- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2012
I just wanted to write a post reviewing the clipless curling iron I bought this weekend since I thought it might help anybody wanting to wear curls on their big day! I had no idea these even existed until I started Youtubing videos on hairstyles, and it was a “suggested” video in the side panel. Anyway, after looking up reviews, I decided to give it a try, and I am in LOVE!
There are several brands out there. I think one of the most popular brands is called Enzo Milano, but I just went to Target and got the Conair brand. But they are exactly the same, and they both have great reviews. It’s essentially a curling iron that is tapered/skinny on one end, and it doesn’t have a clamp. You just wrap your hair around it, hold for a few seconds, and then let go. It sounds hard, but I got the hang of it after a few minutes, and it was really easy/fast.
OK, now for the review. My hair is naturally very, very thick and wavy/frizzy. I normally either straighten it or just air dry (but I HATE air drying, because it always just turns into a frizzy poof). I have used regular curling irons (with the clamp) in the past, and I always love the way my hair looks for the first five minutes. Then, the weight of my hair just makes it fall flat, or just turn into a “flip” at the ends. It never stays curled. UNTIL I used this curling iron.
I curled my hair on Friday morning. First, I sectioned it off. On each section, I sprayed Paul Mitchell Super Spray (which is just a really light-weight styling spray my hair cut guy suggested a while back). Then, I brushed through, and curled in strands. You only have to hold the hair on for about 5 seconds. When you let go, you have the most amazing, shiny, bouncy curls. The best part? It STAYED that way! By the time I went to bed Friday night, the curls had relaxed a tiny bit (which was actually even prettier), but they were still there and defined. Even better?! When I woke up on Saturday morning they were STILL there!!!! My future sister-in-law was with me (we were on a trip), and she was in awe. So much so that she made me do HER hair that day before we went out.
She has much thinner hair than me, and it is naturally straight and VERY fine. She NEVER wears it curly, because it always falls right out. Not this time. I curled it for her (she was scared, because she never uses styling stuff), and her hair stayed curled all day. Keep in mind, we were at a football game–outside, tailgating, and at the game–and it still stayed through the wind. Again, same thing–she woke up the next day and it was still curly.Also, on her hair, she wanted me to do larger chunks/strands (scared of damage). So I did, and it was more of like a beachy “wave” style. If you do smaller strands, it’s more like Taylor Swift curls. You really control how much “curl” you want, or if you just want that messy beachy look.
I’m telling you bees, I have just found my styling tool for my wedding day, and I am SO excited. My hair has never looked this great with a curling tool. And this is great, because I really want to wear my hair down or half down for my wedding. Go on google and read reviews, and go try one if you want to wear your hair curly/waivy on your wedding day! If anyone is interested, I can post pictures of my hair the next time I do it. In the mean time, I tried to find a pic that was as close to how it looked as I can find. I’ve attached it below. I did smaller sections that looked like Taylor Swift. My future sister in law did bigger sections, so hers was a lot more “relaxed” than this.