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Top Styler from Hautelook – Review March 6, 2012

Filed under: Haircare,Review — slagoon @ 1:59 am
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Awhile back Hautelook featured “Top Styler” which is a hair curling system. The system is different from the normal curling implements you are used to (curling irons, curling wands, flat irons…) These are little clam shell clips that get heated up. What you do is wrap your hair around your finger (you can use two or three fingers for looser curls/waves) and then place the pre-heated clamshell over your little bit of hair. You can then let the clamshell cool while it is on your hair – leave it for as long as you like – the longer you leave it the more intense the curl.

When I go to curl my hair it usually takes a good hour or so – and some very sore arms from holding tools and contorting myself – I honestly don’t know how some women do it.

This tool makes it possible for me to have awesome curly or wavey locks in less time. The first time I used this it took me about 20 minutes to put all my curls in the clamshells. Now, most of the time I am going for body and wavey hair – and that takes fewer clam shells – so I am now only spending about 6-8 minutes putting the curls in, and then 1 minute taking them out after completing my makeup.

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August Birchbox Review – Ouidad Climate Control Heat and Humidity gel August 18, 2011

Filed under: General — slagoon @ 11:48 am
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I’m overdue on my final two products, but they took more time to prepare. I didn’t want to try the Ouidad Climate Control Heat and Humidity gel on a work day since I didn’t know how it would go. The product claims to defriz curls without leaving them crunchy.

I followed their “rake and shake” instructions where you start at the nape of your neck and apply a small amount of product by raking your hands through your hair then shaking it to get the curl reset. This is done in chunks until you’ve gotten all your hair.

I was at first super impressed – wow, it really did a nice job of enhancing my natural curls. Until it dried. I’m not sure where they got the “no crunch” from but my hair felt like straw once it was dry. The next day I brushed it out and it got better – but it still wasn’t great.

My overall impression is that I will not be purchasing this ever. I suppose I’ve had crunchier hair from other products, but I’d rather not have any crunch.

For those who want to give this a try, it is $16 for 6oz. You can get it at Birchbox:

http://www.birchbox.com/shop/august-box/ouidad-climate-control-heat-humidity-gel