There is an old saying that not everything that glitters is gold, and there is an Advicesisters saying that says not everything that is worth trying is always the most expensive product on the market. When it comes to hair tools, I’ve consistently been impressed with the performance and quality of Remington, even though their products are absolutely affordable and available in mass market retailers. There are plenty of styling tools to buy and try, but right now, the hot look for both daytime and evening hair (and it doesn’t seem to be going away) is curls, curls and more curls. If you dont want to do braids, and you’re not really into curls, then soft waves are the way to go. There are styling tools to help you get these looks which don’t really come naturally for most women. To get both soft curls and loose, luxe waves with one oval shaped styling wand. you need a multi-taskiong hot tool and the one I am suggesting is the Remington T|Studio Silk Oval Waving Wand Item # CI96U1 .
If a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s a quick info-graphic showing some of the Remington T|Studio Silk Oval Waving Wand’s best features:
Important to Know: The wand heats up in just 30 seconds and can reach temperatures as high as 410-degrees. This is really hot to the touch. You do get a heat protective glove with this product and you absolutely must use it or risk getting a serious burn if your skin comes in contact with the wand. I have used these types of wands before, thinking I was expert enough to do without the glove, and I’ve gotten the burns and scars to prove I was wrong. Don’t follow my example!
The Bottom Line: The iron looks chic, in hot pink, and the barrel features Remington’s T|Studio Silk with advanced ceramic infused with real silk proteins to help create not just waves, but silky smooth ones with less frizz. The barrel is oval for waves, not round, 19mm x 36mm oval with a length of 140mm (.75in. x 1.42in x 5.52in). A salon-length swivel cord is attached, and that’s a good thing, because when you are using a curling wand like this one without a clip to hold hair in place, you need to be able to move it around quickly without burning yourself. The digital controls and temperature lock are easy to access and read, and there is a 60-minute auto shutoff feature. I’d also suggest investing in a heat pad for your dressing table so that when you put the iron down, you don’t risk damaging the finish with the hot iron. There is also a 4 year warranty. There are three other tools in this collection as well – a hair dryer, clip setters, and a straightener.
I’ve already cautioned you about using the heat glove with this tool. I have never really been comfortable with “Marcel”-type wands like this one, but I’m a bit of a clutz.When you wrap your hair around the wand you have to hold it in place because there isn’t a clip to do it for you. This, for me, increases the risk that your fingers or hand or even your wrist will get in the way and get burned. Many women use these types of wands without any trepidation and great results but you do have to be careful. You also need to experiment with how much hair, and how long to hold it in place, to figure out what kind of results you are going to get. If you take too much hair at once or don’t hold it in place long enough, you may not get much of a wave, or you may get kinks or some result you don’t like. If you use too little hair or hold it in place too long, you may end up with lamb curls. The best way to use this wand is to find a time when you’re not going out, maybe before you’re about to wash your hair anyway so the curls will be washed out, and experiment with different techniques to get the look you want. Then, when it is time to style your entire head, you’ll know exactly what to do to get the look you want.
Ready to flaunt some bouncy waves? Get the T|Studio Pink Silk Oval Wand at mass market retailers like Target for $29.99