If you have read any of my other reviews on hot tools, you already know this gal has an extreme love/hate relationship with her hair. Besides the fact that I have a ton of thick frizzy hair, I am also exceedingly lazy. I have tools that smooths, but I wanted something that I know could do more. I got this tool because I thought it is pretty much idiot-proof, and thank the Lord Baby Jesus I finally found something that works amazingly! Its appearance is similar to the wonderful hair crimpers from the 1980’s (minus the sharp blunt edges) yet just as easy to use. The size of the plate is fairly large, which waves your hair with minimal passes. Taking your hair in sections, start from the bottom, and working your way to the top, stamp the plate from root to end. No need to twist or manipulate the tool like you would with a curling iron.
I usually take my hair in thicker sections, press firmly for a couple of seconds from roots to about midway down, and about a second or less when I’m on my ends so to prevent burning my hair (I learned that the hard way and fried my ends when I first starting using it). Using slightly thicker sections also helps reduce the amount of time spent styling, which suits me perfectly.
I recommend not using it directly after washing and drying your hair, I feel that it works better the next day or on slightly dirty hair. Nothing bad will happen if you do use this on fresh hair, but from my experience, it makes your hair extra fluffy and resembles that glorious ‘80s crimped look. Although this method works great if you’re going to a Retro-Themed event! I also recommend using a heat protectant to prevent damage and using a good hairspray that will hold the style for a couple of days. I usually add a little bit of a texture cream to separate the waves and tame any frizz that may decide to arise.