fashioned pair of curling tongs, where you just wrap a strand of hair round and curl but here you twist the hair before curling it round. That way you don't burn your fingers trying to hold it in place; you can hold the hair against the wand long enough for it to work its magic and you end up with soft tumbling waves. Result.
Needless to say that after this little tutorial my sister was told to step away from the wand, now I knew how to work it I was keeping it. Now don't get me wrong, it still took me a few attempts to reach perfection but now I have mastered it, it takes me no time at all to get the look I want.
So would I recommend this to others? Absolutely. Just don't be disheartened if you don't get it first time, practice makes perfect, and if I can do it anyone can.
Summary: If I can master it anyone can.
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