Monday, May 16, 2016

Curling Shoulder Length Hair

Irresistible Me 8 in 1 Curler Review

My hair is as flat as my chest (which is pretty flat) – so I curl it almost on a daily basis (my hair, not my chest FYI). And it basically takes up majority of my 'get ready' routine in the morning, but no regrets y'all. Here's how I achieve near-fabulous hair in the most minimal time, and we all know how I love efficiency when it comes to getting ready/life/if I can chance at 10 mins of more sleep... 

BTW, you get a sneak peek into my 'dressing room' and major l o l because we forgot to change the calendar from April to May... 


Just look at that sad-looking and volumeless hair. Even I cringe. Dat sideway smile though. Feigning happiness outside but in the deepest of my souls, thinking... 'How can I change this?' 

To cut to the chase, I usually opt for my ever trusty Phillips flat straightener to curl my hair (I mean, it can do both curling and straightening #boss appliance) and it's been with me for the past 4 years. I've looked at countless tutorials on Youtube on reviews on many curling wands and how everyone's hair always look ahmayzing when they use it but hey, if my straightener ain't broke, why buy yet another electrical appliance huh? 

Things took on a nice turn though - Irresistible Me got in touch and was probably like 'this girl gon' need a proper curling tool' and that's what they did. I was offered to try out their Sapphire 8 in 1 Curling Wand... So merci beaucoup for sending this my way, I've enjoyed trying it out and taking photos for everyone to behold :') 

Here's what I do to curl my hair: 

STEP ONE (+ ramble)

Pre-heat the wand to your desired temperature - it goes up to 230C and heats up in about 20 seconds (pretty swell) on the fancy Tourmaline infused ceramic barrel (electrons, anti-frizz = silky curls = yes) and you're good to go. And since it comes with eight barrels, you can go wild with it... 

Oh I totally forgot to say that the barrels also come in a nice pouch + glove too if you're scared of burning yourself. Impressed, so far. 

I used the reverse barrel on this occasion 25/13MM: 

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Irresistible Me 8 in 1 Curler Review

STEP TWO

Because my hair is still pretty short, I like gathering the top half in a clip and doing the bottom layer first. I'm not a pro at curlers at all, so I basically twist my hair in a fashion similar to what I see in photos I've googled/videos... 

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I curl larger sections for looser curls and vice versa. My hair naturally flattens it out in the end so it doesn't matter but your hair could be different. Personally, I just like having the curls to accentuate ma face. 

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STEP THREE

I let down my upper layer of hair and basically do the same thing. I don't really do different directions of curling (i.e. away from my head/inwards) because it doesn't make a difference for me but obviously you can do it! 

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Irresistible Me 8 in 1 Curler Review
Irresistible Me 8 in 1 Curler Review

Pretty decent huh? Granted, I got a bit crazy and my hair went wild this particular day. Here's my slightly happier face post-curled hair: 

Irresistible Me 8 in 1 Curler Review

WHAT I THOUGHT

I'll be honest, I felt like this curler took up more time than using my normal straightener. My usual routine is ~5-7 mins but this easily took 10 mins so I wasn't a fan to begin with. It could be that I'm not used to the entire process but I'd like to speed things up if I'm using this on the daily basis. Apart from that, I had minimal problems - save for that one day last week when the humidity were out of the roof and my curls died immediately after I left the house...

The curler itself is extremely lightweight - making it great for weak wrists like mine, oh and also traveling. The handle is plastic, which can appear tacky at times but I mean, if it works, it works. If you're not fussed about it looking extremely classy, then you're good to go. For me, this isn't really a focal point so I'm a happy clam so far.

The barrel options are endless - with the largest one being 32MM, if you have longer hair that's probably a good one for dreamy mermaid hair. But I barely have enough hair so... I have been trialling the 25MM for softer curls and enjoying the results too. There's also a crazy Pearl one but I have yet to ventured into that. I only have one head, okay?!

The LCD display is something I'm already used to in my Phillips straightener so I was glad to find this function on this one too.

If you're interested - Irresistible Me always have offers going on and they have great customer service as well. And this is #realtalk, you all know I don't lie when it comes to customer service and practical things in life. Also, while this was gifted in exchange for my thoughts, everything I've said so far 10/10 genuine. Just thought I'd put this out there ;-)

So my verdict? So good, so far! I'm getting better and using it quicker in the mornings as well. Here are some outtakes and happy faces:

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Do you have flat hair? Do you curl your hair? What's your favourite way - let's trade tips below!

P/S I'm home sick with vertigo and a fever, cheer me up with some random jokes. Have a good week ahead, friends!
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