Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Babyliss Volume Waves: How I Curl My Hair

Hey Everyone,
I recently posted my Valentines day FOTD (HERE!) where I had my hair in large curls. I created them using the Babyliss Volume waves tong and I thought I would review it for you as I think its an amazing hair tool! 
This was something I had wanted for a long time,as I love large natural looking curls. At Christmas I got a bit of money and I was finally able to purchase it.
It is a 38mm nano titanium ceramic coated barrel, the large barrel means bigger more natural looking curls! It plugs straight into the wall and its temperature can go up to 200°C, with 5 digital heat settings for all hair types. It also has a swivel cord so no more getting tangled up as your styling.
Styling is so easy I just section my hair as I would normally when curling and then holding the barrel downwards rap the hair around it. There is a clip attachment to grab the hair but I never I never use it. When its been in the tong long enough just pull the tong up releasing the curl. I then repeat, curling all the hair making sure I curl the front section away from the face (as it falls nicer that way). When I've completed each section I give it a quick spray with hairspray. I also like to mess around with the placement of the curls.
There are two ways in which I use the tongs:
1. Defined Curls:
Brush the hair beforehand then section and use the tongs as well as hairspray, then do not brush after curling to keep the definition.

2. Natural Bouncy Waves:
The same as 1 but when you've finished and the hair is cooled comb through with a wide toothed comb to take away some the hold from the hairspray, which softens the look creating a more natural curl, loosing some definition but leaving a great bouncy wave

This is definitely a great hair styling tool for anyone wanted to create amazing curls it is also reasonably priced. I got mine from Argos (HERE!)

What do you think of the babyliss curling tong?

10 comments:

  1. I've been so curious about this for a while, love the effect you've made with it, really suits you! I never actually thought to use hairspray as I go along, I crimp my hair every morning and just spray my entire head afterwards, but you may have just changed my entire routine for the better, thanks! xxx

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    1. Ah thank you! Yer I section the hair into layers and then spray each layer as I go! I know it makes my curls hold better anyway as they tend to drop slightly if I wait till I've curled all the hair! :) x

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  2. I have these tongs myself and i love to use them when i want a loose curl, theyre great for the price of them!
    New follower also :)
    Heres my blog if you fancy a look :)
    http://goldilocksx0.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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    1. They really are good!
      Thanks so much I'll definitely look at your blog too! :) x

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  3. Ohh the barrel of this is so large, perfect for bouncy curls. Your hair looks lovely! xo

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    1. Yer I was looking for a large barrel curler for ages this is the biggest I could find! Thanks hun! :) x

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  4. Your hair is so pretty, I definitely need to get my hands on this, sick of boring straight hair lol

    A little bit Unique

    x

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    1. Thanks hun! It's definitely the best curler I've used before! :) x

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  5. Lovely curls, I'm rubbish at doing my hair!!

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  6. Thanks hun! Ah I bet your not it just takes time! :) x

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