Sultra bombshell: tourmaline or ceramic? Which is best?
Does the Sultra curling iron use tourmaline or ceramic? Please explain which is better by fact and opinion.
Also, how can I create natural curls (please see Anna Kendrick and celeb on far left in picture) using Sultra? What products would I also want to purchase to get this look? I want to look put together, glossy, yet natural.
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Hi jessica223344 - Are you tallking about a curling iron or a straightening iron? I personally don't use a straightening iron but I watch far too much QVC and have picked up little tid-bits here & there, and get more info online and in magazines. I think you will get two entirely different answers to this question, one from the people who Live for Tourmaline and who thinks that 'ceramics' should be banned (along with their owners). Then you'll get the 'ceramic' fans that think anyone who uses 'tourmaline' is a jerk.
I think you should go on to QVC's website and look up the T3 products, they have blow-dryers, irons and I believe rollers. When you search for the brand T3 go to each of the products and above each picture you will usually see a tag that says 'photos' or 'video', click on the video link, I think there info will be immensly informative for you. You might also want to go directly to T3's website and get more info there. I suggest this because whenever I see T3 on QVC they give wonderful explanations about why you want to use their product and also the fact that all 'Tourmaline' products are most definitely not created equal. They explain the way their 'tourmaline' works vs some other products with 'tourmaline' in their names or decriptions. It's quite informative. Some companies only put a light coating or tourmaline in/on their products, just enough so they can say they're 'tourmaline' products. T3 is rather expensive but you are getting much more tourmaline and if I was in the market that's what I'd buy. Don't know if you know this but Tourmaline is actually a Gorgeous Pink Gemstone, it's stunning, and it has certain properties that are beneficial to your hair, that's what they use it. I don't really know as much about ceramics so I don't think I'd be very helpful in that area.
You don't have to purchase through QVC, although they will usually have a couple of T3 TSV's with great prices and bonuses and they very often offer and 'easy-pay' option so that you get the product right away and pay for it in installments. Whatever you choose, whereever you purchase just make sure there is a very good return policy, just in case you don't like it for some reason. Unless you need one Immediately, I'd shop around to find the best deals, see if there are coupon codes or if there is a gift with purchase. I don't know if your aware of programs like luckymagrewards.com (you have to get a Lucky Mag subscription to join, but it's inexpensive) there are more programs out there like this, i.e. shopathomeselect.com. When you purchase an item you link through one of these websites and you get cash back, different merchants have different percentages, but it really adds up, believe me. You might also want to sign up for emais from QVC, T3 or any other merchants who carry it, including Sephora.
I should also add that if you can afford to get something higher priced, like the T3,but aren't thrilled at the prospect of laying down that much cash (or plastic) think of all of the time you'll have it and break it down from there. Lets say you use it 250 times a year, see how much it would cost per use. (that's just an example, you should get years of use from a T3, so you might spend a little more up front, but in the end I think it's usually worth it. Also, read peoples reviews, it's time consuming but can yield some excellent info. Yes, in case you're wondering, one of my super hero name is "The Great Justifier" I think the reason is fairly obvious. I hope this was somewhat helpful and I hope you get a lot of good info. I hope you'll come back and let us all know what you ended up going with and how you would rate it. Best of luck, hope to hear from you down the road.
ps - you should be able to get a wave, you just have to learn how to do it, a site like Q or T3 will have a tutorial, I think there's a bit of a learning curve.