Being the product junkie that I am I was so excited to receive the KISS Instawave Automatic Curler for review. My daughter Madisyn’s hair is just past her shoulders and I enlisted her as my guinea pig for my new toy. I thought I might be able to try on the longest part of my hair but the barrel is huge.
Hair Type: Medium length, coarse, thick hair.
The Instawave Automatic Curler was larger than I thought and the buttons were simple: low and high. I was concerned it would wind Madisyn’s hair into a tangling mess and fry it into a matted mess but she is braver than me and set out to try it. It was so easy to use. Sectioned off about an inch of hair and the barrel started to wind it (it can be wound in either direction) and you just hold it for a short while to curl. There is my issue, as with any curling heat tool, how long do I have to hold it to curl it? We tried it on the low heat setting first and held it for a reasonably short while and we ended up with loose curls; we tried it on the high heat settings and yielded the same result. We tried it for longer an both settings and got the same loose curls. We didn’t want to hold it for any longer for fear of heat damage (same concern as any heat tool for hair). Initially I was going to include an instruction video but we were not overjoyed with the results and the pictures were not worth sharing. The curls were very loose and left us both unimpressed. I think it would work better on thinner and longer hair.
Overall: I would recommend the Instawave Automatic Curler. No kidding, if you have thin(ish) hair with length beyond your shoulders then this may be the tool for you. What do you think? You can purchase the Instawave online at KISSInstaWave.com. Additionally in the US, KISS InstaWave is available in Target, Ulta & Amazon.com. In Canada, Kiss InstaWave is available at Walmart and will soon be available on Walmart Canada dotcom, too – it is expected to be live on November 20th.
From KISS Products:
KISS InstaWave is a fully automatic tangle-free curler that instantly creates beautiful curls
Easy for anyone to use, from any angle, with any hand
Features a Curl Dial with left/right curl directions
Automatically shuts off after 90 minutes
2 heat settings with a low/high switch with maximum temperature of 420
Hold InstaWave vertically
Simply place section of hair on the InstaWave curling rod
Touch the Curl Dial either left or right, and the InstaWave instantly and automatically curls the hair
Hold for 5-10 seconds, hold longer for tighter curls and less for beachy waves
Pull the InstaWave down vertically, letting hair out
**Tip: Switch between curling right and curling left to create the most natural looking curls