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    This Hair Waver Is Straight-Up Magic For Any Hair Texture

    Beach waves on a pond budget.

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    I was once like you: bitter, tired, and constantly hungry.

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    Actually, I’m still all of those things. But now, thanks to the Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver, I also have ~beach waves~!

    I’ve owned the Deep Waver for over four years now. To date, it's given me nothing but flawless waves, and it’s still going strong.

    Trust me when I say I’ve tried everything under the sun to get those oh-so-elusive beach waves.

    You know the kind. Soft, sultry, effortless-looking waves that can make the difference between a good day and a great one. To that end, I’ve tried applying products, I’ve tried getting creative with a curling wand, I’ve tried sleeping in braids, I’ve tried using dark magic and incantations. Nothing worked with my hair type, which is blah. I watched various YouTube tutorials, all of which contained the unspoken “Step 1: Just have amazing hair.”

    In a state of desperation, I picked up this hair waver. And as it turns hair is NOT immune to looking good. I was just using the wrong methods! Behold, the before-and-after:

    Courtney Gorter

    Typically, I use this thing between one and three times a week, depending on how much time I feel like spending on my hair. It usually takes between 10 and 20 minutes — 10 if I’m just doing some cursory waves, 20 if I’m being thorough.

    As per its nearly 4,000 Amazon reviews, this thing works great on tons of different hair types to boot.,

    "OMG ! I loooooooove this thing! I was a little hesitant about buying it at first because I had never used a waver before, but it was so easy! I would recommend this and even buy it as a gift for someone else." —Erial Wilson

    “I wasn't sure I would like this. I have horrific memories of the '80s and crimping irons. I have chin-length layered hair and I was worried I'd come out looking like a puff ball, but it's just the ticket for my can't-decide-if-it's-straight-or-curly hair. Adds a nice amount of volume without making me feel like I stuck my finger in an electric socket. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻” —Justin Archambo

    "I have bought hundreds of dollars' worth of styling tools, and this one is the best. I could get rid of all the others and just use this. My hair is fine and frizzy and this tool makes it look amazing. The style lasts all day and even looks good the next day." —M. Holland

    And as a bonus, you can also use it to get your curly hair to chill out:

    “This works fantastically! I have super curly and frizzy hair and I am able to use it and see the waves without having to first straighten my hair. It heats up quickly, and while doing your hair, you do not need to keep on one spot for very long. Only suggestion would be to use some hairspray before and after to keep the waves in longer.” —S3mlen

    A few hot tips from personal experience:

    1) Don’t be discouraged by how awkward it is to handle. You’ll get the hang of it.

    2) Twist the section of hair before clamping down with the waver. It’ll make your waves look more natural.

    3) Depending on your hair type, you’ll have to do a bit of trial and error. I typically clamp down gently and swiftly, like I’m biting down on a too-hot pizza roll.

    Look, these last four years with this waver have been really good to me.

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    I graduated college, got a job, and started dating someone. I’m not saying this hair waver will get you a degree, a job, and a partner, but I’m also not saying it won’t.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.59.

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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