Friday, 5 June 2015

Babyliss Diamond Waves Curling Styler Review & Summer Hair Styles

I normally use my straighteners to curl my hair, I twist and pull to create curls, but they soon drop out. So I was very keen to try out the Babyliss Diamond Waves Curling Styler.

Babyliss Diamond Waves Styler Review
The concept of the Diamond Waves is to create an 'un-done' look for your curls. The woman on the box has lovely 1950's glamour waves, but mine didn't quite turn out like that.

On first impressions, I hated this styler. I was so used to my straighteners that I wasn't sure how to wrap the hair and how to hold the styler. The instructions didn't have any diagrams so I had to have a look on Youtube for a tutorial to make things a little clearer.

Babyliss Diamond Waves Styler

I found my hair slipped over the nobbles and it felt like I was doing it wrong, it was quite frustrating to be honest.
I'm glad I gave it another go after having bad first impressions, once I got the knack I found it curled my hair so easily and quickly. What I was most impressed about was how long the curls lasted in my hair, I went shopping all day and returned and it still looked pretty much the same as it did that morning. I have been reaching for this over my straighteners at the moment.


How I'll Be Styling My Hair This Summer

I like to try different hair styles out but as I don't have the skills of a hairdresser, I just add small details to freshen up my look.

Plaits
With festival season just around the corner, boho inspired plaits are perfect to disguise second day hair. I just add a few in the under layers of my hair and then one a centimetre or two behind my fringe. You can add coloured ribbon to your plaits for a festival inspired look.

Babyliss Diamond Waves Styler Festival Plaits

Twist and Pin
This is the easiest way to keep your hair out of your face, perfect for summer, when your face is sticky from SPF. I just grab my long fringe bits and twist them slightly, then grab a bobby pin and secure the piece to the sides of my hair on each side. If I want a bit more volume on top, I grab larger sections and back comb underneath then twist the hair and secure.

Babyliss Diamond Waves Styler Twist and Pin


Texturising Spray
Sometimes I just want to be Alexa Chung, with her beautiful dishevelled waves, so I turn to texturising sprays to create this look. I would use the Diamond Waves styler to create the waves, then use a brush to smooth out the curls and make them look more relaxed. Lastly, adding the texturising spray to create texture and volume, for that rock and roll 'un-done' look.

I'd love to try out some more hairstyles to team with my new tousled waves. Can someone help me learn a fish tail braid or a French braid please? I just can't get the knack of it!

Interested in trying the Babyliss Diamond Waves styler? Debenhams always have amazing offers on, so check the curler out here.

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20 comments

  1. This looks so cool, I love the hair ideas for the summer, I will be trying some out for sure x
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  2. Lovely blog! I really enjoy your posts and this blog :)

    Feel free to stop by mine sometime x

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  3. It's good you gave the curling wand another go because your hair looks really pretty!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  4. Just found your blog and love it! These hairstyles are perfect for summer :)
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  5. love the look of the curls you got from this. I've been wanting looser curls so I may look into this, had originally wanted a larger wand but this looks better! M xxx

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    1. I find larger wands don't grip the hair that great and the curls drop, but this one is fab!

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  6. Your hair looks great! I've tried Babyliss curlers before, but they don't get hot enough to keep my naturally limp hair curled... or to curl it at all. I wish my hair were easier to work with!
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    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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    1. Awh bless you! I know what difficult hair is like, I have naturally curly hair. Maybe try a styling spray first?

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  7. Great review & your hair looks amazing!

    Eve xo

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  8. Your hair looks amazing. I really need to dig out my curling wand and give it another go
    Beth x
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