All my life, I’ve been jealous of my friends with curly hair. I’m not the only one. So few of us are content with the locks bestowed upon us by Mother Nature. It’s a never-ending cycle. While the curly-haired among us flat iron away, we straight-haired gals have it harder. We are constantly on the hunt for the best, easiest way to get the perfect curls.
Perfect curls mean something different to every woman. Personally, I’m a fan of those loose, shiny curls sported by Breck models in the 70s commercials. The kind that twist oh-so-naturally and bounce off your back as you stride toward the sun.
These type of curls aren’t easy to create. I’ve tried everything from hot rollers (Hello, Poodlehead!), velcro rollers (Ouch! It’s stuck!), diffusers (Call me Kinky), and all manner of curling irons (What’s that smell?) and nothing has worked. Until now.
I’m thrilled to report that I have finally found the secret to my perfect curls in Conair Canada’s Curl Secret, the world’s first fully-automatic curl machine designed for at-home use. At $120, it’s worth every cent – mostly because now I’m not rushing to the salon every time I want to be a Breck girl.
No more stress and guesswork either. All you have to do is set the timer – 12, 10 or 8 seconds, depending how tight you want your curl – and the device beeps when the curl is set. You can also control the temperature depending on the texture of your hair. The Curl Secret works on any hair type, even 100 percent human hair extensions.
The mechanics are simple and you can follow along in the step-by-step video below.
Just brush and section your hair, then start with a 3-cm strand. Clamp on the machine (the opening faces your head) and let it draw your hair into the tourmaline ceramic coated barrel, which heats it. Inside is a brushless motor that provides precision for uniform curls. Now gently release.
After this many years of searching, I can’t believe curling my hair can be this easy, and you won’t either. In just 15 minutes, you will have a headful of your own perfect curls – whether that’s the loose, wavy ones I adore or a more defined look for a night on the town.
The Secret’s out, and I don’t know about you, but I say it’s about time.
You can find the Curl Secret (ARV $120 Cdn) at major retailers, including Walmart, Canadian Tire, Target, Shoppers Drug Mart, Bed, Bath & Beyond and Home Outfitters. For more info on Conair products, check out conaircanada.ca, and follow Conair on Facebook and Twitter.