Typically, my hair is like wavy frizzy. But not like a cute wavy. Like my hair can't decide if it wants to be curly or straight or even a little wavy so it just settles for a weirdness.
Sometimes when I am in a hurry I let it air dry and then it just looks weird so I end up pulling it back. Other times when I want to "air dry" it I use a diffuser and it at least makes it less frizzy and look halfway decent. BUT, there are times when I actually do have time to curl it. Straightening takes me two seconds, but I do have to make sure I have time to curl it.
I had been searching for a good clip free curling iron because I was tired of using my curling iron from 1998 (literally, like 1998) and the clip in it gave me kinks. When I curl my hair I just wrap it around the iron instead of using the clip and rolling it. After some searching, this past weekend I decided to purchase this Remington iron at Target for $29.99.
What I love about this clip free iron is that it also comes with a heat protective glove. Since there is no clamp to hold your hair in place, your hand obviously has to act as the clamp therefore it gets pretty close to the iron. The glove really works wonders. (bonus: you may feel like Michael Jackson while wearing it and may want to break out into a song and dance). Unfortunately though, the glove is just black...silver sequins not included.
Other features I love:
-auto shut off after 60 minutes (perfect for someone like me that can forget to turn it off!)
-heats up in 30 seconds. How awesome is that?
-the keratin protein infused barrel supposedly strengthens your hair. Honestly, I didn't buy this one for that reason.
So after bringing it home, I knew I immediately had to try it. We had a birthday party later that day...going to a boy's 2nd birthday party is the perfect occasion to give it a whirl, right? Jack, I hope you appreciated the time I spent curling my hair just for your birthday party. I hope you and Elmo dug it.
Here are some pics of the outcome. This was actually several hours after I had curled my hair and had a grand old time at little Jack's party.
And yes, they are selfies. I did not intend to do selfies as I can't stand them. (only because I can't master the art of taking a pic of myself). But, a little something called reality got in the way (two kids and a dog, anyone???) and thus, I resorted to taking the pics myself. So enjoy these extremely high quality pictures! (its also a sneak peek of an outfit post later this week too!)
Another bonus was waking up the next morning for church and having it still look pretty decent. Used my favorite dry shampoo, Suave, (I compared several different ones and found Suave to be the best...you can read the post about it here) re-curled a few pieces and it looked good as new!
So a few things I learned this weekend:
1. Curling wands are way better than curling irons. Go get yourself one!
2. Two year olds know how to party.
3. I need to master the art of the selfie.
4. Dry shampoo is probably one of the best inventions ever. (Thank you SO much Heidt Montag..without you and your stint on cheesy reality tv us plain folk would have never had the chance to use it).
For your viewing pleasure...the rise and fall of Heidi Montag and her dry shampoo (I know totally random but funny to watch.)