I’ve always lusted after the hairstyle I refer to as the “Bridgerton mane” — the kind of tousled tresses synonymous with tight corsets that show off your décolletage; the ‘do that someone from a romanticized 20th-century show would wake up with, clad in a nightgown whilst lying in an intricately detailed canopy bed.
Thankfully, my TikTok For You page has introduced me to a gadget that would finally take my hair from ’70s Jenny in Forrest Gump to Regency-era Daphne in Bridgerton. Consider the following text a love letter to the Bed Head Artist Deep Waver, a hot tool that is both affordable and laughably easy to use.
For important context, my hair is of the stick-straight variety. Volume is nonexistent and my roots become greasy in a mere 0.5 seconds following a deep scrub with clarifying shampoo. It is also very tedious to curl and the style never holds. In fact, approximately a gallon of hairspray is required to ensure that a single-spiraled tendril lasts more than four hours — a tragic story.
That’s where this hot tool comes in. The secret sauce behind this Bed Head waver is its no-frills design: an on/off button, a lock/open button, dual voltage, and heat options up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. The barrel is made from tourmaline ceramic technology that won’t cause frizz and even adds a healthy dose of shine with each pass, but that’s not even the best part.
It’s occurred to me that my hair has never held a curl because, well, I don’t have the patience to sit and work on small sections at a time. Now, that is where this Deep Waver truly shines — it is fast, and shockingly so. With regular irons, I get lazy about halfway through each session, applying less heat than I should and guaranteeing that my hair will start flattening against my forehead halfway through dinner. But this Bed Head tool heats up within three minutes, and within ten minutes, my entire head is covered in deep waves that look windblown, wispy, and romantic.