Sunday, March 25, 2012

Curling Iron Cord/Muck Update

So after all your guys' exciting and helpful comments from my last post, I decided to take apart my curling iron in hopes of cleaning the crud off the barrel. 

I unscrewed the clamp, and scraped the top layer of gunk from the barrel.

I couldn't find my oven cleaner so I tried spraying Kaboom. I tried spraying bleach and 70% isopropyl alcohol and still no avail.

I couldn't get much of anything off the barrel, and from all the hard work I ended up breaking the handle.

So in the garbage I threw it!  *wipes hands back and forth on jeans* I'm glad to be done with that curling iron.

I thought that while I tried my hand at fixing my curling iron, I would work on cleaning the dreaded embarrassing hair catcher from the family shower, but I couldn't help but give it a try.

Back side looks even worse with all the mold and mildew build-up. Yuckoo!

After, doesn't look 100% clean but much, much, much better!

Bye, bye yuck!

After scouring the internet for a suitable replacement curling iron, I came across this beauty.
Remington Ceramic Pearl-Infused Professional Curling Wand
(I'm not getting paid for this by Remington, but I'm just impressed)

Because this iron is considered a curling wand (no clamp) it comes with a glove so you don't burn your fingers.  I have to say I was very intimidated by trying this beauty tool, so my beautiful daughter with long flowing locks offered her hair as my practice model, which I happily accepted. 

I didn't curl every section of her hair because c-mon she has some wicked long and thick flowing hair.  So I just curled sections and layers until I was done with the whole thing.  Do you like?

I'm glad it worked well on her hair, but tomorrow morning will be the test if I can handle the curling wand on my own hair.  Yikes!


  1. Thanks for the information on this curling wand recommendation. Really enjoyed the article :)

  2. I thought Marissa was you until the front shot! love the curls! That sounds hard without the top rod! Glad you threw that other one away, I couldn't believe you even attempted to clean it! Your funny.

  3. I had a similar problem with my curling iron but I replaced it with the Karmin G3 Salon Pro Clipless. It has a smooth tourmaline barrel so the dirt doesn't even touch it!

  4. Remington TStudio was my first ever purchased curling wand! Great tool for amazing results! :)