Full Disclosure:  I received this KISS InstaWave Automatic Curler to test drive and was asked to provide my honest opinion.


Even More Disclosure:  SOOO thrilled that I did because this thing pretty much ROCKS!

Ok, let me back up.  So when KISS reached out to me a few weeks ago to see if I would like to give the KISS InstaWave  fully automatic tangle-free curler a try, my first thought was “I’m pretty sure my hair is way too short”  and was quickly followed by the  “I am far too curling-iron-challenged to figure out how to operate that thing” thought. 

Hence my forever ponytail.

I advised KISS that I was more than happy to give it a whirl but, you know, THIS


is what I’m working with.  Shorter … thinner … never-holds-a-curl kind of hair.  But, hey ~ I’m GAME.  I took it out of the box and did what I would advise you to do:  READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!

(This is just a quick instruction overview ~ the detailed instructions are inside the box.)   So I read the instructions and was, therefore,  ready to roll … pun intended.

Ok ~ so the KISS InstaWave retails for $59.99, it’s got a 1 inch ceramic Ionic barrel and a really big button.


When you get your hair section ready ~ you press the button, the prongs spin around and the InstaWave Curl Dial catches your hair and creates the curls for you.  There’s a High/Low temperature setting with max heat of 420° F.  You can curl with either hand because of the swivel cord,  AND


the Left/Right diagonal switch (otherwise known as that really big button)  allows you to curl away from your face or towards your face.  It even shuts itself off after 90 minutes.

Alright.  All that sounds great, but the big question is ~ will it actually work on MY hair?

I grabbed my first selection of hair, followed the instructions and

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Voila! Now, that curl may not seem like much to you, but you have never met my “I refuse to hold any kind of curl”  hair.  You can do tighter curls or more beachy waves depending on how many seconds you hold the curl for.

But let me please just tell you ~ the slightest curl is a real shocker!


Hey!  Look at me.  Now I’m just being cocky.

The process did take a little bit of getting used and I know I can only get better at it.  Practice makes perfect.  I also had lots of questions going in … however, they were pretty much all answered here.

And, so ~ for my first time trying it out,  what was my final verdict?


Whaddaya think I think? 


Kinda cute.