FLAT IRON CURLS (Yes in capitals!) + Weekend Shenanigans

For those of you who already know about this, OMG, you are all so smart.  But for those of you who’ve never tried it, YES.  It’s a game changer.

Eventually, I feel like there’s a certain….hair iron makes it to everyone’s Facebook page.  You all know which one.   It’s either in a sponsored ad, you’re tagged in a post, or you see curls and curls and curls and you have to click.  (I did).  I read a bunch of reviews about it–50% seemed to LOVE IT, 50% seemed to have difficulty with the method.  I was able to score a legit factory refurbished iron on eBay for half the price (this is a $200 iron)…and…I tried.  I have no shame in admitting that I couldn’t get the hang of it!   The company has a video in which a 10 year girl uses the iron and gah, this technique is beyond me.  I sold the iron back to eBay (and made a profit, woohoo!).  [In all fairness, I know someone who has one (she’s 10x more coordinated than I am) and her curls are AMAZING]

I was convinced that THAT iron was MAGIC but it’s pretty much a typical flat-iron, albeit with more of a curve at the plates.  The curve helps but it’s not the magic that makes the curl–it’s the motion!  The motion itself is something that can be created with any flat iron (but ones with beveled edges to make it way easier).  The other thing that I didn’t really like was that the heat was set at one temperature–400.  FOUR HUNDRED.  My fine hair gets frizzy at high temps like that.  Frizzy curls?  No thank you.

But anyway–I found this video on Youtube!  I wish I saw this when I had the iron, but at the same time, I’m glad I’m seeing it now so I can try it with a regular iron that’s 1/4 of the cost.  There’s another method in which you twist your iron 360 degrees and pull it through your hair–I found this one so much simpler.  I can’t wait to try it!!!

Other things:

  • DANG it’s February already!  Are you all ready for Valentine’s Day?  I draped my desk at work with garlands of hearts.  Haha!
  • If you’re in Hawaii, the Punahou Carnival is this weekend!  If you’re not willing to go ridiculously early for Mango Chutney, check out my post about THE RECIPE!
  • THE game is this weekend.  Whoever your cheering for, hope you enjoy the game (and the snacks)!
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