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I love doing my makeup and hair, but I’m a zombie just like everyone else right after I wake up, so I’m always looking for shortcuts to make my morning routine go a little faster. Needless to say, when I heard about the T3 Twirl 360 curling wand, a wand that does the curling action for you, I was intrigued.
The T3 Twirl 360 is a 1.25” curling iron that uses patent-pending motion-sending technology and an auto-rotating barrel to create your curl. You clamp your hair at the base of the wand, hold down a button, and twist your wrist in the direction you want to curl the hair- the wand does the work for you. You release the hair as you normally would and double click the button to return the lever to the starting position.
When you turn on the wand you can click once for slow speed or you can hold down for high speed. I highly recommend starting out with slow! It took quite a few tries to get used to the wand.At roughly 12 inches long, wand itself is very large, making it a little tough to work with at first. You have to clamp you hair, press the button, twist your wand in the direction you want it to twirl, hold, release and double-click the go button to return the clamp to start. It’s a lot to remember! The fact that the clamp rotates with the barrel isn’t ideal, but I understand why it does. I did in fact get used to it, and now it’s not so foreign. It even feels… natural.
This wand is best for voluminous waves and loose curls. You can get pretty tight ringlets, especially on the 5 heat setting (410ºF), but I prefer to set it to 3 or 4. To change the heat setting you have to double click the power button which is a HUGE plus because you won’t accidentally adjust the heat while styling.
It comes with a small heat pad for your to place on the surface you’re going to set the iron on. The tip of the wand stays cool so you can hold while styling, and the cord is 9 feet long, so you don’t have to worry about maneuvering. The cord is a little long for my use, but I’d rather have too much cord than not enough.
So when it comes down to it, is the T3 Twirl 360 worth the $230 price tag? For me, it’s absolutely a splurge item, but at the same time it’s not that far off from high-end non-rotating curling wands. It’s a lazy girl’s dream.