I received several questions asking how I did my hair in the pictures I posted with my latest weekend recap. Which is flattering, really, as I almost always let my hair air dry and throw it up in a bun. (Um, hello, babies can pull hair – hard.)
I began with second day hair that had been straightened. Note that if you want your hair to turn out curlier or to last longer you never want to straighten your hair first, although you can blow-dry it straight. Then I pulled out my Kiss InstaWave hair curler. This is like no other hair curler I’ve ever used. It has no clasp like a wand, but is fully automatic, tangle free, and creates instant waves. The curler is easy to use with either hand and from any angle. There is a curl dial that allows it to move and create curls in either direction, and it shuts off after 90 minutes which is great for forgetful girls like me. This curler also has both a low and high switch and a maximum heat setting of 420 degrees.
First you will want to section off your hair as you normally do for curling. For me this just means throwing half of it up and then starting by sectioning off about 2 inch pieces of my hair from the front working my way back.
You will want to hold the InstaWave vertically, slightly tilted towards you. If you start at the front like I do, you need to make sure you curl the sections going away from your face. To do this you will place the hair in front of the rod through the hair catch, and push the button directing away from you. (I place the rod about halfway up my hair so that my waves don’t go up too high.) The InstaWave then automatically and instantly catches the hair and curls it! Make sure that you hold the button until all of the hair is wrapped around the barrel. Hold it on for 5 seconds, then pull it down vertically and your hair will fall out.
Do the first 2 or 3 sections on each side with the curls facing away from your face. After that, alternate curl direction for each hair section. When curling towards you simply put the hair behind the iron and through the hair catcher, and press the button that is going towards you.
And there you have it – natural waves in less than 10 minutes!
It might take a few times to get the hang of the Instawave, and to be honest I almost gave up on this curler, but once I watched a few Youtube tutorials and got it down, curling my hair was a breeze. I love using this tool to make soft waves. The biggest downside? The InstaWave makes a high pitch noise the entire time it is plugged in, and apparently this is normal. It isn’t so bad that I won’t use the curler though. Overall, I recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a device that creates natural and effortless waves!
I received the showcased product complimentary for purposes of this review. Regardless all thoughts and opinions are my own and I only recommend products that I truly love.