Review: Aurora Band

Friday, 31 July 2015

My friend is getting married! In fact when I post this I think she will already be married!

She couldn't find anyone to blowdry her hair the morning of so we were googling sleep in hairstyles that add curl but don't take much effort.

We found...The Aurora Band - which my other friend had seen on Dragons Den

I ordered one online for £12.99 to try it out before passing it on to her

It looks like this...kind of like a big headband with velcro round it

Below are the steps to follow...

All ready for bed (its July and I have a bloody hot water bottle) I got ready to try it!

My hair was slightly damp (very slightly) and as you can see I have very naturally straight hair...

I put the band round my head as instructed and started the process..

You part your hair in two down the back and start with the front sections

You wrap the front section round once, which is really easy to do

then pick up another piece of hair to add to the end you've pulled through

You then wrap that round...add to it again and wrap

You keep wrapping that section until you're done. My hair in total was split into three sections. 

Repeat on the other side and you're done.

You need to keep a gap of about two inches at the back of the band so that in the morning you know which side is which and can unwrap easily

Me and Mr Squirrel then headed off to bed.

It wasn't uncomfy to sleep in really and in the morning it was still in place just a little dishevelled.

To take it off you pull it down so the velcro ends up on the inside and the fabric on the outside...

This is where I got worried...

It was quite hard to unwrap as my hair was all caught in the velcro so I got quite stressed about it...

Especially when I looked like this after!!

But I shook my hair upside down ran my hands through it and then sprayed with hair spray...

And it actually looked ok

Plus the waves lasted until the end of the afternoon which is impressive as my hair just doesn't hold curls ever.

So all in all....It was a bit of a faff to get out...but putting it in was really easy.

And it did curl my hair.

I think it would work even better with longer hair and my friend is using it for her wedding - so a success!

The curls were nice and natural...but I think I could achieve the same look really quickly with a large barrel tong. The band was heat free though so that is much better for your hair!

Let me know if you've tried it out and what you thought!


  1. I've tried this too! Similar effect and I agree it gets pretty messy overnight, I've found that if you don't wash your hair every night it works a treat two nights in a row and you get bigger curls the next day.

    Much Love
    H x

    1. Oh yes I read your blog when researching it! XX

    2. I'm glad it helped! I tried another very similar method last night with a 99p hair band and the results are up today and I've fallen in love with it :)

      Much Love
      H x


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