IMPORTANT SAFETY UPDATE! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION, WHICH I RECEIVED FROM MY BLOGGER NETWORK IFABBO:
“T3 has issued a safety recall on the Twirl 360 Motion-Sensing Auto-Rotating 1.25” Curling Iron (MSRP $230) in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada. The clamp on the tool can detach while in use, posing a burn hazard.
Please stop using this tool immediately. For information on how to send in your tool for repair, please contact T3 consumer services at 1-866-8880 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit T3 online at www.t3micro.com and click on the “Product Recall” link at the bottom of the page.
T3 is committed to providing you with safe products and regret any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any questions, please contact T3 consumer services at the above-listed telephone number.”
Happy Wednesday! Today I have a really exciting review to share with all of you. I got the opportunity to test out the new T3 Twirl 360 Motion-Sensing Auto-Rotating Styling Iron. In plain English, it’s a curling iron that rotates through a mechanism in the iron – no twirling or coordination necessary! I am not a hair stylist, and I didn’t even own a curling iron before testing out the Twirl 360. Part of the reason for that is due to my hair type. I have very thin hair that is naturally wavy, but that doesn’t hold curl. I typically flat iron my hair on a daily basis, and run out the door. I hoped the Twirl 360 would help me put together a fabulous look.
ABOUT THE TWIRL 360
The T3 Twirl 360 is a one-of-a-kind styling iron that features an auto-rotating barrel to create beautiful curls and waves by simply pressing a button! It has gyroscopic technology, which is used in aviation, space exploration, and hi-tech electronic devises, and is used for its sensitivity and precision. Gyroscopic technology detects motion and triggers the automatic barrel movement when you simply twist your wrist and let the iron know you’re ready to curl.
Take a look at this how-to video direct from the brand. I watched this video several times before I began using the Twirl 360! It’s definitely very helpful.
The Twirl 360 definitely has a learning curve. At first, I had a lot of trouble even getting my hair to curl at all! I tested out different techniques and heat settings, and quickly found that practice makes perfect. I like to use the slow speed and the second heat setting, and I typically hold my curls on the iron for about 15 seconds before releasing them from the barrel. Let me show you a step by step photo collage!
1. Before Picture
Here is my natural hair. I’m not wearing any product besides heat protectant. As you can see, it’s wavy, but very frizzy. I really don’t like it!
2. Curls Pinned Up
Here I am with my curls pinned up after the twirling process. It looks silly, but it helps to keep the curls in place. I left my hair like this for about 10-15 minutes. It doesn’t take very look for my hair to cool. If you want your curls to last all day, I recommend using a hair spray during this step.
3. Letting the Curls Down
Here are my crazy ringlets after I took the pins out! I’m pretty impressed! My hair never gets this curly!
4. The Finished Look
I used my fingers to gently break apart the curls. I tried using a paddle brush, but found that was too much on my thin hair. By gently using my fingers, I am able to break apart the curls without creating frizz. I’m loving the result! I feel pretty glamorous!
FINAL THOUGHTS & WHERE TO BUY
I have to say I am really impressed with the T3 Twirl 360. I was pretty frustrated when I first used it, but after I got the hang of it I am definitely hooked. I wouldn’t use this curling iron every day, because it is pretty time consuming. However, if I wanted curly hair for a special occasion I think this tool comes in handy for sure. If you like to get blowouts regularly, I highly recommend the T3 Twirl 360. It is quite an investment at $230, but going to the salon for a similar look starts at $40! The Twirl 360 will pay for itself in about 5 uses when you consider the tax & tip you’d be spending at the salon. It is available on Sephora’s website HERE, which is awesome because that means you can use Ebates to earn cash back! If you’re in the market for a new curling iron, the T3 Twirl 360 is the way to go!
Have you tried any products from T3? Would you pick up an auto-rotating curling iron? Tell me in the comments!
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