This May Be The Strangest Thing I’ve Ever Seen… And I See A Lot Of WEIRD Stuff
I like weird things. I do! Ask my husband. I have a collection of “out there” products that look strange, but that’s why I love them. It can be anything from statues and brick-a-brack to clothing and accessories. I pretty much like everything weird.
So you know when something looks too weird for me, it’s gotta be really, really out there. I thought I had seen every type of hair styling device on the planet at least once, but apparently I was wrong. There are still some out there I have not seen, and WHOO… they are kind of a doozy!
Now, keep in mind this is all about the way they look and not about how they operate. I’ll get to that in just a bit. The first one that comes to mind as a bit whacky is the Revlon Curl Collection Bubble Curling Wand. It definitely looks like a series of bubbles stacked together, that’s for sure.
Ceramic Around The Curves
While it looks different, it still has a ceramic core that makes so many curling wands useful. It gets the consistent heat necessary for the right amount of curling, but I wonder how well it distributes it considering the difference in thickness at different points of the iron. That being said, I’m not a curling wand technician and considering there are few complaints about this I doubt it’s an issue.
Distributing A Lot Of Heat
Whether it’s consistent or not does not detract from the fact that the heat goes up to 400 degrees. That’s a lot for a wand, and it should be enough to get the curl you want with just about any hair type.
Weird For A Reason
Though the bubbles look strange, they actually exist for versatility’s sake. By being there, they make it possible to get different hair styles based on where you wrap your hair. When you curl with your hair running along primarily the smallest part of the bubble, you’ll get tight curls.
By working with the biggest parts, you’ll get waves. The bubbles also give you a road map of where to put your hair if you aren’t sure how tightly to wrap it. Another important thing to remember about the shape is it fends off hot spots.
The Shape Helps Keeps Curls Together
By working with the shape of the iron as it is, you get very clearly defined curls. This means that as long as you don’t break them up by repeatedly running your hands through them, you should have curls for the whole day. The combination of the shape, the ceramic and the heat level make it so the curls are not only soft, they also have staying power.
Priced Like A Champ
I’m not sure I get the style of this iron, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth a try. The price makes it even more enticing because it comes in at around $25. Not a bad deal at all.
Set It And Forget It
No, seriously! The way the wand has been designed to heat up means that within about five seconds after wrapping the hair around it, you have a perfect curl. I don’t know what that translates to with my hair because I have so much of it, but I know that in the past it took way longer to get my hair done than five seconds per strand, and it never looked like I knew what I was doing.
Revlon Curl Drama
While a lot of people love the style of this iron, some are not as pleased with the fixed way you have to curl with it. And while it does offer options when you’re using it technically, an iron without a strange shape will offer more because you aren’t limited to small tracks. Those who want super tight curls with a lot of bounce may not get what they want from this iron. However, if you’re looking for looser curls or you have super long hair, I think this model is just the ticket.
Work For It
You can get the look you’re going for with this iron, but the bubbles seem to make it a lot of work. They don’t make it easier like I thought they would. Instead, you have to try to keep them in the right place on the wand to ensure you get consistent curls throughout the entire style. That’s kind of annoying, and it takes up a lot of time I don’t have. Although, with some practice many people say they have managed to cut the amount of curling time down.
Bubbling With Potential
While I really like the idea of this one, I’m not sold by the lack of versatility. It does get consistently hot, but it doesn’t have the flexibility many other wands do. That said, the bubbles make you feel like a kid again and if you’re not after super tight curls, this may still be a winner. And that for $3 per bubble!