Friday, May 3, 2013

Beauty Review: The Sultra Bombshell Wand

My second attempt with the Bombshell 1.5" Wand
I am pretty much curling iron deficient. I'm not sure if there was some sort of secret class that everyone took while preparing for dance recitals as a kid, but I can't seem to use a curling iron with my hair looking like a pile of kinks.

Enter the Sultra Bombshell 1.5" Curling Wand

It's sort of like a hot stick that heats up that you wrap your hair around. The wand also comes with a pink safety glove so you don't burn your fingers or your nail polish off (did that) when using the tool. The goal is not to let the glove touch the wand for a long period of time, but to protect your fingers in case you actually touch the hot (360 degree F) wand.

The idea of wrapping my hair around the rod without using the old clamp and curl was actually a lot easier for me. I got big voluminous curls that were tight the first day (above, right) and could be brushed out into softer waves for day two (above, left). I barely needed to use any hairspray to hold the curl and each section took about 10 seconds to complete.

The Sultra Bombshell Wand uses Japanese Kyocera technology to keep the heat from end to end and I noticed a big difference between using a cheap curling iron and the Bombshell. The heat was much more even, it took less time to use overall and my curl held up without hairspray. The idea is to wrap, release and repeat while pointing the wand downwards and away from you.

Here's the video I watched to figure out how to use my Sultra Bombshell Wand:

Sultra is a company that I was unfamiliar with, but apparently it is the the top-selling hair tool brand at Sephora. The Bombshell 1.5" Wand retails for around $140 online, at Sephora or Nordstrom. I would definitely recommend ditching your old curling iron and adding this to your beauty arsenal. I keep my hair tools for at least 5-10 years or until they break - so I consider it a pretty decent investment, especially if you use it 1-2 times a week. The wand also comes in a smaller 1" barrel, an oval shape, a cone shape and a reverse cone shape (for volume on top and tighter curls at the bottom).

Have you tried a curling rod or wand before? What do you think?

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