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.
The 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.
As 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.
It’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.
The 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.