First off, this is my 100th post! Super exciting :) Today I'm reviewing the new for Autumn/Winter Toni & Guy Reverse Conical Wand, which is part of their casual range. For me the casual range is very exciting as I like creating effortless style so when I was sent the Reverse Conical Wand I couldn't wait to try it out. The barrel on this wand is nothing like i've ever used before! It ranges from 13mm to 23mm allowing me to create curls which are tight at the top and get looser for a more beachy style. As you know I own a T&G Deep Barrel waver and have written a beach waves tutorial tuesday, so for me this is the perfect hair tool.
To start with I used this on my untreated hair. Below are pictures of my hair, which ive just brushed while damp to keep it as straight as possible. Theres some heat protection spray on there and I always apply a hair oil when my hair is damp but other than that, my hair is completely clean and dry. Its important to use this wand on dry hair as the curls just dont hold other wise (plus you'll create lots of steam! this wand goes up to 200 degrees)
When first using this I thought it was rather tricky, theres no clip and as its a new shape it does take a little getting used to. Thankfully it comes with a heat protection glove making it much easier and obviously it helps as you need to hold your hair against the barrel. Basically you rap your hair around the wand and hold for 2-3 seconds for fine hair and up to 10 seconds for thick hair. I have lots of thick hair so I tried using lots of small sections and holding for around 8 seconds. You rap the hair, starting at the thin end, so the curl is tighter at the top and looser at the bottom. As my hair is so thick and there is so much of it, it went huge. below is a picture of it before brushing or placing just to show you.
As you can see, the curls are really great. I'm not sure if you can really see the curls which are tighter ar the top in these photos but I still think its a really great wand for creating less uniformed curls. I then went on to create two looks. One with a hair oil to tame my hair and create a sleek style and the second ruffing up my hair with some sea salt spray to give the ultimate laid back style. This is definitely be replacing my old standard wand it is much easier to create loose waves at the bottom of the hair with the larger barrel. The glove is also a great addition to the kit and will be super handy for me as I'm always burning myself on heated tools!
Another quick observation although I have no photos of this is how lovely my hair looked the next day. I dont wash my hair everyday and the curls were really loose and natural looking. I was so happy with my hair that day, just wish I had taken outfit photos that day to show you.
What do you think of the Reverse Conical Wand and the Casual range? will you be trying this or the Hourglass wand perhaps or maybe something from the other ranges? Im so impressed with this and my other Toni & Guy tools that I really want to get my mits on the Jumbo Tong from the Glamour collection and maybe Professional Straightener from the classic range as I've been meaning to upgrade my hair straighteners (I think my mum is going to buy me some for my birthday next month!)
|Sleeker finish with hair oil and curls starting lower|
|Looser waves and Sea Salt Spray|
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