I have straight, flat hair. I love the look of curled hair but I’m also sort of a minimalist. I’d rather sleep longer in the morning than take more time to style my hair. When I have the extra time or for special occasions, I like to curl my hair. The Etekcity Instant Auto Curler makes it easier and quicker than traditional curling irons.
I started with my straight hair. It doesn’t hold a curl well so I need to use hairspray and work in small sections.
I start by clipping up most of the top of my hair and only leaving a small layer down from the underneath section. I divide that into two pulling each section forward. Then I start with about 1″ sections from the back. Just slide the section of hair into the curler then press the button. The Instant Auto Curler does the rest! The barrel of the curling iron is encased so there’s no risk of burn! When the curler beeps, just pull straight down to release your hair. There are 6 time alerts (5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 20 seconds, 15 seconds and 30 seconds). It beeps once at 5 seconds, twice at ten seconds etc. There are 3 heat settings (300 degrees, 350 degrees and 410 degrees) so you can pick the temperature that is right for your hair.
I made a quick video so you can get a visual of how it works:
In the video I didn’t hold down the button long enough to hear the beep. It still held the hair until I was ready to release it but if you are wanting to make sure it’s timed, you need to continue to hold down the button. The little switch I pointed out determines which direction the barrel spins so that you can make curls in different directions, either towards your face or away from it.
Since my hair is longer and doesn’t hold a curl all that well, I didn’t end up with super curly hair. This is how I like it. It adds some dimension and volume but isn’t crazy curly.
Here’s my before and after. I’m really happy with the way it turned out and love that the curler was so easy to use! With all the different settings, this curler is great for all types of hair. It’s also a great beginner tool for tweens since the risk of burns with this type of curler is really low. This 1.1″ barrel curler comes with a storage bag, cleaning brush and directions. It sells for $49.99 on Amazon with free shipping.
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