Enrapture Encode Totem Styler* RRP £60
If you keep up with the beauty blogosphere then you are probably aware of Enrapture, they have been all over blogs for the past year or so with nothing but glowing reviews for their range of hair styling products. Well, this is another rave review from me after having the pleasure of testing out the Encode Totem Styler! I own far too many hair tools, I've been buying them for about 10 years now (scary thought) so I know what I like and what works for me.
The Totem Styler is a curling tool with a unique barrel that is separated into three independent zones. It sounds like it's complicated, each zone can be set to a different heat setting number of either 1, 2 or 3. 1 is for waves/loose curls, 2 is for medium curls and 3 is for tight curls. The brilliant thing about the Totem Styler is you can customise the barrel to match the style you are after by using the three dials on the handle. In the picture above I used setting 1-2-2, this gives me a loose wave at the top and a slightly tighter curl at the bottom of my hair. There are so many different looks you can create with this, it's seriously impressive and much better than a standard curling wand barrel.
The Totem Styler is quick to heat up too and comes with a heat resistant mat to keep your surfaces safe, there is a little stand to keep the tool standing up but you can remove this if you want too. The barrel is titanium plated meaning that it stays hot until you turn it off and easily works to curl all types of hair. The styler also has a clamp option to help hold your hair in place whilst you curl or you can simply use it as a wand. I actually prefer to use the clamp as it creates much better curls, I clamp the end of the section of hair at the end of the barrel then twist it up and hold for 10 seconds before releasing.
I could go on about how much I love this for days but basically if you like to have curly or wavy hair then you need this in your life. It takes me less than ten minutes to curl my hair completely and the curls last all day. I really like using this on the 2-3-3 setting and then brushing the curls out as it leaves me with big waves that last til my next hair wash.
The Enrapture Encode Totem Styler has a RRP of £60, (which is well worth the money) but is often on offer at different stockists. It's currently on offer at Amazon for £35 here, it's been spotted before for around £18 so it's worth checking out for discounts!
*pr sample sent for consideration of review