Though I have naturally curly/wavy hair, I often reach for curling wands to achieve a more polished look. I used a Remington Curling Wand for years (until it broke and I saw this video using the exact same wand) and now I use the NuMe Lustrum set.
But I’m always up for trying a new curler, especially if it’s something as “revolutionary” as the KISS InstaWave. I received the opportunity to try this “fully automatic tangle-free curler that instantly creates beautiful, long-lasting curls with ease” through BrandBacker.
Check out my video for a full demo and quick review of the Kiss InstaWave:
After using the Kiss InstaWave several times, here are my pros and cons:
- Helps curl hair in hard-to-reach areas, especially the back of the head
- Makes it easy to vary your curls (either ‘left’ or ‘right’ on the curler, aka toward the face or away from the face’)
- Automatically shuts off after 90 minutes
- The price. This is a money-saving blog after all! The KISS InstaWave retails for $49.99 at Target (current sale price) and $59.99 at Ulta. That’s too steep a price for me, especially since this curler takes practice to use and ultimately curls your hair in the same way other wands do (in my experience).
- More time. Maybe it’s because I’m still getting the hang of using this curler, but I didn’t save time. Instead, properly trying to catch my hair on the curling rod took a few tries every time.
Overall, the KISS InstaWave is a nice curler but is unnecessary, in my opinion. I don’t find curling my hair with a traditional curling iron or clip-less wand to be difficult, so there’s really no need for the InstaWave.
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