Yay – another post I can slot into the ‘Beauty’ category! I’ve been preparing this post for a little while now and I’m so excited to finally be able to share it with you. In collaboration with NuMe, I tried and tested the Titan 3 curling wand, argan oil and paddle brush. So who are NuMe? And what did I make of the products?
With a whole host of awards under their belt (including Best International Fashion Film at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Awards last year) and with features in some of the most prestigious magazines in the world (Vogue and Allure, no less), NuMe is recognised as one of the leading global hair and beauty brands. Ranging from styling tools to personal hair care products and with an implemented ban on animal testing, they’ve revolutionised the hair industry and have gained a loyal customer base and a substantial social media following (a casual 282K on Instagram). So to put it simply, they’re a brand that needs to be on your radar.
Now on to the products …
I’m pretty bad when it comes to prepping my hair for using hot styling tools. If I have some heat protection spray, I’ll use it and if I don’t, I won’t. Not the right attitude to have! I always brush it through wet when it’s just been washed (this paddle brush was a superhero when it came to detangling my knot-prone long locks) and then I usually just blowdry it without using any products. So for me, it’s completely normal to have matte and dull-looking dry hair. Those gorgeous glossy tresses that grace the pages of fashion magazines? Pfft, in my dreams! Until I used the NuMe argan oil. It’s magic – and no I’m really not exaggerating. It literally makes my hair glisten – and the photos above are proof! I popped a pea-sized amount in the middle of my palm (this stuff will last for ages, that’s really all you need) and rubbed my hands together before combing it through the lengths of my hair, from about my chin all the way through to the ends. It’s non-greasy, tames flyaways and protects hair from heat damage. I honestly couldn’t believe the transformation in my hair just from prepping it with this one product, it looked the healthiest and shiniest it has ever looked.
So after applying the oil, I was ready to use the curling wand. Now unfortunately for me, that poker-straight hair you see in the ‘before’ photos is actually my natural hair, which I’m sure will shock many of you as I never have my hair straight (I actually kind of hate it). But usually, to achieve that wavy and voluminous look, I shove it in a messy bun overnight and that’s as far as it goes. So again, perfectly-curled and bouncy hair was only achievable in my dreams (or possibly with a celebrity stylist if I was lucky). Welcome to my life Titan 3. With 3 different sized titanium barrels, I was able to create the perfect curls by dividing my hair into sections. I used the largest barrel (32mm) first for the undersections of my hair and then, splitting my hair into 2 sections, curling each ‘half-head’ all at once (that means a lot of hair wrapped around the barrel). Then I switched to the medium-sized barrel (25mm) just to tighten up the curls on the top layer of my hair, before brushing them through to create loose, ‘undone’ waves. For these images, I didn’t use the smallest barrel but I have experimented with it since and achieved very tight, neat curls which would be perfect for a night out or a more ‘done’ look. However for everyday use, I like to curl my hair in bigger sections to create loose, casual waves.
And how did the curls fare? Well, aided by a spritz of hairspray, my hair was just as curly when I woke up the next day and it’s a good job too, I was in a rush and didn’t have time for any touch-ups! I was seriously impressed. The Titan 3 is a versatile and extremely high-quality product that I know will be a staple in my hair styling routine for years. This and the argan oil has completely changed how I curl my hair – and how I look after it!
Sold yet? You should be! So if you’re as impressed with the results as I am, here’s a few discount codes for the NuMe website that you can use at your leisure:
LOVEBETH – 40% off across the whole site & $12 shipping to UK – http://goo.gl/5E960l
GLITTERWAVES – $100 off any NuMe sets (including Lustrum) – http://goo.gl/UUmYgi
Love, Beth xo.
Disclaimer: all items marked with an asterisk have been gifted to me for promotional purposes.