Okay, they aren’t calling it “crimping”, but I swear, it’s the same darn thing that I did back in 1987 and I wanted some funky hair. I was never lucky enough to actually own one, and before I could really work up indignation over that, the fad passed. But it’s back, and while it doesn’t look exactly the same, one thing is for certain – it’s so much easier on your hair now than it was back then. 

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The Conair Infiniti Pro Steam Waver heats up in 30 seconds, gets nice and hot for those of us with coarse hair, and is super easy to use. The steam part helps keep hair from being damaged, which is such a nice change from flat iron plates that are all about dry heat on my dry hair.

The technique is easy: simply place a lock of hair between the plates, and move the iron down the hair vertically to the end. The end result is a tight wave pattern that is extremely uniform. The look isn’t something that I would do often, but the next time I go out to listen to my favorite 80’s cover band, I’m so rocking this look. In the meantime, my daughter has taken ownership of the iron and has made it her very own. So I’m left to believe this might be super cool for the younger crowd.

As long as she keeps her hands off my ghd, we’ll be fine.

Conair Infiniti Pro Steam Waver, $39.99 at Walgreens, Ulta, and other major retailers.

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