I feel comfortable saying that I have many talents from riding, to crafting and cooking, but one thing that ranks really high up there that I'm flat bad at is curling my hair!
For most of my life I've had long hair that blow drys straight without much effort, I don't even use a straightener. And depending on the length, I can do a fair job of scrunching it to bring out some waves. But I've never been very handy with a curling iron. It's not that I'm not coordinated in other aspects, but to watch me try and curl my hair you'd think I was all thumbs!
To achieve curls, I typically resort to using hot rollers or curling sticks. Even then, my curls aren't the glossy, magazine worthy ones I'd like them to be! Frankly, they tend to fall flat pretty quickly and leave me very irritated! So what's a girl to do? Spend too much time curling my hair with nothing to show for it or skip the curling iron completely? I have a LOT of hair and spending hours in the bathroom with nothing to show after all that work is a big let down, so I choose the do nothing route.
The last time I was in Ulta, I was wondering around the store and noticed several new fangled contraptions set up with all the curling irons.
|Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret|
|Rusk Curl Freak|
They kinda look like a straightener in that they're hinged at the end, but at the other end they have a large barrel. Upon further inspection, I find out that you section out some hair and this curling iron actually sucks it up in the barrel, spins it around and spits out your curled hair. I've also went online and read some reviews for both products. People seem to have nicer things to say about the Curl Freak versus the Infiniti, but there's also a hefty price difference between the two. The purple Infiniti iron sells for $99 and the Curl Freak for $199.
I haven't pulled the trigger and bought anything yet because I wanted to see if any of you gals out there have tried this style of curling iron or not? Is this the answer to my prayers? Does it actually work? I won't end up crying in the bathroom because my hair is a tangled mess inside this contraption, right?!?