Flat Iron Experts- Amika Triple Barrel Curler Review | 2014 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Amika Triple Barrel CurlerI was sent the following product for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

All of my life I’ve never been one who has really done much to my hair. I am just not one of those people who has a natural talent (or any talent at all, really) of styling my hair, and being the sleep lover that I am I prefer to sleep in until the last minute possible in the mornings before I have to get up to be ready to go. Having naturally curly hair made it easy for me growing up (and now on those busy morning with the kids) because after a shower all I have to do is throw some gel in my hair and go.  But like most naturally curly haired people, I prefer to straighten it, and I do that most days.  I’ve learned how to straighten it pretty quickly because, well, with kids more of my ‘getting ready time’ is spent trying to make sure they stay on track and get themselves ready than getting myself ready, so I have to be quick.  If you’ve got kids you know what I’m talking about… 🙂  This works okay for me, but there are times I get tired of looking the same; same hairstyle, same makeup, same clothes…  Sometimes I just want something different, but until recently I wasn’t sure what.  Then my cousins started showing up with beautiful, even curls and I knew I needed what they were using- a curling wand.

I LOVE the Coriolis Flat Iron I reviewed 2 years ago from Flat Iron Experts, so I knew they’d have tons of great clipless curling wands to choose from as well.  I was right!  The Amika Love Your Hair Black 3P Triple Barrel Set clipless curling wand has quickly become one of my favorite appliances.  While I don’t have time to use it to curl my hair every day  (and I don’t need to because I’m a stay-at-home-mom and don’t need to get fancied up to homeschool my kids), I do make time when I am going somewhere and want a different look.  Since there are 3 different size interchangeable tourmaline barrels I can further change the look of my hair based on my preference, creating curls of different sizes and shapes. I can even take that further depending on the size chunks of hair I curl at once; the more hair I do at once, the bigger and looser the curls are.  Take smaller chunks and the curls are smaller and tighter.  The possibilities really are endless.  The best part is, I can curl my hair one evening, and the curls look just as good (sometimes even better) the next morning! They really hold so well, though the larger the curl the quicker it relaxes.

Barrel sizesThe unit has an on/off button, as well as buttons to adjust the heat to your liking.  As soon as you plug it in the display shows that the unit is turned off. It emits a quiet beep every few seconds to remind you that it hasn’t been turned on yet. Once it’s turned on the display glows green, then shows the desired temperature. If you want it to heat up to a higher or lower temperature, simply press the + or – buttons to change the temperature.  The default temperature is set at 360* F, and I’ve found that works fine for me. The max temperature is 400* F, so you can try a few settings and see which works best for you.  It takes about 2 minutes for the unit to heat up to 360* F (showing the current temps as it heats up), so I have time to do my makeup, brush my teeth, or change my outfit a time or two while I wait.

temperatureAs I stated previously, there are 3 different barrel sizes- 32mm, 25mm, and 19mm.  To change barrels, simply press and hold the round buttons at the top of the handle (one on the front, one on the back) while pulling the barrel. It easily pops out, allowing you to switch to the desired barrel.

remove barrelIt’s made with 100% Ceramic Technology, making it able to distribute heat across the entire surface evenly, retain heat more efficiently, and eliminate damaging hot spots. Ceramic plates radiate far-infrared heat to preserve more moisture within the hair shaft and causing less damage to the hair cuticle. It also emits negative ions, which eliminate static electricity and deliver shinier and sleeker results.

-Ultra-light weight and intuitive design
-Superior professional hair styling at home
-Easy grip handle made of durable heat resistant material
-Creates a shiny, smooth finish
-Professional 360 swivel cord to prevent tangling
-Clip free curler will not tug / break hair
-Comes with a FREE heat resistant glove
-One Year Warranty

Plus, Flat Iron Experts also offers a 1 month 100% Satisfaction Money-Back Guarantee (I love this)! They understand that when you make a purchase online the products that you receive may not always be what you expected.  If you do not like the product just simply mail it back. It’s that easy!

From start to finish it takes me about 45 minutes to curl my hair using the small and medium barrels, and about 30 minutes with the largest barrel.  My hair is very thick, however, so I’d imagine for most it would take less time. I love the change it’s given me, and I’m thrilled to have this product.

banner250The Amika Love Your Hair Black 3P Triple Barrel Set clipless curling wand would make a perfect gift for the mother in your life! Check out Flat Iron Experts to see all of the other products available-  Any one of them would make a perfect gift for mom for Mother’s Day! You can also stay up to date on the latest sales, deals, giveaways and more by liking Flat Iron Experts on Facebook and following Flat Iron Experts on Twitter.

Comments

  1. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I would love one of these to straighten mine or to have just to get curls when I want them. My daughter had a flat iron and use to do my hair with hers, loved the results and would love one of my own now

  2. I’m in the market for a barrel curler- I’ve used hot rollers for years, but my stylist turned me onto a wand during our last visit.

  3. Katie Klein says:

    I would really love one of these for mothers day. I need a new curling iron so bad.

  4. Beautiful! They all look great, but I really like the soft waves of the medium barrel.

  5. Jermaine says:

    Wow!

  6. I love having 3 options in one! Thanks for the pics too. Definitely helpful!

  7. I have not broke down and bought one of these yet. It would be fun – I should buy one – this one looks great – Ill have to check it out. My grand daughter would really love one.

  8. I like all of the different looks. Very pretty and for all different occasions and settings. Maybe I will need to ask for one of these for Mother’s Day this year.

  9. Looks like a great curler….this might just be able to control my curly hair.

  10. Angela S says:

    I am letting a perm grow out and need a good curling iron for the transitional stage. This sounds like a great one.

  11. Robin Cabrini says:

    I’ve been wanting on of these, thanks for the great review. I have poker straight hair and my daughter has massive curls. Looks like something we can both use.

  12. Laura J says:

    Oh I love this! I love that you can adjust your heat setting, and the 3 interchangeable barrels is so neat! I love how you got the different looks with the different size barrels! I love how they hold so well too!

  13. Love the display. I could use a new iron.

  14. This is so cool! I am always a fan of consolidating! This would eliminate 3 different hair related products from my vanity!

  15. This is awesome! I’ve never seen a curling iron with 3 different sizes of barrels, very cool! I think my favorites are the larger curls.

  16. I pay good money to get rid of my natural curls, so I won’t be needing a curling iron ever. LOL 🙂

  17. I like that you can adjust the temperature to what’s best for your hair, that can really save you from hair damage. I love the wave you get from the large barrel.

  18. I am in the market for a new straightener! Mine always burn out fast.

  19. This looks like a really great curling iron. I need a new one, mine is so old and gross. Great review!

  20. Jenn Y says:

    Love, Love, LOVE this!!! My daughters and I could really use this! How cute are the large “beach curls” you did? I like that you can change the barrel, so you don’t have a ton of different irons (and cords!) cluttering your drawer. Thanks for the review!

  21. I love my flat iron, but that’s all it does, flatten my hair. I would love one of these for Mother’s Day to try something new with my chin length bob!

  22. Ashley M says:

    I love the beachy waves you got from the medium barrel. I have naturally curly hair but sometimes I prefer a more sculpted look.

  23. Julie Wood says:

    I love having 3 options in one! And I like that I can get such nice curly hair with this Flat Iron. Thanks for the pictures! Really shows how great this Flat Iron is.

  24. Oooooo… I love all the options! I’m a fan of the medium barrel, but would sometimes like to switch up.

  25. caitlyn says:

    having all those options is so great instead of having to buy a million different tools! So cool. I need to get myself one

  26. It looks like a great product if you have the correct hair texture; however, my hair would look like a poodle if curled. I also have not had much success with straightening it.

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