While I was busy reviewing makeup, I realized I have certain gems in my cupboard and vanity which were being ignored. I love my beauty and hair gadgets a lot, and I take care of them. This Babyliss Volume Waves curling tong was picked up by my husband on his trip to the UK. I wanted this tong and hence I added it into the cart online. If you love the look of neat waves, this can be for you. If you love spiral and bouncy curls, then check my post on Remington Silk Wand.
£20.00 (INR 2000 approximately).
The large 38mm barrel is perfect for creating soft natural waves and adding volume to styles. With salon performance to 200C and 5 temperature settings for enhanced hair protection and titanium-ceramic barrel with nano technology for smoothness and shine.
Up to 200C salon temperature performance. Large 38mm nano titanium-ceramic coated barrel. 5 digital temperature settings to suit different hair types. Ultra-fast heat up, ready to use in 45 seconds. Heat ready indicator light. Integrated heat rest. Auto shut off. 1.8 m swivel cord. 3 year guarantee.
My Experience with BaByliss 2289U Volume Waves Curling Tong:
This creates just what the name says – volume waves! Do not expect to create a glamorous hairdo with this tong. In fact, when I used it for Durga Puja makeup, my mom hardly even noticed my hairstyle. One reason could be that I do have wavy hair, and I used this tong to give some definition to my waves, but I love the look of defined waves and curls.
The tong is very thick, 38 mm to be exact, and this can give you thick and voluminous waves. If you have straight hair, you could use this faster than a proper curling iron. If you have wavy hair, then this is good to give some neatness to your look.
The wand comes with heat settings of up to 200 degrees. The light blinks to red, which terrifies me – the amount of heat we add to our hair for beauty! The light is set to orange and yellow for lower temperatures. If you really want your curls to stay, then 200 degrees is what you need along with a strong hold spray.
If you have fine hair, you could get away with 155 or 170. For thicker and hard to mould hair, higher heat is a must. Keep your heat protection mist handy at all times. Try not to use this when you hair is damp, or else your hair would sizzle!
The curls last for a short while, 3 hours and then, they look like my natural hair. This is the only sad part about a casual volume waves tong. If you have straight hair, do not bother to run your fingers through your hair once you curl, the waves will loosen up sooner than you know. If you are not in a hurry to leave the house, set your curls with a spray. Run your fingers to loosen the waves only when you ready to step our or reach your destination, or else your hair will be left with no style.
The clamp it comes with is super handy. You can decide which direction you want your waves to be, inward towards your face or outward. I usually stick to the clamp underneath the wrap and then drag the tong with the closed clamp along the hair piece and then wrap and hold for ten seconds.
Before using Babyliss Volume Waves:
After using Babyliss Volume Waves:
Pros of BaByliss 2289U Volume Waves Curling Tong:
- Good to create casual wavy hairstyle.
- Good to create casual hairstyles on straight as well as wavy hair.
- Good to define your waves, if you already have wavy hair.
- Clamp is handy.
Cons of BaByliss 2289U Volume Waves Curling Tong:
- High degree of heat.
- The waves loosen up sooner than I would wish them to.
- Works best on a day or two-day old hair, not on freshly shampooed hair.
Would I Recommend/Repurchase BaByliss 2289U Volume Waves Curling Tong?
Yes, this is a good tong to have. I am still to touch the best curling tong, but so far, I am happy with this one.
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