The Drybar 3 Day Bender is the socially acceptable bender. Added bonus: no hangover!
Remember back when I hauled my Sephora Chic Week purchases and I “squee-ed” over how I got Drybar 3 Day Bender Curling Iron? Well Elizabeth here with an update! What’s the verdict? I love it! Check out the pictures below for an example of the kind of curls I get with this curling iron, and my over all Drybar 3 Day Bender review.
And here is the look from the side so you have a better idea of the shape of the curls. I love the look it gives me, and curls last through the second day! They will just be a little less tight, but definitely are still curled.
What’s that you say? How the heck does this light non-clamp rotating barrel device work? Here are my tips:
- Try not to think about the loose grip of the clamp. It will try to psyche you out and my you think you will drop the curl before you get to curl it but, don’t worry, you will be just fine if you remain calm.
- Clamp the iron to the middle of your chunk of hair; do not start at the bottom and roll up, or start at the top and pull all the way through the curl. I find that starting at the middle gets you the most consistent curl. Rolling up from the bottom isn’t really possible because of the loose grip of the iron mentioned in my first point, and pulling down from the top gets you a different look, and also isn’t as effortless a rotating and curling process for you.
- Rotate slowly in the direction of your choice (in these pictures I did all of the curls away from my face) and you will notice that both the bottom half and top half of your hair get pulled into the wand to make the curl. Magical! And requires way less arm fitness, and overall time.
- Don’t get over zealous and rotate too far or your curl will slip out. By going slow you can watch the ends of your hair and learn were the optimal stopping point is for you and your layers.
- Try to resist the urge to do the traditional un-clamp to let go of the curl. I found that continuing to rotate past the end of the curl until it is totally loose and then just lowering the iron to let the curl out works best with the design of the gap at the top of the clamp. This makes all the ends blend in with the curl (an issue I hate dealing with when using a clip-less curling iron), and prevents any hairs from getting stuck anywhere. I love not having caught and pulled out hairs anymore!
- When in doubt, leave the ends out during the 10 second wait and then do a slow 2-3 second quarter rotation as you let out the curl to get the ends smoothed and curled.
- Practice makes perfect, the first time you do it your hair might not look perfect but I found by the 2nd and 3rd time using the iron I had no problems.
What about you, Sparkle? Have you tried it? What did you think? Is there another non-traditional curling iron you love even more?