Monday, 21 October 2013

Babyliss Curl Secret review • oliviamayharker

Hey lovelies,

Here I am again with another cheeky post. This ones all about hair! Now luckily, I was some would say blessed with naturally thick, long, dark hair. Ever since I was a new born baby my head has never been short of hair. 
One down side of this is how hard it is to tackle.
Any heat styling took me nearly an hour and a half so there was no chance of me getting curly hair before college unless I got up before the crack of dawn, no thank you. 

 HOWEVER, there has been a revolution in Babyliss Head quarters, it's the curl secret! 
 This new styling product is the new quick and easy way forward when it comes to curling your hair. 
Now, I was browsing around Boots about 2 weeks a go, and as my mum and dad work in Boots HQ in Nottingham, I'd heard a lot about the curl secret already. When a lady told me a woman on the Bumble and Bumble stand was testing it out on people, I practically ran towards it. She sat me down and did my whole head in just over 10 minutes. Can you believe it? She also used some great Bumble and Bumble products that have been, cheekily, added to my Christmas list. From then on in, I just had to have it! My mum agreed to buy it as an early present for Christmas, and I couldn't wait to have a go. 

'But Olivia, how do you use the Curl Secret?' I hear you ask. Well, you hold the barrel to your head and slot a piece of hair in, you clamp down, and your hair will then be sucked up inside the barrel, DON'T BE AFRAID LADIES! (There is a very small chance of your hair getting tangled or stuck if you use it right!) There are three timer settings on the curl secret, 8, 10 and 12, then 2 heat settings. For the timer settings, if you select 8, there will be three, slow beeps followed by 4 quick beeps to let you know your curl is ready, release the clamp and ABRACADABRA! 8 will create loose waves, 10 soft curls and with 12 you get a much more defined curl, almost ringlet like.

First of all you have to make sure your hair is silky smooth. you can back comb and ruffle up your hair as much as you want when you've finished, but for now make sure it is completely tangle free zone. I use a Tangle Teezer for this. Section out your hair into sections no larger than 3cm. Just clamp away after this and go around your whole head, curling and sectioning.

                                                          The finished result

Spot the cat
This took me around 20 minutes to do, and I'm getting quicker. Admittedly, it is rather an expensive hair tool at £119.99. Link here
But totally worth it! The perfect Christmas present. Will you be adding it to your list?

Let me know in the comments what you'd like to see from me next and also what you think of my hair and the curl secret.

See you again soon,

Olivia x

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  1. This looks so good and your hair looks amazing after you used it! Seriously considering putting this on my Christmas list now! Love your blog by the way xxx

    1. Thank you so much! I think you should put it on there;)
      It's so good because you can get three different types of curl!

      Thanks again
      Olivia x

  2. I've read that you shouldn't use it on long hair and mine goes down to my waist, however was bought the product, have you ever had any problems with it?x