HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Wishing you all the best for the coming 2013!
So, Christmas has come and gone and here is one of the presents I got for Christmas: VS Sassoon Classic Salon Setter VS3060A. I haven’t really got anything fancy when it comes to hair styling tools. I used to have a curling iron I bought from Japan about 7 years ago and then I moved on to my trusty GHD Straightening Iron. This is my 3rd hair styling tool.
I’ve used this item twice since I got it. For the price of this product, I did not expect much out of it but was surprised at how well my curls turned out. This styling tool is an affordable piece of equipment if you would like to have define curls. It comes with 20 multi-sized rollers – 6 large, 5 medium and 9 small. On both occasions I have used this, I did not use all the rollers. This item also comes with 10 big plastic clips and 20 metal clips (6 large, 5 medium and 9 small). The big plastic clips are of very poor quality but it does the job. As for the metal clips, it does need some getting used to. As it was my first time using such a tool, it did take me a few tries before being able to get it right. If it’s your first time, I recommend you try it when the rollers are not heated. The key is to point the metal clips upwards when you clip it onto the rollers (the clips are shaped as a U), this means that the curved part of the metal clip is on the bottom of the roller and the straight ends will be resting against your scalp, pointing upwards. If the rollers are facing vertical to the floor, have the straight part of the metal clips against your head.
The rollers have ridges which makes it easier to roll your hair into it. Personally, I found this quite convenient. Although so, the barrels of the rollers are of smooth plastic, which makes it just a tad bit harder to roll your hair into place as the hair slips and slides. The rollers are meant to have cool ends. They certainly are not cool ends. The ends can get quite hot (not warm). I have a very low tolerance of heat, so I had trouble holding onto the rollers when I was trying to roll my hair into place. After placing all my hair in the rollers, my fingers were slightly painful and swollen from holding the ends of the hot rollers.
This item does takes awhile to warm up, so you will have to switch it on and do something else for about 15 minutes. There’s a middle roller with a tiny indicator. I have paid no attention to it because I actually can’t remember the colour it’s meant to be when it’s heated up. The first time I was using the rollers, it took me about an hour to put all the rollers in my hair. On the 2nd time, it took me a better 45 minutes. You know what they say, practice makes perfect! It should take me faster the next time I use it, as I get used to using rollers. The switch for this is actually on the inside of the cover where the hot rollers heat up. This is a bit of a question mark for me as once I’m done with the rollers, the switch has been heated up as well! There are also compartments on the inside of the cover for you to keep the metal clips (make sure you remove all the clips before you switch on the item).
Once all the rollers were in my hair, it took about 15 to 20 minutes before the rollers cooled and I could take them off. I was pleasantly surprised at the curl definition I got. It was certainly very curly, as expected of any heated roller. The curls were definitely more defined when compared to using my GHD. The look from this styling tool is very different.
okay, picture time!
Above pic: got this handy container from the dollar store
This styling tool is very affordable and great for those starting out/experimenting with hair curlers. I would only use this when I have the time to use it as the heat up time is so much longer than my other styling tool; or when I want to create a specific look. The very hot ends of the rollers are a big let-down for me as my fingers suffer at the end of using this item.
AUD$39.95 (VS Sassoon website)
AUD$31.00 (Bing Lee – products from this store may be negotiated)
Prices vary from store to store, so probably best to shop around!
Where to buy:
VS Sassoon website, BingLee, (Most hair shops have this product)
Have you used hot rollers before? Lookout for some hairstyles I will be doing using this styling tool! 😉