Free flowing waves with Philip B. and John Frieda

All my life I have been chasing the perfect wave. Not like Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze in Point Break…although that is my favorite guilty pleasure movie of all time…more like Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex in the City.

Not searching for this kind of wave...
Not searching for this kind of wave…
Searching for this kind of wave!
Searching for this kind of wave!

We were recently sent two products to test that together make free-flowing waves for the ultimate summer hairstyle. Move over Keanu and Patrick…John Frieda and Philip B are the dynamic duo making my awesome waves.

Philip B Self Adjusting Hairspray
Philip B Self Adjusting Hairspray

I start with the Philip B Self Adjusting Hairspray ($22). A little sprayed onto damp roots gives a nice lift and helps hold those waves all day.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Conical by Conair
John Frieda Frizz Ease Conical by Conair

After drying hair with a paddle brush, it’s time for the John Frieda® 1 ½ Inch Frizz Ease® Conical by Conair ($39.99). I have no experience using a curling iron without a clamp, and had my doubts as I am not exactly known for my awesome hand/eye coordination. The benefit of clamplessness (is that a word??) is no danger of awkward, unnatural bends in the hair.

John Frieda Curling Iron glove

My biggest fear was burning myself, but included with the Conical Curling Iron is a very smart three-fingered glove.

John Frieda Conical Curling IronJohn Frieda Curling Iron controls

This wand has a 1 ½ inch clamp-free conical barrel with a titanium ceramic coating. The coating prevents frizz and keeps hair looking smooth. It heats up very quickly, reaching 400ºF in only 30 seconds. I wrap sections around the wand, holding them in place with my gloved fingers. It definitely makes for natural looking waves, while a curling iron with a clamp gives me a tighter curl.

After I curl each section, I go back to the Philip B. Self Adjusting Hair Spray. I have very fine hair, so non-aerosol hairspray almost never works for me. It’s just too heavy and instead of holding my curls, it typically kills them. I found that this hairspray works great as long as I remember to hold it a good 12 inches away  from my hair when I spray. This helps give it room to develop into a finer spray that won’t clump hair together or make it stiff. The ingredients include Vitamin B5 and amino acids for conditioning hair.  Each spray strengthens hold, so I use just one spray for a light hold and three for major hold. 
John Frieda Wavy Curls Curling Iron beachy waves
John Frieda Wavy Curls Curling Iron waves
Ok, so I’m no Carrie Bradshaw, but the waves still look pretty good! You can try finding your own perfect wave with the John Frieda® 1 ½ Inch Frizz Ease® Conical by Conair available on and Philip B. Self Adjusting Hair Spray on  – Lisa
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  1. Rosie Areola (Heather) | 30th May 15


  2. Chelsea | 30th May 15

    Gorgeous curls! Curling wands are my fave, must-have hair tool 🙂

  3. Destany | 31st May 15

    interesting! I’ve never tried a curling iron without a clamp before. Even with a glove, I’d end up burning myself I’m sure hahah

  4. Anastasia | 31st May 15

    Girl, your waves turned out amazing! I really like the shape of that curler, and the little glove that comes with it is super handy, as I tend to burn myself a lot while curling, too.

  5. Leelo R | 31st May 15

    wow! Your hair looks gorgeous!

  6. Polarbelle | 31st May 15

    Your hair looks great, Lisa!! Maybe I’ll get my courage up to try an iron with no clip.

  7. Brooke @ Blushing Noir | 31st May 15

    Your hair looks awesome!! I love a clipless iron but my fave currently has a clip! I’d still need to check this out. Starting to feel like I collect curling irons lol

  8. Lisa Heath | 31st May 15

    Your hair looks amazing! I’ve never used an iron without a clip cause I’m a wimp lol

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