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Hair styling tools

I've thought about starting to post other things I'd like to write about that aren't health or fitness related but was hesitant. Since I'm not posting much of anything else I decided to start posting the things I use in my daily life for makeup, hair products and tools, etc.
So this first post is for the heat tools I use on my frizzy and unruly hair. Let me just say firstly that I used to HATE doing my hair. It's still not my favorite thing to do but I love the curls now and I like the sleekness and shine that straightening it has. There's just something about doing your hair that makes you feel girly and pretty.

I took the above picture on the night of my boyfriend's work Christmas party. I've been curling my hair on the weekends more often because those are the only days I have time haha.

I bought this straightener from Canadian Tire of all places, but they had them BOGO free for $69.99. Can't go wrong for that price. The lady there tried telling me that these sell for $400+ but you can find them on other websites for less than what I paid, and I got two.

The brand is StyleHouse. Now, I do have a CHI flat iron that works great but it gets REALLY hot and doesn't have temperature control. This StyleHouse iron is advertised as having solid ceramic plating which straightens hair with lower temperatures whereas some CHI flatirons are only have a ceramic coating on the plates. I used my CHI earlier this week and it was definitely way hotter and gave the same result as this one. I also notice more shine from the StyleHouse.

I bought it with the intention of curling my hair with it but I can't for the life of me get it. I've watched YouTube video after YouTube video and I still can't do it. I don't know if it's just me not doing it properly or my hair that hates being curled.

So because I can't curl with the flat iron I bought this curling wand earlier this year. It was $35 at Walmart and also has adjustable temperature. One of the things I hated about curling irons is the flap thing that you're supposed to put the section of hair in to hold it in place but I always got my hair stuck in there and was scared of burning my hair because it took too long to uncurl it and get it out.

I love this curling wand because it works fast and I don't have to worry about my hair getting caught in anything, other than maybe the little feet on the underside that prevent the hot part from touching the surface it's on.

It also came with a glove but I find it makes my hair staticky (how do you spell that?) and complicated things. If you're prone to burning yourself though you may want to over look those things and use the glove so you don't end up with burns all over your hands.

I haven't actually tried the tapered barrel yet but will try to remember next time I do my hair. UPDATE: The tapered end works better for tighter curls and the straight barrel makes looser curls.

(Do you like my Pinterest hack with the toilet paper rolls? It has seriously made my drawer so much tidier and I don't have to mess around with tangled cords or the elastics I used to keep the folded previously.)

I will do another post with the products I use when I use these tools! Also, let me know if you'd like to see more of these posts. 


Flat iron: https://stylehousehair.com/product/professional-styling-iron-blue-mottled/
Curling wand: http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/revlon-tourmaline-ceramic-multi-styling-iron/6000195541913


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