19 September 2012

Dude, Where's My Bun?

Me and my hair - we go way back. Starting from the baby mushroom haircut my boyfriend will never let me live down, to a teenage shoulder length bob, and now finally, to a long layered hairstyle.

You may have noticed recently, that this long hair has been making more and more appearances on my YouTube, and my high-bun has slowly been disappearing from the public eye.. well, here's why.


Everyone asks me why I tie it up, and to be honest if I weren't me, I'd probably be asking me as well. I have long, thick hair which a lot of people consider a blessing, and don't get me wrong, I know I'm lucky. But if you have it, you also know it's stupidly tangly, always in the way and more than anything, it's blimmin' hot. A portable, ubiquitous head-sauna, I think is the apt description. So yes, a high-bun is my first instinct when I wake up in the morning.


Cue a few weeks ago, I was en-route to my internship when I checked my Twitter on the bus - I probably let out a little squeal as I found out I won Gemma's giveaway for an Enrapture Totem Hair Styler. The coveted hair tool that has done its rounds in both the blogging and YouTube world was going to be mine!

I was cheekily rubbing my hands together, thinking I got out of paying the £75 that I believed I would've totally regretted paying.

But how wrong was I? I hadn't realised that it would've been worth it.


Because oh my - I have never had so much fun with my hair. I have never before curled my hair as much or enjoyed wearing it down so much.  It's easier and faster than ever, because the Totem Styler is so well designed.

1. Firstly, the three heated plates (see picture below) let more heat penetrate per vertical section of hair than a single long plate, making the process faster and allowing people with thick hair to curl bigger sections without compromising on the curls.

2. The swivel cord doesn't leave arms in a tangled mess.

3. The individually adjustable temperatures of the three plates let me create different sized curls on one section of hair. The 1-2-1 works so well for me because the 1s maintain the image of big curls, but the 2 keeps the curls from sticking out too much around my cheeks and emphasizing my humongo bongo face. I used to be so scared of big curls until now!

4. And with my hatred of hair product build up, even without hairspray, the curls stay in and throughout the day, fall out nicely into big, lovely waves.

So now I know - yes, you are paying for the novelty, but you are also definitely paying for the quality of the product as a whole. The creators of this tool have clearly done their homework, and smoothed out the niggles faced by their competitors.



Before I used this raved-about tool, the Enrapture Totem Styler in my mind, was for gung-ho hair people, or for people who curled their hair a lot. And for these people, I think it's unquestionable that the £75 is worth every penny.

But if you are neither like I was, I still don't think you should write it off, especially if you have thick hair that slows down your styling, or if certain curl sizes have never quite worked and you've always wanted to take more interest in your hair. Yes, it's expensive for something you aren't sure will work/you'll use so maybe wait until it's on sale (Argos and Curry's are the ones to watch!), but I think it's likely that you will find the Enrapture Totem Hair Styler as useful as I have!



I am so stumped at myself (partly because I choose to publish these pictures). I couldn't thank Gemma and Enrapture enough for hosting the giveaway!

Say hi to the happy hair Yu - peace indeed.

What are your hairthoughts? Are you happy with your hairstyle?
Have you tried anything from Enrapture?

<3yu

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*I won this product for free in a giveaway by the lovely Gemma.

20 comments:

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    1. Wow that's so nice coming from you Amanda! Thank you :)

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  2. You have really pretty hair :) Mine was always in the way and dry and frizzy in spite of treatments so I cut it all off

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    1. Aww thanks! You suit short hair though cuz you have a petite face.. if I had your hair I'd be like Hagrid!

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  3. OMG can't believe how stunning your hair looks! Love it x

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  4. Too gorgeous! Your hair is just so silky - looks like its from a hair commercial!! LOVET!!!


    ♥,
    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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    1. LOL I feel deceptive, it's definitely not so silky! But I'm glad it looks that way, thank you :)

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  5. I have serious hair envy. You look amazing with your hair down, you should wear it like this more often.

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    1. Aww thanks Jayne! I probably will do thanks to this :)

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  6. I know how you feel! I have long hair that is fine strand by strand, but there's a lot of it, and it's naturally straight. Curling it was soo hard because it took forever and it never lasted more than an hour at best. I just got a new good quality curling iron and I LOVE wearing my hair curly now!!

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    1. Ooo which one was that? I know what you mean about fine hair, one of my friends wanted me to do her hair for her and because it was so fine it never held the curl! So glad you've found a solution :) I always think fine hair looks gorgeous down though :)

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  7. Ah I just one one too, Yu. Totally in lust!

    xo,
    LelaLondon.com - Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle Blog!

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    1. YAAAAAY I can't wait to see how you get on with it, you have such pretty hair!

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  8. So glad you love it Yu - curls are gorgeous on you, although you rock a bun pretty hard too =) xxx

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  9. Your hair looks amazing in this, I've always wondered how good the totem styler actually was!

    cosmeticsshoppingandintoxication.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. your hairs so pretty >.< jealousss hahaa. and if thick hair is really all that hot, then i really wish my hair was thicker~ if not only for keeping me warm in winter :)

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