One Curler To Rule Them All: Irresistible Me 8-in-1 Curling Iron REVIEWMonday, September 21, 2015
I love curly hair. Maybe it's the fact that my hair is pin straight, super long and I have so much of it (I'm not complaining!) but I've always loved the looks of curls and waves. I am, however, low maintenance when it comes to my hair but a lot of that stems from a) me not having many tools, b) not knowing what to do with my hair and c) my hair likes to be straight and that's it.
WELL, it makes my life easier to have one wand and a whole stack of iron rods (8 to be exact!). I introduce to you, Irresistible Me's 8-in-1 Curling Iron. Leggo!
Disclaimer: I was sent this product free to review. My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and have not been influenced.
|Photo Courtesy of Irresistible Me|
Here is a photo of the 8 different barrels that comes in this package. My absolutely favourite and most used as been the inverted 13/25mm barrel. Since my hair is so long I find it very difficult to get a curl to hold, especially near my roots. However, because it is tighter, I get a nicer, longer lasting curl. Below is a video from my instagram modelling the curls I got from this particular barrel.
(song is Rob Thomas - I Think We'd Feel Good Together)
I FELL IN LOVE. My hair looks nice and shiny (I do use a heat protectant as well) however this barrels are ceramic, tourmaline infused. What's that mean?
The tourmaline technology with negative ions makes sure the heat is evenly distributed to protect your hair from excessive heating preventing damage and leaves your hair smooth and shiny by sealing hair oils, color and moisture in -- Irresistible MeBasically, the pairing makes for a great marriage with less damage than some others.
It’s a semi-precious stone that is crushed and usually fused together, or layered on top of Ceramic or Titanium materials to give you a MEGA negative ion boost. Adding Tourmaline to the ceramic actually makes for an even smoother glide so that there’s way less friction with hair than ceramic alone. This helps hair to receive less damage, need less product, and to get red carpet worthy shine. -- Beauty Rival
It comes in this roll-able, black pleather case with pockets to fit each barrel and the wand. It clips on the middle to make for a medium sized pouch. It would make for a nice travel buddy if you needed more than one barrel with you. It also comes with a heat resistant glove, which is about the same as other heat resistant gloves in my opinion. It is smoother but I find a cheap, thick winter mitt keeps the heat away the best. It also comes with a rest for the barrel to prevent any damage to surfaces.
It has a "lock in" feature to secure the barrels in the wand and prevent any displacements. Make sure to really push in the wand else it won't lock up properly (you won't be able to turn it so you'll know when it's secured). There is a display on the handle which lets your know the temperature of the barrel. It's easy to work, up and down arrows for raising and lowering heat. Just hold the power button to turn on or off.
I found it easy to use, twirl your hair on the barrel starting from your root, hold for a few seconds and voila! In the photo I'm using the pearl wand which is supposed to give a more natural curl. My hair didn't hold it quite well but I got a nice natural wave afterwards. Also seen in the photo below (with my selfie stick!).
Tip! Use a heat resistant spray before you use any curling iron for extra protection. Also make sure to use hair serums/moisturizing sprays to give life to your hair but always ensure your hair is DRY before using.
Overall I really like the wand. It's easy to use and easy to store which is important to me. The price is more than a single wand however I believe it's very reasonable considering how much more you get. They also list price comparisons to competing brands like NuMe and Bellami.
Price: $199 (buy here)
Dual Voltage 110-240V, 50/60HZ
1 year limited warranty
Check out their PDF with extra tidbits.