My Time with the T3 Micro Twirl 360 Motion Sensing Iron was Rather Brief

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello folks!

When this T3 Micro Twirl 360 Motion Sensing Curling Iron first popped up in my email, I was all sorts of excited. I love new hair tools and I love anything that will ease wrist strain. I'm not the only one who is fascinated by smart tools that move on their own, right? So I looked forward to the iron's arrival in anticipation.

The barrel is 1.25" in diameter, large enough for really beautiful waves and loose curls. There's five heat levels and it heats up within seconds. Seriously, seconds. I turned it on and when I touched my finger nail to the barrel mere moments later, it was already scorching hot.

One thing I noticed that the shiny rosegold 'metal' clamp handle was actually not actually really metal. It seems to be some sort of plastic, covered with the chrome rosegold. This is important. We will get back to this point later. The white button is the one that starts the twirling motion.

 The spring loaded clamp is half the barrel length and gives you a nice amount of pressure when it clamps down on your hair, making for long lasting and glossy curls. The cord length is generous and swivels, to boot.

I watched all the video tutorials which were helpful - once I knew what I was doing, clicking the button and letting the iron curl wind itself into a curl was rather intuitive. I had a harder time remember to click it again to "unwind" as I usually open the clamp and let the curl drop out of habit. You know what though? It really was less tiring to curl my full head. 

This was my second attempt. My loose waves lasted for hours (prepped with a bit of volumizing gel and heat protectant), which I found rather impressive.  I snapped a few pictures at the end of the day but I intended on redoing them for the blog, before my hair went limp. However, when I tried to replicate my results....

.... the iron broke. On my third use. The area around the screws snapped right off and the clamp wobbled, then fell off. The metallic material doesn't seem to be sturdy at all and really rather unsuitable for this use on a curling iron. There's no excuse, a $230 price tag simply warrants a sturdier iron.

It was disappointing to say the least, that this tool did not even withstand mild use. While certainly attractive, I was not impressed with the quality of the materials used in the T3 Micro Twirl 360 Motion Sensing Curling Iron. The idea is fantastic, it produced really lovely curls without causing any fatigue at all but the tool itself does not meet the quality of other T3 tools I have handled in the past.

The T3 Micro Twirl 360 is $230 and can be purchased at places such as Sephora.

Product featured was a press sample, courtesy of iFabbo. For additional information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy. 

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