Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Not So Talented

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?!?

Linking up with Jenni, Khala, Samantha and Renee for Tuesday Tea.


  1. Ok I'm looking forward to seeing comments on this bc I am definitely in the same boat when it comes to hair- I'm pretty sure I couldn't do my own ponytail until the 7th grade hahaha

  2. I just saw one of these at the store and was like... what is this weird contraption. Make sure to show us if you end up getting it!

    1. They are silly looking, but if they work... I'll definitely keep everyone in the loop if I pull the trigger and get one!

  3. What! I've never seen one of those before. I just recently saw DryBar's curling iron with the rotating barrel. You should definitely get one and give us a tutorial on how to work it!

  4. I have a horrible time curling my hair as well because it's so straight and heavy. I have seen this in use before (not sure which brand) and it worked really well. A hairstylist curled my hair with it once, and it lasted through a dance performance, which is definitely saying something. I would be careful with how thick the pieces you curl are because we had a girl on my clogging team get her hair stuck in one and had to cut it out. I hope this helped, I kinda rambled.

  5. I actually watched a few youtube videos of people using this product and it definitely seems interesting! I have really long hair-- that is also completely straight without any straightening or blow drying or anything. I think the response of the videos was that the curl secrets work, but take quite a long time depending on how much hair you have? I would love to see how it works for you if you end up trying it out :)

  6. I've never heard of these curling irons before! As someone mentioned above, I've heard a lot of good things about the Dry Bar's rotating curling iron! My hair is pretty straight and the one thing that really helps me hold in curls is using a texturizing spray (Oribe makes a great one) ALL over my hair before curling. Finish off with hairspray and my curls will stay in all day!

  7. Ive heard that thing is tough to use! check out youtube videos! haha loved your post!