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If your idea of ‘styling’ is tying your hair in a loose bun and calling it a day, you’re lucky the haircare world is a team player. They’re always game to help us lazy bums cheat our way to looking a little more polished and presentable. They gave us dry shampoo, overnight rollers, and leave-in conditioner, didn’t they?
And now we’ve got BaByliss offering up the Smooth & Wave: a 2-in-1 tool that lets you easily transform your tresses from disastrously un-glam to effortlessly extra in seconds.
THE BABYLISS SMOOTH & WAVE
As its name suggests, the BaByliss Smooth & Wave comes in two modes. “Smooth” gives you straight, silky hair without the flatness, while “Wave” gives you soft and subtle curls. You can decide between three different heat settings, depending on the thickness of your hair. “Wave” has alternating wave modes, so you can customize your curls even more than usual. All you have to do is section your hair, feed a little bit of it into the ceramic chamber, and the tool will draw it in to style it.
If you can’t imagine how a spinning, hair-swallowing, instant styler must work, we put together a video and a handy how-to guide so you can see it for yourself. And yes, it’s exactly as bizarre—and effective—as it sounds!
FOR HAIR SMOOTHING
STEP 1. Make sure the hair is clean, dry, combed through, and free of dry shampoo, hairspray, mousse, spray wax, styling dust, and other styling products. Comb through to remove any tangles and divide the hair into sections (no bigger than 2cm wide). STEP 2. Select the smooth setting by sliding the switch to smooth mode. The blue LED light should illuminate when it goes live. STEP 3. Separate a clean section of hair. When working with naturally curly or longer length hair, use even smaller sections. STEP 4. Insert the hair into the appliance with the straightening plates facing towards the head. Place a section of the hair between the straightening plates, close to the root.
IMPORTANT NOTE. The neat section of the hair must be inserted evenly on the straightening plates, beyond the hair stopper (A) until it reaches guide (B). STEP 5. Firmly close the handles together to allow the hair to be drawn into the ceramic chamber. STEP 6. Once the hair has been drawn into the ceramic chamber, hold the hair firmly between the straightening plates and slide smoothly and slowly down the length of the hair from root to tip. Repeat until satisfied.
FOR HAIR WAVING
STEP 1. Make sure the hair is clean, dry, combed through, and free of dry shampoo, hairspray, mousse, spray wax, styling dust, and other styling products. Comb through to remove any tangles and divide the hair into sections (no bigger than 3cm wide). STEP 2. Select the wave setting by sliding the switch to wave mode. The white LED light should illuminate when it goes live. STEP 3. Wave direction can be selected by sliding the switch to desired direction. Choose from clockwise, alternate, and anti-clockwise. STEP 4. Always insert the styler into the hair with the open part of the ceramic chamber facing towards the head.
IMPORTANT NOTE. The neat section of the hair must be inserted into the opening, beyond the hair stopper (A) until it reaches guide (B). STEP 5. Firmly close the handles together to allow the hair to be drawn into the ceramic chamber. Keep the appliance in position. Once the hair has been drawn into the chamber, the appliance will beep 9 times. Continue to hold the gates closed until the appliance beeps with the “finish” audio indicator. STEP 6. When the appliance indicates it’s finished, release the handle fully and smoothly pull the styler away from the head to reveal the wave. How easy was that?! Bad hair days, begone!
The BaByliss Smooth & Wave is available on BeautyMNL for P9,650 (limited time only). Shop it right here!
Photos and video by Kathy Austria.
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