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stillwearingaredribbon Wed 17-Dec-14 23:19:13

I have naturally wavy hair which can be persuaded to curl
I would like mad curls for going out though, like crystal tips if anyone remembers her
My friend swore by curling with straighteners. I got a nice shine and bouncy curls at the ends but not the mad curls I wanted
My hair is below shoulder with long layers
Is there a gadget that works?

SomethingOnceInRoyalDavidsCity Thu 18-Dec-14 00:13:40

Had to Google Crystal Tipps!

If you want a no-heat method you could try paper towel curls or, even better, plastic straw curls.

Unless you're impressively dextrous, you may need a friend to help.

BlairWaldorfLovesShopping Thu 18-Dec-14 09:59:05

Look up babyliss perfect curl/curl secret (not sure what the difference is or whether they're the same). £££ but the results are amazing!

Monocerus Thu 18-Dec-14 10:13:22

Yep, the curl secret/ perfect curl is amazing. It's quicker than curling wands and the curls stay in for days.

hellsbellsmelons Thu 18-Dec-14 10:13:51

My DD loves her www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4440381.htm?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=cgid:17632543473|tsid:59157|cid:199887993|lid:92279241153|nw:g|crid:56621382753|rnd:9573407826986135621|dvc:c|adp:1o1|bku:1
It's quicker than tongs and the curls last for days.
It took her a while to get used to it.
YouTube videos helped.
Really good though!

hellsbellsmelons Thu 18-Dec-14 10:14:23

Sorry - use THIS link

pockledigg Thu 18-Dec-14 21:34:10

Curl Secret for me too. I have very long, thick and frizzy hair. I wash it and give it a quick straighten then use CS, which takes about 15-20 mins for me as I have loads of hair. Curls last for ages too. Wish I'd bought one years ago instead of struggling with a wand.
Here's a photo of it - a bit crap as on webcam, but gives you an idea.

zinnia Thu 18-Dec-14 22:58:19

I cannot speak for other gadgets as was so traumatised by youthful attempts with curling tongs that I've had straight hair for years and years. Moment of madness in hairdresser last weekend has led to rediscovering my 'waves' and panic-bought a curl secret on haidresser's recommendation. It's really really good at doing what it's meant to do. I quailed at the price but so far worth it (You Tube v useful for getting the hang of the method)

stillwearingaredribbon Fri 19-Dec-14 08:56:44

That looks great, looks like I will need to splash out

PulpsNotFiction Fri 19-Dec-14 09:49:28

Thinking of getting one of these, my hair is naturally frizzy, would it need to be straightened before I used it do you think or could I get away with blasting it with the hairdryer and using it on my frizzy mop?

pockledigg Fri 19-Dec-14 12:27:01

I would do a quick straighten first. It will make it less likely to get hair tangled in the gadget and it makes the curls 'smoother'.

PulpsNotFiction Sun 21-Dec-14 13:46:21

Thanks pockle, my hairdresser used one on me yesterday and I was impressed! She didn't need to straighten it first although she does a better job than me drying it so it wasn't so frizzy.

I'm collecting mine tomorrow!

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