Hair goes in, curl comes out.
That’s the premise of the genius, yet slightly terrifying new hair styling tool, Curl Secret, from VS Sassoon.
If you haven’t heard about Curl Secret, it basically sucks your dead-straight hair in and spits it out wavy/curly.
I know, it sounds scary, it looks scary (take a look at the video below) but it WORKS.
When I asked the Mamamia’s Beauty & Style Facebook audience what they thought of the new gadget, the answers ranged from, “Genius! I love mine, wouldn’t trade it for anything,” to “It looks like it would eat my hair and not spit it out again,” and that’s when I knew we had to try it out for ourselves.
You can rest assured that I’m super skeptical of ‘life-changing’ beauty products and promises, thanks to the amount of new product launches I attend every week. In fact I’m so skeptical, that when a Curl Secret arrived in the office yesterday there was no way I was going try it on myself first (and also I thought my hair was too short).
Here’s how our Curl Secret trial went down…
Let me just begin by saying as someone who has a propensity for not reading instructions properly and doing away with the rules entirely, I should probably not be in charge of wielding a hot styling tool.
I somehow convinced Mamamia’s Fitness Editor, Natalia Hawk, to be my guinea pig and I’d like to formally apologise for trapping her hair in the gadget. (Sorry Nat!)
After several uncoordinated attempts at figuring out which way the tool was supposed to be held, I panicked at the first hurdle and released the clamp when I heard a beep.