Bed Head Wave Runner Review

Bed Head Wave Runner

I’ve had the Bed Head Wave Runner for a few months now, so I thought it would be a good time to give it a review.  The Wave Runner is a triple barrel waver, and despite its complicated look, it’s actually quite easy to use.

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Here you can see underneath the three barrels, that create the waves in your hair.  To use the wave runner, you clamp down on a section of your hair and hold it anywhere from 10-30 seconds, depending on how resilient your hair is.  My hair is quite resistant to styling and heat damage, so I usually hold it for about 30.  Instead of pulling this down your hair like a straightening iron, you unclamp it, move it down a bit, and then clamp down again.

It is time consuming, especially if you have a lot of hair like I do, however I find it a lot easier than actually curling my hair.  You don’t really have to worry about the direction your hair will fall in, unlike with a curling iron or wand where you have to keep track of which way your hair is going so it doesn’t end up looking funny.

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You can also control the heat, which is great for people with thinner or weaker hair who don’t want to risk burning it all off!  The low setting does nothing for me though, so I keep it on high the whole time.

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This is what it looks like on me after everything is all done.  I have a lot of hair, so this adds a ton of volume!  I really like how it looks, and if I use a heat protection spray that has a little hold, this hairstyle can actually last me a few days!

So far I’ve really liked using this waver, although I know Bed Head is quite cheap and I’m sure there are some even better ones on the market.  Have you ever used a waver? If so what are your favorites? Let me know in the comments below!

When You Have Too Much Stuff

The Road to Minimalism

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when I stopped finding joy in the things I owned, and started to become overwhelmed.  Perhaps it was when I looked at my credit card bills and realized that I was barely making any headway on the balance because my interest rate was costing me so much money.  Perhaps it was when I ran out of space in my closet to hang clothes, or room in my vanity to store my makeup.  Perhaps it was the fact that I clean my room and then two days later everything is covered in a dusting of clutter.

No matter the root of this realization, the simple fact is I have too much stuff, and I have begun to work towards getting rid of some of the things I have, as well as making sure I don’t accumulate more.  It is a process for me, as one of my main hobbies is to go shopping and to collect things.  In the past, when I was bored I would go to the mall and buy new things to make me feel like I was accomplishing something.

It’s easy enough to avoid buying more, especially while I am focusing on paying off credit card debt and hopefully building up some sort of savings.  I’ve also put myself on a six month no-buy for makeup and clothes which you can learn about in my YouTube video here. My main dilemma is knowing what to get rid of.  This is the part that will take time, the part that I won’t be able to do overnight.  The two main areas within which I own too much are the aforementioned makeup and clothing.

I’m already working on de-stashing makeup items and giving some away, or throwing away things that are expired.  I’ve also turned all the hangers in my closet around so that when the weather cools, I know which warm-weather items I actually get use out of, and which ones can be donated.  I will then do the same for my winter clothing.  I hope to be able to work myself down to a capsule wardrobe type system, but I don’t want to work on that too fast in case I get rid of something I regret.

Overall I know this will be a challenge for me, and I’m unsure of if I will ever truly achieve any sort of minimalistic lifestyle completely.  I’m hoping documenting the journey on my blog and on my YouTube channel will help to give me the motivation that I need.