Product Review: Conair Infiniti YouCurl™ Conical Curling Wand

Conair Infiniti YouCurl™ Conical Curling Wand, CAD$37.96 at Walmart.ca
Conair Infiniti YouCurl™ Conical Curling Wand, CAD$37.96 at Walmart.ca

This is my first time reviewing a hair styling tool. I have quite a few, but never bothered to review them, because they were nothing special. I don’t spend a lot of money on styling tools because I don’t have time; as much as I drooled over T3 at Sephora and regretted not getting the Panasonic Ionic Dryer while I was in Japan before everybody copied the Japanese ionic technology, I refuse to spend more than $100 on a blow dryer or curling iron.

If you have looked at the latest conical curling irons without the clamps at Sephora, they start at US$125(!). For a curling iron! At that price, it really has to be a magic wand! So when Conair (somebody – a cheap brand – is bound to copy the concept and mass produce this for cheap anyway!) made YouCurl, I have to have it.

I got this at a local Walmart for less than CAD$40.00 (plus taxes). You can get a clamp curling iron for $10 if you want and it will work; so $40 isn’t cheap, but for what it is, I think it’s very reasonable. Walmart.ca sells this online by the way if you are afraid of the rampaging crowds. After the pepperspray incident on Black Friday, I think I will stick to shopping online for awhile!

Anyway, back to YouCurl. This is GREAT stuff. I mean it works, and it works well. It comes with a heat resistant glove for a klutz like me, who is almost certain to burn my hand if I didn’t use the glove provided. Like any curling iron, you need to practice and experiment to achieve a certain type of curl you want; without the clamps, I do have to get used to just wrapping the hair around the conical wand. The clamp free approach is great because you get more natural curls.

If you are afraid of overheating, this has automatic shut-off. For someone who’s time pressed (4 year olds don’t just sit and watch their mommies curl their hair!), this heats up in 30 seconds. I can get my whole head done with very natural curls in less than 5 minutes!

All in all, a very good product. The price ends up being a steal because it’s so good.

Here are the specs:

  • No clamp – simply wrap hair around the barrel for instant styling and easy curls with no kinks
  • Conical barrel creates free-flowing, natural-looking curls
  • Tourmaline ceramic technology emits ions to eliminate frizz, flyaways, ensures even heat distribution to prevent hot spots and provides infrared heat that protects hair’s natural lustre
  • High performance heater delivers instant heat recovery for ultimate styling
  • 400°F/204°Ultra high heat with 30 second heat-up for fast styling and long lasting results
  • Five LED temperature settings
  • Automatic shut-off
  • Professional swivel power cord
  • Five year limited warranty

2 comments on Product Review: Conair Infiniti YouCurl™ Conical Curling Wand

  1. laurabee
    December 2, 2011 at 12:12 am (5 years ago)

    I wanted these no clamp curlers when I first saw them, but was not willing to spend the heavy price for them too. Thanks for the review. I’m glad that a cheaper version is out!

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    • Joseibi
      December 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks laurabee! I must say, I tested the more expensive versions at Sephora, the Conair one is a steal for what it is. The only downside is that you do have to use the heat resistant gloved hand to hold the end of your strand (as opposed to the clamp system – the clamp holds it for you). But the upside is, no clamp mark, and you end up with some sculpted arms if you do this 5 – 10 minutes a day! 😛

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