The Importance of knowing your hair type and its history
I have naturally curly hair, I colour it regularly as I do have grey hair now. I don’t think my hair is too damaged, but my hair has gone through a lot like bleaching, hair extensions and all the heat I’ve used on it over the years.
It is important to know your hair type and hair history, is because every person has a different heat setting that will work best for curling their hair.
For example people who have naturally thick hair would benefit from having a high heat curler, where as thin hair would need a low heat. Mine is wavy and curly which is confusing because I fit somewhere between a medium and high heat, so I always aim for a high heat styling tool.
Let me know in the comments if your interested in knowing more about my hair care routine and how I’ve grown my hair this long.
The Budget Friendly One:
Anyway one day I had a wedding to attend and I needed to curl my hair, I had a really old hair curler that didn’t work anymore. Since we don’t live close to a Sephora or Ulta I decided I would try my luck on Amazon, and I came across the 1.25 inch Conair Hair Curler for $14.96.
Legit, I took it home and was blown away! Not only does this curling iron have 25 different heat settings but it heats up to 400 degrees, and has a tangle free-swivel cord which is a game changer when you have little time to get ready.
The ONLY thing I didn’t like and the reason why I ended up buying the T3 Micro in the first place, was because my curls don’t hold all day.
So I got into marketing that made me feel like I needed a new T3 curling iron, and I went out and bought the 1.25 Single Pass Curling Iron for $170. I was so excited and did a ton of research before hand so I thought this was going to be a life changing experience and I’d finally have the curls of my dreams.
The T3 has 5 different heat settings that ranges from 160 to 410 degrees. I loved how quickly it reached full heat verse the Conair one which took over a minute. The T3 has a 9 foot swivel cord and a 1 hour shut off so you don’t burn your house down lol.
I loved the idea of buying the t3 so my curls would last days like ad’s said. But I wasn’t totally sold, because after curling my hair like I usually do the curls didn’t last any longer than the $15 Conair curler.
It could just be my hair type that won’t hold the curls, or maybe I need to change something in my curling routine but this was my experience with the T3. I’d love to give it another go one day but for now it got returned and I’ll be sticking with my budget friendly version.
Comparing the $170 curling iron to the $15 one. I choose to save my money because in two and a half years there has never been a problem with the Conair Curling Iron and even though it might take longer to heat up the results are too similar for me to spend over $155 more on another curling iron.
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