Friday Flop: Remington Wrap to Waves
About a year ago I was given a Remington Wrap to Waves ceramic hair styler. Always one to love getting to try out a new product, I could not wait to get it home. Where I then put it in a drawer and forgot all about it.
A few weeks ago I happened to come across it on the same day as a friend’s birthday party. I thought it was meant to be. I wanted to do something to look extra cute for a big girl’s night out and I tore that package right open.
Watch a video and learn tricks on how to get the complete look? Who had time for that?! I decided it could not be that hard and heated it up as I read the instructions:
PLACE heat protective glove on the hand you will use to wrap your hair. Grab a 1″ section of hair & place between the 2 styling barrels. Um…yeah. A heat protective glove!
BRING the hair under the barrel farthest away from your head.
CONTINUE to wrap the hair around the barrel so your hair is between the two styling irons.
BRING the hair over to the other styling barrel & wrap your hair around the barrel.
BRING your hair back into the center of the styling barrels & continue to wrap your hair alternating the barrels as you go! Do you have any idea how not easy that is?
Oh my gravy. I was frustrated less than two minutes in…yet determined to make this work so I kept at it. What I ended up with was a frizzy barely curled mess. Which is kind of crazy because frizzy is something my hair has never been. If anything, it is so thick it can be hard to curl sometimes. Deep lasting waves I did not have. And it was not fast either.
From the website: With its 350? F high heat and ceramic plating for less damage and faster styling, this tool is the answer to your time-restrained styling. Whether you have 60 minutes or 10 minutes, Remington is here to help you get ready.
In fact I had spent so much time trying to work this iron right that by the time I was done (and completely unhappy with the results), I had very little time left to try and work with what I had done to myself. I furiously brushed, wet and sprayed my hair until it looked OK enough and I was out the door just in time…not at all happy with how it looked after spending so much extra time on it.
It retails on the Remington website for $27.99 and no I do not think that would be money well spent. Calling this what it is. A big old Friday Flop. Who thought it would be fast and easy to curl your hair between two heated barrels with a protective glove on one hand. Have you tried the Remington Wrap to Waves? How did it work for you? I am totally interested to hear about your experience!