Ooosh, Enrapture hair styling products, you certainly are the talk of the town aren’t you? It’s taken me a while to get my grubby mitts on one of your heat styling wonderments and I’ve been having hair envy of everyone who manages to utilise your hyped up heated hoo-har’s to their full potential, but I gotta admit, now I’m all aboard the styling train I’m not sure that I like it. A bit of background about my hair and heat styling tools is that, well, I tend not to use them. I’ve not been to the hair dressers for over 3 years and thankfully my mane has stayed in a reasonable condition because I don’t use straighteners and tend not to even blow dry. I just wash and leave it to do it’s thing naturally. I’ve noticed a dramatic reduction in split ends and also the condition is probably the best it’s ever been in… My hair is naturally pretty straight and boring and boarders on the dry side due to years of dying it, I trim the ends now and again, but only a mm or so off and it’s been alright. I do sometimes yearn for a nice wavy do – when I curl my hair I channel a bit too much Annie for my liking – but a nice wave I can deal with. I’ve wanted a waving styler for a while now and when I got the Enrapture Amplify Jumbo Waver I was really excited. I liked that the waving part itself (as in the barrel things not the entire surface area) was really big, as I think a smaller barrel thing would make your hair look a little more crimped than waved, but apart from this mild observation I think that’s where my love of this product ends…
As you can see, the tool itself is literally as big as your FACE. I’m not sure why it needs to be this big; if you put as much hair in between the plates as you can it’s just makes it look a bit silly when the entire side of you hair is all the same waveyness in the same way (does that make sense?) So to achieve a better style you only need to take small sections of your hair. Another thing I dislike about the waver is that it leaves quite a prominent straight line where you begin the wave at the top near your parting.. You only really achieve a nice look on the lengths of the hair, but that’s only if you can line up the wave to the last section you waved. I’m really not explaining this well am I? Basically, it takes a lot of time, effort and re-doing to get anything right with this (for me anyway) Also if you accidentally go over the same bit of hair again it goes all weird too. Guh, just look at the pictures. That shows what I mean a little bit better!! Oh by the way, excuse the random colours within my locks at the moment, I’ve added some extensions which don’t quite match.
The other thing I really HATE about the Enrapture Waver is that it is just so god damn dangerous. I know I’m a clumsy person at the best of times, but when you have such a large surface area so close to your HEAD which heats up so much it’s a recipe for disaster! Apparently the top temperature on these bad boys is 210 degree… Why anyone needs that amount of heat on their hair is ALWAYS beyond me. Seriously. Do you know how hot that is?!?! You’re literally melting the keratin inside your hair. I put these on the medium heat setting but I reckon even that is too hot. Each time I have use these I have burnt myself also, across my head, my neck, my hands. It seems unavoidable! I can’t believe there is so little to protect the outside parts from the heat as it’s essentially like using a freaking IRON. There’s no need for the outside parts to be exposed, as like straighteners it’s only the inner part which makes contact with your hair. As I mentioned I don’t use heat tools in general, but after the second use I noticed SO many split ends. No matter what a heat styling tool is made out of, no matter what way they spin it, no matter what technology they throw at you – HEAT is HEAT and something so hot on a material so fine (your hair) is always ALWAYS going to have a negative effect. You might thing your hair LOOKS better after using your straighteners but it’s going to be much more healthy without them. When I first stopped using straighteners my hair was a frizzy mess for about 3 weeks. I persevered though and now it naturally dries sleek and straight. Up until I was about 15 I don’t think hair straighteners even really existed which is amazing considering how many people own them now. (end of little rant there anyway haha)
Back to the Enrapture Jumbo Waver review… Even after using this a few times I still cannot get the hang of it and still don’t achieve the look I want. It seems a lot easier just to put my hair in to two plaits and leave it for an hour or two than faff about with this thing. I can only make my hair look good if I run the curlers through afterwards to add a bit more variation to the texture. All in all, for £59.99(!!!!) you’re best just saving your money and planning in advance to have wavy hair by popping your barnett in to plaits the night before, which is much gentler on your hair and not as much of a bloody health hazard (to your skin, hair and purse) or even use your straighteners, it’s really easy to wave your hair with straighteners!! In other news I thought I’d also show you my new hair accessory, I don’t know what the technical name for these things is, but on the New Look website they’ve called it a ‘Black Ornate Gem Chain Headpiece‘, catchy! But yes, I love it, it makes me feel like a princess every time I wear it.
Have you tried the Enrapture Waver? Am I doing something wrong? Or are you saying they’re great products because they were PR freebies? Let me know yo!