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.
- It was going to burn my fingers.
- My hair was going to get caught.
- It was going to be easy to use.
- 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.
It’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 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.
I 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 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:
- My hair is difficult to curl (and hold a curl without an entire can of hair spray).
- 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:
- Those who are lucky and have a ton of thick hair.
- 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.