Wow, I am amazed. I was back and forth between the jumbo barrel one and the smaller barrel. I was afraid there would be too little wave from the jumbo and that the curls wouldn't hold. (I've been using a flat iron to put waves in my hair and I was tired of the waves looking too crimped, not to mention time consuming.)
I gave up on trying to straighten my hair a few years ago. It's naturally curly in the back/part of the sides and the front is just straight. So I realized that it was much less of a fight to curl the front/sides than to try and straighten the rest.
Anyway, I ended up buying the jumbo waver, mostly because it goes up to a higher heat setting than the smaller one. I couldn't be happier with the result. It took me all of 5 minutes to get my hair looking the way I wanted, where it usually takes 20 minutes or so. It is now 12 hours since I used the iron (and a very rainy day, where I've been outside several times) and all of the wave is still there. SO happy with this purchase, and it was only $20 at Walmart. :)
I'll start out by saying that it took me a while to figure out how to use this product the best way for my hair. I have long, thick and naturally wavy hair. The first few times I used this, I ended up with super huge crinkles/crimps in my hair that looked kind of ridiculous. After numerous times, I ended up putting it away and not touching it for a while. I just busted this baby back out and this is the process I use: I take 1-2 inch sections of hair by layer and start 3-4 inches away from my root. I crimp down til I'm about an inch or two away from the end of the section. I repeat this process until all of my hair is wavy. I use no hair spray, and I brush it out, then flip my hair over and scrunch at it to separate the sections. viola! perfect wavy/crimped hair! its my go to styling tool most mornings now. It gets super hot, is pretty easy to use, and I have no complaints now that I've cracked the code for using it!
Okay so, I finally get to make a review after reading countless amount of reviews about this product..here goes
Price-meh..Its an okay price,I think mine retailed at about 16.99
Quality- well, ive heard that the handle tends to brake..I havent experienced any of the like HOWEVER the heat knob tends to move ALOT,so theres that
-For me, it actually did the big wave pattern.not crinkles,beach waves(took a few trys)
-heats pretty fast and yes it gets..hot!
-SOO..I needed setting lotion, the hottest setting and tgen like 20 seconds..maybe 8 , i was scared the hair would fry!
-unlike popular belief, i wouldnt call the waver heavy..its just HUGE and well, it has awkard angles..but hey,price you have to pay i guess
Overall pretty good product, i like it..i was scared becaue of the many malfunctions known to the waver, but..enjoyed ir(for now) ive only used this once so I might need to update later
If I could give this tool no stars, I would. Naturally, I have wavy hair. However, I bought this tool hoping for beautiful, silky like waves; no frizz, just nice mermaid waves. I was better off with letting my natural hair air dry, since I believe that my natural hair air dried looks 10x better than using this hair tool anyday. It is a very good price (I got mine at Walmart for under $16). I am not a firm believer in the "more expensive a product is, the better it works." For example, some people SWEAR by MAC products, but there are just as good (if not better) products sitting at the drug store.. Just sayin'. Anyway, I was really excited to try this hair tool. First off, it takes a lot of time in my opinion. I think I would have preferred to use an actual crimper, I really think it would have been less time consuming. It took me about 45mins+ to "wave" my hair. I would have much rathered to have spent the time (20 minutes.. IF THAT) on using my curling wand to make beautiful curls. Another factor I do not like with this hair tool is the heat settings. It has a low, high, and off button. The highest the heat goes is 340 degrees. I have thick, course, wavy hair; but I did take the time to flat iron my hair a day or so before using this waver on my hair; thinking that it would make my waves nicer, but it didn't do anything for my hair.. it gave me baby, poofy waves. The packaging is a PAIN IN THE BUTT.. I tore into it thinking I wouldn't want to return it because of all the fabulous reviews I read on the styling tool.. BOY WAS I WRONG. Because I ripped into the package like a bear looking for food, I can no longer return this piece of crap. I am stuck with this dust collecting styling tool.. that I will never attempt using again nor will I reccommend to anyone. The ONLY person I may reccommend this to is someone with verrrrry fine hair... that's the only type of hair I could see this POS working for.. So dissappointed.
Usually I try and find a redeeming factor in a product even if I don't care for it.
This product has ZERO redeeming factor, at least not for my uses.
First, it says "waves."
I was under the impression that "waves" aren't the same thing as "crimps," you know, the crimping we all did back in grade school.
Using the official Revlon how-to video plus other hair videos, and using this product WITH HELP from "hair people" I can really just say that this is a piece of junk.
I'm embarassed I even gave this product an 8th try because I really wanted to like it.
So you know those "before" pictures where the hair model has all the frizzy crimps on whatever product box, and then there's the "after" picture where her hair is all beautiful and wavy? The before picture is how my hair, and my friends' hair, and my mom's hair --all of us with different hair types and lengths---looked after this.
I wish I could get back the time I've spent giving this product a chance- all the chances I have given it. It's garbage. Don't waste your time unless you're going for the crimpy look.
The packaging is also awful. It's that horrible and impossible to open plastic junk that actually sends people to the emergency room each year due to cuts. Yes, I am serious.
There are no redeeming factors with this product.
-easy to get your hands on
-heats up really fast
-doesn't make your hair frizzy
-creates gourgeous waves
-has multiple heat settings
-easy to burn yourself
Overall I would definently repurchase this if I ever need to. If you buy this and are dissapointed the first time you use this don't be. It takes a couple uses until it creates the perfect beachy waves look.
this styling tool is used for waves. I have always tried to make them by braiding my hair overnight but the waves would be poofy. i tried watching videos on youtube and doing them with a straightener but it would take way too long. i love how the waves come out the only problem is it takes a while to heat up. i got this at Target it was on sale for about $16. Very good price! i was doubtfull at first because i have never bought any styling tools from target and the price was cheap so i didnt think it would work but its the best, i get compliments all the time! i will use this on a daily basis(:
I love this product so much! It gives me beautiful waves that I get so many compliments on. If you are doubtful about buying this product, I would say that it is great quality.The only bad things are is it is a tad expensive, and it ends up not lasting very long because when I wave/curl my hair, the waves almost always fall out. Overall, I love this product and it is a great buy.
P.S. I bought it @ Target, just in case u were wondering(:
I love this waver! The effect that it produces is just so amazing. I am just 100% in love with the shiny mermaid/finger-like waves that this produces.
Sure, it's a little bulky and slightly awkward to use at first, but you do get the hang of it after the first few tries. The sheer size of this thing most certainly does cut down on the time it takes to do a thick head of hair like mine and that's definitely one of the reasons why I love it so much. Straightening my hair takes FOREVER but it takes me about 15 minutes to have a head full of glistening ebony waves with this.
Unlike other reviewers, I don't believe that the heat of this styling tool attributes to the staying power of the waves it creates. My hair is very thick and somewhat coarse yet the waves this waver makes stay in my hair up until I wash them out. To be fair, I do use a heat protectant spray (as everyone should!) and a very light spritz of medium hold hair spray. Either way, I don't find the heat selection on this to be poor at all.
Buy it! If you're looking for beautiful damp looking waves, you'll love it!
Loved this waver, but my waves didnt last. Used extra hold hairspray and all. Most of the time Revlon has hits, but this for me was a miss in the end. I'm done with drugstore brands for hair tools! >:|