Friday, March 15, 2013

Jose Eber Curling Wand - Review and Hair Pics!

A friend, whose hair I had loved when she curls it, told me how she did it - she uses a Jose Eber curling wand.  It took me a while to finally buy it because of the high temperature and price, but after seeing her use it (her hair is as long or maybe longer than mine) and her hair not showing any damage over time - I tried it out.  I've tried hot rollers and even hairspray on my hair since having my baby and nothing would curl my hair or it wouldn't stay past 30 minutes or so.  My friend's hair is the same until she came across this wand - so it arrived today and it worked.  I only left it on my hair for literally seconds and I still can't get over how it curled.  I didn't use any hairspray, gel or mouse - just au naturel and it still held.

Here is my hair before (straight) and then after (curled) with this curling iron - by the way, I measured my hair and it grew 6 inches during pregnancy, it is now 44 inches long!

Here are some more shots I did, please excuse my "house dress" - I realized it mid-way through taking pictures and switched outfits lol, just keeping it real....

I took small 1-inch sections of my hair and quickly wrapped them around the wand and let go - probably 5 or 6 seconds total for the whole process.  It took me about 30 minutes to do my whole head this way.  Here is a side-by-side example of the before/after of a section - notice how bouncy the curl is!

Here is an extra shot - I was loving these curls as you can tell!

Then, I combed it out all over and it still stayed, not sure why the middle pic showed my hair a different (lighter) color:

I did this at 2 p.m. and then combed my hair out 3 times throughout the rest of the day.  I also put it in a tight bun on top of my head and took a hot bath and it got wet too.....the curls were still there!  Then, I wore it to church - in the rain - and the curls stayed, though not as tight of course.  Went to the store afterwards in the rain and it is now 11 p.m. at night and I still have curls.......WOW!  With all the water in the bath, the tight bun, the brushing out and the rain TWICE - they should have fallen out, but they didn't.  Amazing.

I will find out if it damaged my hair or not when I wash it Saturday and let it dry - I normally always suffer damage with any kind of heat on my hair.  Even though I've only curled my hair 3-5 times this past year, I suffered damage.  I will be amazed if this really does not damage your hair as a lot of reviewers and my friend says - we shall see.

My husband really liked it but his main concern is damage to my hair or losing my hair, he still forbids me getting a perm, even though I wanted one again lol - I know I lost so much hair a few years ago with it but it sure was voluminous!  He loves long there is lots to love lately and I'm sitting on it, it gets caught in doorways, people accidentally take it with them when they walk by and I get stares when I go out, and compliments too.  I guess you take the good with the is our glory as women!

1 Corinthians 11:14-15

Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?  But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

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Megan said...

WOW!!! Your hair is amazing!!! It's so long and healthy! It's been a long time since i've seem anyone with hair this long that hasn't been hair extensions. I've been trying to grow my hair long for a while now but because of a bad experience at the hair salon last year it has been hard. I used to get foils a couple of times a year as well as coloring my roots at home and curling and straightening so you can imagine the damage ive done. I now only use natural hair colors and try not to use heat on my hair and it is getting better and growing. Your an inspiration!

tealady said...

Your hair is beautiful,the curls look stunning.I am really amazed at the staying power of the curls,especially with how long your hair is.I have been letting my hair grow out now for about 2 years.I have a long way to go to catch up to you.

Yvonne said...

Beautiful!! I am interested in this curling iron, I've never heard of it!

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thank you ladies, I still can't get over the curls. So, I got the stomach flu last night - fever, vomiting and hot sweats and then chills. I layed in bed till 1pm this afternoon and woke up and my curls were CURLIER than last night! My husband even was perplexed how that happen with all the sweating I did and sleeping. I can't wait to wash it tomorrow and let it dry and see if it was damaged or not. If it wasn't, I will try this again but don't want to go overboard with the heat - but it is hard to resist when I've had straight hair for so long lol. =0

BTW, I forgot to put in the post but will update it, I used the 19mm size. They have a larger size barrel and then a smaller one for tiny, tight curls.

Tricia said...

Your hair is gorgeous!!! I am very interested in hearing if it did any damage---I will pray that it didn't!


Christian Homekeeper said...

Well, I will find out soon and then either do a post or an update this one when I can. Thanks Tricia! :)

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

looks beautiful. My hair is starting to become so thin and brittle. I am upset. My hair is close to your link but doesn't look healthy. Any tips?

Christian Homekeeper said...

Mrs. Chrissy - mine is thin too, though you may not be able to tell because I have a lot of hair. It is brittle at the ends because the hair has been there for so long. I did get a lot of breakage after using this curling iron and it seems like my ends are thinner, but that is expected because I haven't really done anything to my hair in so long and the slightest touch would cause it to break - it is inevitable.

To get it healthy, I didn't use heat - definitely not blow-drying because that is the worst as it dries out the hair too much. I also always condition and just use a comb - no brushing. I do coconut oil treatments in my hair whenever I use heat on it and it does work by re-hydrating the strands. You can even put a small amount on the hair before using heat to protect it from drying out. Your diet plays a major part too - I grew some of my best hair when I had good nutrition or, as in pregnancy, lots of vitamins and minerals!

Hope some of that helped, you can also look at my topics on the sidebar and click on "hair care 101" or the other hair posts.

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