Product Type: Tesco Hair Styler
Newest Review: ... the money as I have used them loads of times. These tongs are fairly basic and lack the bells and whistles of some other brands but t... more
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Tesco Value Curling Tongs
Member Name: northernlovely
Tesco Value Curling Tongs
Advantages: Price, use
Disadvantages: None really
A few years ago before I purchased a 12 in 1 set I wanted to try out curling my very stubborn straight hair and decided to test it out with a cheap curling iron before spending any serious money on stylers if my hair wouldn't take a curl. So off I went to Tesco and purchased their own brand Tesco Value Curling Tongs.
The tongs cost £4.98 which is amazing really for a pair of tongs, the cheapest you'd get in a place like Boots would be £10 - £15 so it is a bargain. They are very simply packaged in a white cardboard box with the Tesco Value logo and a small instructional pamphlet.
The Tesco Value Curling Tongs look just like the picture, they're fairly plain and basic with a little stand and are styled in black plastic with a black cord and plug. There's a red LED to let you know that they're switched on.
When plugged in they take probably 5 minutes to get hot which isn't as fast as some tongs but WOW do they get hot! The barrel is what I'd describe as medium and certainly it is versatile, I tried it out with some basic curls and it worked well, the curls took hold and the hair wasn't burned though I do use a heat protecting spray and I felt they stayed in my hair well and could be incorporated into a number of styles. As I wanted the versatility of an interchangeable styler I eventually moved on but I keep the Tesco Value Curling Tongs as a backup, sometimes used for travel and my mum uses them every time she comes to visit!
Overall the tongs are easy to use, a total bargain, well made and though they are a very basic tong they do it well and they're built to last. As a basic tong I can't really give them less than 4/5, a case or heat mat would have been nice but for under a fiver you can hardly moan! The Tesco Value Curling Tongs are a great value tong and I recommend them to anyone looking for a basic and budget (or cheap and cheerful) styling solution.
Summary: A great budget tong
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