I'm sure you've seen the commercials but in case you haven't, It's essentially a curling tool that does all the work for you. To put it simply, hair goes in straight, hair comes out perfectly curly. And yes, it is that simple!
My hair is currently on the shorter side of medium length and is cut in an asymmetrical angled bob. My hair is naturally very fine, straight as can be and very curl resistant. I'm terrible at doing my hair in general, let alone curling it. The curls are always uneven and in different directions. I gave up trying to curl it a while ago but the Curl Secret sounded very promising.
The Curl Secret (SRP is $119.99) has 2 temperature settings (low and high) as well as 3 timer settings (8,10 and 12 seconds). For tighter curls, you would use the highest heat setting and the longest time setting. For looser curls and waves, you would use the lowest settings. Basically you select your settings based off of your hair type, texture and desired outcome. There's a handy how to guide in the box to help if you're not sure. Once it's ready to use the red light will stop blinking and go solid. There's only one way to insert your hair and there's a label on the unit letting you know which side faces your head. You place your hair inside the Curl Secret, squeeze the handles and wait. Once your hair is curled, the unit will beep 4 times and you can release the handles. To allow the curl to set, you can't brush it or comb it until it cools down.
Conair's Curl Secret has a few safety features that I love. For starters, it has an anti-tangle feature to prevent hair from tangling in the chamber (that was a huge concern of mine), auto shut-off after 60minutes, sleep mode and motion sensor to bring it out of sleep mode. It also has a 6 foot swivel cord!
After washing and drying my hair I thoroughly combed my hair. plugged in the Curl Secret, switched it on and selected the highest heat setting because my hair does not like to hold a curl. I found it incredibly easy to curl the hair on the sides of my head but the back was a lot more challenging. I don't think that it has anything to do with the design of the Curl Secret, rather my lack of experience curling my hair. The curls turned out consistent for the most part, aside from the back where my hair is shorter. Unfortunately my hair resisted the curl and it didn't last as long as I had hoped. I think with the proper styling products I may be able to prolong it. On the bright side, I had some super trendy waves going on!
I'm very impressed with how easy it is to use Conair's Curl Secret and the fact that it can be used on shorter hair too. It took me about 20 minutes to do my hair because I'm not used to curling, but with a bit of practice, I could probably get it done in 10 minutes. I can't wait to play with it more and perfect my technique, I'm sure I'll be a pro in no-time!
For more information on Conair's Curl Secret, including where to buy, visit www.conaircanada.ca
Have you used Conair's Curl Secret before? Do you have any suggestions on styling products to hold curls? Let's talk in the comment section below!
*A PR sample was provided for editorial consideration. As always, all opinions are my own!