Thursday, 22 September 2011

enraptured by waves

I am blessed with natural curls and can achieve poker straight hair with a quick flash of my straighteners, but boho waves have always been the unachievable hair dream for me. I have longed for that beachy, bed head look...big and carefree waves, very Carrie Bradshaw series 3.
Well I think my dream may have come true thanks to this brand new styling tool from Enrapture which I received to review. The Amplify Jumbo Waver boasts 25mm jumbo barrels to create gorgeous 'S' waves, easily and quickly, giving you a bouncy bouffant and fabulous volume in no time.



The Jumbo Waver features polished titanium plate technology which means they are ultra smooth and prevents any snagging of the hair. They also heat up extremely quickly and distributes the heat more evenly giving you a more defined finish, without having to go back over the same section of hair.


For easy storage, the waver has a handle locking ring and also comes with a heat protection pouch. The tool is turned on by the switch under the handle and the heat level can be altered using the dial. This means it can be used on all hair types from the fine to the thick and unruly.
Low temperature - 140 degrees. Medium temperature - 180 degrees. High temperature - 210 degrees.
Once it is switched on, it takes less than 2 minutes to heat up and be ready for use.





The jumbo waver looks quite big and menacing on first appearance, and it does take a while to become accustomed to the best way of handling it. But after a few minutes of use, it becomes very easy to operate. It has a 360 degree swivel cord which is extremely handy.

To create perfect tousled waves, you must first ensure your hair is completely dry. Next you need to take sections of you hair, working from the underneath first, just as if you were straightening it. Take 2 inch pieces and hold the end, pulling the section straight. Clamp the hair between the waver, starting at the roots, and hold for a few seconds. You will slowly start to learn how long you will need to hold the waver in place before releasing it to achieve your desired finish. Next move the styler down the hair towards the end and clamp again. Once all your hair is styled, you can leave the waves defined or lightly brush them out or run your fingers through them to create a looser, beachy look. This is what I did. I didn't want my hair to look too polished and preened, I opted for the messier, bed head look!





I absolutely love this styling tool. It is just perfect for creating the type of waves I have dreamed of having. Because it gets so hot, it can wave quite big sections of hair which means even a mane like mine takes less than 10 minutes to style. If you wanted tighter, more defined 'S' waves, then you could take smaller sections and clamp the waver for longer. I lightly misted my hair with hairspray afterwards and found the style lasted really well.

Enrapture have three new styling tools on the market at the moment, the Amplify Jumbo Waver as featured, the Encode Totem Styler for ringlets and curls and the Extremity Heated Rollers for glamorous volume and root lift. Each styler retails at £74.99 and can be purchased online or from Boots and Argos.
Are you enraptured by this styler?

24 comments:

Katie said...

Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous thankyou for this post I've been wondering about this for ages. Xx

Phoebe ♥ said...

Wow that Waver creates such a cute look :) I also long for Carrie Bradshaw curls, we can always dream! xxx

Aysh said...

Received this as well and absolutely looooove it! :D Like yourself I was on that impossible mission to achieve beachy waves, but not a prob any more with this beaut :) Your hair looks gorguz lovely!

Love Aysh xoxo

Kim Parslow said...

Wow your hair looks incredible! I always use straighteners to do this effect in my hair, but this is so much easier and looks a lot better. xx

Fiona Cleaver said...

this is such a cute look,i have flat fine hair and have always wanted wavy hair! really thinking about buying these!xx

rhiiwn said...

I'm so so tempted to buy one of these! My hair's naturally wavy anyway but sometimes it can look a little messy so it would be nice to have this to neaten if out a little more! :)

Rhiannon xx

Essjay23x said...

Your hair looks great. I love how much volume and bounce it gives your hair:)

Lucy said...

This sounds like a really cool and reliable alternative to plaiting hair overnight :)

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Brown Sugar said...

good r├ęsultat

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lalalucy1000 said...

Oooh I have one of these, ive had it a while and sorta forgot about it!!! I may have to dig it out and start using it because I do love the look x x

Samantha Grace said...

Wow, your hair looks amazing! I absolutely love the effect - more than wavy but not quite tight curls! Gorgeous!

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Raquel C. said...

I love your blog !
You are so pretty *

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The Beauty In Me said...

I had one of these, idk why but i dont really like how my hair comes out, i guesss its my hair but your hair look great!!!


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MissMathful said...

i love your hair, mine is straight, fine and flat. i always wished for curly hair as a child :D

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Lydia said...

Oooh Milly I love it! I would totally buy one of these if they weren't quite so pricey xxx

Dreams That Glitter xoxo said...

Your hair looks so gorgeous like this, very Carrie!

xoxo

Mademoiselle Lala said...

So THAT's HOW they do it!!!!!! This is so amazing! Of course I 100% love Carrie's hair, but my poker-straight hair is impossible to work with! I usually use my YouCurl to create waves, but this is so much faster! X

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Emily said...

this is such a cute look! very mermaid type hair! xx

Snowdrop85 said...

Wow! Your hair looks amazing! I wonder if this will work on shorter hair like mine! I love your hair colour too! xx

Zoe said...

I must own one of these! Your hair looks great :)

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Bohemian vanity said...

Absolutely nice waves !!! XOXO

frecklie said...

Oh wow - those are amazing! I would love to buy one but £75 is incredibly steep!
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Chantelle said...

Love your hair like this ! It really looks gorgeous and suits you well ! :)
LOVE the last black and white photo too !

Clo said...

Ahh i want these so bad. Such a good review!!! x

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