Smooth and wavy curls are something every diva dream of. They make your hair look like those cute little animated characters. More importantly, they give you a stunning new look.
Thanks to the tech Gods, automatic hair curlers are not a thing of the fantasy any more. With these little machines, you can get perfect curls within minutes. That being said, finding the best automatic hair curler is not an easy task.
With so many options out there, it’s very easy to get confused. I’ve been there and I know how tough things can be. That’s why I came up with the idea of writing a full-fledged post about it. After using numerous products (not all of them gave me a pleasant experience), I’ve compiled a list of 7 products that are worth it. Also, at the end of this post, I’ll reveal my recommended product(s).
Table of Contents
- Best Automatic Hair Curler – Comparison
- Top 7 Automatic Hair Curlers Review
- BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Professional Curl Machine
- SuperusDirect Automatic Hair Curler
- CHI Spin N Curl in Onyx Black
- Kiss products Ceramic Instawave 1” Automatic Curling Iron
- Conair Pro Curlmatic Automatic Curl Machine CPCM1
- MKBOO Curling Iron Automatic Curling Iron
- INFINITIPRO BY CONAIR Curl Secret, Purple
- Best Automatic Hair Curler Buying Guide: 7 Essential Tips
- Automatic Hair Curler vs. Regular Hair Curler: What’s the Difference?
- Final Verdict
Best Automatic Hair Curler – Comparison
|Model||Curling Feature||Heat Setting||Notable Feature||Price|
|BaBylissPRO Curl Machine||3-direction||375°F-450°F||4 timer|
|SuperusDirect Hair Curler||Rotating||Up to 400°F||5.5” wand|
|CHI Spin N Curl Onyx||Rotating||370°F-410°F||Auto shutoff|
|Kiss products Curling Iron||2-direction||Up to 420°F||Auto shutoff|
|Conair Pro Curlmatic||3-direction||6 Setting||Auto shutoff|
|MKBOO Curling Iron||3-direction||302°F-446°F||4 timer|
|INFINITIPRO BY CONAIR||3-direction||Up to 400°F||3 timer|
Top 7 Automatic Hair Curlers Review
The following are the 7 products that I think you should consider before buying an automatic hair curler.
If you’ve been into hair products for a while, you probably already know about BaByliss. They are well known for manufacturing some great hair products. This one is also not so different as it keeps the tradition and reputation of the brand intact.
If you are looking for free-flowing curls, this one is definitely for you. With the 3D curl control, you can literally make any form of curl you want. I’d highly recommend you get one of these if you prefer more fine-grained control.
It also comes with a setting for alternate curl directions. That way all your curls don’t go in the same direction (in case you want that).
This one comes with 3 heat settings of 375-degree F, 410-degree F, and 450-degree F. It comes really handy for all types of hair. Just change the settings to your desired temperature and voila!! You can now have the curls of your dream. It also makes your hair look smoother and shinier.
It comes with a safeguard setting as well. So, in case you were wondering about any hazardous effects, it has none. Also, it’s really energy efficient. With the auto-shutoff and built-in inactivity tracker, the energy consumption is way less than other energy-hungry hair curlers. The inactivity tracker which determines inactivity through a motion sensor works like a charm. It puts the machine into sleep mode to save energy.
That’s all sweet talk. How’s the battery life you ask?
Well, you’ll be glad to know that this one comes with a very durable moto. The MaxLife PRO brushless motor makes sure it lasts longer than your typical hair curlers. Also, it makes sure you get that precision while doing your curls.
How much does it weigh though? You don’t want to carry something that weighs a ton, do you?
It actually isn’t that heavy FYI. It weighs somewhere around 2 lbs. So, yeah! If you are into traveling and don’t want your curls to go away while traveling. This is the one to go for my friend.
Are you looking for the best automatic curling iron? Well my friend, look no further. This wonderous curling iron by SuperusDirect is the optimal choice for those who prefer curling irons. It is fully feature packed and compact at the same time. For travellers, this is a must have.
For easy and quick only a few hair curling irons come close to this beast. You just need 10 minutes to get those perfect curls. If you are doubting the capabilities of this hair curler, you’d be underestimating this product. Not only does it work rapidly but also it provides you with longer-lasting curls.
It is really easy to operate. With the versatile 360-degree automatic roller that works in both directions, you can do your hair in a flash. Seriously, just try it once. You’ll know what I’m talking about.
This one is built with very premium quality material. Durable and comforting in the hand as well. But you know what’s even more important than durability? It’s the user experience. With that in mind, SuperusDirect has made sure this one is as user-friendly as it gets. With just a single click you can rotate the entire operation. Also, you can easily operate this with one hand.
The main innovation of this product is in its design. It definitely looks high-tech. Well, it actually is high-tech. With the ultra-fast PTC heater core, it can surely hold its own. What does all the jargon words mean you ask?
In baby terms (not to offend you are anything like that), it means it can get really hot in no time at all. It can go as hot as 400-degree F in just 60 seconds. To put things into perspective, even your egg doesn’t cook properly in 60 seconds.
Is that too much heat for your hair? For some, it is actually too much. But the 3X ionized ceramic coating makes sure the integrity of your hair stays intact.
Are you worried about it falling on your long hair? Don’t be. With the 5.5 inches long iron, you can through all your worries out of the window. It can easily handle long hair with ease. I’ve long hairs and I can vouch for that.
The cherry on top is that it comes with a limited time replacement warranty. So, in the odd chances of you getting a faulty unit (which can actually happen), you don’t have to worry about losing money at all.
Do you want a uniform, long-lasting and wavy curls? If you answered yes, then CHI Spin N Curl’s hair curler is the one I recommend to you.
With a sleek black futuristic design and extremely compact size, I had to include this into the list of the best automatic hair curler. If you are not into black, there are two other color options (golden and red) available too.
Your hair requires fine-grained control to get those wavy curls. Luckily, this one comes with that thought in mind. With the curl chamber, you can literally recreate any style you wish. Just put in your hair into the chamber and let it do everything else. Now that’s what I call automatic.
You what’s even cooler? The digital temperature display. Nothing beats the feeling of seeing everything with your own eyes. Also, this one is packed with a regulator. With this, you can easily choose the temperature settings of your preference.
Talking about temperature, this one can go as high as 410-degree F. So, yeah! Don’t even bother about the iron being not hot enough.
The ceramic coated rotating barrel is just the cherry on the top. Not only does it look premium, but it also feels premium as well. The smooth texture of the barrel provides a very gentle experience.
Are you sacred of hair getting tangled to your hair curling iron? Yeah! Me too. Luckily for us clumsy users, it comes with tangle protection.
This one also comes with a directional button. With just a single click you can change the direction of the rod. The rotating motor is also durable enough to handle sudden directional changes. The beep alert comes really handy while using it. Basically, this is what ensures your hair is not harmed by the machine.
The one-hour auto-shutoff is a life saver. Not only does this save crucial energy, but also it keeps the longevity of the machine intact.
If you are alarmed about this being unsupported on your local voltage, don’t be. This one comes with dual voltage support. So, whether you are on a 110V system or 220V system, you can use this hair curler without any worry.
Chances are you already know about this hair curling iron. Kiss products have been known for making some of the best hair curling products. This one is not different either. Actually, this one was specially created with dummy-proof thought in mind.
If you are one of those sad souls who are struggling with traditional curling irons, this one is for you. I’d say you should buy this one without any second thoughts.
Their patented curl dial (yes, they actually patented the design), is something they should really be proud of. It has those ridges that act as combs while you are doing your hair. Just think about it, you get to both curl and comb your hair at the same time. How awesome is that?
Now, that’s what I call two for one.
The ceramic coated iron provides you with salon-like shiny and professional curls. It creates waves with less frizz. Damage is also next to zero thanks to the ceramic coating. All that with a single touch of a button. Convenient, right?
Have you ever burnt your hand while you were way too focused on your hair? Well, you are not alone. I’ve been there and I know how annoying things can get. Fortunately, this product makes sure your hands are never near the heating iron. Goodbye to heat resistant gloves.
With just a single glance at the machine, you’d know how much effort they’ve put into the overall design. Kudos to Kiss Products for the effort.
It comes with two different heat settings. The max temperature is pretty close to 420-degree F. Although they advertise it as a 420-degree iron, it isn’t quite there. But it’s actually pretty close.
It also comes with a 90 minutes auto shut off. Although other curling irons track inactivity and trigger the auto shut off feature, this one doesn’t. It automatically turns off after 90 minutes of consecutive usage.
Another plus of this product is that it comes with a limited time warranty. So, yeah! Faulty units or not, you are always safe.
Oh! look another well-known brand. I promise you I’m not biased towards big brands at all. Conair Pro Curlmatic is in this list because it deserves a sopt. Let’s find out why.
The name of the game for this particular hair curler from Conair is ‘speed’. With this hair curler you can get wavy and curly hair anytime and anywhere you want. And that is with perfection. No exceptions. This hair curler had to go through a bunch of real-life tests. No wonder it works so well.
I know what you are thinking. Speed doesn’t matter at all if it can’t deliver, right? Yes, you are correct. However, this one is no slouch at all. It comes with a very specialized design that delivers every single time.
For precision control, Conair packed this with a brushless motor. So, flexibility and durability are not an issue whatsoever. It also works on all types of hair. You probably already know how some of the so-called “best hair curlers” fail on thin hair. The manufacturer is aware of that and made sure it also works flawlessly on thin hair.
It doesn’t damage your hair either. Controlled heat and ceramic coating protect your hair from excess heat. It also comes with a tangle protection alarm. It beeps every time you put in too much hair inside the machine. You also don’t need to rewind to get bidirectional curls. So, that’s a definite plus.
Looking at the design you might think it can only do one or two types of curls. Well, that is not true at all. It can do pretty much all types of curls. However, I must tell you I wasn’t too impressed with the overall design language. I get how they preferred usability over looks. But still, part of me wishes it had a better-looking design.
Nonetheless, if you want something that just works and looks aren’t your first priority, go for this one.
If you are looking for something that works really well but don’t want to break your bank, then this is the way to go about it. With the competition in mind, MKBOO has made sure to keep the cost low without sacrificing important features.
The inner hair curler chamber is made of titanium. Now, that’s some premium material right there.
For those of you who don’t know, titanium is really heat sensitive material. This curler heats up in an instant. So, if you are someone who is always in a hurry, you’d be more than glad about this product. It also provides heat in all directions.
The 360-degree swivel with a 2.8m power cord will reduce the trouble of handling long cable. Trust me this actually helps a lot while doing your hair. There is a 3D tooth comb integrated with the curler. This will ensure an even and uniform curl all around. This is something traditional hair curlers don’t do.
What surprised me the most is the number of temperature settings this hair curler has. It comes with a whopping 9 preset temperature settings. It comes with temperature settings ranging from 150-degree C to 230-degree C. They were also nice enough to provide a user manual for different hair types. Use 230 for different textured hair, 190-210 for normal and healthy hair, and 210-230 for rough and curly hair.
It also comes with an auto rotating system. With the 3D maneuvering rod, you can get curls in any way you want. There is also an auto rotating system that will do a pretty good job. But if you prefer finer control you can choose manual rotation as well.
There is also a setting for different types of curls. The 4 time settings and safety are what enables this curler to do different types of curls. You can look into the user manual for different timer settings for different types of curls.
One thing that I must mention is that professionals use this curler. So, if you want professional-looking curls right at home, you’ve got it now.
No, I’m not biased towards conair. They just make decent hair curlers. This one is definitely among the best budget hair curlers out in the market. Simple operation is how this curler wants things to be. You just put in your hair inside the curler and it comes out. Each time it provides perfection.
The tourmaline ceramic technology is something you should definitely keep an eye on. It not only protects your hair from heat but also minimizes damage. It also reduces frizz and adds an extra layer of shine to your hair. The difference before and after using this hair curler is very apparent.
Like the previous one, it also comes with a brushless motor. This makes sure your hair doesn’t get tangled into the curler. No one likes their hair being tangled like wired headphones, right?
When it comes to heat, this one is a beast. It can reach up to 400-degree F temperature. So, rough and naturally curly hair is no match for this. You can also control the temperature via the provided regulator. So, it can handle thin hair as well.
For long and rough hair, it can take as much as 40 minutes to do your hair completely.
You might think this one looks really similar to Babyliss curl secret. Well, you are not wrong. They do look very similar. However, there is a slight difference. This one doesn’t have the left and right and alternating rotating options. I’m not going to lie. This was bothersome to me.
One thing I must mention is never put wet or somewhat wet hair into the curler. The instruction manual clearly states you must always put dry hair into the machine.
If you want a professional hair curler always available to you, choose this hair curler. However, if alternating rotation settings are something you can’t live without, I’d suggest you skip this one.
Best Automatic Hair Curler Buying Guide: 7 Essential Tips
If you didn’t like any of the above-mentioned hair curlers and want to choose your own but don’t know where to start, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered there too. The followings are some of the features you should look for before buying a hair curler.
Design and material
This perhaps is one of the most important factors you should take into consideration. There’s no point in buying something that is expensive but looks bad or that looks good but is made of cheap material. That’s why always make sure you get something that is made of premium quality material (specially the heating rod). Preferably try choosing something that is made of ceramic or titanium coating. Remember this material is what ensures your hair doesn’t get burnt.
This is the most important feature of any hair curler. Remember poor or low heat means bad curls. You don’t want to go out with curls that just make everything even worse, do you? That’s why always check for the provided max temperature of the curler. Try getting something that can go as high as 420-degree F and is controllable. Meaning find something that comes with variable temperature settings.
Support for all types of hair
You know how quickly our hair can change its nature, right? So, make sure you buy something that supports all types of hair. From super thin to extra rough, your hair curler must be able to tackle every obstacle.
This is also very important. There’s no point in buying something that doesn’t ensure the safety of your hair. Luckily, almost all hair curlers these days come with hair damage protection. Regardless of which product you choose, please keep this factor in mind (I hate it when hair curlers don’t serve their purpose).
If you want new looks every day, this is a very important thing to factor in into the buying decision. Alternating rotation settings is what enables you to have wavy and smooth curls and more importantly, new look every time you do your hair.
Different types of curl settings
This is something that I always like to have in my hair curler. I like to do my hair differently each time I go out to a party or just a friendly meeting. You can, however, skip this one if different types of curls don’t matter that much to you. And not something you absolutely need. However, who doesn’t, right?
Price to performance ration
One thing you should definitely keep in mind is that not all expensive things are worth it. There are hair curlers that can cost more than $200 but are just crappy. Always choose something that you feel like is worthy of the price tag. Try calculating the price to performance ration based on your own preference.
Automatic Hair Curler vs. Regular Hair Curler: What’s the Difference?
The main difference between an automatic hair curler and a regular hair curler is the ease of use. With an automatic hair curler, you can just put in your hair in the curl chamber and forget about all the worry in the world. On the other hand, with a regular hair curler, you need to do everything on your own. From manual rotation via hand maneuver to heating it up, everything has to be done manually.
This is both good and bad. This provides you with the fines control over everything possible. However, it is just too much work.
The good news is, automatic hair curlers have become so good these days, you can now find automatic hair curlers that provide you just as much control as a regular hair curler.
Another added benefit of an automatic hair curler is that they are much more energy-efficient and cost-efficient than any regular hair curler (remember when I mentioned price to performance ratio?). Also, they don’t cost an arm and a leg anymore.
That’s it. This brings us to the end of our journey. Now, as promised I’ll tell you ladies my top 3 picks.
If you want the best of all, go for the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Professional Curl Machine. Or if you prefer fined grained control go for Kiss products Ceramic Instawave 1” Automatic Curling Iron. And if you want the best bang for your buck, choose INFINITIPRO BY CONAIR Curl Secret, Purple.
Regardless of which one you choose, I’m pretty sure you’ll be all good with any of them. There you have it, ladies. Those were my top picks.
In case you want to choose on your own, just follow the above-mentioned guide and you’ll do just fine.
As always, stay beautiful.