You’re halfway through curling your hair with your arms stretched out to the back of your head in an attempt to reach every strand. On top of being uncomfortably positioned, you have to navigate said strands around your curling wand and hold them in place for at least 15 seconds. You find yourself wondering if your personal trainer will count today’s hairstyling routine as “arm day.” Since when did curling your hair become such a workout?
Fortunately, the beauty world is always evolving and innovating, including beauty tools we use on a daily basis. So, bid farewell to your traditional curling iron, because the automatic curling iron has seriously changed the game. Ahead, we share what this rotating curling iron is, how it works, and how to use this must-have heat-styling tool.
What Is An Automatic Curling Iron?
An automatic curling iron, also known as a spinning curling iron, is exactly what it sounds like. This tool works on its own to curl your hair for you, so you don’t have to twist the rod yourself. The easiest and most popular automatic curling iron resembles a traditional curling iron with a clamp. The barrel will rotate with the click of a button, wrapping the strand around the barrel and curling your hair with ease. Automatic curling irons not only speed up the curling process and save you from an extra arm workout, but they also make it easier to achieve uniform, precise curls throughout your head.
How To Use An Automatic Curling Iron
By now, you can probably understand how automatic curling irons work. But if you want a little more guidance when it comes to putting one to use, we have you covered. Follow the steps below to put your rotating curling iron to the test.
Step #1. Prep Your Strands
A perfect curl calls for proper prep work. Start by making sure your hair is free of any knots or tangles. Mist the L’Oréal Kids Burst of Sweet Pear Tangle Tamer for All Hair Types throughout your hair, which has a conditioning formula to tackle the craziest knots. Distribute it with a wide-tooth comb. You’ll also want to apply a heat protectant to prevent heat damage. Spritz on the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Quick Dry Primer Spray to do just that.
Step #2. Section Your Hair
Next, section your hair. Part your hair down the middle and clip one half of it out of the way. You’ll want to separate the remaining section into even smaller strands for each individual curl. The larger the sections, the looser your curl will be.
Editor’s tip: When you first try an automatic curling iron, opt for small sections of hair. This will be easier to work with as you get used to the new tool.
Step #3. Position Your Iron
Place your first section of hair so that the ends are in the clamp.
Step #4. Click And Curl
Decide if you want the curl to go away from or toward your face. (We recommend curling away from your face—as it accentuates cheekbones better!) Then, with the click of a button, the curling iron will rotate left or right to wrap your hair around the barrel.
Step #5. Remove Your Hair
After a few seconds have passed, you can unclamp your hair and remove the barrel from your curl as you normally would.
Step #6. Repeat The Process
Continue to position, click, and watch your curling iron rotate and curl your strands one by one. Curl away until you’ve gone through all of your hair.
Step #7. Seal Your Style
To ensure your curls don’t fall flat throughout the day, make sure to set your style with hairspray. Mist our L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray over your strands.
Next up: If automatic curling irons aren’t for you, perhaps you’d like another easy curling method. Here’s How to Use Hair Rollers for the Perfect Curls.