Big, bouncy curls aren’t Victoria’s Secret anymore. Word got out, and now it’s easy to get runway ready hair at home with the T3 Twirl 1.25-Inch Curling Iron ($119).
Those V.S. chicks get help from a dedicated team of stylists who tease their locks into perfectly tousled submission; the T3 Twirl gets help from its 1.25-inch diameter barrel.
The unit joined T3′s stable of styling tools earlier this year. To improve upon the design of old school curling irons that delivered inconsistent heat, the company implemented some very scientific-sounding technology. Straight up, they make it sound like the Kublai Khan of curling irons!
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T3′s Single Pass digital heating insures that the iron gets hot f a s t. It also helps it maintain consistent heat through the length of the barrel.
T3′s Tourmaline technology (tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone/gem) is even hotter than that! The tourmaline in the barrel emits negative ions that cancel out static electricity and close the hair cuticle for sleek and springy, frizz-free curls.
As Flava Flav so often said, “Yeah, boyeeeee!”
The Twirl works about 40% faster than the cheapie $12 Revlon curling iron I’ve been using since 1998 (!). At its highest setting (450 degrees), it takes about two minutes to reach a working temperature; the Revlon takes about 10.
I also notice that I don’t have to hold the T3 in my hair as long as the Revlon to get the same type of curl. Overall, the Twirl shaves about 10 minutes off my regular curling time, bringing the job down to 15 minutes from 25.
Curled with the T3, I think my hair looks less frizzy, too, and my curls stay tight throughout the day.
The Twirl even sports some nice extras, like a 9-foot cord that swivels at the base of the iron (doesn’t get tangled) and a velcro cable tie for storage.
Yep, the Twirl’s fast and effective, but it should be for $119. If you’re in the mood to splurge, or you curl your hair often, in which case a few minutes saved each time could eventually justify the cost, it might be a good investment. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
You might like the T3 Twirl if…
- You’re looking for one of the fastest curling irons money can buy
- You don’t mind paying top dollar for hair styling tools
- You want those big, bouncy V.S. girl curls that stay tight and last all day long
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Starting June 16, for a limited time, Bloomingdales is offering a free bottle of T3 + Orlando Pita Elevate Heat Seeking Iron Volumizer with any Twirl purchase. It’s a spray designed to add volume and shine to flat-ironed styles (a $19 value). Just something to think about.