Babyliss Curling Wand

I have finally got myself a curling wand. I decided on the Babyliss Curling Wand purely based on the fact that it is featured in the InStyle Best Beauty Buys 2013! Yes I know that sounds a bit silly but I really trust the experts they get to vote on these things and I haven’t been disappointed yet!

So I got my Babyliss from my local Boots store for £24.99 (bargain!). It is just a simple barrel that heats up to 210 degrees. It has a number of heat settings but given my very thick hair I just went straight to the highest setting. The great bit is it also comes with a heat protection glove (just one)! Yes that sounds odd but trust me its brilliant! It means that you wrap your hair around the barrel without worrying about burning your fingers.

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So I have found that it works best after I have used my Babyliss Big Hair to style my hair. I don’t tend use it on the day I style it with the Big Hair but wait until the day after this is really because I love the way my hair looks right after I have washed and styled it with the Big Hair but by the second day its just a bit tired so needs a refresh – I normally just use the Big Hair again and give it a quick once over, but now I find I am using the Curling Wand. This does mean that I get a different hair style as well!

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So how easy is it? Well I think its fairly easy. The wrapping bit takes a bit of practice, but I am not looking for perfect curls, more of a gentle wave. I am not very patient (and often don’t have much time) so I just wrap and wait no more 5-8 seconds. I find that although this doesn’t give me tight curls, it does give me a nice wave which lasts for a few days! If you used smaller sections of hair you would probably get a tighter curl, but again time, patience and thick hair equals larger sections faster!!

All in all I am very very pleased with this purchase. I am very glad I waited to get the right one for me and I certainly think I did. I am definitely going to be using this again and again just like my Big Hair!

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