A Review: ghd wonderland styler(sponsored by GHD) + Venetian Venus Waves Tutorial (hair colour by Instagram @pagnakoladas)
Christmas came early (or late?) for me. A couple of weeks ago I received a very beautiful and sleek ghd V Wonderland styler thanks to the lovely people at ghd.
Released as a limited edition, this V Wonderland styler shares the features of a classic V styler yet it shines in a spectrum of colours - cool blue, lilacs, teals all in a iridescent finish. Upon viewing and using the V Wonderland styler, I fell in love with its smooth texture and the fact that the ghd logo lights up a blue when plugged in. That's a neat feature.
When applying the ghd to my hair for the first time, I noticed the ceramic plates really smoothed out and straightened my fringe out with ease as I could get really close to my scalp. It's narrow size really helps.
When manoeuvring the ghd, the extra long electrical cord meant I didn't have to lean in awkwardly when I found myself strolling in the bathroom waiting for a curl to set.
So, one of the first things I did was to style my hair inspired from the ghd Hair Trends 2013 collections from 2013. Always wearing my hair straight, I went for the Venetian Waves to achieve some sexy curls.
Tutorial: Venetian Waves (inspired by ghd's hairstyles for 2013)
--->To start, apply a good heat protecting foam (in this case I like Goldwell's Hot Form 3 Heat Styling Lotion) or volumising foam towel dried hair. Then rough dry your hair with a hair dryer.
Here comes the new part: take a small section of your hair, and wrap it around your finger and hold in place (this takes a little practice to understand how tightly or loosely to wrap it). Then release the twist from your finger, and holding it in shape, clamp it between the styler and hold for 6 seconds. Pin together at the scalp.
When cooled, unpin hair and unravel the curl, twisting hair as you go to encourage the wave to form. It's absolutely satisfying to see such a perfect formed curl.
When ready, brush out the curls gently to break up the texture, then set with a mist of hairspray.
All in all, it took about 35-40 minutes to finish my head of hair and I thought the process meant I had consistency and a 'softer' wave. With the narrow styler it also meant I had the space to clamp my hair without the risk of unravelling my curl. <---
I honestly only ever curled my hair by wrapping my hair around a curling iron to achieve big waves and curls. Never have I followed a curling guide such as ghd's tutorial but I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised at the relaxed 'bed-head' look I got.
Thanking ghd for the stunning styler, it holds a special place in my bathroom and is one of my first products I use in the morning and my go-to life saver for every occasion I head out for more blog adventures.