Yes, this hair gadget looks like a tulip. What this tulip does is very cool. With heat settings up to 410 degrees, a section of hair is automatically drawn into the ceramic curl chamber where it is heated around a 1-inch barrel. You hold the curler until the timer goes off and you withdraw the hair from the device. It also provides negative ions to reduce frizz and add shine!
What I love about this device is the versatility it allows you to have. You can create a loose wave look in five minutes--even with long hair! You will definitely want to invest in a good hairspray to hold your style longer. I love the Superfine Strong Hairspray by Oribe to lock my waves in place (plus it smells divine!).Â The Chi Air Spin n Curl retails for $139.99.
After you've created your curls, you can add some mega shine to it by adding a shine serum to it--but not too much! Women love the Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil for taming frizzies and adding shine. The Beachwaver iron will cost you $199 retail, but look for a good sale and you might snag a bargain on one.
If you desire very deep waves, like a mermaid's hair, but a bit more modern, this is your tool! This tool uses a clamp and hold technique that is much different from the tools I've shown you so far. To make sure your hair doesn't suffer damage, use a heat protection spray such as the Gisou Propolis Infused Heat Protecting Spray before using the iron.
As you can see in the photo above, the waves are a bit undone and more "beachy" than glam. If that's the look you are going for, then this tool is your new friend. The Amika Deep Waver retails for $120. Dyson Airwrap YouTube video demo on the planet. The cool technology behind this product is the air suction that attracts your hair to the barrel of the interchangeable styling heads. With little effort, the barrel not only curls your hair, but it also dries it, making it easy to use on damp hair. It includes a lot of attachment heads with a storage case--check out this list:
- 1.2 inch Airwrap barrels-Engineered to create voluminous curls or waves.
- 1.6 inch Airwrap barrels-Engineered to create loose curls or waves.
- Firm smoothing brush-Engineered to smooth and control frizz-prone hair.
- Soft smoothing brush-Engineered to gently align and smooth fine hair.
- Round volumizing brush-Engineered to volumize and shape fine, flat hair.
- Pre-styling dryer-Takes hair from wet to damp, to prep for styling.
There seems to be a big learning curve when using the curling barrels. There are arrows that point in the direction that your hair will go, and you do have to swap barrels when styling the other side of your head. Seems annoying, but also worth the fact that this product doesn't damage your hair. If you do use hot tools daily, then you know how much damage your hair does suffer--does that make this Dyson product worth $550? I personally think it does if you break down the cost of each item that you are getting if you were to buy everything separately. I also think that not damaging your hair and still being able to style it beautifully is definitely worth it!
I went in to watch a few beauty guru demos of the TYME iron, and it seems that a few of them were holding the iron wrong and ended up damaging their hair! There's definitely a learning curve with this one, but once you get the hang of it, you can get your hair done quickly and out the door to your BFF's wedding on time. The TYME Iron Pro retails for $179.
Perfect for the pro stylist or the girl that wants it all, the T3 Convertible Collection comes with one base and seven different interchangeable styling barrels. You don't have to buy the entire collection all at once, which is what I did. I purchased the base with the T3 Twirl Convertible 1.25-Inch Interchangeable Clip Barrel Curling Iron for $195 and ifÂ I want to purchase a different barrel, I can do so for $95.Â
If you change your hairstyle from season to season, you will love being able to store away the barrels you don't use and spend your summer with the 1" Straight Barrel to get tousled waves like you see above. If you insist on having all of the barrels, the entire T3 Convertible Collection retails for $765. the latest model for under $30 that features auto-shutoff and a heavier coating of tourmaline coating for less damage.
I'm really looking forward to trying my new Deep Waver Iron! I also want to share two of my big hair secrets before I go. For heat protection, I use the Sexy Hair Tri-Wheat Leave-In Conditioner every time I use my hairdryer on wet hair. This spray has been a lifesaver as I am trying to grow my hair long. Another must-have product is the Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin and Nails Gummies--with 2500 mcg of Biotin per serving, this has really helped my hair grow faster and thicker. You'll love the taste of these because it's just like eating candy in the morning! Have your own favorite hot tools? Tag us on your social media account so we can check it out!