Ok, it’s taken a while but I have finally got this review up (and video!).
I first spied the Remington Spin Curl Hairdryer in a corner of Boots and was horrified by the scary attachment-blowy type thing. Then, hearing lots of postive comments on my post about it I had to try it out.
The spin curl has an attachment that curls the hair whilst it dries. Basically. The curls are not ringlets or anything like that, but loose, beach type waves. My main concerns were:
1. Will I end up with bald patches and
2. Will the curls last?
The answers are no and yes!
The boyf wasn’t interested in this hair dryer AT ALL untill he clicked the attachment on for me. “Why its like….its like…a…wind turbine…”
Yes, I said, a wind turbine.
But it kind of is. The annoying thing I have literally just had my hair cut and there are tons of very, very short layers in my barnet. That makes it harder to spin curl, but not impossible.
Here’s my way of explaining how to do it:
1. Wash hair. Brush.
2. Use the nozzle and blow dry the roots. This is important or you have flat hair/roots.
3. Attach the spin curl, er, attachment. Apply a curl enhancing product. I am fond of Clynol.
3. Seperate, if you want, your hair so its a bit easier to dry. Take a section (small or chunky, both worked well) and turn the dryer on its most powerful setting and highest speed.
4. Put your section into the attachment. There’s nothing there at all that you can get your hair stuck in, its just a tube, and the air from the dryer will suck it in and twist it so it comes out looking like a dreadlock.
5. Leave this and do the rest of your head.
6. Let the dreadlocks to cool down. If you want to look like a nutter, leave them as is. What you actually need to do is seperate them gently (all of them!) the results is a soft natural wave.
Took me and my giant bush mop 10 mins tops to dry my hair. It’s actually a very powerful and effective hairdryer generally (but what do I know? I use the fan in the car to dry my hair sometimes.)
Here’s the video by the way. Don’t mock. I have been tired all week!:
No, I am not Megan’s mum – she is half beach ball, half mischievous sprite, plus I was a mere child myself when she was born. Anyway….
Some random thoughts on the Spin Curl…
- It is really important to dry your roots first, because otherwise your hair will look kind of limp
- It works best on long hair, or from shoulder length.
- A curl enhancing product really makes the curls last.
- Do have it on the highest speed setting even if you don’t have it on the highest heat (it depends on your hair) because the speed is what will give your hair the twist.
- Do smaller sections for a smaller curl (obviously).
So yep – the Spin Curl was not torture at all, it’s fab! It’s pretty effortless which is good as I am extremely lazy with my hair and it dries quickly since it is pretty powerful.
Well recommended for ladies with longer locks.
You can buy the spin curl here from Boots for £39.14.