Monday, July 04, 2016

Remington Curls Collective Review*

This new addition to the Remington Hair Beauty family has just been released to give your hair the most flawless curls for either everyday or super glam styles! Having little to no time in the morning to style my hair, the only time I would curl my hair is on super special occasions. And after trying this for a few occasions, I can safely say Remington Curls Collective is a good tool to perfect great curls.

The curling rods are designed to feature the ceramic technology for even heat distribution and shiny finish to your curls. It has a fast 30-second heat start up time and can reach up to 220 degrees! This type of tool is said to be ideal for both professionals and home users. The ergonomic handle allows the comfortable hold for the user so they feel less exhausted when in use.

In each box, you have a choice of 3 barrels that cater to your preference of width in your curls and giving you a different style of curl with each barrel. Most curling irons do not provide you with extra barrels, but as an additional pack that you will have to pay for. So I love the fact that I have this option in the pack. It also has a glove for safety and heat protection.
Left to right: 32mm, 13-25mm conical, 19mm
These barrel attachments each deliver a different style.

  • The 32mm barrel - creates a deep wave of big, loose curls. Very quick and easy to use for everyday!
  • 13-25mm barrel - creates natural curls or waves - also another good recommendation for everyday.
  • 19mm barrel - creates defined curls which are tighter and prominent.
My favourite of the three is definitely the 13-25mm barrel as it doesn't have the clamp and is the easiest one to use out of the three. It gives the perfect curls with little to no effort. But as you would know, there is some preparation to achieve the look that you want. 

With the 32mm and 19mm barrel, they both have a clamp used to help hold a curl in place when being held. I personally dislike using clamps, including the one here. It had left a slight kink in my curl and I had to continuously hold the clamp open to prevent this. But you can also curl your hair with the clamp closed. So it wasn't a big issue with this particular curling rod. 

One of the great things about this rod is that it has a little stand located in the centre of the handle, so that you can rest it on the table when not in use - such as when the tool is being heated or cooled down. It was a nice touch added to the design of the rod. 
Each of the attachments are connected to the handle with a 1-1.5m length cord (though, I wish it was a little longer for easy access).

The barrels each have four metal rods that stick out like power points and they are then inserted into four holes aligned directly inside the handle. After it has been inserted, the user must turn the centre of the handle to lock the barrel in place. I personally dislike this kind of attachment method because it took a while to directly align the rods and the holes. If the rod was slightly bent, it would be almost an impossible task to connect the two components. 

The rod has three heat settings - 1, 2 and 3 - where 3 is the hottest/highest setting.

When plugged in, there would be a blinking red light appearing on the handle. This is an indication that the curling rod is being prepared and heating up. It is suggested that you let it rest on the table while it heats up completely for use. Once finished heating (approximately 30 seconds), the red light will stop blinking and remain red and this is when you know it's ready to be used. Honestly, it would be better if the rod displayed a different colour so that the user is more aware that it's hot or ready for use. It is recommended that you start at the lowest setting and work your way up to see which setting suits your hair best. Keep in mind that each person has different hair types and thickness, for example, someone with thin hair would only need to reach the first setting. 

This curling rod was a delight to use. It was easy and simple to use and provided the ease I needed to create the perfect curls - for both natural and dramatic styles. I had a little difficult time connecting the barrel to the handle but other than that, the overall experience of this curling rod was amazing. I loved the results that it had given me. Remember, before curling your hair, you will need to apply hair heat protectant onto your hair so that it doesn't burn or damage your hair. Make sure that you do not use this tool while your hair is wet. Make sure your hair is dry and unstraightened for the best results. 

The Remington Curls Collective can be purchased from any Remington shelves, such as Myer, Harvey Norman...and so on. It retails for $59.95 AUD. It's a great bargain as it gives you three choices of barrels and each box comes with at least one year of warranty! An inexpensive tool to achieve the great curls!

If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below! Or if you would like to share your experience, I'd love to hear it!

Disclaimer: This tool was sent to me as a PR gift. I was not sponsored nor compensated to make this post. All thoughts and opinions are based on my personal experience. Everything said is honest and 100% genuine. All links provided are for information purposes and for the convenience of the reader only. All pictures are owned and created by me. 

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