Monday, August 25, 2014

Review: L.A. Hair Star Kim Kimble Silk Rollers and Slumber Cap

Note: This post features press samples obtained through BrandBacker.

Second note: My usual review format for makeup didn't really work with this post, so I'm improvising!

I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to try these products out free through BrandBacker. (Check it out if you're a blogger!) I hadn't used foam rollers in ages, so I was very interested when I got the opportunity to test these products. My second-day hair is never quite as voluminous as the first, and I definitely don't wake up early enough for heat styling. This seemed like the perfect solution! (And by the way, if you want to purchase any products from Kim Kimble, you can do so here. Enter code "hair10" for 10% off your purchase!

Now, how did it do? Let's see! (Please keep in mind I am super awkward in photos and selfies are so not my thing. But I did it for you guys!)

When my hair is air dried on the first day (the day I wash it), it looks like this:

However, when I brush it out (which is almost always necessary after sleeping on it), it is significantly less curly. See below:

So what did I do? Well, first I rolled my hair up and put on the cap. I looked ridiculous.

After sleeping on it, I got up the next morning and took off the cap. (Yes, I did my makeup first, in preparation for the photo shoot -- I don't normally wake up like this!) I don't think I'm very good at this because many of the rollers were not so tightly wound against my head anymore. I didn't know how it would turn out.

Then I took out the rollers. I looked even more ridiculous.

Then I finger-combed through my hair with some anti-frizz serum, and voila! Volume! Body! Curl! More than I ever have with second-day hair.

I definitely need to refine my technique a little bit, and I don't like the product I used before putting the curlers in my hair (not naming names, since it's usually okay, it just didn't work for this), but overall I think it worked well, and I definitely think the silk made my hair less frizzy than it used to be with other foam rollers I tried. I think these would work better on my hair when it's longer, and I will definitely be keeping them around!

1 comment:

  1. Hey great review! Your hair turned out great! Those are just what I need! By the way I just started a group for beauty bloggers please join us at Hope to see you there!