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drybar The 3-Day Bender 1.25" Digital Curling Iron

What it is:A rotating clamp curling iron featuring NanoIonic™ Mineral Technology to make curling hair quick and easy while smoothing the cuticle and setting curls in place. What it does:The 3-Day Bender features a patented rotating barrel designed for use by stylists at Drybar shops across the US to deliver smooth, long-lasting curls to thousands of clients every day. Infrared energy seals and smooths the cuticle to reduce flyaways, allowing you to create gorgeous curls and waves faster and more efficiently while avoiding damage. NanoIonic Mineral Technology features a blend of 32 minerals that conduct negative ions which are fused to the barrel of the iron to add shine and decrease frizz with use. It helps set the curl and keeps your look perfectly in place while conditioning. What else you need to know:The 3-Day Bender heats to 410° F and has an automatic one-hour shut-off. Outside of the US, it can be used with a step-down converter and the appropriate plug adapter. It comes with a one-year limited warranty. Temperature guide: - 320 to 370°F: chemically-treated/processed - 370 to 400°F: very fine/fine - 400 to 430°F: medium/thick - 430 to 450°F: coarse/highly textured
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Is this iron really less damaging?
The description says, "Dual bioionic heaters allow for quick styling without damage..." Is this product really less damaging?

Thank you.
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
(Boulder, CO)
on The 3-Day Bender 1.25" Digital Curling Iron
4 answers
answer 1
Yes!! I have very course, curly hair. But I've noticed that since using this curling iron my hair has been a lot softer, shiner, and doesn't get frizzy as easily. I don't know how they do it, but this has been the best tool to make my hair look great AND feel great!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
(Stockton, CA)
answer 2
I've had mine for about a month, and although I can't say for sure because I haven't had it for long I think it is less damaging than the metal curler I used to use. I had a ceramic curling wand and a metal hair curler. Be careful not to leave it on your hair too long though because the heat will definitely damage hair, it's really hot!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
answer 3
Short answer: No.

In fact, this tool seems more than capable of causing more significant heat damage than I am used to with any other combination of tools I have used. I think it is that much hotter. (FYI, as compared to: air drying, just a hair dryer, a hair dryer plus my Sultra curling iron or any other kind of styling iron albeit used much less frequently, or a hair dryer and hot rollers.)

Therefore... make absolute sure that you use a heat protectant or two when you use his tool! (Once I skipped part of this step, and I regretted it. I do not have dry or easily damaged hair either. Now, I always use both a serum and a spray, and that's what I recommended. This iron really is extra hot!)

Long Answer: Maybe, if so, it only helps protect your hair because it is so hot that there is less reason to hold the hair on the iron for any period of time. Also, the midshaft gets more heat than the ends, which coincidentally protects the ends ever so slightly and that is the part of your hair that is most susceptible to heat damage. So... maybe. Definitely use heat protectant though!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
(New England)
answer 4
I don't believe it's any less damaging. Heat is damaging, period. This curler is at 450 and you can't change it.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Can I use this curling iron internationally? Is it dual voltage?
I'm looking to purchase a good 1.25" curling iron, but I need one that is dual voltage as I travel quite a bit. If this one isn't then any suggestions for other good irons would be welcome =] Thank you!
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
on The 3-Day Bender 1.25" Digital Curling Iron
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answer 1
1 inch, that's what i have, and we have similar hair types
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
answer 2
I live in Germany, and I use a 300 VA transformer with it. It works just fine. It's not dual voltage so don't go plugging it in without a transformer!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
answer 3
My sister has one she brought it to Italy... lets just say it destroyed the iron.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Should I buy the 1 inch or 1.25 curling iron
I have blond mediium think fine hair -- which size curling iron do you recommend?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
(Santa Fe, NM)
on The 3-Day Bender 1.25" Digital Curling Iron
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answer 1
I think the bigger iron. I purchased a smaller iron thinking I could easily adjust the tautness of the wrapping, allowing me to have more variations in curl size. I think the larger curls are usually more flattering as once you use the smaller barrel I felt I lost a lot of length in my below shoulder length hair. I ended up returning the smaller for the larger iron.
answered 11 months ago
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 2
I have long blonde fine hair and while I like the look of loose curls and not tight spirals, I like 1" curling irons better than 1.25" because you don't need to use as much product to hold the curl---I don't use hairspray; I just shake out my hair and go!
answered 1 year ago
(Washington, DC)
Difference between the 1" and the 1.25" ?
I get that one is smaller and one is larger, but I've never owned a curling iron so I'm curious as to what the major difference is between the two? Do they each give different types of curls?

I have shoulder length, naturally curly and frizzy hair that I straighten
asked 1 year ago
(Winnipeg, MB)
on The 3-Day Bender 1.25" Digital Curling Iron
2 answers
answer 1
the larger barrel creates looser curls and mermaid waves and is used on long hair. the 1in (smaller) barrel is the one i recommend for your shoulder length hair. if you want a wavy look, just curl your hair and then loosen it with the Drybar Chaser product or an oil to seperate the curls and loosen them. The 3-day bender smooths out hair very well. highly recommend.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
(Kew Gardens, NY)
answer 2
Go for the larger iron! Worked well on my naturally curly, fine hair and gave it a nice wavy quality when I worked slowly.
answered 11 months ago
(San Francisco, CA)
Dual voltage curling iron
My wife needs a dual voltage curling iron she can use both in Europe and the United States. Do you have anything with a 1.5" barrel that is dual voltage?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
(Denver, CO)
on The 3-Day Bender 1.25" Digital Curling Iron
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