So, when I compare the performance of the José Eber wand with my old, low quality curling iron, you will not be surprised when I say that the wand is far superior. Thank you Captain Obvious. It's a little like stepping out of your K car to test drive a Bentley, and declaring the Bentley to be a 'nice ride'.
But seriously, the curls are something else...
There are three attachment pieces that come with the wand, each one giving you different curl options. Most of the time, however, I like to keep it simple with a messy curl on the 25mm. barrel. I appreciate a perfectly coiffed 'do for a night out but most of the time, perfect curls on myself make me nervous. As I've said before, they make me feel like I am a Louis Vuitton purse away from being cast as the newest member of the 'Real Housewives...' franchise. These messy curls take me approximately 7 minutes to do (when I am not trying to get pictures for a tutorial that is. Seriously, this stuff is effort!...:)). Good investment of time, I think.
I know there are a multitude of hair videos and tutorials available on the internets but after doing it wrong for a bit, I did some research and now having a pretty effective hair system down pat. I figured I might as well share what I'm doing. Sharing is caring.
Before- This is my hair with an air dry. Depending on humidity, I can get a decent beachy wave to my hair but like I said, it depends on the weather forces and it never lasts longer than a day without going flat...
- Point the wand downwards! I didn't get this at first and my curls were... very intense little sausage curls. And because the wand is so effective, those curls will stick around...
- Start the wrapping hair around the wand at least an inch or two away from your scalp. I keep my hair wrapped around the wand for maybe 10 seconds? This iron gets hot; the magic happens quickly. Don't do what this chick did... but watch the video because it is so, so funny.
- Keep hair strand flat and not twisted to keep the curl loose.
- Curl some pieces with the wand in front of the strand (image 3) and others with the strand starting in front of the wand (image 2). This keeps the curls from looking too uniform.
- I curl the pieces around my face with my hair starting in front of the wand. This keeps your hair away from your face and allows your face to shine. I'm kidding. I just like the way it looks.
- Separate the curls with your fingers or a comb. These curls are legit, they won't fall out with a little comb through. It just helps tone down the 'done' look.
After- Stare at yourself in the mirror and marvel over how little time it took to get all this done.
Ok, and here is the best part! That 7 minute time investment lasts me for about 5 days. Every day I spray it with dry shampoo (whatever is on sale), comb through it and carry on. The curls do drop a bit over those few days, leaving a soft, tousled wave. If it rains or I wear my hair up, I might touch up a curl or two but most of the time, I do nothing besides comb it and add a spray of dry shampoo. Towards the end of the 5 days I'll wear a beanie but beanies are cool right now, so no one knows you have 5 day old hair hiding under there!
I just used two exclamation points in the last paragraph, I need to calm down.
But seriously I haven't used my straightening iron in at least a month. And this is the least effort and the best hair I've ever had on a consistent basis. So yes, all this to say the Trio Clipless Curling Iron gets an enthusiastic thumbs up. And a ridiculous amount of exclamation marks...