BaByliss Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think about growing my hair out. There’s days when I love my short bob, and then there are days when I think it’s time for a change. I’ve had long hair my entire life, but right before I started this blog, I cut it all off. I wanted something fresh and unique. No one seemed to be rocking short hair back in 2008, and it didn’t become “trendy” until Katy Perry cut hers off.
With my hair hitting way above my shoulders, there’s not much I can do with it. The fact that it’s pin-straight, makes it next to impossible to curl. I thought my length was too short to achieve a true wave. I always struggled with wrapping my short hair around a thick barrel, and often just ended up with a few kinks. Turns out, all I needed was the correct tool and the proper techniques.
Wanna know my secret in achieving beachy waves for short hair… use a skinnier tool. The BaByliss Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron 5/8″ from Trade Secrets features an incredibly tiny barrel which allows me to fully wrap my hair around it more than once. The more times you can wrap your hair around the barrel, the more visible the curls will be. It’s also important to work in sections. Pick up a large portion of your hair and secure it at the top of your head with bobby pins, elastic or topknot. The hair left at the bottom is what you’ll want to start curling first. Start at the root of your hair and begin curling away from your face. For a relaxed wave, work the hair around the barrel until you have around a half an inch or slightly less of your ends out of the wand. Release the wand and let the curl fall. Continue until all hair is curled.
What’s amazing about the BaByliss Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron 5/8″ is the fact you can adjust the temperature. The dial can be changed to 40 different heat settings, depending on if you have very thin hair or thick, coarse hair (heats up to 220ºC). It also features a tourmaline/ceramic barrel which allows it to retain heat more efficiently, distribute it more evenly and provides long-lasting curl. It dries hair from the inside out, which helps prevent damage and over-heating. Not only does the iron eliminate static electricity, it helps to neutralize odors and bacteria. Each curl is left healthy, shiny and beautiful.
Another excellent tip, and that’s just as important as the tool and technique is to texturizer. You need to prep the hair with something like a dry shampoo or root lifter to add volume. Shake and run your fingers through your hair to evenly disperse the product before you start curling. After all your curls are in place, don’t forget to shake and run your fingers through your hair. This will help to loosen up and separate the waves. Add a serum, oil or a shine spray to refine the look. This will also help your curls look more wild and free.
Since the BaByliss Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron allows me to create playful and random curl patterns with a shiny, healthy finish, I’m easy able to achieve 3 days’ worth of waves off a single style. When the curls start to fall and look a little messy, I add in some dry shampoo. This helps to instantly refresh the look. It retails for $99.
“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Trade Secret, but all opinions on this blog are my own. I also want to thank you for supporting the brands that support my blog.”