I received the KISS Instawave Automatic Curler in the mail a few days ago via Brandbacker and have been dying to try it. Since my daughters are home for the Christmas holidays, I thought this would be the perfect time. There are several automatic curlers on the market now, some good – some bad. Lets see how the KISS Instawave compares…
The KISS Instawave is an attractive curler. It’s sturdy, well made, and seems like it would hold up well to the abuse of my teenage daughter. Big plus! The swivel cord is nice and long, approx. 6 feet in length, which leaves plenty of room for movement.
It has a straight forward on/off, high/low switch. The hot setting is a VERY 420 degrees. It shuts off if left on after 90 minutes to insure safety.
My daughter had just finished washing and drying her hair. It was still somewhat damp to the touch when we began. The left and right switch is easy to understand and the mechanics work great. There was no tugging or discomfort when the dial catches the hair in either direction.
For the first 10 minutes or so, I will admit that I struggled with this. For one thing, it’s a completely new type of hair technology that I am not used to. I’ve always used regular curlers or a curling wand to my styling needs. This takes a bit of practice and patience. Luckily, my daughter figured it our before I did. I’ll admit that directions are not my strong suit.
It is imperative that you use 2 inch sections and hold the curler parallel to the scalp. Once I did that, it was all working perfectly.
It gave beautiful, smooth curls even when I wasn’t sure I was doing it correctly.
Now, this is a product that I can easily use on my daughter’s hair. On myself, I found it very cumbersome and time consuming. It will take a lot more practice to successfully create a look. I will work on this more and update in a few weeks.
For the $59.99 price, I’d say it works as good or better than similar, more pricy “automatic curler” brands such as the Instyler or Conair Infinity Pro. The KISS Instawave takes some time to figure out, but once you’ve got – you got it. I can’t wait to try it more!
If you’re interested in trying the KISS Instawave Curler out, check out their website: http://www.kissinstawave.com/
Thanks so much for viewing! See you soon. xo