Guest Review: Enrapture Extremity Heated Rollers - Worth the Hype?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

When I was contacted by Enrapture a few months ago, to test their Extremity Heated Rollers, I knew just the girl to holler at for a guest review.There were of no use to me as my hair is no longer chemically relaxed, but I immediately thought of Amber, my little ray of sunshine, whose tumbling locks I thought would be ideal to test drive them.


Here's what she had to say about them...



When I first received the Enrapture Extremity Heated Rollers, I was excited to try them out and see what they'd do to my hair. I have naturally curly hair which is quite think and heavy, so a lot of heated styling machines won't do much for it. Previous experience meant I wasn't expecting a dramatic effect from the rollers.

Although they're quite heavy, the case they're stored in is pretty nifty, but it's also quite bulky so it's not something you'd be able to take on holiday with you unless you wanted an excess baggage charge. That was quite a downside for me as I'd want something portable so I could style my hair anywhere.





I blow dried my hair as straight as I could before using the rollers, to get the maximum smooth curl effect.The rollers get hot very quickly  once they've been turned on and the heat indicator on the case is useful.

Each roller is wrapped with velvety material and comes with a clip, which makes it easier to hold them when they're hot and makes them really secure. Like I said, my hair is quite heavy, so normal rollers don't usually hold it very well, especially if I do them myself.



I was surprised at how quick and easy it was to section all of my hair and put the rollers in. It was something I managed to do in the morning before work, which is pretty amazing as I hate styling my hair in the mornings - would rather get more sleep! The unit is plugged in and it takes approximately three minutes for the rollers to heat up. A red LED light will switch on once they're ready for use.

The only annoying thing for me was that there weren't enough rollers for my whole head, so I had to do half at a time. There are 20 in total, 10 medium sized rollers (which will give tighter curls) and 10 larger ones (which will aid with volume). I could've done with about 10 more.


I left them in for about 15 minutes until they felt cooler, then started removing them. They gave my hair a smooth curled effect which looked a lot more glamorous than my usual style. I can imagine, with a bit of hairspray, you could get the full on big hair red carpet look.

I decided not to put any product in it as I liked it to stay flowy for a change. it wasn't a dramatic difference from my natural style, as it was still curled, but it looked much tamer. It gave me that 'hairdresser blowdried' effect which I find so hard to do myself. I was pleased with how well the rollers smoothed out my mane.

Overall they were great and gave me the salon styled effect that I wanted. The only thing that would stop me from buying them is their size - they're very bulky, heavy and just take up too much room. I feel that you could probably achieve the same effect with some curling irons or a blow dry brush and some practice.

How much are they? £74.99 (but shop around)
Where can I buy them from? Boots, John Lewis, Debenhams, Amazon

1 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

LaaLaa Monroe said...

Amber's hair looks gorgeous. I'm always fighting with rollers and never feel there's enough available to do a whole head. x

 

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