The curler is fully automatic and has two heat settings, low and high with a maximum temperature of 420°F. Diamond ceramic and ceramic ionic technologies work together to enhance the durability of the wand while provided shiny, frizz-free results. The device also has an automatic shut off after 90 minutes, just in case you forget to turn it off (which I've done a few times with other heat styling devices!).
I knew I would need ample time to try this out, so I waited until today (the weekend) to give it a shot. I am not the most talented when it comes to hair styling, so I was looking forward to this helping me create curls with ease. Unfortunately, I found that this wand was confusing and difficult to use. I'm willing to blame it on user error, because, like I said, I'm not the most talented with these types of things.
The instructions say to place a one-inch section of hair parallel to the wand, then press the right or left buttons to make the Curl Dial turn. The InstaWave is supposed to automatically catch the hair and twist it around the rod. After a few frustrating tries, I was able to get the wand to work kind of well on the left side of my head, but I had absolutely no luck on the right. I gave up after a little while when I realized my hair wasn't going to look any better than this:
Even though I couldn't quite get the hang of the InstaWave, I still think it would be a great tool for someone who was more adept at using these types of things than I am! Once I got the hang of it on the left side of my head, it did catch the hair nicely and curl it around easily. I just wish I could have achieved the same results on the right side of my head.
One thing I do want to note is that the device makes a quiet but high-pitched buzzing sound while it's plugged in. It's nothing that will hurt your ears, but it is annoying. KISS explained that the noise occurs due to the circuit needed to drive the motor of the Curl Dial and that it is completely harmless.
If you're interested in purchasing the KISS InstaWave, it can be found at Target, Ulta, and Amazon in the U.S. In Canada it can be found at Wal-Mart stores and at WalmartCanada.com.
Bottom Line: I can't say that this worked incredibly well for me, but I don't blame the device, I blame myself. I still think it's worth it to try for anyone who is interested!
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