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 £149.95.
The rollers need to be purchased separately and range from £15.95 – £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?