Finally Curls That Last
Updated: Nov 4, 2020
My hair is getting longer and longer and while I've trimmed it a couple of times in the last eight months, it really just needs a good cut. However, I'm not sure when that will happen so I decided I needed to do something.
I have had my eye on the Tyme Iron Pro for well over a year, but to be honest, there are so many mixed reviews on it that I questioned whether or not it was worth it and it's not the cheapest tool out there.
Last week I finally bought one and it arrived four days ago.
I absolutely love this thing!
My hair is long, it is fine and I could never get it to hold a curl.
I have that hair that has to have product in it if I want it to do anything except frizz out, but I have to be very careful when it comes to product or it gets weighed down and/or looks greasy. Forget a curling iron, the curls fall out within an hour. Forget cooler temperatures or wind, my hair has a mind of its own and on it's mind 100% of the time is unruly frizz. Not curls.
When I first purchased my iron, I watched a couple of tutorials so I had an idea of what I was doing as soon as it arrived. Even then, the first two times I tried it I just felt like I was all thumbs. So I went back and re-watched the same tutorials and I found I was making a couple of very key mistakes. Once I figured that out, curling it was so easy and it took me five minutes to do my hair in this photo!
I love trying different products to achieve the exact look and longevity that I want and I have zero doubts that I'll find the perfect combination to give me curls that will last a couple of days considering I woke up this morning and my hair was still wavy after styling it yesterday without any product! Just remember to always use a heat protectant up to at least 400 degrees and realistically, if you're asking your hair to do something it doesn't naturally do, you'll probably have to use at least one product to achieve the results you're hoping for.
Should you purchase the Tyme Iron?
If you're considering the Tyme Iron, try it!! I recommend you go for the Pro version just for the heat settings alone because while most hair does best with a temperature at about 165 degrees, some people need a little less heat (like me) while others need a bit more.
My other recommendation: forget everything you think you know about styling and curling your hair. Seriously. I really feel most of the negative reviews from people saying this didn't work for them was due to how they were trying to use it. It's not like a curling iron. It's not like a flat iron. Yes, it's technically both but it's not used the same way at all. So seriously - go into it with the mindset of learning how to curl for the first time and watch the tutorials on Tyme's website.
Not third party tutorials.
I'm not saying they can't help, but when you're trying to learn the basics of using the tool and to have success, go to the people that created it. No one knows it better than they do.
This tool can create beach waves, super tight ringlets and everything in between and all it takes is a slight tilt of the iron or slight directional change. The iron is always held the exact same way though. So seriously, watch this 15 minute video from Tyme, I was blown away when I followed exactly what they said to do on my hair and it actually worked.
Another super nice feature is this can straighten your hair too. Even though I like to add curl to the bottom portion of my hair, often times I shower at night and go to bed while it's still wet so it is a disaster when I wake up. Straightening the top sections before twisting the bottom into a curl is so convenient!
If you're concerned about the learning curve, keep in mind that you can schedule a video call with a Tyme consultant (free of charge!) and they will walk you through doing your hair and troubleshoot any issues you may be having.