Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Raven Waves

This, we must admit, was an “impulse” buy. It was inexpensive and it looked interesting.

When we first removed it from the box, it had the usual warnings and some (we emphasize the “some”) instructions. Since this was an unusual – and heretofore unseen by us – item, we were kind of hoping there would be some photo instructions of how to use. We also tried looking online and came up empty, too.

So we decided to go for it, plug it in and try it out. We’re not sure if we were even using it correctly, but can say that it heated up very quickly and impressively and when we used it the way we think we’re supposed to, we got some nice waves that mimic our natural hair, or the kind of hair some get when they braid their still-damp hair before bed and let it loose in the a.m.

For several years, we had our hair straighten professionally and loved it. It’s been a long time since we’ve had it done (probably about three years), and our hair is back to its “natural” state (which is pretty darn wavy). Our associate editor, Andrea Goodwin, looking at it while we were at Sonya Dakar’s Emmy Suite last week, called it “fluffy.” We never thought of it that way.

But back to the review of the hair tool – if your purpose is to achieve that braided-overnight look – this works well and makes hair feel pretty sleek.

Vidal Sassoon Studio Tools Slim Ceramic Deep Waver

* 3-barrel design with ceramic
* Large middle barrel
* 30-second heat-up
* 20 heat settings

$39.29 on amazon.com. We got ours at TJ Maxx Home Goods for $14.99.