By definition, deep wavers are limited in their functionality, but if waves of any sort (messy, tight or loose) are your goal, reviewers say the Bed Head TIGI Ceramic Deep Waver works like a charm. They say it's easier than a curling iron and gets great results in very little time. There are a few safety concerns, but there haven't been any reports of actual damage caused by this iron.
For deep waves, this waver gets results. While a curling iron can offer waves, editors of O, The Oprah Magazine say the Bed Head TIGI Ceramic Deep Waver gets results in far less time and with far less effort. Amazon.com users also say the iron yields great results, offering different styles depending on how it's used. The style of this iron does limit its functionality -- for example, it can't be used as a straightener or curler -- but most owners don't seem to mind. There are some reports on Amazon.com of this iron failing to work after a short period. In most cases, there's no visible explanation, but one owner does say her iron started to melt after extended use. Bed Head TIGI offers a three-year warranty, though none of the users reports back on this.
Just like using a flat iron. One Amazon.com owner says of the Bed Head TIGI Ceramic Deep Waver, "If you can use a straightener, you can use this waver." Like a straightener (and unlike many other two- or three-barreled wavers), the Deep Waver is composed of two plates that simply hinge open and closed. While this iron does have variable temperature settings, one reviewer says it's hard to gauge what low, medium and high mean. The barrel locks for easy storage, and the iron has a swivel cord and heat indicator light for added convenience.
Some basic features don't come standard. As with many other well-reviewed irons, the Bed Head TIGI Ceramic Deep Waver doesn't have an auto-off function. Unlike others, it also lacks cool-touch areas where a user can grip for added control when styling with two hands or a stand to rest it on when it's hot. Regardless, there aren't many users who say they've experienced any safety concerns. However, one Amazon.com user does say her iron "melted" after she used it for some time.
Review Credibility: Very Good Amazon.com offers thousands of curling irons, and many receive dozens of reviews. The Bed Head TIGI Ceramic Deep Waver has more than 300 reviews with an overall rating of about 4.5 out of 5 stars, making it the highest ranked waving iron. Several users have uploaded photos of their results, and many of the reviews are very detailed. Reviewers say it's very easy to use -- "If you can use a straightener, you can use this waver," says one user. Even reviewers with thick, coarse hair say this straightener works well. Some owners note that the temperature indicator lacks a true temperature reading, and there are some reports of this waving iron malfunctioning.
Review: Curling Irons, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2013
Review Credibility: Good Editors of O, The Oprah Magazine prepared a list of four techy hair tools, including a blow dryer with a touch screen and a flat iron with a temperature sensor. It may seem like the products were selected based on gimmicky features, but editors say that the Bed Head TIGI Ceramic Deep Waver truly does speed up styling and yield better waves than a curling iron alone.
Review: 4 High Tech Hair Gadgets We Love, Editors of O, The Oprah Magazine, May 2013
Review Credibility: Fair Bestcovery.com experts compile reviews from other sources and add some of their own experience to name the best product. However, it's unclear which, if any, products were tested. The Bed Head TIGI Ceramic Deep Waver is named the best waver. Kim Hill says this iron reaches 400 degrees Fahrenheit and offers instant heat recovery. She also notes that it has a plate lock for when you're traveling and tourmaline ceramic plates that allow for frizz-free styling.
Review: Best Curling Iron, Kim Hill, Not dated