Making Summer Wave Hair with Alure 3 Barrell Curling Iron
Summer time is here! And one of the cutest hairstyles that always makes an impression, is Summer Wave Hair. I was finally able to easily pull it off, using this awesome 3 barrel curling iron, by Alure!
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Can you get those summer waves with super fine hair?
My hair is weird. It’s super fine, and thin-but there’s a lot of it. Body is what it really lacks, and because of the humidity of the South, it doesn’t hold a curl for long. So I try about once a year to get the perfect Summer Wave Hair. And about an hour with a curling iron, and an entire can of extra hold hair spray later, it’s falling flat.
Alure 3 Barrel Curling Iron
So this year, I’m excited to try a different kind of styling tool than I’m used to. The Alure 3 Barrel curling iron doesn’t require the same technique as normal curling irons. It operates more like a crimper, which at first caught me off guard. I’m thinking old 80’s style frizz attack!But I was pretty surprised-the 3 barrel design actually allows your hair to curl, without the extra effort of twisting and turning a wand. Another added plus, is the heat factor! The Alure 3 Barrel curling iron will go from 0-210 degrees Celsius, in sixty seconds flat! Which is so awesome for a busy mom like me. I just wanted Summer Wave Hair, and not needing to wait forever on the iron heating is such a plus! It also cols down incredibly fast, which is such a blessing. Even though I don’t allow my son in the room when I’m doing my hair, I’m still paranoid about styling tools retaining heat.
Does this work with my fine hair?
You can see my results in the video below-I didn’t try to make it really pretty, because at first, I honestly didn’t think this would be very different. I figured my hair would just fall flat again, from lack of heat power (which seems to be a factor) and the humidity. But, the Alure 3 Barrel curling iron actually did an amazing job!
Not needing to wind a wand to get a desired curl really makes a difference! It definitely takes time getting used to, technically “crimping” the hair, and I’m not very ambidextrous. So for me, it was kinda difficult to get every section I needed, but I’m also not incredibly experienced with styling tools. My hair is probably more difficult in holding a curl, because when regular styling wands, it doesn’t get enough heat exposure. That being said, I did feel like being able to “crimp” instead of wind my hair really helped, because I was able to get the entire length of the strands exposed to the heat. But i will say that if you aren’t a “pro” at these kinds of tools, you may want help in getting to the back part of your hair to get the perfect Summer Waves look!
How I got my Summer Wave Hair
Ok, so I admit, I didn’t try to look picture perfect so these shots, because i was so surprised that I even got my hair to curl! But if you have super fine, finicky hair, here’s what I did to make it work…
Section off locks of hair for the desired thickness of the curls you want. I randomly pick mine as i go, but you should probably use 1/4 inch sections of hair
Have your Alure 3 Barrell iron ready, and start at the top of your lock, near the scalp, and work your way down.
Hold the hair within curling iron for 10-15 seconds, carefully open the wand, and move to the next section of un-heated hair, until the hair lock is complete