I recently picked up this Hot Tools hair wand, for multiple reasons. I had been using a T3 for about a year or so, and since it’s a pricey tool, I wanted an alternative to share with you guys. I also noticed my curls weren’t holding or lasting as long, so I wanted to try something new. Almost all of my hair stylists I’ve ever been to use Hot Tools, so I figured I would just start there. I’m IN LOVE with this wand. It creates the best waves, they last 3+ days without needing to be touched up (for me), and I feel like its less damaging to my hair. I noticed a lot of breakage from the T3. I shared a full tutorial here on how I get my messy beach waves. I will definitely be hanging on to this wand as long as possible!