So, I bought a conical styling wand from ebay for £5, and it was great but I just couldn't make it work on my hair. The curls dropped out in minutes, even with hairspray, and I burnt my hands ALL THE TIME.
And then I heard, through twitter, about the Totem Styler, and after a bit of Googling, I managed to find one at a massively bargainous price and after one night of curling and twirling, I fell in love. I am not sure how it differs to the conical wand (which incidentally seems to work on my friends finer hair) but the clippy bit at the bottom means that I rarely have to hold the hair in place – no burning, and being able to set the temperature differently seems to give me better results. I have found the best thing to do to have long lasting, loose curling is to do a hotter setting (3-2-3) a few hours before I want to go out and then by the time I go out they’ve dropped a bit and look exactly how I want them and stay in for longer than I’d expected them to. If I’m in a rush, setting it to a 1-2-1 gives me the same look but lasts way less time. Either way. It’s a 10 minutes job and I am done! I do have some time to go to get them perfect though.
|Sorry for the cheesy, rubbish pic - i hate taking photo's of me!|
Now because I fell in love with the Totem, I dashed back to my nearest Home Bargains and snapped up their last pair to give away to one of you lucky readers. Just because I am nice like that. And because today is my birthday I thought it would be the perfect day to do it.
All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment with your best hair styling tips (like, I only just found out which way hair grips were actually meant to be used. Did you know that it is with the wavy side towards your head, not outwards? I didn't. Please tell me you didn't either because I just can't believe I had got such a simple thing wrong for 32 years of my life) And if you have any clues on making curls stay in longer, please do tell me. You can also get extra entries through following me on various platforms too.
*this competition has nothing at all to do with Enrapture. It’s just me being nice.