So I saw the As Seen on TV infomercial for this product on tv. I read the reviews and saw some other people demonstrate it, blah, blah. Most would only do half their hair and to be quite honest, I wonder how many of these people are paid for their reviews. Anyways, with that being said, I forked out the $99.00 at my local retailer and bought one. I also have very hard to curl hair, won’t curl for anything. No matter how much product, I put on, etc. But, hey I digress, like anything, the device takes some getting used to using. I am very impatient, and you can only put 1 inch sections of hair in the device at a time. Hmmm, that sounds like this is going to take me awhile as I have hair a wee bit past my shoulders, all one length, and a lot of it. You also have three different settings of time depending on what kind of curl you want, 3 seconds for beachy waves, 8 seconds for soft loose curls, and 12 seconds for “tight striking curls”. Also, has three different heat settings, 350 degrees to 400 degrees. Of course, I require 400 degrees to really burn the heck out of my hair. Also, did I mention this product claims to give you curls within 3 seconds! Uh no, not on my hair. Directions are pretty simple: 1. Insert Hair Section 2. Tap a Button (and don’t forget to let the button go)3. Release perfect curl! Okay sure let’s give this a whirl:
First try, put in to much hair. Second try, didn’t put the hair exactly in between the gray buttons, third try finally got a curl, I guess…..that was trying it for three seconds. After trying it for 12 seconds, standing, holding, waiting for the three long beeps, and finally a curl. It took me probably a good hour and a half to do all of my hair. It also seems like it doesn’t wrap my hair around the curler tight enough. After using it several times, it finally takes me about 45 minutes to do my entire head. So most days, my hair just goes up in the standard ponytail or bun, but that’s a whole different blog. It does curl better than a regular curling iron, I will say that. I just don’t have the patience to curl 1 inch sections of hair at a time. I’m a busy girl! I will also say that it is fun to do and is relatively easy to use, the back of the head takes some patience but overall I would give it 3 out of 4 stars!