Quality: 5 out of 5
Price: $25-$35 depending on the size
Where To Buy: Sally's Beauty Supply, Beautychoice.com, & other online stores
My mother bought the 1 1/2 inch curling iron 3-4 years ago. Its had pretty regular use and has not had to be replaced. I've been using it for about a week and its made getting cute curls so easy! To curl my hair I start abour 4 inches below the base of my hair, roll up to my scalp, hold for 3 seconds, pull the iron down 2 inches, roll back up to my scalp, hold for 2 seconds, pull down 2 inches, and continue that until I've the the ends of my hair around the iron. Once I have all of my hair wrapped around the iron I hold that for 4 seconds and release my hair. When I've finished my whole head I run my finges through my hair and spray it with TreSemme's Tres Two Ultra Fine Mist hair spray. I have thick, slightly wavy hair and set the heat to 8/Extra Hot.
I also use TreSemme's Smooth & Silky shampoo and conditioner, and I just got TreSemme's Heat Tamer spray to use before using heat products.
The iron does get steam coming out of it when I curl my hair, and I have burnt it a little when I had the heat on the highest setting.
Mega 1-1/4" Professional Spring Curling Iron. For large, loose curls. $30
Soft-Grip textured handle
BONUS! 2 replacement springs included
Patented Pulse Technology for Gets Hot... Stays Hot performance
10 variable heat settings with built-in rheostat control
Powerful spring clamp
24K gold-plated barrel
Fast heat up
Heavy-duty long-life heating element
Foldaway safety stand
Extra-long cool tip
8-ft. super heavy-duty round cord for longer life, reduced kinking and tangling
On / Off switch
-heats really quickly
-gets very hot
-makes great curls
-I've heard that the spring for the clamp wears out and has to be replaced. I can't remember whether or not my mother has had to replace hers but I know others have.
I do plan on doing a tutorial with this iron later in the week.