Way back in December my sister and I visited the clothes show live, in Birmingham. Whilst there we spotted a few girls walking about with these funny headbands on. It was abundantly clear that they were demonstrating a new type of sleep in roller. My interest was peaked. As I already had the original sleep-in-rollers I didn’t make a purchase at the time though.
Several weeks later my interest was still there, so I decided to do a little research. It turns out that the headband was actually featured on the Dragons den and is the brain child of an Irish business women, Lindsey Byrne. Priced at €12.99 plus postage this nifty product seemed to be the the answer to my desire for fabulous looking hair without the fuss of a lengthy morning hair regime. (I have long thick hair, it takes some looking after).
I didn’t have to wait too long for delivery and after checking out the instruction video,on the company website, I eagerly gave it a go. It looked simple enough, surely I could make this work. By morning I was going to have beautiful long curls with minimum effort right?
The following pictures show the process of putting in the headband roller. Please excuse the fact that the pictures are grainy they were taken in evening and my bedroom lighting is not great.
Well, let’s just say it didn’t quite go according to plan. I ended up late for the school run and throwing a major tantrum at my hair. If it were not for the fact that the band was stuck tangled in my hair I would have launched it rather aggressively across the room. My husband came to the rescue, and assisted me with untangling my hair, else I don’t know what I would have done. Scissors, hairdressers or pretended I was rocking a new trend? Ha!
Tantrum aside I was pleased with how my hair looked once I’d sorted out the resulting tangles. My hair didn’t resemble that of the models on the box, rather a more 70’s Farah Fawcett style. That I can live with though, as were are supposed to be embracing the 70’s inspired trend right now?
I put my experience down to teething problems and tried again another day. I still had problems unwrapping the hair on my own, so enlisted hubby’s help again. This time there were no major tangle incidents, my hair just seems to want to stick to the Velcro side of the band, and become difficult to unwrap. This may be due to the thickness of my hair, finer haired girls may have a bit more luck.
I don’t consider this product a right off I just wouldn’t risk using it on my own. It is very easy to put in and is so much more comfortable to sleep in than anything else I have tried. I do recommend watching the instruction video on the company website before using, it gives very clear concise instructions. Over all I would give this a rating of 4 out of 5. I’m deducting points as I need help to to unwrap hair.
If you fancy picking one up for yourself it is available from the company website here.
Have you given the Aurora band a go? did you have any crazy tangled incidents? If you have any tips on how to avoid this please help me out and comment below.
Bye for now, Katy 🙂