I noticed these on eBay a few months ago and thought they were cute, but didn’t bother with them, they were a snitch at £1.80. I wasn’t going to buy any though until the other week I noticed a Twitter account selling them for £12 a pack!! I thought right, if they can somehow justify that massive mark up there must be something amazing about them. So I took the plunge and splurged (£1.80) from a Chinese seller. They took around 3 weeks to come but I would much rather wait a while than be ripped off.
My first impression was if I had of paid £12 I would have been deeply disappointed. I did have some random woman who claimed not to be affiliated with the Strawberry Curls Twitter saying these were not the same as the ones they sold were recycled…. erm, I’ve had a look love, they’re identical. Even down to the account and website was using the same images as the eBay sellers were (and the fact she didn’t actually know which curlers I had bought anyway haha) Which sharply changed after I pointed that out to her. There was also no mention of recycling on the website either. Clearly a bit of bullshit. (she then continued to slag off ‘bloggers’ too and blocked me. Like I said, she claimed not to be connected to the actual company or twitter account selling them though, bad for their business in my opinion)
I do love a good (or bad) chinese translation! It is a lot quicker to work out how to put them in yourself than it is to try and decipher this elaborate code. But cute nonetheless!
The curlers themselves are a lot softer than I expected. The thing that appealed to me was that they can be slept in rather comfortably. I haven’t tried sleeping in them yet but I imagine they can be with little hassle. They’re super squishy. The entire curler is made from the same squishy foam.
I used 11 out of the 12 and managed to cover my whole head. They’re a little tricky to get the hang of at first but you literally just roll your hair up in them then when you get to the top pull a little tighter and they stay in place. I was impressed with how well they held up for such a simply design.
When I took them out I was left with some OK curls, I only left them in for around an hour after spraying with some Pantene Over Night spray. The curls were really tight at the bottom but gradually became more loose at the top. This wasn’t really the look I was after though, I looked like Stoke’s answer to Annie.
I brushed them through and created a bit of a frizzy mess. I didn’t put any more product in to create this killer look. Just in case you wanted to do it yourself 😉
I then could not resist doing my best lion impression. You know how it is.
After a bit of serum though it turned out all right. They certainly were not the best curlers in the world but at the same time I do have a little bit of a love/hate relationship with actual curlers anyway. It annoys me how you can’t tell if they’ve worked out properly until the next day or after waiting for several hours! But they are a lot nicer for your hair than heated tools. I think they would work really well in long hair or are fun for kids. Oh, and if you’re reading this Strawberry Curls Twitter account don’t bother sending another minion to tweet rant to me, it’s slightly silly. Maybe make your prices slightly more realistic too, just saying like.
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