Lately I've been wanting to put some natural body into my hair. Curling irons are too fussy and time consuming and I shy away from the boing-y curls they tend to create. The only time I pick up a curling iron is when I want my hair curled for a formal event. The triple barrel waver concept was really appealing. I went to Rite Aid and picked up Revlon's version and rushed home, eager to try it out.
What a disappointment! First, it is EXTREMELY awkward to use. The design definitely leaves something to be desired. The on/off switch is also inconveniently located and I kept inadvertantly switching the darn thing off while I was trying to fix my hair. It's also VERY heavy and I found myself taking breaks in between waving sections of hair because my arm was literally getting tired. Then, even on a higher than recommended heat setting, the waves did not hold and it took a good 10 seconds of applying the heat to get a wave that was even a little noticeable. The waves did not hold even with curl-enhancing mousse in my hair and hairspray after the waves were in. My hair was flat within a couple of hours.
Needless to say, it went back to Rite Aid the next day. The only plus to this waver is the price. It was only $20 plus tax. Other than that, I can think of no other benefits of this freakish contraption. Save your time, money, and sanity!