For today’s 30 Days of Beauty Road Testing, one of our staff members, Lisa V., tried another interesting-looking hot tool (to read about the first one we tested, click here).
Here’s how it went:
The Product: Gold N Hot Ceramic Triple Barrel Waver, $39.99, folica.com
The Claim: This easy-to-use iron creates gorgeous waves throughout your hair.
To this curly haired girl, the idea of being able to have tame, smooth waves was exciting enough to make me try this strange-looking Hummer of a curling iron.
To start, I blew out my hair with a large round brush, which straightened my hair but left me with some body. Then I grabbed the now hot curling iron and realized that I had NO idea what I was doing! I searched the box for some directions and to my dismay there were none.
So I tried a few different techniques I made up:
1. The Roll. I rolled a section of my hair around the barrel and then clamped.
2. The Waffle. I clamped a huge chunk of hair, released, then clamped the next section.
3. The Weave. I weaved my hair in and out of the two barrels.
No soft curls. No beachy waves. My hair looked slightly bent in a few spots around my head. Plus, I kept grabbing the end of the hot barrel with my hand (ouch!) and needing to take breaks because of how huge and heavy the iron was.
Overall Score: I have not given up on my beach wave dream, but this guy is getting tossed back to sea unless I figure out the right way to use it! For now, 0 out of 5 stars.
Want to read more about the hair products we’ve tried? Click here!