Get The Wavy Look Without The Surfboard
In my world, there is curly and straight. I either have mega curls right out of the shower, or I have straight hair when I use my flat iron. From there I can turn my hair into anything I want, but I usually opt for straight until I decide to get “curly” creative with my flat iron. That being said, I’m now learning there are a huge number of options other than just curling and straightening. My discovery has brought not just curls, but crimps and waves too.
Now I know this I want to try one of everything! I recently found out about wavers, and immediately went on the hunt for something that would give me a happy medium between tight curls and stick straight. During that hunt, I came across the Bed Head Deep Waver, and I love the look it helps to create.
I remember when I was a kid, crimpers were THE THING. Since the style back then was very much 80’s I doubt it would work nowadays, and when I look at them now I wonder what we were all thinking. This waver looks pretty similar to the crimpers I used when I was a kid, but the plates are larger. I guess that’s the different between a crimp and a wave.
The movements you make with your hand while using this device is not like a straightening iron, in fact it’s a whole lot more like a crimper. You take the iron and place it on the piece of hair you want to style. Then, you clamp and leave it for a few seconds. The result is a large section of hair that has a single wave in it. Depending on length, you just continue to go down the strands in the same way. It’s probably not as fast as straightening, but it takes way less time than curling with a traditional curling iron.
You Better Lock It Up
I like that this has a lock on the sides so it clamps together when not in use. This means it will be less likely to burn countertops etc. Any safety features I get on products that heat up I will take without a second thought (but that’s another story).
Latest and Platest
Even though the plates on this one have a strange shape, they are still covered with coatings that protect hair from extreme heat. This is important to me, and I like that you can get this iron (of sorts) with tourmaline plates. Locking in moisture is really important when you’re putting heat on your hair, so the fact the plates work this way is a big bonus.
Look Beach Swept When You’re Really Just Home Swept
Salt water and beach air has a way of doing something to hair that is hard to replicate elsewhere. When you’re on the water, you get that piece-y look that doesn’t come from freshwater or regular oxygenated air. Putting waves in with the Bed Head device creates a similar look without having to drive to the nearest natural water source. Skip the seagulls and do it with something like this instead!
The Price is Right
This device is quirky looking, that’s a given if you’ve looked at it. I would be hesitant to buy something that looked so strange if it wasn’t priced low enough that I could avoid regretting it. At a mere $25 the price is definitely correct on this one
Waves That Last (Most) Of The Day
The texture your hair will get from this iron will look great right off the bat, but as with most irons it will likely fall out some when your hair moves. You’ll get plenty of wear out of your style though, so don’t worry about it going entirely flat. It will give just enough body to last throughout the day and give you the piece-y beach-y look we love oh-so-much.
Long Hair, Do Care
If you’re like me and have super long hair you might not get the look you want with the Waver. The barrels aren’t big enough to get through your whole head quickly which can make it tedious to style with. It’s probably better for shoulder length or slightly longer hair, though it’s possible it can work for just about anyone.
Ok, this iron isn’t entirely burn proof because it gets really hot and can still touch your skin, but it isn’t going to be as likely to burn you as other options because of the black plastic on the top end of the device. The small ring saves people from burning themselves while holding on to the end to get the right positioning on the hair.
Wavering On Waves
I really like the idea of this waver. I think the potential look it can give is really cool, but I’m not sure it’s going to work with my super long hair or the thickness it brings to my style game. That being said the price isn’t bad, and I don’t think it would be harmful to try it. I’m going to add it to the shortlist as yet another way to get a look I might like.