Maybe Some Things Are Good Enough To Be True
I come from a world of flat irons, so I’m not entirely used to all the quirks of curling irons or wands. I have curled my hair before, but it requires way more thinking than straightening does. I’ve always been able to curl with my straightening iron, but there are looks I would like to try that can only be achieved with the circular barrel of a wand or curling iron.
I guess the biggest difference since I’ve been on my hunt is that curling irons seem to work a little bit backward to flat irons. In the straightener world, you can expect to pay a lot for an iron that will last, and you’re not likely to get a good one at a drug store or in a budget price range that has the staying power you need.
Curling wands and irons on the other hand, have TONS of really good options in the less expensive price ranges, and that has been a weird thing to adjust to. I LOVE the idea of spending less money on my next hair toy, but I’m not used to finding quality at entry level prices.
Save Some Pennies on Your Hair Tools
A really well priced option that has a lot of support behind it is the Conair YOU CURL Curling Wand. The price comes in at just under $25 which is a steal in the world of decent hair tools. It’s small and sleek looking, but still big enough to do the job.
Entry Level Prices with High End Perks
While the price is incredibly low this “curler” has a tourmaline covering that is often reserved for expensive irons. Tourmaline is smooth and makes sure there are no hot spots on the wand. It also helps trap in the moisture your hair needs to stop it from frizzing so the curl will hold all day. Curls have a tendency to get frizzier than straight hair, so anything that can keep the frizz away is a good perk to have.
From Zero to Hot in No Time Flat
You Curl gets hot in just 30 seconds. You can turn it on while you’re brushing your teeth in the morning and it will heat up well before your pearly whites are clean. I don’t know about you, but saving time (especially in the morning) is a huge deal to me!
I’ve almost never sent an electronic device in for a warranty repair. MP3 players, hair products, whatever, I just don’t do it. I do however buy products with good warranties. I know that doesn’t make sense when you consider I never use it, but hear me out. I see warranties as an indication that it’s a good product. Products that don’t break have good warranties because the company is willing to stand behind them.
The You Curl has a 5 year warranty from Conair. That gives me confidence about the product. I feel like it’s definitely possible this one will last for a long time because it has a warranty that proves it will.
Pick Your Heat
As with most heated tools, you want to tread lightly when you’re picking a heat setting. This iron has four different settings to pick from. That being said, you don’t want to go right to the highest one even if it works for you on other devices. Every machine works differently, and your hair could be the worse for wear if you assume they’re all the same. Start on the lower setting and try it out. If it doesn’t work, move it up a notch. Be kind to your hair so it can be kind to you.
Hitting the Switch on Accident
One of the more irritating drawbacks of this iron is the button that turns it off is in a place your hand is likely to hit when you’re using it. An iron without heat isn’t going to do much for your style, and it’s annoying to have to keep flipping it back on. It’s not a deal breaker by any means, but it is frustrating.
A problem that seems to be frequent with curling wands in general, but specifically this one is it can be hard to get the ends of your hair appropriately curled. If you’re a beginner in the world of curling irons, I wouldn’t tell you not to buy one of these just be prepared to put in some practice. Once you’ve mastered the art, I’m pretty confident you’ll be putting some fancy curls in your hair.
Because it doesn’t have clamps like some of the older styles, your fingers will get close to the barrel especially when you’re dealing with the ends of your hair which can mean you end up with a burn (or two). However, the manufacturer does supply heat resistant gloves.
Earliest and Still Probably the Best
Although this is one of the earliest curling wands on the market, it’s still holding its place on the market. The price is right, the heat is good, and the staying power is excellent, so I’m totally on board. This one is definitely getting moved to my list of “must-buys”.