Hey y'all! Today I have a new toy to tell y'all about. Around Thanksgiving/Black Friday I saw a post in a Facebook group about a super killer deal on the 19MM curling wand from NuMe. I couldn't pass it up, and I'll tell you why in a bit, but first lets get to the goods. I apologize in advance if this post is all over the place. As I'm typing this post up, it's 3AM and I REALLY need sleep.
I picked this up in the black & white zebra pattern. I don't see it available on the website, but they also have this in solid pink or black. For me, the most exciting part is getting the heat glove. I've been needing a glove for a while, for when I straighten my hair but didn't want to pay the prices I'd seen at some places for JUST a glove.
Anywho, lets get back to what I was talking about. When I saw the post on the deal for this, I told the other half about it. I've seen a LOT of good things being said about NuMe products and have wanted to try them for ages. I just couldn't see myself forking out that much money.
I haven't owned a curling iron in YEARS. Yes, even with curly hair I used to ALWAYS have a curling iron. They were great for helping me style my bangs or sometimes I'd even use them to straighten my hair.
Since I've been growing my hair back out, I have a lot of bad hair days. I actually need to go get some more layers cut in because it's starting to look flat again. If you have curly hair, you know that at times it has a mind of its own. I would say it's like a 2C/3A type. On occasion I get a few strands that do NOT want to curl no matter what. So I thought this would be great not only for those days, but for times when my curls go flat on 2nd or 3rd day & I don't want to wash just so I can have curls again.
This is 2nd day hair. The day before I had straightened so I could see how well it curled. I'm so used to the curling irons with clips that it did take a little bit to adjust to going clipless, but wasn't too bad. I tried not to hold the hair on the heat for too long and really didn't hold it in the curl until it cooled like I should have, but for doing a quick once over this wasn't too bad. I actually quite like it. I even liked the little bit that was left the next day.
All I did was twist each section before wrapping it around the wand(tip pointed down), holding for maybe 20-30 seconds before letting it fall. Once everything was complete I sprayed all over with a little bit of hair spray before lightly running my fingers through the curls to loosen them a little bit. Once I felt everything looked great, I went over it again with a little bit of spray.
I did use a heat protectant spray, forgot to mention that, and I was amazed at how shiny and glossy my hair looked after curling. The ends did still look a tiny bit frizzy where they weren't held onto the wand (and had been straightened the day before), but I don't even get this shine using curling products.
I can't wait to keep using this and try different types of curls out.