An Old Fashioned Iron With Some New Fangled Gadgets. Ya dig?
I’m not saying anything against curling irons because I think they’re a great idea, but I never feel like I use them right. I almost always end up with a line toward the end of the curl that looks crispy, and my curls never stay uniform. In fact, the only thing I was ever moderately successful at with a curling iron was straightening. Ironic right? Maybe the issue with irons I’ve had before wasn’t my lack of ability as much as it was the material they were made out of. Don’t get me wrong, I am far from a pro at curling but I don’t think I was as bad at it as my hair ended up looking. Okay, maybe I was!
Regardless, manufacturers now make curling irons out of the same materials used to make straighteners and wands, and that seems pretty handy to me. I have had a ton of success using a ceramic straightening iron because of the consistent heat, and this got me thinking that maybe it would be good for my curls.
A Major Change From What I’m Used To
The Conair Infiniti Pro Professional Nano Tourmaline Curling Iron is made from the right materials to get my attention. It has the smooth exterior that comes with ceramic and ensures I won’t get hot spots throughout the barrel. It also has a tourmaline coating that helps with frizz and makes it more likely my hair will stay throughout the day.
Old Base Technology. Updated Style.
One thing I like most about the irons that come under this model is they may have the older style (they are curling irons that still have clamps), but they still offer updated things like a screen to pick the temperature and several different settings for when you’re using it. You can get the control you want out of your styling experience even if it is on the side of technology that has literally been around since before electricity (well, not quite but you get the idea).
Keeps Your Curls For How Long
When I have curled my hair with older tools that don’t have newer materials they have always fallen out within a few hours. Actually, getting them to stay for even a few hours without gobs of hair spray was pretty much impossible. Wasn’t going to happen. Nuh uh!
This iron however, is able to keep the curls for 24 hours. I know this sounds optimistic, but even if half of that is accurate I’m still better off than before.
Get One For Less Than Andrew Jackson
If you ever notice the face on a $20 bill, you’ll know its Andrew Jackson. No matter how you feel about his presidency, you can actually get one of these irons for less than Andrew Jackson’s face. That’s a pretty big deal considering $20 is my threshold for how much I will spend on things I am not sure will work for me.
A cool thing about this iron is you can get it in five different sizes. Pick your option between 0.5 and 1.5 inches. You can either get tight curls or bigger barrels and waves. No matter what you’re going for, without a doubt one of the irons in this size range should work for you.
From Zero To Hot In No Time Curly
The heat up time on this is impressive, (you can plug the iron in and be ready to roll in just 30 seconds)! Plus, it can heat up to 400F in that time which is pretty spiffy. Not having to wait for my iron to heat up is a big deal for me because I always have places to be, and the LED that shows you what the temperature is helps with accuracy.
If you’re like me and have really long hair, this iron may not be right for you. The tip of the iron isn’t very big which makes it pretty hard to control when you’re trying to wrap very long hair around it. Your iron can’t get all of the hair in order if you don’t have control of it, and that often requires two hands. If you try to make it work with just one, you’re going to end up burning a hand or face and that’s no good.
On Means Off, Apparently
One of the more frustrating things about this iron is the on/off switch is kind of in a bad place. Instead of being housed somewhere you can only touch it deliberately, it sits in a place where it’s entirely possible to hit while you’re using it. It’s not a huge deal because all you have to do is turn it back on, but if you don’t realize right away it can take longer to get your hair done while you try to figure out where the heat went.
No So Much, Sadly
Another one bites the dust I guess. I had high hopes for this one too, but it didn’t live up to them. I’m not saying this curling iron won’t work for anyone, quite the contrary. It has some rave reviews and considering it costs less than a picture of “Andrew Jackson”, I think it’s worth thinking about.