Best Hair Tool Ever
I have gone through MANY curlers, hot rollers, Bonnet dryers w/rollers...all time consuming and not guaranteed to even keep the style after I walk out the door. For the first time ever, my curls / waves stay intact all day long and only takes me 10 - 15 minutes in the morning.
As an example, I have attached a photo of my hair at the end of a work day (11hrs after styling). Windblown from walking around the city, but the curls are still there. No pre-product was used. Only a finishing spray.
Pro vs S1
Alright y'all here it is. So, I bought both the Pro and the S1 Beach Waver. All I could find online was comparison charts for the specs, not an actual usage comparison- so I bought both and decided to do it myself. Let me start with my hair type- I have long (approx mid back) thick hair, and my individual hairs are thick. My hair is color treated (I have natural Dk brown hair) now I have a dark version of "bronde". I use foaming mouse and it's a 10 in my hair (and maybe a case of hair spray a week- the higher the hair the closer to God!). So now to the irons. I started with the Pro I was so excited, I set it to the high heat (450) and went to town. I was able to curl my hair in 10 mins flat! But the negative was half way through the iron got heavy and my hair kept getting caught in the clip. I thought maybe it was me, but the more I used it I noticed it wasn't me it was where the clip would rotate that would cause it to get caught. Now to the results of the Pro- I had beach waves in 10 mins super easy. My hair usually holds a curl for approx 3 days, with the Pro I held a curl for the day and needed to retouch the top each morning.
Now to the S1- again, I set it to the highest setting (410 on this one) and went to town. Again, curls in 10 mins flat! But this time, I noticed how much lighter the iron was. Also, my hair didn't get caught in the clip since this one has a home button that resets the clip. My curls lasted approx 2 days with this, but due to the nature of the "beach wave" I did touch up each morning (just the top layer).
So, I decided to keep the S1 and return the Pro. Primarily due to the weight of the Pro and my hair getting caught in the clip.
Loved at first but quickly stopped working :(
I loved my Beachwaver Pro at first, but it started glitching after about a year (would turn off randomly multiple times per use- which was very annoying when I was getting ready for work), and then completely stopped working not long after that. :(
I've had this for a year and have used it less than 10 times. It constantly turns off by itself over and over. It's going out on me and I haven't had it for that long.
Not easy to use
I am looking for something easy for beach waves. This was not easy.
I have thick, heavy hair. No matter which styling products, prepping my hair and after curling, by the time I'm starting the second half of my head, the first has already fallen out. Hair stylists can't even get it to hold.
I've been using this for 3 years, favorite by far!!!! Perfect beach waves! I dropped it a few to many times because wand broke off from handle, now buying a new one!