It's not easy using a curling iron. Clip or no clip, I always have trouble maneuvering my hair around the barrel without burning myself, and I'm never 100% sure how long I should keep the hair wrapped around it. Luckily, there's a solution—the best automatic hair curlers will curl your hair quickly and easily, regardless of how skilled you are with a heat styler. For a clumsy girl who always manages to burn her hair on any styling tool I get my hands on, this is a lifesaver.
Sure, these things look a little medieval, but curling irons are hard enough to use that I was willing to give it a try. With a press of a button, the barrel will spin around, creating the same effect you would get from twisting the hair yourself. If you have wrist pains, are simply not the most coordinated, or want to put direct heat on your hair for the shortest amount of time possible, that's where an automatic hair curler comes in. It'll do the whole head in minutes, saving a lot of time and minimizing heat damage. A lot of these are very similarly constructed to traditional curling irons—many are made with ceramic or tourmaline, have auto-shutoff, and temperature control. Here are some of the best automatic hair curlers, if you're interested in giving this weird but useful gadget a try!
1The Pink Curler That's Perfect For Long Hair
This ceramic hair curler is made for people with long hair to get the job done much faster—and if your hair is long, you know just how valuable this timesaver can be. Featuring a 1" tourmaline ceramic barrel that will create beautiful waves or loose curls, it's made from materials that will reduce heat damage and add shine. Reviewers with thicker hair rave about it: "I have long hair and a lot of it, and I get compliments on my curls even on days 2 and 3! Truly a great purchase. I've recommended this to numerous friends."
2This Curler Spins In Both Directions For Natural Looking Curls
This rotating curling iron is fantastic for creating natural waves. It spins in both directions, and we've all heard how curling your hair bidirectionally will make your hair look naturally curly, but the bonus? It does all that work for you. It'll heat to 410 degrees, has an LCD display, and will be ready to use in 30 seconds flat.
3This Highly-Reviewed Hair Curler With Ionic Technology
People go crazy for this automatic hair curler, and it's already got over 600 positive reviews on Amazon. Why? It's foolproof, and it'll give anybody who isn't that great with a curling iron beautiful curls quickly. "For years I've watched TV shows and seen women with beautiful curl to the end of their hair. I tried to replicate it. Curling iron, curved flat iron, rag rolls, rollers...nothing worked for me. My technique was atrocious, I'm sure, and it doesn't help I have fine hair that doesn't hold a curl well and gets tangled in anything I try to use.NO LONGER THE CASE! I just glanced at the insert that came with this product and, expecting a steep learning curve, excitedly tried it out. I was doing it like a pro in less than a minute. It really is idiot proof and I'm just the idiot to prove it! My hair held the curl for the rest of the day. I can't wait to use this more and more!"
4The Steam Curler That's Totally Worth The Splurge
This professional curl machine has a steam option, which you fill with distilled water to minimize heat damage and give your hair a smooth, frizz-free appearance. To use, just out your hair in the curl chamber and let this thing work it's magic. It'll take only 8 seconds to get a subtle curl, or 12 seconds to get a more defined look.
5The Curler That Won't Damage Your Hair
This Berta hair curler is perfect for those worried about hair breakage. It's ceramic oil coating and high temperature resistant ceramic pipe will prevent hair breakage and protect your hair at the same time. It'll automatically shut off after 40 seconds, and some reviewers say it only takes them 10 minutes to curl their whole head.
6This Automatic Curler Will Never Burn You
This curling iron is one of the only automatic hair curlers that can handle shorter hair lengths—no matter how long or short your locks are, it'll draw them into the tourmaline ceramic chamber and produce a beautiful curl in around 12 seconds. One woman who has trouble holding a curling iron loves it: "I have arm issues and unable to use any curling iron. I was so excited when i found this curling iron.I can curl my hair without burning myself cause i cant grip a traditional curling iron. Even when I have dropped it, you cant get burnt."
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