Hey friends! Recently I was sent a new hair styling tool to try out. I gave it a whirl for the first time yesterday and wanted to share my thoughts and first impressions with you! I have never seen anything like this, so I thought it would be fun to talk about this quirky new beauty tool today!
Rootie is a root-lifting hair styling tool by the brand Voloom. It looks like a crimper but with a checkerboard plate design. It claims that it will instantly lift your hair and create lasting volume (um, yes please!). It is supposed to replace the need for hair teasing with a brush or comb. Here is what it looks like:
Yesterday morning I decided to give this guy a try. I decided to skip washing my hair and used a bit of dry shampoo instead. I kept the setting at 300 degrees and it heated up super fast. I flipped the top layer of my hair to the opposite side and clamped the Rootie down a few times on the under layers of my hair, making sure to focus mostly near the root, and worked my way around my head. It gave my hair a tight, wavy “indent.” After I was done (which took no time at all), I flipped the top layer back over the “indents” and I could immediately notice the difference! There was a lot of volume and I didn’t tease my hair once. One thing I will make sure to do next time is be a little more precise. I accidentally “crimped” a few pieces on the top layer, which I had to go back and straighten. Next time I will be a little more careful!
Pros: The tool heats up fast and the process was quick. It was definitely effective in giving my hair some lift. Also, oftentimes when I tease my hair it can create knots and can get kinda messy, so this could be a great alternative.
Cons: I am not sure I would want to lug around one more tool just to create lift..? Is it worth it? Taking one wrong piece from the top layer of my hair messed me up, creating just another step in having to re-straighten that piece.
What do you think? Would you try out a hair styling tool like this? Have you tried out any other styling tools lately? I must say I can’t remember the last time I used my straightener. My curling wand is really the only styling tool I use now! What’s your styling tool preference? Thanks for checking out the blog today! xo.