Those automatic hair curlers freak me out

InstaWave-by-KissBack for another Beauty Talk Tuesday, are ya? Last week I skipped out on a beauty post because I wanted to tell you about our new huge bed. But now we’re back to talking about beauty again.

Have you seen these automatic hair curlers around? Whether it be on TV commercials, or in my case — youtube beauty channels? They had freaked me out for the longest time. Mainly because I envisioned my own hair being sucked into the vacuum-like wand and getting tangled for the rest of my life and having to get it cut out.

Just like that time I had to have my hair cut out of a swing set in my parents back yard when I was a kid. I was twirling and twirling the seat around and then boom. Hair caught. Devastation ensued.

Well, if I caught your interest, you’re going to have to read through this post to see if I like the Kiss InstaWave automatic curler, and whether or not it scared me.

Initial thoughts:

  1. It was going to burn my fingers.
  2. My hair was going to get caught.
  3. It was going to be easy to use.
  4. My hair would stay curled.

Unfortunately for 3 and 4, it was false to all, even after using the tool a number of times. Sigh.

The curler itself has two heat settings: low and high. I set it on low because my fine hair doesn’t need to go up to 420*F any any time in its hair-life. It also has two directions you can rotate the iron which makes an obnoxious noise when you use it. But that’s nothing to fret over.


Letting-hair-goIt’s important to note that you remove your curl going in a downwards (not out/diagonal) motion. I’m not sure what happens if you break the rules and take your hair out diagonally. I decided not to try.

Curling-harCurling this side of my head (and the back side) was something I’ll definitely have to get used to. I found it quite difficult. This is my annoyed face. It took a couple of tries to get this particular piece of hair to curl without falling out. It’s my hairs problem, not the product. My hair is too silky, even as second-day-hair.

Tangled-hairI tangled my hair a couple of times, but it didn’t get stuck like I thought it would. I had to take this picture though, the curl after that little rats nest needed another moment in the automatic curler. Hoo, wee.

After-curlingAfter I curled all of my hair. It left it with more of a wave, and it didn’t take nearly as long as it would with a regular curling wand – did the trick, and if I really wanted it to stay put, I would’ve had to spray a ton of hairspray in. I just left it be, though.

Reasons why I’m pretty sure it didn’t work in my hair:

  1. My hair is difficult to curl (and hold a curl without an entire can of hair spray).
  2. My hair is silky and fine, thus making it slip out of the automatic curler and not have a strong curl from the beginning.

Who I think would benefit from this type of curling wand:

  1. Those who are lucky and have a ton of thick hair.
  2. People with longer than shoulder length hair.


What are your thoughts on an instant curling product? Would you use it?

Disclaimer: I received this product for review.

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  1. I also share your fears when it comes to instant hair curling products haha. With my luck, I’m sure my hair would get stuck and I would end up burning the side of my face trying to get it un-stuck! I’m glad that didn’t happen to you though :).

  2. Hahaha, your title cracks me up. Reading your post, I feel like we should be friends. I have long straight hair and every time I try to curl it, it is a hot mess and my hair is back to being stick straight immediately. Oh well, at least we have our adorable dogs to console us!
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  3. I’ve always wondered about the hair tangles that I assumed were inevitable while using this thing. Having my hair tangled on a hot curling wand really freaks me out, too! I have a ton of hair, so I may need to try this. I love it when my hair is curly.

  4. Okay, I didn’t read your post. Your dog told me all with its expressions in each one of the pictures. It is hilarious. Did you train your dog to all of those poses for you? If not, your dog knows you VERY well!!

  5. It was funny to see your dog in the photo. We have a pom too. I have not had much luck with curling irons. My hair falls flat quickly. Hairspray was my best friend in high school.

  6. Haha I love Alfie peeking out in the background lol You are so brave for trying this out, I was too scared to because I have the same type of hair as you (fine and slippery). It did give you a nice curl though! You look so beautiful in these photos – you’ve got that California glow :)

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  7. I’m always terrified of using one of these on the back of my head and am sure I will burn myself too. I also have very fine and silky hair although it’s waist length and I have worried that it wouldnt work on me either. I love your honesty, thank you!
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  8. First, I think it’s cool that you’re now doing a beauty section of your blog. Secondly I have been dying to try this wand. I have coarse hair so it may work well on mine. I never thought about the hair getting caught but that’s a very natural fear to have when using something like this. I will def give it a try. Thank you for the review!

  9. I have one and love it. But I do have naturally wavy hair so this actually helps my curls. and yes I do use a ton of hair spray. I can see why it wouldn’t work on your hair with it naturally so strait.
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