Hair care is something that I take seriously. I try to avoid using too many products…actually, I hardly use any product on my hair except for a few things, which I’ll mention in a bit. Styling tools are something that I also try to use sparingly, but if using quality products, they will not do as much damage. Yes, there is a difference between the types of hot styling tools that you use. I have had the pleasure of trying out several different T3 Micro products.
Check out my T3 Blush Essentials Styling Tools Review on the straightener and blow dryer. Both are fabulous products.
What I love about the Whirl Trio is that the barrels are interchangeable. I actually packed up and sent all my old barrels packing because I got tired of having a bunch of curling irons with chords taking up so much room. I usually go back and forth between the 1.25″ – 0.75″ tapered barrel styling wand and the 1″ Clip Barrel, both are very different and give different results. On occasion, I’ll use the other barrels, but 99% of the time I use the two mentioned above.
If you have never used a clampless wand before, it will take a few attempts before you get used to using it. The nice thing is that these come with gloves to help you get used to using them without burning yourself. You can see how close my hand gets to the wand, but surprisingly I have never burned myself.
The major difference between a tapered wand and one with a clamp is that the tapered one gives you more of a textured, tousled and natural looking waves.
So what makes a good quality styling tool stand out from the rest? Well, the biggest thing is temperature control. A lot of hot styling tools come with one heat setting (one size fits all kinda thing) that you cannot change. My hair is very fine so using something like that would just fry my hair. There are 5 heat settings for you to pick from. The Digital Single Pass technology in T3 allows for even temperature throughout the barrel, giving frizz-free and consistent results. The tourmaline and ceramic barrel seals the cuticle to ensure that your curl will last a long time.
What products I use
As I mentioned earlier, I keep things au naturale for most of the time. I typically shower at night, so I don’t have the need to blow dry my hair unless I have an event I need to get ready for. I have recently been using dp HUE argan oil therapy on my wet hair. I add about 5 drops to my palm and rub it on the bottom half of my hair. This stuff has been amazing and has been helping fight the frizz.
Then off to bed!
When I wake up, I evaluate my bedhead and if it’s crazy, which it usually is, I may run a flatiron through it if I am in a hurry, otherwise, I will do a quick curl. I have been using the same heat protector spray for as long as I can remember, seriously, I have been using it for like 20 years (not even kidding). It’s the TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray. Super cheap and very effective. Lastly, I sometimes spray a little light hold hairspray all over my hair to make sure the curl doesn’t loosen up too much, but honestly, I usually skip this step.
My hair can hold a curl for a long time on its own. A lot of it is due to the quality of the styling tools that you use. I typically only wash my hair every 3-4 days. This has also helped my hair stay healthy. Plus, it makes getting ready so much easier because all I do is spray a little dry shampoo with a little volume and voila. I go through this stuff pretty quickly and I have tried many different ones. The one that I have been using probably for the last year is the Dove Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo, another awesome, dirt cheap product. It gives my hair volume that it desperately needs.
*PRODUCTS I USE*
What do you guys use for hair products and styling tools?
*Huge thanks to T3 for providing me these products for review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that I love here on Chic + Modish.
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