why doesn't my nichrome wire heat up!!!?
Yeah, they ought to. That's why they were installed in the bathrooms on airplanes, because people would try to sneak smokes in there. (How anyone thinks they can sneak a nasty *** cigarette is beyond me though.) It's possible that there just wasn't enough smoke in the air for the smoke detector to pick up on it, or the battery was dead/dying.
I say a Revlon caz i used some other brand name (which i cant really remember) and my curls weren't so good as I thought they would turn out:( but when i decided to use a Revlon curling iron my hair curls turned out GREAT! so yeah i say go for Revlon.