O my

Introducing…the O from Cloud Nine.

An innovation in professional styling, giving you volume, curls and waves simply and quickly.

This space-age looking bit of refinery is truly remarkable and I shall tell you for why.

This simplicity of this contraption is part of its uniqueness. You literally plug the pod in, flick the switch and you are good to go. Take the roller of choice and pop it into the O. There will be a slightly murmur and a faint whirling whilst it heats up the roller and then beep, beep, beep, DONE! The clever induction heat technology of the O has taken the roller from 0 degrees to 130 degrees in less that 4 seconds. The pod itself doesn’t heat up so when you put your hand in, you are indifferent to any heating reaction having taken place.

The rollers heat from the core so they won’t feel too hot in the hand, but will continue to heat up and reach their optimum temperature whilst they are in your hair, leaving you free of any burnt fingers.

Each roller has a heat indication spot which glows red when hot, and subsides to black when cooled so you know exactly when they are ready for removal.

It is important to note at this point that only the special Cloud Nine rollers can be used in conjunction with the O. The rollers come in five different sizes:- 60mm, 50mm, 40mm, 30mm, 20mm. All bar the 50mm are pictured above. Each set contains 4 rollers. They are soft grip so hold in the hair without any extra securing required, although you couldn’t use grips anyway due to their solid core.

The O comes with a handy instructions guide, perfect for those who may not have experienced using rollers before…that would be me then! Back in June I attended the launch of the O so was lucky enough to see it in action. I therefore had a fairly good idea how best to approach it, but practice really does make perfect. These pictures probably best demonstrate how to implement the rollers to achieve the fabulous results.

A few things I noted, less hair, more rollers is key. I clumsily dived straight in and tried securing one chunky bit of hair around one roller and failed miserably. The width of the section of hair you take should mimic the size of the roller, and you will get better results if you take smaller pieces, as then the roller stays put better and the heat can penetrate the entirety of the hair. 

I must confess that I did encounter difficulty keeping the rollers secured in my hair. They didn’t come out but I didn’t feel they were completely rigid in my hair either. I think it is something I need to work out and again, it is all down to the amount of hair you wrap around the roller. I certainly couldn’t jump up and down on my bed whilst crooning into my hairbrush once my rollers were in, so I grabbed my nail file and waited…

This is a rather messy demonstration of some of the rollers adorning my barnet. Once in, the rollers will continue to heat up, therapeutically warming your head and then begin to cool down. The actual technique of creating your desired curl/waves/bit of oomph all comes in the cooling process. It is therefore paramount that you ensure the rollers are fully cooled before removing them. I leave them in for about 20 minutes, but you will know they are cooled by the heat indication returning to black. To remove the rollers, simply reverse the ravelling technique you used to pop them in.

Obviously the varying sizes of the rollers will create an array of waves and curls in your hair. The smaller the roller, the tighter and more ‘corkscrew’ your curl will be. The bigger, barrel rollers will leave your hair bouncy and gently wavy. 
I tend to mix up the rollers and just randomly place them throughout my hair to allude a haphazard waterfall of waves and curls. It works perfectly on heavily layered hair like mine.

So here is the bit that will make your toes curl if nothing else.
The O is available from Cloud Nine Hair and retails at Β£149.95.
The rollers need to be purchased separately and range from Β£15.95 – Β£18.95 for a pack of four.
However, with Christmas fast approaching, you could always ask Santa for The Gift of Christmas Volume.

This product is not something you need, but something you will want. I have never used ‘normal’ rollers before so cannot draw a comparison in regards to the results and simplicity to use, but I think the O offers groundbreaking technology mixed with a sleek, professional aura and a luxurious quality which delivers some really gorgeous results with the utmost simplicity.

What are your thoughts on the O?

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36 Comments

  1. 8th December 2010 / 9:26 pm

    Your hair looks gorgeous! I might have to ask Santa for it as a Christmas treat! x

  2. 8th December 2010 / 9:26 pm

    I really want this! Your hair looks so nice! I heard about it a while ago but It will take me a while to save up that much for it though πŸ™ I need a job! Haha! xx

  3. 8th December 2010 / 9:31 pm

    wow, your hair looks incredible lovely! Really love the effect but EEEK at the price! hmmm maybe if I put out a few extra pies for Santa?? πŸ˜‰ have you ever tried the Cloud Nine straighteners hun? Do they differ much from GHD's??

    Aysh xoxo

    trulymadlybeauty.blogspot.com

  4. 8th December 2010 / 9:37 pm

    Gives good body. β™₯

  5. 8th December 2010 / 9:37 pm

    Oh wow, your hair looks absolutely stunning, but the price is a little o_O for me personally. Having said that, should one day I have a few pennies to splurge on haircare, then I will definitely look at these!

    xoxo

  6. 8th December 2010 / 9:40 pm

    Oh no something else I feel compelled to buy πŸ™ What a pricey little gadget though! My babyliss hot rollers were only Β£29.99 and I didnt have to buy all the rollers seperatly! I wonder what Santa will think. Your hair looks lovely by the way, volumous! x x

  7. 8th December 2010 / 9:43 pm

    I love love love the idea behind the O, but feel it's far too expensive for a lot of us. I manage to get a nice effect using my trusty Babyliss heated rollers, yeh they take longer to heat up, but I can jump around heaps as the are a lot more secure, I do however love the look, feel and result the O gives. It'll be brilliant in salons and for a quick easy boost.
    Gorgeous hair though Milly, looks lovely at the moment.

    xxx

  8. 8th December 2010 / 9:44 pm

    Oh wow that came out so well! Looks gorgeous.

  9. 8th December 2010 / 9:49 pm

    Oh my is the exact word (well in french obviously) that came out of my mouth when I saw your hair like this .
    It looks so pretty, it is definitely like you said not something I need but something I want …sooo bad.

    I must say that by reading your blog I'm improving my english vocabulary with very good high standing words because of your amazing writing style.

    Everytime I read one of your post, I take my dictionnary by my side and I look up the words and know I feel very fancy when I say words such a whimsical in my english class haha
    Thank you milly πŸ™‚

    xo Marilou

  10. 8th December 2010 / 9:57 pm

    Your hair looks lovely! Liiike…a big blow dry πŸ™‚
    I was considering getting the chop..but now, do you think my locks could look so glam?!
    xx

  11. 8th December 2010 / 9:59 pm

    WOW!! Amazing results! Not sure if my hair's too long though :S xx

  12. 8th December 2010 / 10:02 pm

    I love the results, the kind of curls are amazing and voluminous. Im not sure how well the rollers would grip into my hair though.
    xoxo

  13. 8th December 2010 / 10:10 pm

    Your hair looks amazing! So beautiful! I think I might start saving for an o! xx

  14. 8th December 2010 / 10:10 pm

    Your hair looks amazing! So beautiful! I think I might start saving for an o! xx

  15. 8th December 2010 / 10:11 pm

    Ooooh I want it so much! Your hair looks amazing, but I just cannot justify spending that amount.. I've asked for some poor mans heated rollers for xmas instead!

  16. 8th December 2010 / 10:34 pm

    your hair looks gorgeous! but the o is so expensive!
    ive got the babyliss hot rollers, and love them.

  17. 8th December 2010 / 11:14 pm

    Gorgeous, i have been wanting this for ages but sadly can't afford it at the moment. I love how volumised it makes everyones hair x

  18. 8th December 2010 / 11:19 pm

    Wow, this looks really good! Your right, I definitely don't need it but now I kinda want it πŸ™‚

    xxx

  19. 8th December 2010 / 11:52 pm

    wow those look uber neat and make your hair look amazing, but a bit to pricey! xo

  20. 9th December 2010 / 12:39 am

    I am definitely envious of this, it looks like it works wonders!
    How pretty does your hair look missy, flipping gorgeous :).
    X

  21. 9th December 2010 / 4:22 pm

    Looks great, worth the money if it means my hair will look like that! Serious case of Hairy Envy now!xxx

  22. 9th December 2010 / 5:26 pm

    Such an innovative piece of kit! My mum is a hairdresser and she loves them – it just makes me wish my hair was long enough to put rollers in without looking like little orphan Annie πŸ™ Your hair looks gorgeous missus xx

  23. 9th December 2010 / 5:40 pm

    This looks amazing! They make your hair look gorgeous! However, with that price tag I don't think they will be doing the same to mine! xo

  24. 9th December 2010 / 7:22 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing! I'd love to try them but my hair is SO thick I'd worry they'd not work and it'd be an expensive experiment! xoxo

  25. 10th December 2010 / 7:36 pm

    ahh I'm so so jealous!
    it looks amazing, shame that I could never afford to spend that amount on it though!
    x

  26. 10th December 2010 / 8:10 pm

    you've got such nice hair! shame this appliance is so massively expensive πŸ™ i'll stick to my hilda ogden style foam ones then πŸ™

  27. 10th December 2010 / 8:48 pm

    Truly amazing results girlie!! Ive got The O on my xmas list so heres hoping santa will bring it for me πŸ˜€

    Fabby post darling xxx

  28. 11th December 2010 / 9:27 pm

    tooooooo expensive for meeeeeee :)))
    btw i havent seen any cupcake pics lately….? πŸ™‚ xxx

  29. 12th December 2010 / 12:05 am

    Ooooo very pretty and bouncy! Looks like these deff do the job πŸ˜‰ xxx

  30. 12th December 2010 / 4:13 pm

    @Aysh – no i havent tried the Cloud Nine straighteners but always read good reviews about them. I have the micro ones which a fab to pop in your bag for frizz emergencies x

  31. 12th December 2010 / 4:57 pm

    Your hair is so pretty. I love voluminous hair, very expensive piece of equipment those cloud nine rollers though. For anyone with long hair try a sock bun(youtube sock bun) to get volume and loose curls. I use this method and get great results πŸ™‚

  32. 17th December 2010 / 1:46 am

    Wow your hair looks amazing! You are so right…this is definitely something I don't need, but I really want it now! Maybe one day, but for now I'll just stick to my velcro rollers πŸ˜‰

    love your blog,

    http://vibeauty.blogspot.com/

  33. 8th March 2011 / 11:54 am

    i already have the cloud nine iron but the big o is quite amazing. i really love that style it looks great.

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