It looks like it could be an alien weapon, with it’s long, tapered wand. But, it’s not. It is the Infiniti by Conair You Curl, the latest “weapon” against boring hair. This red barrelled wand is from gives you the shiny, soft, bouncy, sexy curls of your dreams!
This new curling tool isn’t quite a curling iron, because it doesn’t have the traditional clamp that holds the hair, but can also leave crimping marks in it. It reminds me of the old fashioned curling tongs women used to heat up in the hearth, and then apply to their hair. The Infiniti by Conair You Curl, however, has all the bells and whistles and safety features you’d expect of a modern tool.
In the old days, there wasn’t any control over how hot a metal curling rod got, and often, it would not only burn the user, it would seriously damage her hair. In the novel, Little Women, the issue is graphically described as Jo tries to curl Meg’s hair but instead, burns it into a frizzle. But the Infiniti by Conair You Curl is electronic, and has a digital readout that lets you choose five consistent temperature settings up to 400 degrees. An indicator light tells you exactly how hot the curling wand is, and it beeps when it reaches that temperature. There is also an automatic shutoff and the wand is tourmaline ceramic, to heat quickly and efficiently, with less damage to your hair. A safety tip keeps the top of the iron safe for your fingers.
The idea of this tool is that without the clamp, you can make tight to loose curls without any crimps. The idea is great and it works perfectly. However, the rod does get hot and you have to be careful not to touch it while you are wrapping your hair on it. It might take you a few tries to get used to where the ideal place is to wrap your hair, and how long to hold it there. The closer you get to the tapered top of the wand, and the longer you hold it there, the tighter the curl will be. It’s not an exact science, however. The first time I tried to use the You Curl, I made a serious corkscrew, in seconds. I then tried the iron with a lower temperature, coiled my hair closer to the middle to end of the barrel, and held it less time. the result was the bouncy, pretty curls you’re seeing all over red carpets on cute starlets, these days. Even better, the high-tech wand made those curls frizz=–free and super-shiny. You just have to practice a bit to get a feeling for what your hair, needs for each type of curl. The thicker the section of hair, the looser you wrap it, the cooler the temperature, and a small hold time, will make a loose wave, but you can take it all the way up to a tight corkscrew you couldn’t ever accomplish with just one size barrel on a traditional curling iron! The You Curl is like a dozen curling tools, in one!
The Infiniti by Conair You Curl is available nationwide at mass market and drug store retailers, as well as at http://www.conairyoucurl.com/, for an average retail price of $49.99. You can also find out more great info by “liking” Conair’s new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/conairhair or following them at www.twitter.com/conair_hair
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