I have wanted to buy a curling wand for a couple of years now, and I just never felt like spending a lot of money on something like that. I went on Argos one day and I found a couple of good options and then I finally decided on the Remington Rose Pearl Ceramic Hair Curling Wand CI9525. Its original price is £29.99 however it had a discount when I went on Argos’ website to purchase it, and I actually got it for £22.49 which I think is a ridiculously good deal. I have been using it now for almost three months and even though I do not use it every day (I try to avoid using heat on my hair) I have definitely used it enough to know if I like it or not.
Starting off, these are the specifications of it as they appear on Argos’ website:
“Luxury ceramic coating infused with real pearl ensures that heat is spread evenly across the barrel to eliminate heat spots and achieve a glossy, frizz free finish.
Ceramic coating to add shine and protect hair from heat damage.
Variable temperature so you can adapt this to your specific hair needs for ultimate control with.
Maximum temperature 210°C.
30 seconds heat-up time.
Stay cool tip for safer use.
Worldwide voltage – ideal for travelling.
3m swivel cord.
Automatic safety shut-off after 60 minutes.
Includes heat-proof pouch.
Heat ready indicator.
Safety stand to prevent damage to surfaces.
Manufacturer’s 5 year guarantee.
Reading that section was kind of helpful but as someone that doesn’t know pretty much anything about the technical side of such appliances, what would truly help me decide if I wanted this product or not, would be a review from a person that has actually used it. There are many reviews on Argos’ website and this is almost a full 5-star rated product but I thought it would be fun to write my own review here on my blog, with pictures and more details.
Starting with the appearance, it looks very cute and I love the pearly-pink body of it. Holding it in my hands I can feel it is on the cheaper side, from the way it feels (however that does not bother me as long as it gets the job done). It has a cool tip which I have found very handy because it means that you can hold the wand from both ends. It also comes with a black heat-resistant glove, which I have not felt the need to use but it is always good to have. Finally, it comes with a little white silky pouch and that I have actually used. The pouch is so handy because I can just wrap the cable around the wand, put them in the little pouch and just put it away, nice and tidy. I understand this will not be significant to many of you, however, one thing I really hate is messy cables. This is why I just love the pouch so much.
Moving on to the actual use of the product, it heats up very quickly just like it says on the website. It also allows you to control the temperature, which I usually like to keep at around 160 degrees. I genuinely think that setting it at a higher temperature is really not necessary and it will just damage your hair more (however, do not quote me on that, I may be wrong). Another thing I really like about it is the width of the wand! It is exactly what I was looking for. It is not too thick, so I can actually get proper curls with it, and it is not too thin either, so I don’t end up with super bouncy curls (and I mean the bad bouncy😅). When I first get my hair done, they do look a bit too perfect and as you can see in the pictures the curls are really tight but after a few hours they get looser and they look a lot more natural (they look their best the day after).
Possibly the only negative thing I have to say about this product is the length of the actual wand. You can get a pretty good idea of the length of the wand just by looking at the pictures and I received exactly what I was expecting. However, as I have rather long hair, it can be a little annoying trying to curl my hair from the very top. Plus, as I like to go for more loose curls, it means that I cannot just wrap all my hair around the wand at once because then I will get very very curly curls. Instead, I have to wrap the top part, so from my roots until approximately my shoulder and then the ends. This will not be a problem if you have shorter hair but if you have hair like mine then this is something perhaps to consider.
In terms of how well the curls hold, I believe that this is something that has a lot to do with your hair, the products you use and even the weather. For me personally, they hold really well both while in England and in Cyprus. Sidenote: when I am in Cyprus I do have to use a fair amount of hairspray because my hair goes wild with the humidity. I have loved using it so far and I really do love what it can do to my hair. It was a very affordable purchase and so far it seems like a success. You can look at the pictures to get an idea of how well it works but I would definitely recommend it. If it could be used on wet hair as well, it would truly be perfect for me but again, that is not really an issue (if it was I would not have bought it in the first place).💁🏻♀️
I hope you enjoyed reading and I hope you found this post helpful! If you are looking for an affordable curling wand, I would totally recommend!