My hair is officially longer than it has been my entire adult life. Like, halfway down my back in long. Like probably too long for my age (which is about to increase by a year in a few weeks) but I don't really care. It has some layers. It has some color. It has some split ends. And I sort of love it.
It won't curl to save it's life.
And if it knew what was good for it, believe me, it would curl.
I finally caved last week and got my hands on a Hot Tools Curling Iron. Everyone swears by them, and by everyone, I mean the people in my life that have enviable curly-able hair. So I was super stoked to try it out on Saturday.
I love the layout of the iron itself. That sounds crazy, I know, but I like where the on/off button is and how to control the temperature gauge. Nothing makes me crazier than a tool whose buttons are in the wrong spot! I can't tell you how many times I've turned my hair drier to the "cool" setting accidentally. Makes me nutty. So I was pleased to see that the people behind Hot Tools had thought this stuff out.
I turned it on.
I waited for it to get nice and hot.
I curled my first chunk of hair and....
Like really and truly, nothing. The smallest bit of wave perhaps, but nothing like I was expecting.
I was HORKED.
My stylist recommended a 2 inch barrel and since I always trust her, I went for it. I think that may be where the problem lies because even though my hair is longer than long, that 2 inch barrel proved to be too much for it. I will be exchanging it later this week for a better sized Karen barrel, but in the meantime, can you help a girl out? What products do you use in hair when you know you want to curl it? What technique do you use? And will you come over and show me how because I clearly have no idea what I'm doing. Say, every morning about 7:15 am?
Ok, internets, do your thing! Me and my long and straight are not-so-patiently waiting to hear what you have to say.