Many women would say that the curling iron is one of the best inventions of the 20th century. Being able to switch up your hairstyle without having to go to a salon is really cool. An innovation to the standard curling iron is the cordless automatic curler.
Though I have curly hair, I still use a curling iron. In my case, I use it to control my curls and make them easier to style.
I got mine through Lazada. It’s an unbranded piece that comes in three colors (pink, purple, or silver). I opted for the purple one.
The box contained the following:
- 1 Cordless automatic curling device
- 1 charging cable
- 2 hair clips
- 1 tail comb
- 1 carry pouch
- 1 instruction manual
- I absolutely love the fact that there is NO WIRE. You don’t get tangled up in the cord and it makes it easier to maneuver.
- No risk of getting your face or hand burnt. The curling iron is inside a cylinder that keeps the heated elements safely away from the skin.
- No tangles. The device smoothens the hairs a bit even as it takes in the strands. It wraps the strand smoothly around the barrel so the hairs don’t knot even if you make a mistake. Of course, you should comb out the strand before feeding it into the machine but
- It is user-friendly. There are only 3 buttons (on my model). Each has simple functions so you can start using the device immediately without any difficulties.
- The curls held for more than 12 hours (I wasn’t sure they would). They even survived being slept on. You do want to have the right amount of hair to curl. Too much and the curls won’t form well. Too little and the curls don’t last.
- You can get a variety of curls (tight or loose) depending on a variety of factors such as temperature, time, and how you remove your hair from the device (I learned this through trial and error).
- The maximum temperature is 200 °C (392 °F) which means you won’t burn or damage your hair.
- It fits easily into my bag. It’s about the same size as a small folding umbrella.
- It’s also a power bank. We always want an extra power bank.
- Instruction Manual is very bare. I think the manufacturers assume it is simple enough to use so people don’t need a “how to use” section. Saving the trees perhaps? Personally, I would have liked to see some tips on how to use the device to get the best curls. There isn’t even a link to a website for videos.
- Manual clamping – On my model, you have to press the big button in the middle to make the device take in the strands and start the curling process. It also clamps the hair to the ceramic curling iron in the middle. The question is how long before you let go? When it stops spinning? When the beeping stops? Yes, we will figure it out but this could have been made automatic.
- When it ran out of charge, it wouldn’t work plugged in. I had to charge a bit and then resume. That was a bummer.
Overall, I like the device. It only takes seconds to create beautiful curls and the curls lasted a long time. If you don’t have a curling device yet, this is one worth trying.
Note: The temperature and time play a factor. You also have to consider the thickness of your hair strands.