Between Claire and myself, we have tried and tested just about every hair tool imaginable – GHDs, curling tongs, curling wands, brush stylers, Instylers, rollers…the list continues. So we know a thing or two about what tool to use for different looks, but sometimes knowing what to use just doesn’t cut it. With so many of these hair tools, it’s all about technique and it can take a lot of practice (with dismal results) to get the hang of it. For instance, I am absolutely incompetent when it comes to doing GHD curls. I just can’t! Curling wands are a bit easier to use but can result in nasty burns and singed finger tips if you’re not careful. So when I heard about this new hair product from Remington, which claims to cut out the awkwardness of curling hair, I was sceptical about whether it would actually work.
The Curl Revolution is one of Remington’s newest tools. I personally love Remington hair tools. They perform well, they’re durable and well made so they last and they’re generally not too pricey.
So what are The Curl Revolution specifics? Well, it has a rotating barrel with different temperature settings, up to 230 degrees celsius. This minimises the heat damage to your hair as the barrel is constantly moving and not concentrating on any one part of your hair for a period of time. Depending on your hair type, you can decide how hot to set the styler. It also has a coated barrel that glides through the hair smoothly and protects against static. It has a 15 second heat up function and automatically turns off after 60 minutes. I don’t know about you, but all this does very little to excite me. For me, the proof has to be in the pudding.
This new curler is one of the first of its kind. It has an odd shaped design – it reminds me of a beak of some description. You feed a section of hair through the opening, positioning it where you’d like the curl to start. I started my curl about two inches from the root and started directly at the root for the top section of my hair to give a bit of volume. Once you’re happy, with your hair in place, simply turn the dial on the styler and it will begin to rotate until all the hair has been fed through. Using this hair tool is extremely easy. Once you feed through the piece of hair, the barrel rotates for a couple of seconds until the hair falls gently out of the styler. That’s it, simple as! Repeat for your whole head and you’ll be left with big, bouncy waves. I know this makes it sound super simple but that’s exactly what it is. There’s really no technique needed to use the Curl Revolution. Once you’ve inserted your hair into the gap, the curler does the rest of the work for you.
Step 1: Insert hair into the opening
Step 2: Hold the dial in place until the entire section of hair has been fed through the styler
It’s quick, it’s simple and the end results are fantastic. It leaves you with big, voluminous hair. I was even asked by one of my best friends whether I was wearing hair extensions as it looked so thick and healthy. This is definitely a must-have hair product for anyone, especially those of you ho find it hard to master the wrist movement involved in using so many hair tools that are on the market today. This little gem just cuts out all the awkwardness of twisting your wrist around while wrapping and holding your hair in place, all the while, trying to avoid a third degree burn to the face! The Remington Curl Revolution retails for around €70 but in my opinion, it’s well worth this!
What’s your go-to hair tool? Is it a GHD, curling wand or do you have what it takes to do the good old curly blowdry? Let us know!