Am I nuts to try out a rotating hair curler? Maybe so, but this CHI hair curler looks like it might actually work!
As someone who is considered an “influencer” (though I kind of cringe at that term), I am also easily influenced. You keep showing me an ad for something or let me know that this thing you love is on sale RIGHT NOW, and I’m probably going to check it out. And maybe buy it. I guess I’m a very trusting person, ha!
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This happened right before Christmas when someone I follow on Instagram (no idea who it was now!) mentioned that the CHI Spin & Curl Ceramic Rotating Curler that they loved was included in one of the Target sales that was ending THAT VERY NIGHT. It felt urgent that I investigate, ha!
It turns out I was seeing their post late & the sale was already over, but in true Target fashion it didn’t take long for it to come around again! This time I was ready (though still completely uneducated on what I was buying) and snagged it at 30% off. It arrived and has been sitting untouched in my bathroom for a weeks now, becoming more intimidating by the day!
I figure it’s time to try it out and see if it truly lives up to the hype or not. (Or if it pulls all my hair out.) Let’s dig in, and yes, there’s a video too. :)
CHI Spin & Curl Ceramic Rotating Hair Curler
What it is: a hair device that curls your hair FOR YOU with the touch of a button.
How it works: Hair is drawn into the “curl chamber” where it is heated and curled using a timer. You can adjust the temperature settings for your particular hair type and this helps prevent heat damage.
What it costs: Target normally has it listed for $99 and when I bought it during a 30% off sale I paid $69. I’ve seen it occasionally on sale at Amazon too, though I don’t at the moment.
Does it work? Well, let’s find out!
You can see my video here of my first trial run and then see below for my thoughts:
Does the CHI Spin & Curl work?
I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I tried it and that video is actually me using it for the first time. All I had done at that point was take it out of the box and look at the instructions.
I took a screenshot from the video of my face after making my first curl, I was legit surprised. 😁
In the video you’ll see I added my hair to the barrel starting towards the lower-middle of my hair (you know, in case it caught fire or something 😆) but as I got more comfortable I moved it up my head a bit.
A few things to note about my experience:
- My hair is straight – like SUPER straight.
- When I filmed this I had washed my hair two days prior, so, not freshly washed.
- Other than leave-in conditioner after I washed my hair last, I have zero product in my hair. (I might play around with some mousse at some point to see how the curls hold.)
- I never felt like I was even close to burning myself or my hair. Since the barrel is inside the chamber you’d have to put your fingers in to get burned. It also has an auto shut-off too!
- If you don’t get your piece of hair in just right it releases very easily to try again.
CHI Hair Curler Pros:
- Easy to adjust temperature- can choose between their low, medium, and high settings and also adjust temp up and down.
- You can curl your hair in either direction, just choose the button you want.
- Not loud, even the beeping notification.
- Did not grab or pull my hair at all, felt like a low-powered vacuum sucking up my hair (in a gentle way!)
- No rotating your wrist/arm! The curler literally does all the work for you.
- I’ll be able to curl my entire head in about 10-15 minutes and my hair currently is pretty long.
- The ceramic heat technology provides conditioning benefits to hair that’s supposed to make it more shiny.
- I woke up with curls the next day (with zero hair spray/product used)
CHI Hair Curler Cons
- More expensive than some traditional curling irons (but well worth it in my opinion.)
That’s it, that’s the only con I have! Really, I think this is something I’ll actually use a lot and I am someone who very rarely curls their hair. (Like maybe a couple times a year.)
I am very happy with my purchase and I’m going to continue using it! Please let me know if you try it and what you think!
Several of you have asked for a video showing how I use the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer and now that I’ve done this video I’ll attempt that one next!
Stay tuned, I’ll try to get it done before the baby arrives!
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