The ‘Secret’ to Perfect Waves & Curls in 15 Minutes Flat

The Secret to Perfect Waves & Curls in Just 15 Minutes

January 24, 2014 • Beauty, WEAR • Views: 4225

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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.

Curl SecretI’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, and follow Conair on Facebook and Twitter.

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125 Responses to The ‘Secret’ to Perfect Waves & Curls in 15 Minutes Flat

  1. Laurie Bolduc says:

    Frizziness is my biggest hair flaw!

  2. Nicolthe pickle says:

    My hair is super light and frizzy. In the summer it’s great though.

  3. Kasey Bayne says:

    My greatest hair dilemma – frizz!! How to keep my hair soft and shiny is an on-going trial and error.

  4. Amy Heffernan says:

    Trying to get my hair to stay curled!

  5. Lee-Ann Sleegers says:

    Flyaway is my greatest dilemma!

  6. Lori Jackson says:

    Dry n frizzy is my battle

  7. julie_bolduc says:

    I have loads of frizz

  8. seham says:

    Have lots of frizz

  9. Karen H says:

    Fine limp hair

  10. Shelley says:

    getting a style for my fine limp hair

  11. jemrah says:

    my hair falls flat – very lifeless

  12. Larker says:

    wild untamed hair :D

  13. Canadian Mommy Wins! says:

    Its too long and I have no idea what to do with it.

  14. Lisa Knox Neutel says:

    Keeping my hair perms are in between I hate when there isn’t too much curl left

  15. pinksuzanne says:

    My biggest dilemma is getting my stick straight fine hair to hold a curl.

  16. Kathy Hicks Walker says:

    My hair is butter blonde and it tends to be dry. Also it is curly in the back and straight in the front

  17. billiondollarprincesss says:

    Gets frizzy and can’t hold curls

  18. loriag says:

    My greatest hair dilemma is straight thin hair that just looks so flat.

  19. sara rai says:

    the tangles are probably the worst and some parts of hair seem damaged not sure why

  20. annet says:

    frizziness and dryness

    Anne Taylor

  21. Jenn erin says:

    Lack a volume and “umph”!

  22. Jennifer Soltys says:

    Being flat, thin, and yet slightly wavy — in a frizzy way.

  23. Marianne says:

    What colour pony tail holder to use :P Or — if it is going to freeze when I go outside today.

  24. Bernice says:

    static hair (fly aways) and frizzy ends

  25. Steph BKN says:

    I have straight, very fine hair and it does nothing but lay straight & lifeless, my biggest dilemma is getting my hair to to anything!

  26. sarah sar says:

    My roots get oily very quickly so I have to wash it everyday :(

  27. piroska says:

    My hair is so fine and straight. Never holds a curl.

  28. irish_iis says:

    I wash my hair and it is instant frizz.

  29. lisa bolduc says:

    getting it to stay curled

  30. angela mitchell says:

    My hair is straight but if it rains or is even just humid outside my hair goes frizzy and slightly wavy in not a nice way.

  31. Cindy Babcock says:

    My hair actually has tOo much body some days, which I know a lot of people would love, but I would like it to tone down a bit, and either be curly or straight.

  32. sambows says:

    Very straight hair

  33. Glogirl3 says:

    My hair issue is frizz.

  34. Jenny Nicole says:

    lifelessness, limp, frizz! i blame the dry and cold weather here!

  35. Lori Bazan says:

    Dry and easily breaks, thinning! I need help!

  36. Belinda McNabb says:

    fine hair that breaks easily is my biggest problem

  37. jonnieh says:

    My hair is dry and frizzy!

  38. Amy says:

    Split ends is my biggest problem

  39. lori b says:

    my hair is damaged and very dry and brittle

  40. Virginia Buck says:

    My hair just grows too darn fast.

  41. Kimberley says:

    My hair is thick and wavy and hard to control.

  42. Courtney says:

    Keeping a curl and dryness

  43. flowerchild23 says:

    FIne ,frizzy hair

  44. Krista Embertson says:

    flat, fine hair that is very hard to curl…gah…But OILY, almost all the shampoos out there are for dry, damaged hair…where have all the oily hair shampoos gone?

    • Shelley says:

      I’ve been wondering the same thing. After painstakingly searching the shampoo aisle at several stores I did find one shampoo for men, but it smelled awful!

      • Krista Embertson says:

        yes Axe used to make a green one called Prime, it was a hair scrub…I loved it, well not the smell, lol… but of course they discontinued it. Right now I am using Avalon Organics Lemon shampoo, but it’s like $10.00 which is ridiculous for a family of 4.

  45. Shelley says:

    Does this work on shorter hair?

  46. Vanessa Junkin says:

    Split end battle royale!

  47. nugglemama says:

    thin limp hair.

  48. Mel Stevens says:

    Most of the girls out there are pretty crazy about this curling machine. I recently got the karmin g3 clipless curling iron and that one is totally awesome.

  49. porkchop0794 says:

    thin hair

  50. michelle jadaa says:

    Fine hair

  51. thaeter7 says:

    My hair is too curly!

  52. How to get nice shiny hair using vegan friendly products. Thank you!

  53. Cherlee says:

    Fine, straight hair that doesn’t hold a curl

  54. Leanne Cobbledick says:

    Always dealing with those pesky greys that pop up!

  55. raven says:

    my grey and breakage on the ends

  56. UglyMummy says:

    i have curly hair just at the back of my head and straight at the front,,,seriously

  57. Gina Fleury says:

    I have heavy thick straight long hair that never holds a curl even with products.

  58. Erica Pai says:

    Finding a natural shampoo that doesn’t feel like it’s left a lot of build-up. Second would probably be styling – I have no idea what to do with it!

  59. Fiona Mullins says:

    My greatest hair dilemma is it gets very frizzy!

  60. Crystal Englot says:

    Trying to get my hair to do what I want is my major dilemma! My hair literally has a mind of it’s own.

  61. Ang says:

    My hair is really curly and gets extra frizzy in the winter.

  62. MrDisco3 says:

    frizzy hair

  63. Marlene V says:

    My dilemma is fine hair with no volume

  64. karla says:

    My hair is thin,fine,and frizzy.

  65. sgold says:

    My hair is thin and fine and straight. I have always wanted it to be curly, but nothing has worked!

  66. Belinda says:

    Honestly, I hate curling my hair. It’s thick and long. It takes FOREVER!!!!! The Curl Secret sounds amazing because it looks easy (in your video) and you said it takes half the time.

  67. Susan Jakovina-Liberatore says:


  68. Andrea says:

    I have straight somewhat limp hair that doesn’t like to hold curl. would love a good curling iron to give it some body :)

  69. Wanda Bergman says:

    I have flyaway hair.

  70. Shari D says:

    My biggest hair dilemma is static electricity causing me shocks.

  71. Carol says:

    The biggest problem I have with my hair is it tangles very easy and does not hold a curl because it is very fine.

  72. SUMMER PLEWES says:

    FRIZZ is my biggest hair dilema!

  73. Leslie Scott says:

    WANT!!!! I’ve fought head over feet to have perfect curls!!

  74. Karine says:

    In winter, it’s static! and flat hair!

  75. Tanya B says:

    frizziness, so annoying

  76. Jennifer says:

    I have very fine hair – very frustrating!

  77. Elaine Jasvins says:

    I have very fine hair with cowlicks. :(

  78. Juliee Fitze says:

    I have very fine hair

  79. Crystal Porter says:

    I’ve been getting really bad dry scalp these days and I find it quite a pain.

  80. Wendy Hutton says:

    very fine hair that usually won’t hold a curl long

  81. Robyn B. says:

    defining curls.

  82. Betty Spry says:

    Greatest hair dilema is that it is thin and strangly

  83. Brenda Penton says:

    My biggest hair dilemma is frizzy, dry hair.

  84. alex durrell says:

    My biggest dilemma? That I don’t have super long hair to curl so beautifully. But that won’t stop me from trying. ;)

  85. Erika R. says:

    Greasy looking hair!

  86. Jeannie says:

    I definitely have flat hair issues!

  87. Ei-Leen Ong says:

    My hair will NOT hold a curl…it takes forever to put waves or curls in & they fall out so quickly.

  88. Erika E says:

    My hair is getting thinner and harder to style.

  89. Victoria Ess says:

    I have fine, flat hair

  90. Maggie Cheung says:

    my curls don’t last long

  91. Nathania Hunter says:

    It’s shorter than I’m used to, and I always have to style it to look normal! I miss putting it in a bun lol

  92. LisaBurrito says:

    My hair is super thick – trying to get it to lay flat is my big challenge. (The secret? Get an undercut so I only have half as much hair to deal with!)

  93. truckerofbc says:

    My hair is dry, flaky and no matter what I do, shave it bald, let it grow it gets dandruff whereas my wife is an Asian, her hair is naturally smooth, soft and silky. I would like to win this for her though.

  94. Helisa Duplassie says:

    My hair is very fine which makes many styles difficult

  95. Bev says:

    My biggest hair dilemma is split ends.

  96. Lemon Cupid says:

    my biggest hair dilemma is baby fine, flat, lifeless hair!

  97. Amirah says:

    my biggest issue is frizz.

  98. Rebby Roberts says:

    My hair is a giant ball of fuzz!

  99. Aarti says:

    My greatest hair dilemma is frizz ><

  100. Cathy Canton says:

    My hair is thick and doesn’t hold a curl easily. Take forever to blow dry

  101. staceydempsey says:

    I have trouble with the frizzies which drives me nuts and when it gets that way it is hard to curl it as it wont keep the curl

  102. Tammy D says:

    My hair is really thin!!!

  103. Melinda Jana says:

    My hair is too fine and straight that it doesn’t want to hold curls or any hairstyle

  104. Kira K says:

    I have very thin hair that was damaged! I am working on repairing it now

  105. Angela says:

    frizzy hair tends to be my issue when humid whether hits. I have long hair and love straight hair, but when I get all dressed up, I love having big, luscious curls.

  106. Lindsay says:

    My hair doesn’t hold curls well (at least when I attempt it on my own)

  107. Adriana Meagher says:

    up until a year ago i had natural sprial curls. moved to a property with a well, and curls slowly disappeared:(

    • Sharon Elaine says:

      Try mixing half a cup of baking soda into your shampoo or google no poo shampoo for instructions on washing your hair with just baking soda. Your curls should come right back. If you’re having problems with your laundry half a cup of baking soda in each load should help.

  108. Larker says:

    Frizzy and dry hair

  109. Debbie Starkey says:

    keep my curls in place

  110. Christina Ferguson says:

    My greatest hair dilemma is the frizzies. Also, my hair is very thick and I have trouble getting it to hold a curl without using a ton of product.

  111. Sharon Elaine says:

    I have really straight, fine hair so I would absolutely LOVE to win one of these!!

  112. Ava Mifflin says:

    I have stright hair that will not hold a curl for more then 5 mins so i would love to win this and test it out! ty

  113. ChristinaE says:

    I have thick hair that doesn’t hold a curl very well. Hope this would help!

  114. Shelley N says:

    My biggest hair dilemma is dryness due to colouring

  115. Rachel says:

    My hair is wavy-ish, so I like to straighten it, but it’s also mega-damaged! Dilemma.

  116. Jeanette Jackson says:

    My hair is thin, fine and does not take curling easily.

  117. Penny Wheeler says:

    my hair is flat and thin doesn’t curl well would love to have body and curl

  118. Holly Ross says:

    Holly R.
    My greatest hair dilemma is that it is very thick and takes forever to style. I would absolutely love something like this because I think that it would stop me from having to spend so much time on my hair

  119. Jaime Brown says:

    My greatest hair dilemma is that I have naturally curly hair that is so fluffy I have to either straighten it or tie it in a bun.

  120. Wendy Jensen says:

    My greatest hair dilemma is that it breaks easily.

  121. Amanda vanHoof says:

    My greatest hair dilemma is my hair is straight and fine so when I try to curl it normally it never stays even with a bottle of hair spray on my head!

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