Friday, 5 January 2018

Review | BaByliss 2289KU Keratin Shine Wave Curling Tong

I'm still not over big bouncy wavy hair and I don't think I ever will be, back in the day I used barrel roll dry my hair and curl it with a curling wand and add some bedraggled and battered extensions to ensure ultimate volume. These days I'm much less OTT and after an incident with the afore mentioned curling wand that resulted in some severely burnt finger tips, I resorted to using some (very old) straighteners to add some waves to my hair. Unfortunately, these old straighteners were only burning the ends of my hair leaving it smelling and feeling a bit dodgy afterwards. I decided to take advantage of the Boxing Day sales and treat myself to a new curling tong and the BaByliss Keratin Shine Wave Curling Tong caught my attention. 
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Initially I had my eye on the Lee Stafford Chopstick Styler mainly because of the recent buzz in the blogosphere about Lee Stafford products but such tight curls weren't what I wanted to achieve. After a quick bit of research I came across the BaByliss Keratin Shine Wave Curling Tong and noted that it is specifically designed for longer hair to add waves rather than curls which is exactly what I wanted. My hair is just past the middle of my back and with most other stylers I'd have to tightly wrap my hair around the wand to ensure the length of my hair was styled rather than just the ends hence why I was always more inclined to use straighteners. 

Another key feature of the BaByliss Keratin Shine Wave Curling Tong is the keratin infusion of the ceramic barrel that adds shine and protection to my hair rather than just heats it - after years of using my old straighteners that pulled, tugged and burnt my hair, this was a luxury that I was excited to experience.

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The styler comes with four heat settings ranging from 165 degrees to 210 degrees, I'm over the days of having 210 degree heat on my hair so tend to stick around the 165 - 180  mark to be on the safe side, I'm sure using a higher temperature would help the curls stay in for longer but I am not about that frazzled hair life anymore. In the past I've found that curling tongs take a lot longer to use than straighteners which is why I've often gone for the straight look over the wavy look (getting up earlier is not my jam) but I've found that this tong take around the same amount of time, partly due to the 45 second heat up time and the fact that the larger barrel can take a lot more hair than smaller curlers / straighteners. The fact that barrel is a lilac shade gives me more confidence in using it and not burning my finger tips like I did with my old all-black tong - not to mention the fact that it also looks extra pretty.

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The keratin infused barrel has been a game changer for me, it's a little bit gross how used to burnt smelling ends I was as how dry they used to feel - with the Keratin Shine Wave Curling Tong my hair feels somewhat healthier after use and definitely looks smoother and shinier. This all new smooth and shiny look does mean that my curls drop a lot sooner than they used to but leave ultra-loose waves that I can swish around like a Disney Princess. Other excellent ket details to the tong is the 75 minute automatic shut off, those skanky old straighteners used to stay hot even when switched off if they were left plugged which should've been a red flag really, the heat-proof mat as well as the safety stand to ensure surfaces aren't damaged and the stay-cool tip that keeps fingertips safe as well as the lever that gently holds the hair in place whilst the heat is applied.

If you haven't gathered already, I'm pretty chuffed with this tong and the results and for a bargain price of £21.99 in Argos, you can be just as chuffed as me with swishy wavy hair and feels as good as it looks. Well done BaByliss, well done 👏🏼.

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I also wanted to take a moment to give a shout out to this Scunci vented hairbrush - it claimed to reduce hair drying time half and I initially thought that this was BS until I tried it. The ventilation at the back of the paddle allows the heat from a hairdryer to circulate and dry your hair during the while process, I feel that this has has also reduced damage as the heat is being evenly circulated rather than projected at specific areas each time. if you're looking to reduce your hair-drying time (I don't see why you wouldn't be) then you need to get one of these if your life.

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8 comments

  1. Your hair is so so pretty, I love it dark, and I have the curlers! you have reminded me to go get them out the cupboard and try them now my hair is long again :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  2. Omg I love your hair this colour! This looks really good and I love the natural curl as opposed to it looking false. So pretty x

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  3. This curler is so so affordable & I love the lilac shade of the barrel! x

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  4. Your hair is stunning! It's so shiny! I love the natural curls you've achieved with this! xx

    Beautylymin

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  5. I need some good tongs as I usually go for the lazy option and curl with my straighteners! x

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  6. I love your hair! The tongs did such a great job, I love the waves

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  7. I'm on the lookout for some new tongs as mine just recently broke haha x

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  8. I love your hair! It’s so thick and long. I’ve been wanting a wide barrel styler so I think this could be it.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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