I grew up in a house without curling irons, hair spray, or makeup – most of the time, and I still keep things very simple. Well-defined curls are pretty, though, so I couldn’t resist the chance to review the KISS Instawave automatic curler. My own hair is currently too short to curl beyond what it does on its own, but five-year-old Lily and Eight-year-old Emma were excited to give it a try!
The Instawave curler was very easy to use – even for people, like me, who don’t use hair appliances much. We stuck with big loose curls, because those take less time, but when we were patient enough to break hair into smaller sections and keep the sections small, we did see smaller curls. I feel like you would need to put something in the curls to keep them set all day long – ours tended to fall out pretty quickly. Hair has to be completely dry to use this curler, so you can’t rely on moisture to lock in the curls. I cut both Emma and Lily’s hair right before we got this to try out, and I feel like it would have been even prettier with longer hair to work with.
Do you curl your hair? Or straighten it? What are your favorite hairdo tricks?
Note: I was sent this item to review. All opinions are my own.
MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
10 thoughts on “Fancy Curls with the KISS Instawave – Review”
I recently bought my first curling iron, and I like it and love my hair curly but I haven’t learned to curl the hair on the back of my head yet. I think this curler would be a lot easier for that. Interesting design.
I hate curling my hair since I have so much of it. It looks interesting though. I love the giggles in the background.
I’m a ponytail and good for the day girl. But that is pretty cool. With something like that I might actually curl my hair.
Exactly! It even works for those of us who aren’t used to spending time on our hair!
Your girls are beautiful. I can see how this iron’s twirling action would help with my dyslexic curling iron incompetence. I too grew up without beauty items, and I wonder what people use to keep their hairstyles in place.
I know my sister-in-law uses hair spray, even on my brother’s hair (when they are, say, taking family photos). One of my sisters makes her own hair spray using an orange – I will see if I can get her recipe.
How funny, I was just looking into getting this for my sister for Christmas! But I wonder how much faster/easier it would be for someone who is used to curing her hair everyday?
That’s a good question! I have NEVER used a normal curling iron, so I can’t say. It does create a nice natural-looking curl.
Their hair looks so pretty!
Isn’t it? It was fun to create curls like this so easily.
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