This post is sponsored as part of an insight study with Collective Bias and their client, Conair. All opinions are my own and this thing really does rock.
I’m so excited for Fall. Like jumpy giddy like a kid who is excited to jump in the Fall leaves excited! One of the reasons is cooler weather and a happy good-bye to that humidity. That means I can curl my hair again. I’ve always loved curling my hair, in fact I’ve had friends ask me how I curl my hair because at one time, I couldn’t a curl to stay in. So while I’m not a certified expert in hair curling, I would say I’ve become pretty good at it. I’m always looking at alternatives as well to curl my hair. I’ve tried different technology in curling irons, different barrel systems and even different tools such as hot rollers. In the end, I really enjoy using my curling iron. I’ve always used Conair, they are a really reputable brand. Over the last few years I have used the same curling iron, I couldn’t tell you the type of technology it uses but it is a Conair and I fell in love with it so much, I went out and bought the same one as a back up. Luckily, I haven’t ever had to replace it because it has held up so long!
Knowing my love of Conair, I was happy (okay really excited) to see a new product they came out with called Curl Secret. When I saw the promo video for this I literally shrieked! It is well, awesome but I’ll let you see the video here:
Cool, right?! I mean it just gathers it in and then bam! Curls! But does it really work? That is what I wanted to find out so headed to Walmart to pick it up. Well unfortunately the first Walmart didn’t have them. So I went online and tried to do an order to pick it up in Walmart. That didn’t work out well either because the next Walmart didn’t have it either! So I got smart, I went into the product at Walmart.com and clicked on “find in store”. That way I would know for sure it was there, then I headed to that Walmart. That is just a tip if you are wanting to find it too because it looks like they are selling out! They are only $99 at Walmart and they are higher on other websites so you’ll want to buy it there. It’s also less than half of a competitor curling tool.
Once I got it home, I took this beauty out and thought, wait, how do I use it? I checked out the instructions within the book and looked at the box but I also searched you tube for videos. Luckily I found a few and they gave some great tips.
My hair is pretty finicky, when it dries it’s like a frizzy wavy mess. If I blow dry it, it goes straight like this:
But because of my hair’s temperament, I have to be careful when I curl it because it could get frizzy & crazy. Also, my biggest fear of using this was it was going to eat up my hair since it’s so thick. But after a few trial runs, I think I got this curler down and it’s pretty easy to use!
So here are my tips when using the Conair Curl Secret :
- Start with dry brushed hair.
- Wait for the curler to stop blinking.
- Use only a small chunk of hair at a time, especially if your hair is thicker. The curler will not be able to curl large amounts.
- Make sure you have the curler with the arrow side up towards your head.
- Line the chunk up within the round circle.
- Bring the curler up to where you want the curl to start so if you want to start at the top of the head, make sure it’s up near your scalp.
- Once you have it lined up, close the curler and let go of your hair with your other hand immediately. If you don’t, the curler gets confused and may pull from the opposite direction.
- Listen for beeps. You’ll hear a steady 1 time beep that will go off about 5 times, then you’ll hear a multiple beep which means you are done.
- Open up the barrel and allow it to fall out.
Trouble shooting for the Conair Curl Secret :
The curler done tugged up your hair and you can’t get it out. You have too much in there, wiggle it out and do a skinnier chunk.
It does multiple beeps at first. This is a sign of an error, take it out, brush it and try it again.
Layers are curling at different sizes. This is easily fixed by adjusting the number on the curler. I suggest using a smaller number for the shorter layers so it matches the hair.
Some strands aren’t as curly. This is probably because your hair chunk was too think to begin with. Split it into two and try it again.
I love it, I found my new favorite tool when it comes to curling hair! It even worked on the Clever Teen’s stubborn naturally curly hair! Also it’s great for her to use since it can’t really burn her.