This post is late because I’ve had one of those mornings. I shared a glimpse of it here. What you don’t see in this text exchange is the last message my husband sent me was a picture of his tricked out, lay-flat, first-class seat on his flight to Spain for work. Do you know what I would give right now to sit in a pod for seven hours, with someone bringing me food and cocktails while watching all the movies my heart desires? I wouldn’t even want to land, just fly me back and forth.
Anyway, that’s what’s happening here. The highlight of my day – and I make no exaggeration, is getting to use my new T3 curling iron.
So I got that going for me, which is nice.
I am legitimately excited. I’ve gone back and forth about buying this for a while. I just couldn’t reconcile spending so much money on a curling iron. Not when the Revlon curling iron I’ve had for at least seven years, that likely cost under $30, was still kicking.
A while back, I started to get sucked into YouTube tutorials of young women, with gorgeous long hair, filled with perfect curls. They were using curling wands, and I was intrigued. The curing wand is different from the curling iron. While the curling iron clamps down your hair and you roll it up your hair, the curling wand doesn’t have a clamp. Instead, you twirl your hair around the wand with your hand. So I bought an inexpensive curling wand and proceeded to burn the life out of my fingertips. (Note, most curling wands come with a protective glove, which of course I did not use.)
It’s probably me (it usually is), but I just couldn’t get into it, with or without a glove. It took forever and given what my mornings look like, I don’t have 45 minutes to curl my hair and burn my fingertips on the regular. The problem was that I couldn’t keep a curl or wave in my hair with my relic of a curling iron. This became apparent after the studio opening party. I had spent actual time doing my hair before the night started, and it fell flat within an hour. I looked like a drowned rat by the time we headed out to dinner. That’s when I decided to invest in a well-made, high-quality curling iron.
Two years ago I splurged on the T3 hairdryer and have never been happier with a purchase. It still works like new, so when I started researching curling irons, I looked at T3 again. I knew they made curling wands since they are all the rage, but didn’t realize they also offered a curling iron.
Much like their hair dryer, it totally exceeds my expectations. It’s lightweight, so it’s ideal for travel. The barrel heats up quickly. It gets really hot, so you don’t have to keep it on your hair as long, cutting your getting ready time in half. The curl/waves last all day due to the intensity of the heat. Some people say they will last for days, but I have to wash my hair every night. The best part is that the barrel is detachable so you can buy different sizes and styles as you find necessary. Genius, right?
UPDATED 1/30/18 Still LOVING this and use it daily. Be sure to protect your hair from damage by using heat protecting products. I like Alterna Caviar Iron Spray.