Hair Curler and Hair Straightener.

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This comes well protected in an attractive box, making it a great gift. I’ve straight dark brown hair, 32 inches long…so usually just leave it to dry naturally. I’ve never used one of these so as daughter was here at the weekend we got it out to play around with. She’s got medium length straight blonde hair and it worked well on both hers and mine.

It heats up easily, just plug in, set temp and wait. There’s a choice of temp settings, and we went for 190c. Its very quick to heat up, and the temptation is to wade straight in. Don’t though! Read the instructions carefully first. Once hair is in the curler it gives a single beep, then within a few seconds there’s a series of beeps and hair is ready to release. Its a very simple idea, and given I lasted used a hair culer ( hair tongs then) back in the 70’s I was amazed at how quick it was to give a decent curl. Back then the tongs too ages to heat, had to be left on hair till you felt it was about to singe and then inevitably the curls fell out quickly.

We tried it on Tanya’s hair first, and impressed with the results then did a few locks of mine. My hair doesn’t hold curl well usually, and I didn’t have any styling product but it still gave me a very clear spiral ringlet type curl. I got brave after a couple of goes and tried doing it myself, didn’t brush the lock of hair thoroughly enough, it tangled in the curler, and for a while I thought I was going to have to cut it and have a 12 inch strand right beside my face!! Tan turned curler off quickly, and thankfully it loses heat as quick as it gains it, and we managed to tease the hair out a few hairs at a time. The way the curler is designed means it doesn’t open right out so tangles can be removed, and as I found its easy to get it wrong. I’d advise, at least when you start, having another person to help in case you do what I did, and also to reach the back of hair, where its hard to insert correctly yourself and getting it wrong means potential trouble. I’ve docked a star for this, I don’t know if all curlers work this way but I’d like to see a way of fully opening device in case of problems like we had.

Of course if you’re used to these devices everything should go fine, but I’m not, and the warning is for those like me who are new to hair curling. Its great fun though and for a night out when you want a different look its incredibly effective. Use some styling product and you should have curls that last well.

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Stars: Four

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From Curls to Straight!!

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This comes well protected in an attractive box, making it a great gift. I’ve straight dark brown hair, 32 inches long…so usually just leave it to dry naturally. I’ve never used one of these so as daughter was here at the weekend we got it out to play around with. she’s got medium length straight blonde hair and it worked well on both hers and mine.

It heats up easily, just plug in, set temp and wait. There’s a choice of temp settings on a swivel dial, and we went for 190c. Its very quick to heat up, far faster than the ones I recall from back in the 70’s…I would like to see a more accurate temperature setting though, not just the dial, as its easy to knock it up or down while using as its on the inside of the tongs.

My hair is naturally straight but left to its own devices always has a bit of kink along the length ( hey, I’ve Fifty Shades of Hair – its got Kink!!) I love it to look shiny and thought it did but wow – after using these I really could see a huge difference. before was straightish, and shinyish, after I was left with long, sleek incredibly shiny hair. given it had been two days since I’d washed it this was amazing. I didn’t have any styling product, but thing that will help even more, and give heat protection if these are used often. It didn’t take long either, simply wait for them to heat, run down length of locks then on to next section. My whole head was done in just a few minutes, maybe ten or so – we didn’t time it. I’ve added before and after images so you can see just how it worked.

Product supplied for honest review. All items undergo assessment and testing where needed before I give my opinion, and stars given accordingly.

Stars: Five

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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