Kiss Products, the maker of fabulous faux nails and lashes, is branching out. Kiss has just launched a new automatic hair curler. It’s a step beyond a regular curling iron with very cool new technology!
For a change of pace, I like to curl my hair. I have a curling iron but it was hard to get my hair to stay on it. So I’d often resort to my old hot rollers from the 1990s because they worked better than the curling iron. But they were a bit of a pain, and my hair needed more rollers than the set contained.
So I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to try the new Kiss InstaWave. The Kiss InstaWave is an automatic tangle-free curler that can be used with either hand. That’s great because I’m a lefty and often tools are made for us.
The InstaWave comes with instructions on the box…
and an instruction sheet inside the box.
There’s a bit of a learning curve, and I’m still figuring out what my thick, coarse hair needs to help the curls or waves stay in.
When you turn on the Kiss InstaWave, there is a red light that turns blue when it’s heated up. You can choose High or Low heat. Because my hair is thick and difficult to curl, I chose High which goes to a maximum temperature of 420 degrees. It automatically shuts off after 90 minutes in case someone leaves it on by mistake. I would not allow a child to use this as she could burn herself, but it certainly is safe for you to use to curl an older child’s hair (though I would use the Low setting). Teens would be fine with it, perhaps under supervision for the first time or two.
Here are some guidelines for using the Kiss InstaWave:
- Hold the InstaWave vertically, like this:
- Place a relatively small section of hair against the curling rod between the rod and the larger prong that helps the hair stay in place.
- The Curl Dial can move in either the left or right direction. Touch the dial in the direction that you want it to go. You don’t have to figure it out, it’s just intuitive!
- I usually start high up on my head and place a section of hair on the rod. Then move the InstaWave down vertically, and it will pick up more hair and twirl it onto the rod as it goes.
- Once you’ve gotten the hair on the rod, take your finger off the Curl Dial, and hold in place for 5-10 seconds. If your hair is thick like mine, 10 full seconds (or even a couple more) is a necessity.
- Then pull the InstaWave straight down to release the curl.
That’s it! And no tangles.
As I said earlier, I’m still “perfecting” my technique. First, I need to buy some hair clips like they use at the hair salon to section off my hair. Second, I need to use curling or setting spray so that the curls will be tighter and last longer. My hair is thick and HEAVY!
I made a video to show how I use the Kiss InstaWave, and of course, my camera ran out of memory while I was babbling away! Also, it’s my first attempt at doing a simple edit. 😳 Please don’t judge.
I intend to keep at it, as I’d like to have a full head of curls/waves at some of the upcoming holiday parties.
You can get more information on Kiss InstaWave on the website. The price is $59.99 and is sold in the U.S. at Target, Ulta and Amazon that you can reach via www.KissInstaWave.com. In Canada, the InstaWave is sold at Walmart and through the Walmart Canada website.
Disclaimer: This post was written in conjunction with Brandbacker and Kiss Products who provided the product for me to try out. However, the review represents my actual experiences with the product and my honest opinion.