Curler comes with a built in stand! You won't have to set it on a protective mat or worry about it burning your counters!
$179.99 from Rowenta Beauty
Rowenta Beauty sez:
" The Curl Active offers glamorous, salon quality curls in an effortless gesture. Equipped with a high tech curling system, this revolutionary tool automatically rotates hair around a motorized barrel. Optimal rotation speed ensures hair is perfectly coiled, and the tool’s varying temperatures support all hair types. Full bodied curls are seamlessly achieved, even at the back of the head, and results are long lasting.
- Motorized curling system
- 2 rotation switches for various hair styles
- Variable temperature: 2 heat positions of 180°C and 210°C
- Heating element within iron for a perfect thermic conduction
- Fast heat up (1.5 minutes)
- Ceramic coating to protect hair and increase shine
- Ideal curl diameter (23 mm)
- Exclusive trigger to grip and hold hair in place"
My hair is naturally thick and coarse which means it takes quite a lot of effort to curl. Effort I am way too lazy to exert. The Rowenta Curl Active curler takes away all that extra effort; all I really have to do is clip a section of my hair to the curler and press a button and the barrel automatically rolls up. No more having to wind the curling iron up to my head! It even rolls backwards a bit when it gets to the end of the section so that klutzes like me don't end up burning their scalp.
I use the higher heat setting and hold the curler in place for 10 seconds, on release I get lovely soft curls. Heat up time was fast, I was able to use the curler within 30 seconds of turning it on.
The curler does take a little getting used to, the first few times I used it I would press the wrong direction or the release trigger instead. I also found it slightly awkward to use on the back of my head and on shorter hair in general as the clip is rather short, of course if you have longer hair this isn't really a problem.
Allow me to illustrate the process:
Attach the clip to the bottom of a section of hair:
Press the direction button and watch the barrel roll up the section of hair. Hold for 10seconds.
Continue to do rest of hair, remember to go in alternate directions or your hair will end up in 1 giant curl.
Look forlornly into the distance:
In both directions:
Ahjumma gangnam style!
I was originally going to make a video until I realised that I looked like this:
Used on my friend who has long hair: