Hair, Never Meant to be Curled
My hair is straight. Straight, straight, straight. I spent the better part of the 80s trying to pretend it wasn’t. I submitted to perm after perm after perm. I thought that a spiral perm would do the trick. Or tight curls. Or loose waves. And they worked for me. I have the pictures to prove it.
OH MY GOD. Look away!!! The lips, the eyebrows, the badly permed hair!
I finally learned to embrace my straight hair once I learned the power of a round brush and a good hair dryer. But every once in a while, I just want a different look – much like those with curly hair who like to have it straightened.
An opportunity arose to test out a new curling iron, the T3 Micro Twirl 360. With a name like that, I thought it sounded like the curling iron of the future. I was in!
The Journey Begins
With a tagline like “Flawless Curls, Powered by Science.” I felt like this product review was a match made in heaven. I’m terrible at curling my hair and this device promised flawless curls. But how?
With a gyroscope.
No, not that kind of gyroscope. Or… maybe it is. I don’t really know. Here’s what they claim.
Used in aviation, space exploration, and other hi-tech applications, gyroscopic digital technology detects motion and orientation to move and rotate objects with great precision and little effort. T3 has developed its own patent-pending gyroscopic technology to put a new spin on the traditional curling iron, making curling your hair intuitive and effortless. It responds to a subtle movement of your wrist, turning the barrel in the direction you want and transforming the curling iron into an extension of your hand for consistent, flawless curls.
What it means is that I stage my hair, get a section loaded up into the iron, flick my wrist and up it goes.
And how did it go? Well, a little awkward if I may be honest. But why don’t I show you what I mean.
Blame the Operator, Not the Iron
Maybe I have two left hands. Or just hard to curl hair. Or I just tend to be very awkward when it comes to hair styling. I’ve only tried the iron twice and I found it a bit awkward. I’m sure there’s a learning curve so I’m not giving up on it yet.
I was a bit disappointed with the curls but that, again, is probably operator error. I have soft, fine hair which makes it tough to curl. It falls out of the iron easily. I also don’t usually use styling products which I’m sure would have helped. And maybe I needed higher heat or maybe I needed to hold it in my hair longer.
In the end, I had some lovely waves but I clearly need more practice.
While I didn’t have an easy, breezy experience with the T3 Micro Twirl 360, the reviews are good and there are a LOT of tutorials out there including plenty of videos on the T3micro YouTube channel. I plan to give it more tries after I watch a few tutorials.
If you have any advice on how to go from flat to curly, I’d love to hear it!
The T3 Twirl 360 Motion-Sensing, Auto-Rotating 1.25” Curling Iron was provided to me by iFabbo to facilitate the review of this product. All opinions are my own and I received no compensation other than product for this review. This post contains affiliate links.