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T3 SinglePass Whirl

What it is:A professional styling wand that works in seconds to create soft, sensuous waves. What it does:The Single Pass Whirl wand allows you to quickly and easily create the gorgeous, natural-looking waves you've always wanted. The secret to getting the perfect result is all in the technique. Simply hold the styling wand over your head in a downward position, perpendicular to the floor. Then wrap your hair around the barrel with the opposite hand. Pioneering T3 Tourmaline technology harnesses the optimal ionic, infrared energy from the Tourmaline gemstone to fight frizz and seal the hair cuticle to fight frizz and enhancing shine for a radiant finish. At the same time digital SinglePass™ technology ensures fast heat up and consistent heat delivery along the barrel to prevent the under- and over-heating of hair. The easy-to-read LCD display details the heat up progression and ensures accurate temperature output which results in shiny, healthy, long-lasting waves for all hair types. Set the temperature for desired performance level and wrap your way to soft, sensuous results in seconds. What else you need to know: This T3® SinglePass™ Whirl features: - T3 Tourmaline-infused 1.25 inch/3.2cm tapered ceramic barrel - Ceramic heating element - Digital SinglePass™ heating - Adjustable heat (to 450°F/232°C) - LCD display - One hour auto shut-off - Cool tip and stand - Heat-resistant glove - 9-ft, 360° swivel cord - Auto world voltage (100-240V) - Two-year warrantyT3 SinglePass Whirl is an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner.
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Questions & Answers for T3 SinglePass Whirl

Question
Does it work on long, straight, thick hair?
I've been dying to get the "beachy wavy" hair since the whole hype years ago but I have long, straight, thick hair which makes this hairstyle hard to achieve unless I hit the waters (chlorine air dry or put a dent in my wallet by getting my hair done at a stylist..boo!)... I wanted to know if this might be just the product for us girls with long, straight, thick hair?

After reading the instructions though (cannot overlap hair on barrel), I'm thinking it might not be a good investment.

By any chance, can a girl with the same hair type answer if this is a good product to get beachy wavy hair or not? Or any thing that might help me get the look?

Thanks!!! :)
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
gaminggoddess
(90731)
on SinglePass Whirl
3 answers
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answer 1
YES! I have long, thick, straight hair and this works on it.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
agelesstimeless
answer 2
I have very thick straight hair as well and I have tried many different tools and products...even went to several stylists to have them try to curl/wave my hair and nothing ever held. I was able to get really nice beautiful waves using the T3. I sprayed some finishing hold mist (Nexus) on afterwards and so far today the waves have held and it's even a little rainy outside! It's been 8 hours since I did the waves and they still look fantastic! I did have to do 2 seperate layers because my hair is so thick. I am so happy that I bought the T3. I've only had it one day, but I am highly impressed and cannot believe that I am finally able to have beautiful waves! It is a must have!
answered 2 years ago
Angellove83
(Richmond, Va)
answer 3
I pretty recently bought the T3 SinglePass Whirl and my hair is naturally stick-straight (which is always frustrating because it never wants to hold a curl!!), BUT this is seriously a magic wand!

My hair surprisingly holds a curl even without any/a lot of product. I was also surprised because this tool didn't seem like it could be much different than the average ceramic curling iron, but it honestly works magic. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
Sephorista
(San Diego, CA)
Question
What about hair longer than barrel??
The instructions clearly state that you should wrap each hair strand further apart for looser curls or waves and NOT to let the strands of hair overlap touching hair over hair. How do you accomplish this if your hair is longer than the barrel?? I have thick frizzy hair past my shoulders and wanted to accomplish the big loose curls look, also hopefully resulting in the described defrizzed shining texture. I cannot think of any way to do this on long hair while keeping the woven strands from touching or overlapping. Please Advise...in detail !
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Modesto, CA)
on SinglePass Whirl
3 answers
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answer 1
Hmm, good question. My hair is pretty long but it fits onto the barrel. You might have to roll the dice and see if it works for you.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
agelesstimeless
answer 2
You just have to pick up where you left off. Curl as much as you can without overlapping on the barrel, release, then slip the barrel in to the last ringlet and wrap another strand of hair around. Yes, it's "a lot" of effort, but it's worth it for the results. Think about it - even with a traditional curling iron, if you wrap a whole, long chunk of hair up, the only part that really stays curled is the part at the end because it was exposed to the most heat. You could also blow-dry or flat-iron your hair and curl just the bottom few inches.
My hair is 3 or 4 inches past my shoulders and that is how I do it, works perfectly.
If you look at the reviews on the Sultra Bombshell product page with photo reviews first, you will see a pretty girl with CRAZY long hair that she curled with the Sultra wand.. if she can do it, anyone can.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
verbeana
(Florida)
answer 3
I have a barrel just like this and hair about 5 inches past my shoulders. I found it really difficult to use for the reason you're mentioning. I would be wrapping my hair around and run out of barrel! Also, I felt like my hair would always slip out of place before I got it wrapped all the way around so it didn't quite turn out. Maybe I need better technique but until then I won't be investing in a barrel that's this expensive. Btw, I love T3 and have one of their hair dryers so I definitely recommend those.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
Jillian
(Portland, OR)
Question
Any suggestions for product(s) to use with the T3 Whirl to help my fine hair hold the waves longer?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(minneapolis, mn)
on SinglePass Whirl
3 answers
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answer 1
I have fine, longish hair and I just use a lightweight mousse (Alterna Bamboo Volume Weightless Whipped Mousse) on my roots, blow dry, curl on 350 degrees, spritz with B&B Surf Spray, scrunch and tousle, and they hold all day.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
laney501
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I put on Moroccan oil to make my hair soft and then Herbal Essences mousse, hold level 2 and it keeps the waves in all day so that they stay put but remain touchable.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
robotsteam
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 3
My hair never held curl until I used this iron. All I do is put in some mouse and then spritz with hairspray. Curls hold all day. It could be the amount of heat you are using if it isnt holding...I use the hottest.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
lycrazy
(Vancouver, BC)
Question
Sultra v. T3
Has anyone owned both the Sultra and the T3 curling/wave wands? How do they compare? I am on the fence. I want to be able to get both wave and be able to do a beautiful ringlet curl (not tight/ a loose ringlet but not just a "wave"). Do I need both iorns as the description on the T3 seems more geared toward "waves" and the Sultra seems to describe long lasting curls. I want to purchase one ASAP and would LOVE to get some feedback. Thx in advance for your time!
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
ProductoftheDay
(Eugene, OR)
on SinglePass Whirl
3 answers
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answer 1
I have only the T3 but I do ringlet curls with it more than loose waves--beautiful.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
agelesstimeless
answer 2
I started with the Bombshell and had it for about a year. It makes beautiful curls but also puts you at risk for some pretty bad burns. I had such a love hate relationship with the thing, but after the 4th burn, my husband demanded I get rid of it. It has one temperature - crazy hot! I have a scar on my forearm from a 2nd degree burn the Bombshell gave me. It is a perfectly round circle from the exposed tip of the iron. Sephora exchanged the iron without hesitation (I respect them so much for their policy. They really do take care of their customers!). I researched the T3 online and read the reviews prior to my exchange. I prefer the T3. It is safer with a plastic tip and adjustable temperature setting. I also prefer the curls/waves. My hair is mid-long length with a few layers. Just last night I was admiring the body after I combed out my waves after a long rainy work day in and out of my car. Both are great but overall my vote is for the T3. Hope you are happy with your choice!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
tripler
(Austin, TX)
answer 3
I have a whirl, it does make waves, not curls. I absolutely love it. A friend of mine has Sultra, she is not happy.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
kykaq
(New York, NY)
Question
Does this dry and curl simultaneously?
Do you need to dry your hair before curling or does this dry and curl simultaneously? If your hair cannot be wet, can it be damp or must it be completely dry?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
brie08
(Yorba Linda, CA)
on SinglePass Whirl
3 answers
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answer 1
Use on dry hair only.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
agelesstimeless
answer 2
Unless specifically stated, you should NEVER use a heat implement in your hair when it is wet or even slightly damp. Hair should be COMPLETELY dry before straightening or curling implement. To do so is to basically cook your hair. It's more damaging. If you want to straighten your hair from a wet state I recommend using a wet/dry iron.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
jeck
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 3
Hair could be slightly damp. But best results are with dry hair.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
fashionfix
(Toronto, Canada)
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what about the ends?
Everyone has raved about this iron, but what do you do with the ends of your hair? how do they end up; smoothed out, do you hold the gloved hand right on the iron, pushing the ends on the rod? what is someone has frizzy hair, how are the ends no fish-tail looking/?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
treatmebad
(valley park, mo)
on SinglePass Whirl
3 answers
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answer 1
You wrap the entire strand (including the ends) around the wand and hold the ends on the wand with the glove provided. Works great.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
agelesstimeless
answer 2
I don't normally curl the last inch or so of my hair because it tends to look a little unnatural. I've tried both ways, but because your ends dry out first, they sometimes can go in some pretty wacky directions depending on the amount of heat they're exposed to. To avoid what you refer to as fishtails, I spritz my hair with B&B Surf Spray and lightly tousle my locks. It's lightweight and allows for movement so my curls look less like Shirley Temple and more like I just got back from the beach.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
laney501
(New York, NY)
answer 3
I leave the very ends out and my hair comes out looking like that Sarah Jessica Parker style. There are instructions included in the box which tell you how to achieve different looks. You can use a spray wax product to smooth frizz at the ends.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
dorisanp
(Freehold, NJ)
Question
Would this work on shoulder length hair?
I have shoulder length, straight/wavy hair. Would this work on me? Or does it only work on longer hair.
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
juicyglosspaige
(Newtown Square, PA)
on SinglePass Whirl
3 answers
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answer 1
It would but would be hard. You should probably get something with a smaller barrel.
answered 1 year ago
kykaq
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I have long hair but I don't see why it wouldn't work on shoulder length hair. A curling iron works on your hair, right? This is very similar.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
agelesstimeless
answer 3
Yes it will work on shoulder length hair. Use the smaller end of the barrel vs the bigger end. I’ve seen it used on shoulder length hair on TV it was really nice.
answered 3 years ago
curls11
(Alberta)
Question
Why do we have to hold the wand in a downward position? Will it not work otherwise? Does this make the wand awkward to use?
asked 2 years ago
Anonymous
(Vancouver, BC)
on SinglePass Whirl
3 answers
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answer 1
Since the wand is tapered you want it to be downward so the curls start larger at the roots and get smaller at he ends. It makes for a really good look.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
kmo88
(British Columbia, Canada)
answer 2
I thought that the downward position was awkward .It does work in other positions, but doesn't really give you the beachy waves.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
1SBS
answer 3
When curling your hair, you should always hold the wand downward, regardless of which brand it is. This is because you are supposed to start at the end of the barrel closest to the hand grip and wrap your hair the rest of the way. Because your hair grows downward, this positioning gives you a more natural look.
answered 2 years ago
laney501
(New York, NY)
Question
Hair slipping off iron?
I have really long hair that goes past my waist. I got this iron because it is a thicker barrel. Seems to work good but my hair continues to slip down the barrel all the time and I can lay wrap it around once or twice. It takes forever to do my whole head. Does anyone have any suggestions to improve my technique? Or should I get the sulta iron because it isn't tapered?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Rochester, NY)
on SinglePass Whirl
3 answers
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answer 1
Sultra would not change anything (these are 2 competing brands, both are great ). That is because your hair is very long.
answered 1 year ago
kykaq
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I have very long hair too. You really have to take smaller sections (I usually divide my hair into 8 sections, 4 on top, 4 on the bottom) then be diligent about starting close to the base of the wand and wrapping tightly. I also like the look of leaving the last couple inches off the iron because it looks more "beachy."
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 3
Instead of using this iron vertically like it was recommended, perhaps you can tilt the iron horizontally when curling your hair to prevent your hair from slipping. I found this was what worked on my hair and still achieved the same waves/curls.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
cnguyen31
(Huntington Beach)
Question
What heat setting is recommended for medium length fine hair?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
on SinglePass Whirl
2 answers
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answer 1
Depends what sort of style you are going for. I have fine hair (but a lot of it) and I usually keep mine at about 350, unless I am really in a rush in which case I will increase the heat to about 380.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
lilacwine647
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
I used the highest setting being careful to count out ten seconds. My hair is in very good condition so I am able to do that. Maybe start lower and work up if you aren't sure of the setting yet.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
verypink1
(New Bedford, MA)
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