Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Product Review/How-to: The Conair Infinity You-Curl Curling Wand!

Hey everyone! Hope you are all having a great morning!
For this post, i'll be doing what I like to call a "Product Review". Basically, within each post with that title, i'll choose one product, whether it's a hair product, makeup, fashion item, etc, and i'll describe it and rate whether it's a good product or a product worth leaving on the shelf. Also, towards the end of the post, i'll be including step by step instructions on how to use this product.
So, for today's Review, I have chosen the Conair Infinity You-Curl Curling Wand. The product looks like this:
You Curl by Infiniti by Conair® -- honestly the best curling iron I've ever had.

You can find this product at any Walmart for about $30, which is a great deal considering how well it works. And basically, the curling wand (if you've never used one before) is a curling iron that does not have a clamp to hold your hair in place. All you have to do is section your hair off, wrap around the wand, release, and Hooray! you have the perfect curls. The curling wand is also great because it allows your hair to be curled in a variety of ways, whether you want tight ringlets or loose waves, and the hold lasts all day. It does take a bit of practice and experimenting to find out what heat setting works for you, and how to properly curl your hair with it, but it's pretty user friendly, and anyone can learn to use it (I find it much easier to use than a normal curling iron).
The only downfall to this product is that it is much easier to burn yourself, as compared to a regular curling iron. This iron does come with a glove, but I didn't find it very helpful, and it made handling your hair a huge hassle. With a little practice, this isn't usually a problem.
The iron includes five different heat settings that range up to 400 degrees, so I recommend trying a lower setting before you attempt the top heat level. Also, whether you choose the lowest setting or the highest, I definitely recommend that you use some sort of heat protectant product in your hair before you start curling. This will keep hair hair from getting burnt or damaged, and I think it can actually help hold your curls better. Hairspray is also a must have in order to keep your curls all day long. So, overall, i'd rate this product a 10! :)

Here's my Tutorial on how to curl your hair:

1. Plug in the curling iron, and set it to the heat that you will be using (I recommend starting with the 2nd or 3rd heat).

2. While your iron is heating up, spray a generous amount of heat protectant throughout your hair. If you need an example of a great heat protectant, I use the "Curl Activator Spray" by Tresemme Thermal Creations. Not only does the product guard your hair from heat, but it also helps to hold the curls! This product looks like this:
TRESemme Curl Activator Spray

3. When your iron is ready to go, section your hair off by running a horizontal line with your thumbs right above your ears. Pin the rest of the hair out of the way, leaving you with only the very bottom section of hair.

4. Divide the hair into 1-inch sections, choose one section, and wrap the hair around the wand. Hold for a few seconds, and release. Repeat the processes 3-4 until all of your hair is curled. Also, if your hair does not usually hold curls well, use a little hairspray on each curl to strengthen them!

5. When you are finished, you might end up with tight ringlets. If this is the case, and you prefer the look of softer waves or loosened curls, simply comb your fingers through your hair until you have the desired look! This takes a little practice, since you have to know which heat setting works best for you in order to get the desired effect.

**Here is a video of a tutorial that shows how to use the Conair Infinity You-Curl Curling Wand: (Warning: The girl in the video uses her iron on the highest heat setting, and holds her hair for 15 seconds. DON'T do this!! You will fry your hair and damage it forever. Try lower settings first!)

Hope you liked this post! :) More to come soon!
Have a great day!
Much Love, Haley.

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