Somewhere, down deep inside Lippie Mansions is a graveyard. A dark and forbidding place, it is where hair gadgets go to die. There are straighteners, wands, tongs, dryers, brushes, brushes that spin, brushes that don’t spin but do heat up, special combs of all kinds, heated curlers, rollers what you are supposed to sleep in, bits of string you’re meant to tie your curls into, crimpers, wavers, totem poles, seriously all kinds of things, all of which are completely useless to me. Many is the time I’ve thought that someone should start a support group for cack-handed muppets with insane hair and a slight tendency towards clumsiness.
Luckily, I no longer need that group, thanks to the BaByliss Pro Perfect Curl. I was lent one a couple of weeks ago so I could try it out, and now I’m in love. If I could leave my husband for a gadget, this would be the one …
Seriously! It’s so simple, so easy to use, and gives such great results, it’s A M A Z I N G. I’ve never had such good hair, either so simply, or so quickly. It’s as simple to use as a pair of straighteners, because basically, the machine does all the work for you. All you do is feed your hair into the round section at the end, hold it closed till the machine beeps, then out drops a perfect curl (do you think the clue is in the name?), keep going till your entire head of hair is curled, and there you go! Here’s how it worked on my hair:
This is what my hair looks like when airdryed and combed through. Scheckshy, no? Apologies for not wearing any makeup here … anyhoo, this is what one curl looks like after going through the Perfect Curl (and after a bunch of liner and lipstick got applied too):
Simple, and took less than 10 seconds to form without snagging, tangling or burning my fingers.
You keep forming curls until your entire head is covered, in my case, this takes around 15 minutes. Bear in mind, I have a TONNE of hair though:
Now, if you like the Taja Sevelle (google is your friend if you don’t understand my 20 year old cultural references) look that I’m sporting here, you could stop at this point and just spray yourself with a bit of hair spray and go. It was a bit … severe … for my taste, so I shook it out a bit:
And then a bit more:
Because I like it messy, frankly. Best of all, if you use a decent heat spray, your curls will last several days:
This is, without doubt, a life (and, indeed, hair)-changing gadget, I love it. By experimenting with the various heat and timing settings you’ll find the one that gives the curls you like best, lower heat and a shorter time in the curler will give you looser waves, higher heat and longer time will give you tighter, more ringlet-y curls.
I’ve had the Perfect Curl for a couple of weeks now, and my hair has been commented on a LOT in that time, a hell of a lot, even by people who tend not to notice this things at all. Bosses, and the like, you know. I’ve even had a few people find themselves unable to resist touching it! They’re dead now. Worst part of all of this is the price, the BaByliss Perfect Curl Pro is around £200 or so, but you can pick up the similar BaByliss Curl Secret (which is identical bar a heat setting or so) from around £120 at Boots.
Now, how to tell my husband that I’ve replaced him ….
The Fine Print: I was lent the Babyliss Pro Perfect Curl for two weeks only – and there were hot, salty tears on giving it back, I can tell you. One of these is now currently on my wishlist. Which contains one thing. THIS. Do you hear me, BaByliss??????