Review: my experience with the VOLOOM Hair Volumizing Iron

30 Mar 2015

Hi there! Hope you had a great weekend! Have you heard of VOLOOM, a styling tool? Well, neither had I. That is, until a few weeks ago when I was introduced to VOLOOM and had the chance to test it out. Warning: this post contains a lot of pictures! I want you show you the tool as best as I can, since it’s pretty much one of a kind. Also, I want to show you what it does to my hair. Scroll down for my review. 🙂

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​​VOLOOM Hair Volumizing Iron volume


​​​What it is:​​​​​​ ​ ​

VOLOOM is the first hair volumizing iron on the market to provide full and bouncy hair to any hair type and texture. It’s a revolutionary new hair volumizer and it’s designed to be used on dry hair. So the secret is in the patent-pending plates. Used in the under-layers of hair, VOLOOM creates hidden volumizing structure – natural-looking ‘volume pockets’ – that lift the top layers up and away from the scalp. By separating and lifting individual hairs, VOLOOM creates the appearance of much greater hair volume.

Temperature settings recommended:

• Fine, damaged, or chemically treated hair: 320-350F
• Normal hair, medium, healthy hair: 350-370F
• Thick, coarse or curly hair: 370-390F

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​​VOLOOM Hair Volumizing Iron volume


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​​VOLOOM Hair Volumizing Iron volume

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​​VOLOOM Hair Volumizing Iron volume

​​​How to use it:​​​​​​ ​
The more layers equal more volume. The most effective way to control the volume you get with VOLOOM is to control the size of the layers that you use. If you want more volume, try sectioning off thinner under-layers. The volume in the under-layers will ‘stack up’ giving the appearance of even more volume. If you want less volume, you can section off fewer but thicker layers.

Here’s an how-to video I found on YouTube.



The tool comes with accessories: a teezer and two clips to pin your hair back.

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​​VOLOOM Hair Volumizing Iron volume


​​​My thoughts:​​​​ ​ ​
So what’s important to know is that this is not a flat iron, it’s a volumizing iron that is supposed to banish flat hair. Unlike irons that curl or straighten, VOLOOM is the first heat-styling tool specifically designed to add dramatic volume to any hairstyle. It creates hidden layers of support and texture beneath the visible top layers of hair. The key words here being ‘hidden’ and ‘beneath’…

The first time I used it, I did it all wrong! I used it on the top layer of my hair. I had watched the video above, but when I actually started using it myself, I forgot to clip off the top layer of my hair. You’re supposed part your hair normally, then section off the top layer (which will remain untreated) and clip it off the the side.

You’re supposed to use VOLOOM on the under-layers of your hair and not on the top layer. I used it on the top layer, alongside my face. Oops! This is what it looked like, you can clearly see the imprint.

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​​VOLOOM Hair Volumizing Iron volume
After using it all wrong…also, excuse the brows.


So the second time, I did it right: It did NOT use it on the top layer of my hair, I did NOT use it on the very front section, alongside my face and I did NOT drag it through my hair. I only used it on the hair nearest the scalp, from the crown of my head to about my cheekbone. This is the result I got:

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​​VOLOOM Hair Volumizing Iron volume
Just did a couple of layers to try, but I did it right this time


I clamped the tool in my hair for about a second, then I covered the imprints with the top layer of my hair. Those imprints work as the ‘voluming structure’. They faded when my hair cooled down, but the volume stayed. It came out better! I just did a couple of layers (I could have done way more!), but you can see what it does.

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​​VOLOOM Hair Volumizing Iron volume


​​In conclusion:​​​​ ​
I got to be honest, this is not for me! My natural hair is pretty voluminous as it is. I have extremely curly hair and I use a flat iron to straighten it. I like my hair to be as straight and as flat as possible, that’s how I prefer it. Using VOLOOM on my hair would just be contradictory! I like my hair sleek.

I do have a lot of friends who would kill for some volume in their hair, figuratively of course! 😀 For them, I would definitely recommend VOLOOM. This tool makes creating volume in your hair a lot easier and you don’t have to use any gels, mousses and sprays that can make your hair sticky and weigh it down. VOLOOM keeps your hairs soft and bouncy and gives you tons of volume. Just remember to use a heat protectant before you use it. Even though you’re just clamping your hair for a second at a time, you have to use a heat protectant!

​​​​​Where to buy:​​​​​​ ​
You can find the VOLOOM Hair Volumizing Iron on VOLOOM’s website. It retails for $129.99. The site offers 3 easy payments of $43.33 and free shipping. You can also find them on Facebook: Voloomhair.

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​​​​​What do you think? Is this something you would use?


​Product w​as sent to me by the company.​ ​Links are not affiliate links.


Kizzy

Comments

  1. I want this Kizzy!!! 🙂

  2. sasha smith Says: April 25, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Good review but I personally love my Karmin.

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