Both my daughter and I have long, thick hair (although my hair is not as thick as it used to be). We could do so much with our hair but we both don’t put much thought into styling it. I tend to wear my hair in a ponytail or clipped back. My daughter just leaves her hair down.
Just recently my daughter has been interested in trying out different make up techniques and doing her hair. She has friends who are into Cosmetology and they have been teaching her a few things. She even wants to practice doing hair and make up on me.
I used to have a lot of styling products in the closet (curling wants, curling irons, hair straighteners…) but I got rid of them all because no one used them. Now my daughter keeps asking me to buy all of the very same products I got rid of years ago. If only I knew then what I know now I would have kept them.
One of my daughter’s least favorite thing about her hair is that it’s mostly straight, with the exception of the hair underneath. The hair underneath is wavy. I have the opposite problem – most of my hair is wavy. I wouldn’t mind straight hair from time to time.
My hair is so wavy I’ve had people ask me if my hair was permed.
The problem with my waves is that they are all over the place. They are not nice or even smooth looking. When I let my hair dry naturally with nothing on my hair and without using products my hair looks like a “rat’s nest”.
I was sent to review a product that I knew my daughter would be excited to try. It’s called Twister.
Twister is an oddly shaped product that attaches to the end of your hair dryer. Twister allows you to dry and curl your hair at the same time. It also helps to avoid excessive heat damage from traditional hair curlers.
Here is a brief tutorial that shows you how Twister works.
My daughter used Twister exactly as it was in the above video. She seperated her hair and focused on one area at a time.
Because my daughter’s hair is very thick it took a very long time for her hair to dry using the Twister. And because she has so much hair it took her about an hour to “twist” her entire head. Right away I knew she would never be able to use this product before school. Using a regular hair curler or straightener takes her about 15-20 minutes with her hair, so the Twister is not a time saver in that respect.
My daughter even tried it another time with smaller sections of hair. It didn’t seem to cut down any of the time. It still took about an hour.
The end result was not overly impressive. Yes, she did have a few sections that had a bit of a wave to it, but mostly at the ends. And the wave didn’t last for very long.
I tried the Twister on my hair. I had a hard time using it. My hair would not “catch” in the air stream so that it could twist around inside the Twister tube. I had to literally push sections of hair into the Twister to get it to catch. Twister barely did anything for my hair, as pictured below. You can see a few areas where there is a nice curl/twist but it didn’t make my hair look like the hair in the tutorial video.
My hair is cut into long layers (my daughter’s hair too). I don’t know if that has any baring on how well the product works.
This is how my hair normally looks. As I mentioned earlier my hair is naturally wavy (and usually looks messy because of it). I also included a photo of me with shorter hair to show you the natural wave of my hair.
If you ask me I think our hair is simply too thick and heavy to benefit from Twister. I think the product would work a lot better with thinner hair. Sadly we don’t know anyone with thin hair that we could test my theory on.
Do I think Twister works? Yes, mostly likely, but not on long, thick hair. At least that was my experience.
If you would like to learn more about Twister please visit www.forstyler.com.
Twister is also offering a promotion code – FS025 – for a 25% discount on the purchase of a Twister from www.forstyler.com.
What do you think about Twister? Does it look like a product you would like to try on your hair?
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.