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  • The New Curling Iron You Need for Perfect, Wavy Hair

  • Posted by Stephanie on July 11, 2011 at 12:25PM
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  • Thanks to the wavy hair trend that is all the rage this summer, there are more expert tips on how to create this carefree look than ever before. In true beauty-obsessed fashion, I made sure I had all the products necessary to create this look a month before summer started (volumizing mousse, salt spray, finishing crème, check!). After all, I wanted to practice in private so I could prevent any not-so-hot hair moments popping up on my Facebook page.

  • I've tried so many techniques for achieving this tousled look -- all touted to be fail-proof -- but frankly became tired of all the steps and products needed. After all, summer is all about low-maintenance beauty, right? Enter my new favorite wavy hair tool: A multiple-barrel curling iron.

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  • While this iron may look intimidating (I'm the first to admit it could quite possibly be mistaken for a torture device), it promises to create loose and natural waves with a flick of your wrist. These curling irons work like a regular-looking single barrel curling iron, except you have to weave your hair between the two (or three) barrels, so it may be a good idea to have a heat resistant glove on when giving these devices a go -- at least the first few times.

  • Here are some of the multiple-barrel irons I found:

  • 1. Rsession Tools Naluwaver, $179.99

  • By wrapping a strand of hair in a figure eight around the two barrels, you can create a unique curl pattern that looks carefree and natural. Depending on how tightly or loosely you wrap the hair, waves will vary in size. You can also use the Naluwaver to create volume at the crown for updos, and it works well for all hair types.

  • 2. Hot Tools Gold 3 Barrel Waver Spring Iron, $44.99

  • The 24k gold plating on this iron allows the barrel to heat up (and cool down) evenly and quickly. The different temperature settings allow more control over how tight or loose the curls are, making it ideal for thin or straight hair.

  • 3. Revlon Ceramic 3-Barrel Jumbo Weaver, $24.99

  • This ceramic 3-barrel weaver is great for curling large chunks of hair and creating a voluminous, full-bodied look thanks to the extra barrel. The ceramic barrels lock in moisture and shine as you style, and are most effective for normal hair types.

  • 4. Bedhead Dual Barrel Waver, $34.99

  • The Bedhead waver has adjustable barrels, giving you control over the desired curl size. The ceramic barrels also give off negative ions and have fiber optic heat indicators that change colors to indicate the temperature, which help protect hair from heat damage. This waver is best suited for normal hair types.

  • The hair weaving part may sound a bit tricky, but trust me -- practice makes perfect. And really, if a double-barrel iron is the trick to getting Giselle Bundchen's signature waves, then I think it's well worth the effort, don't you?

  • Tell me what you think! Have you tried these curling irons before? Are you intrigued enough to give one a try?

  • Member Comments

    Your Comment:

    • While I wouldn't spend $180 to try one, the more affordable models sound intriguing. And wrapping your hair in a figure-8 around the two barrels sounds pretty simple.

      by Jewelrydesigner Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 10:43AM Report as inappropriate

    • I haven't tried these out yet, but I am intrigued. My hair is a little bit wavy, but I want to bring it out.

      by beautybody Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 10:46PM Report as inappropriate

    • they look a little complicated! :P

      by queenofthegreen Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 09:23AM Report as inappropriate

    • I don't curl/wave my hair with heat tools--my hair just won't hold the shape. :(

      by LipglossandSpandex Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 01:07AM Report as inappropriate

    • these look kinda complicated but i want one haha:)

      by riley_beach Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 01:23PM Report as inappropriate

    • I'm not a big fan of these. It leaves my hair too uniform and perfect, I like it more messy.

      by sunkissedx0 Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 06:19PM Report as inappropriate

    • I'm actually going to go out and buy one. They look and sound very efficient. Thanks for the great review!

      by nikita_tadri Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 07:40AM Report as inappropriate

    • Wow thats interesting!!

      by CaiCai Friday, July 15, 2011 at 05:37PM Report as inappropriate

    • I own the Revlon 3-Barrel Waver, and absolutly love it!! My hair is very thick, and mostly straght(a little bit of natural wave). But I have the hardest time using mousse or gel to get those natural looking waves. This iron is wonderful!! Although the results don't look completly natural, they still look verry wavy. Once I wave my hair, I use a texture balm(like Wen's) to finish. I get many compliments! :D

      by lanigaga Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 08:17AM Report as inappropriate

    • I have tried a few of these, but they did not work. However, I do iron my hair straight, so I would expect these curling irons to work better on someone else.

      by MissPurple Monday, July 11, 2011 at 03:37PM Report as inappropriate

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