Then I saw that they were bringing out the 'Curl Secret' which is basically the same apart from it has less settings and is £120! I quickly ordered it on Very.co.uk but there was a 6 week wait! I heard that Boots released it on Monday and quickly ordered it from there (and got a few Boots points too - bonus!). Off I ran excitedly on Wednesday after work along to Boots to collect my order!
"The Babyliss Curl Secret has revolutionary Auto Curl technology to effortlessly create beautiful, free-flowing curls with long-lasting effect."
The curler has two different heat settings and three timer settings for different curl effects and an automatic curl direction for a natural finish. You can basically choose how tight/loose you want the curl by changing the heat and timer settings before you start and the curl alternates left and right each time!
Babyliss offer these tips to help you when you are starting off:
• Setting 8 (8 seconds = 3 beeps) - for loose waves
• Setting 10 (10 seconds = 4 beeps) - for soft curls
• Setting 12 (12 seconds = 5 beeps) - for more defined curls
|Time and Heat Settings|
I have a bob so I wasn't sure how this would work on my hair. It's quite a long bob but the underneath layers are fairly short as it is graduated. I started off by trying a few of the top layers just to get a feel for how the styler works. It's fairly easy to use; just section off a piece of hair, put it inbetween the curler and press down. It will draw your hair into the curler until it's completely sucked in. It then beeps for however long and then a few beeps at the end to let you know it's ready to release. Ta da! You have a curl! It really is that easy. A few times I did accidentally get my hair caught but it doesn't hurt at all, you just release the curlers and it lets your hair go. I really love this and it didn't take me long at all to finish my whole head! The underneath layers weren't as curly obviously because they're shorter but it still looked really nice once I was all done! It's a bit trickier to do the back of your head as you can't see where to put the hair through the curler but with a few uses I think I will be able to do it perfectly! I wouldn't say the curls were 'perfect' every time but I went for loose messy curls anyway so for me it's not a problem! I think I'll be taking this with me on holiday as it's so quick and easy to use. I really love the colour of it too!
Here is a photo of my hair straight after I had used the curler (excuse the no make-up face!). As you can see my hair is quite big and it did settle down after this and framed my face rather than just sticking out. I used it on the hottest heat setting for 8 seconds because I didn't want them to go too tight as I already have short hair. Also, as it is so humid and hot outside I noticed that the curls didn't really frizz at all which my hair usually does! I will use this again whilst the weather is still nice and let you know how the curls hold throughout the day! *UPDATE* The curls lasted ALL day. No joke. Even with 30 degrees heat in England my hair stayed put in curls for the entire duration of the day. I work in a cake shop and it got so hot and stuffy but the curls remained and my hair wasn't frizzy either. I even slept with the curls in and it still looked nice!
What do you think of this? Will you be buying it? Leave me a comment & let me know what you think!
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