Will the Voloom Rootie the Root Lifter really give your hair extra volume?

Voloom Rootie the Rootlifter

In a word….YES. If you have flat hair, this is absolutely one way to get tons of volume every single time – and not just volume, but volume that lasts and lasts. You don’t have to put lots of product in your hair or spend a bunch of money and time on professional blowouts. In fact, the concept is so simple I can’t believe no one thought of this before!

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Voloom Rootie the Rootlifter

The VOLOOM Rootie the Rootlifter ($129) is a hot iron that lifts up the under-layers of hair. It has crimping plates that remind me of a waffle iron. These plates crimp your layers under the top layer, which you lift up with the included brush and pin out of the way with the included clips. The crimped under-layers give that added volume which lasts for days. Also included is a mat for the hot iron.

Voloom Rootie the Rootlifter clips

Voloom Rootie the Rootlifter brush

It truly only takes a few minutes to successfully crimp a full head of hair. The crimping for each layer literally takes seconds – you really only need to crimp up close to the roots. Here is a video:

The hot iron has an adjustable temperature gauge that starts at 220 degrees and goes up to 390. You can experiment to see what temperature works for you, knowing that the lowest temperature is the best because using too high of a temperature can damage hair over time.

Once you section off the top layer of hair, you just crimp the under-layer for a few seconds, keeping the Voloom Rootie stationary – no pulling or twisting necessary. I only use this right at the root, although you can crimp at the root and then a few more times further down the hair shaft for even more volume.

Voloom Rootie the Rootlifter

Voloom Rootie the Rootlifter

Voloom Rootie the Rootlifter crimping plates

Voloom Rootie the Rootlifter crimping plates

Then, just brush the top layer of hair back into place, and voila – your original hair style is back in place but with three times the volume! It’s really pretty neat.  I am very, very impressed. Voloom Rootie the Rootlifter is tons of volume and tons of fun. If you want to look like you have lots more hair, this is the answer you’ve been looking for!

You can find the Voloom Rootie the Rootlifter online at Amazon.  – Lisa

A great giveaway for easy curls with The Curlband!

The Curlband

How do you get your curls?  A curling iron?  Hot rollers?  A hair dryer and a round brush?  What if I told you that you could get some pretty amazing curls without any heat styling tools at all?  I know, I know, I didn’t quite believe it either.  But it’s true – The Curlband is a really cool heatless styling tool that gives you anything from loose, beachy waves to tight curls depending on what you want.

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The Curlband

The Curlband

 Here’s what it looks like out of the bag.  Kind of odd, isn’t it?  You wrap the Curlband around your head, wrapping hair around the bands, then snapping the band into place. No need to heat your hair, although spritzing it with the spray does help. You can sleep with it on, which is what I do – it’s soft enough that it doesn’t disturb your sleep at all – or you can wear it around.  It really looks like a headband or wrap so you can go out and about and people just think you have your hair up.  When you take your hair down, voila – lots of beautiful curls!  The tighter you wrap your hair around the rods, the tighter your curls are in the end.
Here is a Youtube demo of how to use the CurlBand:

It come in three colors – pink, black, and leopard, and it works on every type of hair including extensions.  The Curlband retails for $30 at thecurlband.com.  Mine also came with a neat extra, this head wrap that can be styled in lots of different ways.
I think The Curlband is certainly unique and a very fun way to get big, beautiful curls.  If you have shoulder length or longer hair, you will have lots of fun with this.  It’s a very healthy way to get waves, curls, and body without the damage that heat styling can wreak on hair, especially hair that is already damaged from coloring or bleaching.
GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  You can win a Curlband for yourself!!  Two lucky readers will win a Curlband and lots of beautiful curls.  This giveaway is open to the continental US only and will be sent by the PR company. The giveaway ends on 3/19 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Best of luck to you!!  – Lisa

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Need volume and texture? Try the Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

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Crimped hair? Why in the world would I ever want to do that, short of maybe the Depeche Mode concert this weekend?? Well, actually, there are some really great reasons – like volume and texture! And much to my surprise I am loving the CHI Onyx Euroshine 1” Crimping Iron ($149.99 from loxabeauty.com), a hair styling tool that I was sure was only going to collect dust in my bathroom. I am very happy to be proven wrong.

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

The CHI Onyx Euroshine 1” Crimping Iron gives a very tight crimp that is pretty cool – it’s a unique texture that makes for a very different hairstyle if you want to go all out and give yourself some full on crimping. Where I think this tool truly shines, however, is with discriminating use. A few well placed accents are adorable. Some crimping at the roots gives great volume to finer hair.

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

This is a high quality tool with tons of great features, particularly the customizable temperature selection that varies by hair type.

Key Features:

• 1” Onyx ceramic plates for impeccable shine creation

• Micro-ridges produce instant volume and texture

• Preset temperature settings for various hair types

• 370°F – Fine

• 395°F – Medium

• 425°F – Coarse

• 30 second heat up

• Max temperature of up to 425°F

The CHI Onyx Euroshine 1” Crimping Iron is a beautiful hair styling tool that doesn’t take up much room and is getting a lot of play from me – I am especially loving it for giving my long hair some added volume at my roots. Here are a few videos that show how to use this really cool tool.  I hope you pick this up – it’s way more than a throw back to the 1980’s! – Lisa

Long hair? You are going to love this curling iron: Pro Beauty Tools X-Long Gold Curling Wand

PBIR1900-product-600x600This review is for all the long-haired ladies! You know how it goes…the shorter the curling iron wand, the harder you have to work to curl your hair. A shorter wand means either 1. You take twice as long because you can only curl half the amount of hair or 2.  ou get so impatient you just start curling big chunks of hair, which don’t really get a firm curl because the hair is so piled up on the wand. Lose lose either way.                                                                                                                                                                                       sample

Well, get yourself to Walmart, because the answer to your long hair woes is there – the Pro Beauty Tools 1″ Professional X-Long Gold Curling Wand ($34.99). The extra long barrel means you can section off bigger chunks of hair, and there is no hair overlay since the barrel gives plenty of curling room. Here are all the features:PBIR1900

  • 24K Gold -Plated Barrel 
  • Provides advanced heat technology ideal for all hair types
  • Extra Long Barrel
  • 2” longer than traditional iron, ideal for longer hair
  • Heats up to 430?F
  • Creating 24 hour curls
  • Fast Heat Recovery System
  • Ensures optimum heat distribution with electronic sensor for consistent performance
  • Multiple Heat Settings
  • For all hair types
  • Cool Tip
  • Ergonomic Handle
  • Bonus: Heat Protective Glove
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty

Pro Beauty Tools X-Long Curling IronPro Beauty ToolsPro Beauty Tools Curling IronThis curling iron is like a styling tool that is right between the heavy-duty professional ones and the regular consumer ones you can easily find. The iron itself is definitely pro quality, but the price is awesome. The extra 2 inches on the barrel makes for much better hair distribution and the curls are super strong and last all day. So if you have long hair, you need the Pro Beauty Tools 1″ Professional X-Long Gold Curling Iron! It’s a total winner.  – Lisa

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Teeze w/Eez – it’s not a comb, it’s a magic wand and you can win one in this giveaway

Teeze w/Eez

Teeze w/Eez

Teeze w/Eez now has a PRO version so I was very excited when they offered to send me two to try for myself and have a giveaway for 12 of our readers – you read that right, twelve! But you need to learn more about this interesting comb so you can see why you need it in your life.

Teeze w/Eez Zebra

Teeze w/Eez Zebra

A year ago Lisa reviewed a version of the Teeze w/Eez so you can learn more about it there. She had a folding version but I have the full size Pro version and not only the Pro version but in some great looking styles. Teeze w/Eez is now available in Cheetah, Zebra, and Leopard. Originally it came in beautiful bright shades (Electric Pink, Purple Passion, and Gun Metal Gray) but now we can also get fancy!

Teez w/Eez Leopard

Teez w/Eez Leopard

What the heck is a Teeze w/Eez? It’s a teasing comb aka a back-combing tool. 1 stroke of the Teeze w/Eez equals 4 strokes of a regular comb because of its unique and patented pin tooth design. This comb is great for any kind of teasing you want to do. Like it high? You’ve got it. Like it just enough to give your hair just a lift and to help hold the shape? You’ve got it. Or maybe you just want a great comb for your hair that gets through it no matter how thick you hair is. Well this comb does it all.

Teez W/Eez patented pin teeth

Teeze W/Eez patented pin teeth

This back-combing tool has a unique steel design that helps keep the static away. Since there are 4 layers of pins you can do any teasing faster which is better for the health of your hair. The opposite end can be used as a pick to help section your hair and lift layers. It really is the perfect tool.

Teeze w/Eez Cheetah

Teeze w/Eez Cheetah

Teeze w/Eez helpful hints

Teeze w/Eez helpful hints

Order your own Teeze w/Eez on their website or look for it at a beauty salon.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  This is a US only giveaway that will be sent by Teeze w/Eez to 12 winners. All you have to do is decide which design you’d like to win. If you are a BIZ subscriber and comment then you are set to enter. Continue using the Rafflecopter for extra chances to win. If our comment section closes please email me your comment to [email protected] with the subject Teeze and tell me your choice. Then click ‘I commented’ and continue on. This is open through December 8, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Sending you luck and great hair.

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Straighten up quick with the Luma™ Hair Straightener

Luma Hair StraightenerI want it all. I want beautiful, shiny, straight hair…and I want it now. I don’t want to have to clip up sections of my hair, painstakingly flat ironing each section over and over for straight perfection that still has some body. I want to spend less time on my hair and more time on doing…well…everything else! I think that Luma™ Hair Straightener ($59) is the answer to my hair straightening dreams.

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Luma™ Hair Straightener

Luma™ Hair Straightener

Luma™ Hair Straightener

Luma™ Hair Straightener

The Luma™ is a hair straightener that works fast and is as easy as brushing your hair. Hair needs to be dry first – this is crucial! – but then all you need to do is turn on the Luma™, wait one minute for it to heat up, and then brush it through your hair.

Luma™ Hair Straightener

It takes two or three passes to get the effect I want. I don’t section, clip, or do anything but simply brush. At first I thought I needed to hold my hair or pull it, but that really isn’t necessary. Besides, you risk burning your hand if you try to ‘help’ the Luma™. Trust me, it doesn’t need your help, and it doesn’t overheat hair or burn your scalp. lumacompare

I don’t think I will be ironing my hair again because the Luma™ really works. I have a ton of hair, so styling usually takes forever. When I want straight hair or when I just don’t have time to curl it, I will reach for the Luma™ Hair Straightener every time.

Getting ready to heat up...

Getting ready to heat up…

60 seconds later, ready to use!

60 seconds later, ready to use!

Plug it in and the red light means it’s starting to heat up. Within 60 seconds, the green light means it’s ready to use.

Before Luma™ Hair Straightener

Before Luma™ Hair Straightener

After Luma™ Hair Straightener

After Luma™ Hair Straightener

The back of my hair after the Luma™ Hair Straightener

The back of my hair after the Luma™ Hair Straightener

Luma™ Hair Straightener

The Luma™ Hair Straightener is ten times faster than a regular flat iron and you can see the results for yourself. I think this is a terrific hair styling tool and I highly recommend it!  – Lisa

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Love it or hate it? John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush

John Frieda Frizz Ease

John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush

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Here at the BIZ we focus on products we love. There is enough negativity in the world as it is…if we don’t like something, we probably won’t even review it. So when I tried the John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush ($39.99) and hated it, I thought there was no way I could review this – and it was particularly ironic since since it’s one of Marcia’s favorite hair tools of all time!! Then I decided to try it out on my daughter’s hair…and guess what? Now I wouldn’t trade this baby for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

John Frieda Frizz Ease

John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush

At first, I assumed this was basically a curling iron with a brush attached. But it’s not a curling iron, it’s a blow dryer. Use it on towel-dried hair to smooth, dry, and de-frizz hair, all the while giving it the volume and slight curl that a round brush will give you. I have very long hair – mid-back, super long layers, and while my hair is fine I have tons of it. So…if your hair is similar, this is not the drying/styling device for you. My hair is too long to wrap up in the brush, which means I have to start at the root and slowly move through my hair to the bottom…so it takes forever to dry my hair. And then, while it certainly leaves my hair smooth, it doesn’t give it much volume or curl.  For the time and the so-so results, I felt the Salon Shape Hot Air Brush just wasn’t worth it.

Then I figured I would give it a shot on my daughter Annie’s hair. She has shoulder-length fine hair with bangs and layers. Honestly it is a pain in the butt to do her hair because she is such a wimp…everything hurts her; she fights every bit of product and every stroke of the brush. When I told her I wanted to test this on her she almost cried. Then a Christmas miracle happened….she LOVED it and her hair looked the best it has ever looked!

John Frieda Frizz Ease

John Frieda Frizz Ease

The 1 1/2 inch titanium ceramic hair brush barrel is easy to maneuver and the bristles are soft enough to be comfortable, but firm enough to hold hair. It has 500 watts of power, two heat settings, and a cold air option. It dries shorter, layered hair so quickly and painlessly I could not believe it. Now my daughter is always begging me to do her hair – or doing it herself – and then spending a half hour staring at the fabulousness of her hair style.

The bottom line is, if you have long, heavy hair there are better options for you. If you have shoulder length or shorter hair, or shorter layers, you will be thrilled with the John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush. I’m so glad I gave this a second chance!  – Lisa

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