Thursday, October 27, 2011
Recently I had the opportunity to test out Conair’s new Xtreme Instant Heat Multisized Hot Rollers. I had some mixed feelings about this. Even though my hair’s natural texture is somewhat curly/wavy, I still use curling irons from time to time to control the wave. Hot rollers, though…those weren’t for me. I hadn’t used rollers since I was in Jr High.
When I got the Conair Xtreme hot rollers, though, I knew they were different. The first thing I noticed was the new style of clip. Rather than having the bobby pin style holders, these have big claw clips to hold the curlers in place. Hmmm…interesting! Another change was the rollers themselves. These were soft and velvety, and they seemed like they’d hold your hair better. With these two new design features, I realized that these weren’t my mama’s hot rollers!
As I read further – Yep, I’m the person that reads the booklet that comes with everything – I learned why Conair called them Xtreme Instant Heat. These heat up in 75 seconds. 75 Seconds!! I can’t even microwave a hot dog that quickly. You can get your hair set quickly and easily in the morning, while going about your other tasks – like getting dressed, having breakfast, or putting makeup on.
The curlers have ceramic ion technology, which helps with better heat transfer. I also find that the hair tools with ceramic ion technology or tourmaline ion technology make my hair less frizzy. They also have stay cool ends, which helps when rolling your hair up. I did burn my fingers a few times, but that probably has more to do with my habit of grabbing the roller part. And the claw clips? There’s a nifty heating element inside the roller case to put them so they heat up, too. Once you wrap your hair around the roller, it gets heat from both the outside (the clip) and the inside (roller) so the curl sets and lasts longer. How great is that? Honestly, it’s horrible when your hairstyle disappears midway through the day.
My hair seemed to stay curled for quite a long time – at least 6 hours before I pulled it back into a ponytail. The only thing I didn’t like was that there’s nowhere to store the clips for the curlers and I wish there was a timer that let you know when the rollers were heated. Although, with the super-quick heating, I guess there’s not much of a need for the timer.
The Conair Xtreme Instant Heat Multisized Hot Rollers are available nationwide at mass market and drug store retailers, as well as at www.conair.com for an average retail price of $31.99-$39.99. Conair is currently offering a $5 rebate for the hot rollers that is available here starting Oct. 10th.
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I received no compensation for this giveaway. I did receive a sample for review purposes.