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Wednesday 29 January 2020

Gadget gal: Yogi wand

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THIS IS RELEVANT TO A HAIR APPLIANCE?

Very relevant, when it comes to the Yogi Wand. This comes with a single black glove. Let me explain.

PLEASE DO!

As you can see from the photo, the Yogi Wand is not a set of tongs. This means, you don't fit your hair between the barrel and the bit that closes down on it and holds it in place. This is an unadulterated tourmaline and ceramic barrel. Are you wondering why this is so?

YES, INDEED.

Well, the thing is, when you try to twist your hair around on tongs, you get all tangled up in the cord, or something grabs onto your hair. It's not designed to be free-range, and the Yogi Wand is.

AND THE GLOVE?

Since there's nothing holding the hair in place, you have to, and therefore need the glove. I thought it was kind of silly, but I learned my lesson.

THE HARD WAY?

Oh, yeah. The barrel heats up in about, oh, 10 seconds. I touched my finger to it, to check the temp -- ouch! I thrust my hand into the glove forthwith. You've got to be careful even with the glove on.

HOW DID IT WORK?

I am so lazy when it comes to hairdos. I'd just as soon go and pay someone to do things like fancy blow-dries and the like. I sat down to do this, knowing in advance how sloppy I was going to be: I wasn't going to have the patience to divide my hair evenly, and to hold the Wand still for 10 seconds for each curl. By the time I did the third curl, I was so amazed, I slowed down. This thing is fantastic.

COOL.

No, really really hot. I didn't do all my hair, but just enough to give the impression of lovely waves. I doubt I'll do this every day, but any day that I do use the Yogi Wand is going to be a good hair day.

The Yogi Wand is available from Peter Mark for €69. See petermark.ie

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