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
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 in the barrel, press the curler together and hold. 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.
Here is a photo of my hair after I had used the curler. 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 even slept with the curls in and it still looked nice the next morning, with no need to go back over any straggly bits!
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