Sunday, 26 August 2012

Enrapture Encode Totem Styler Review

I have always had problems with my hair, sometimes it’s wavy and other times it is just frizzy! I have always wanted defined curls! Now I have something that does that…….. The Enrapture Encode Totem Styler!

I love curls, I just think they are so beautiful on everyone and some people get put off using tongs, as they are sometimes very time consuming. However, with the Enrapture Encode Totem Styler, you can have defined curls within 15 minutes!

I have been using this a lot on my clients and they have been super impressed with the finish of the curls. I then managed to use it on myself and what can I say?????? Errrrrm I love this!  Why, you ask me? Well let me explain……….
It has 3 heat settings, 3 controls as well as 3 barrel zones. This can create 27 different looks and the titanium allows constant heat and it heats up super fast. The unique thing about these tongs is that you can control the different number of settings of the temperature and the barrel zones, which give many different “curls”.

The Enrapture Encode Totem Styler also includes:
·      LED on/off light
·      Removable stand
·      Heat resistant pouch
·      Styleguide
Enrapture are so confident in their products that they offer “Love it or your money back”. They give a 3 year guarantee with each tool.
The tongs have 3 heat settings, 1, 2 and 3……so what do they mean?
Loose – drop quicker
Tight hold

These are suitable for all hair types, even asian and afro hair! Over the years they have done extensive research to see how long a curl lasts with different heat settings.
On my thick, frizzy hair I can achieve tight curls within 20-25 minutes, depending on how slow I am being! I tend to get a ½ inch of hair and then curl away from my face.  The cord is fantastic because it moves along with you as it has a 3 meter swivel cord. With the look below, i used the 3:3:3 setting and then lightly put my fingers through the curls and then set with hairspray. I had so many compliments with how good my hair looked!

Setting: 3:3:3

Setting: 3:3:3

Setting: 3:3:3
It also has a mini flipper (which is the bottom clamp of the tong) and normally traditional tongs have a flipper that is the same length of the barrel. Whereas, the totem tong gives a more distinct tight curl. The titanium mini flipper means that the barrel heats up much quicker and gives you the option for a more freestyle natural looking curl.
When using other tongs, I have found that when I am doing the back of my head, I used to find it really difficult but these tongs are incredibly easy to use and you only need to use it for a few seconds to achieve a great looking curl. It amazes me how there are 3 settings, so if you want a loose curl you can just set it on 1 and for more tighter curls use setting 3. Now, what other tongs do that?!
The pouch has come in handy because it means I can put the styler away neatly or when I have been on freelance jobs I know I am not going to burn my entire bag lol!
I love the results and find that my hair holds onto the curl much better than other curling tongs that I have used. I tend to either spray with hairspray or use the Tigi Curls Booster Spray.

Below are some lovely ladies who tried out the Enrapture Encode Totem Styler and they were very pleased with the results!

Setting: 1:1:3
Setting: 2:2:2
I have been using this for almost 3 months now and I would not hesitate to purchase this as a gift for someone.  It retails at £74.99 and yes, it is a bit more pricier than the other tongs on the market but it honestly is one of the most unique tongs I have ever used. The quality of the product is exceptional, as it is made from titanium and a lot of research has gone into the design and use of this totem styler.
All Enrapture products can be purchased from Boots HERE


  1. I have yet to find any heat styling tool that gives my hair a curl that holds past 10 minutes, I kid you not. My hair isn't even thick or coarse. It's fine & naturally wavy. I've been wanting to try out those c-shell heated clips, can't remember the name, but have nearly given up. I wonder if I can find this in the US....Target carries some Boots products.

    So frustrating having crappy hair like mine :-(