My cousin came to visit for a week, so of course, I had to put her to work. I had a chance to review the Infiniti Pro by Conair Auto-Rotating Curling Iron and the Conair AdjustaCurl Self-Grip Rollers, so I was waiting until she got here to review them (I mean, curlers and a curling iron weren’t exactly something I could product test with Pete).
This was her first foray into product testing, so bear with some of the dark photos and the faces (not everyone with an iPhone is a photographer, and not everyone with a camera phone in their face is a model).
We wanted to try the AdjustaCurl rollers first. They’re really cool in that you can adjust them to any size you want, and they lie flat for storage, so they take up a lot less room in your cabinet than a traditional roller.
You can use them one of two ways. One is to add volume and the other way is to use them to make curls. Since my hair is generally pretty flat, I decided to try them to add volume.
According to the side of the box, you spray with hairspray, roll the halfway, position it three inches from the roots, scoot it back two inches, then lay the rest of the hair on the flat part. Repeat. Leave for at least five minutes.
We did this all down the middle of my hair, making me look like Elvira. But the price of beauty …
After about 15 minutes, I took out the rollers (we got distracted watching the YouTube video of the Charles Ramsey interview, remixed. Can you believe she hadn’t seen Dead Giveaway? That song is so good, I actually want to buy it).
I loved that the rollers all came out together, and with such ease. The package says that they will, but I still envisioned them getting stuck in my hair. Nope, they came out easy … so did any hope of my hair having body.
I checked in the mirror as soon as we took them out … and nothing. No volume at all. Thank goodness for my cousin understanding my photo direction on this one so you can see both the back and the front view (because the volume should be somewhere). Nope. Nothing.
So I asked my cousin to try, but this time, we followed the directions on how to add curls. She put the curler in (sorta a la Pebbles Flinstone) then posed for this photo (this was her “confused on how this would work” face. Yes, she was a product review virgin. Gotta get her to do some more to work on the faces).
She told me she would leave the roller in until she went to bed. So, while we were waiting for her curl to form, we decided to try the Infiniti Pro by Conair Auto-Rotating Curling Iron on my hair (since it didn’t catch any body from the rollers).
The curling iron is so cool. There is a button on it with an L, another with an R, and one with a C. You push the L and R buttons based on which direction you want the curl to go (the package says a curl on the right side of your head should use the R, but you can really do whatever you’d like, depending on which way you want the curls to twist). When you’re done with the curl, simply open the clip on the barrel and slide it out. Then, put the C button to bring the roller back to align in the center and try the next curl.
In March, I was in a wedding where I wanted curls. My uncle owns a salon, so when I was there, he had an employee curl my hair to show me exactly what to do. I taught this to my cousin who actually styled my hair for the wedding, so this was sorta deja vu.
It took one curl to really get the hang of how to take the barrel out, and after that, it was smooth sailing.
My cousin had used an auto-rotating curler before, and she said it just made a big knot of her hair, so she was really concerned that this would do the same to me. Nope. It was with such ease that the curler rolled to the top of my head and the barrel was able to be removed. No knots, no tugs, no problem.
The curls came out as perfect ringlets … and actually held. Even after sleeping on them, I woke up the next morning with hints of curls. I was so impressed.
See, the curling iron that I used for the wedding, it just didn’t make curls that held that well. Sure, I got ready around 9:30am and was fine through pictures at the house. But the bridal party photos after the ceremony saw my hair with a limp curl. And by the time I was announced at the wedding and watched the couple’s first dance, my curls were all but a memory.
With this curling iron, I know the curls would last all day, even without any hairspray.
Plus, the curls are just as good as with the iron that the professional at my uncle’s salon used.
The photo on the left is my hair professionally done and the photo on the right is with the Infiniti Pro by Conair. Yes, it’s a little different because the barrel sizes were, but as far as the quality of the curls, they were the same. I was impressed. I left the left side of my hair regular in the second photo, just so you can see exactly how pin straight my hair is. It really did make a huge difference.
The only thing we didn’t like was that the foot that the barrel rests on when you put it down is so small. You don’t really have much room for error when putting it down. We would have preferred the barrel have a larger foot, and perhaps one that caused the barrel to angle away from the table … just in case. Other than that, we wouldn’t change a thing about the curling iron.
And don’t worry: I didn’t forget about the roller in my cousin’s hair. She removed it … and no curl. Her bangs look like there was a little crunch in them, but if you look above, you’ll see the curler wasn’t even in her bangs. So we weren’t impressed with it and will definitely stick with the curling iron for our curling needs.
Drugstore Divas was provided with these products for the review. All opinions are 100% ours.