Despite having no formal qualifications in hair styling, I think I'm pretty good at it. I refused to let my mum do my hair from about the age of 7, so I managed to teach myself to plait, braid, crimp, curl and straighten my hair (oh, and use those weird hair wrap things that often got tangled and ripped your hair out). Don't mean to brag, but I did all of that without YouTube.
But for some reason, as an adult, I have struggled to learn how to effectively use a curling iron with a clamp attachment. Why? I couldn't tell you. They seem easy to use in theory, but there's something about the technique I haven't been able to master.
My usual curling wand is just a wand. No clamp. Seems to work fine, except the curls/waves aren't as long lasting or voluminous - I suppose because the heat isn't touching the whole section of hair. So, with some extra time on my hands, I decided to force myself to learn a new skill using ELEVEN's new Curling Iron.