Rated 4.16 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Finally, one that works!
I'm glad I spent the money for a quality curling iron. I have struggled with curling irons in the past that just didn't get hot enough and never were long enough for my hair. This one has a sturdy clamp and appears very well made. In addition to two extra springs, the curling iron also comes with a black heat-resistant rubber mat to lay the curling iron on that is about 4 inches by 8 inches, I am estimating. I have thick hair, that my whole life has never held a curl easily at all. This one changes that, my curls do loosen throughout the day to be more waves, but that's to be expected. I use this on about 400 degree heat. I kind of wish the barrel was longer as I don't even have ridiculously long hair and it barely curls the length of my hair. I get to use so much less hair spray when I curl my hair now because the curls stay so much easier so my hair is less crunchy and can be combed out so more easily and nicely at the end of the day. Not to mention that I don't have to have hair anxiety throughout the day, anyone know what I'm talking about?? When I worry about crushing my curls if I lay or sit back on them weird or tangling them up because they're so freaking sticky with all that hair spray I need because my hair is so difficult to curl. Ick, I know haha,
Most Helpful Critical Review Overheated and melted my hair
I loved this curling iron the first few times I used it. Then one morning it unexpectedly overheated, melted the hair it was curling and then would not turn on anymore.
I sent back for a refund and am not sure if I would buy this product again. After googling, it seems as though the manufacturer Helen of Troy has a history of curling irons doing this.
Reviewed by 177 customers I would recommend
Annemarie from NY
I bought this during the last Ulta Beauty Gorgeous Hair event and I love it. I curl my hair with it and the curl stays put until the next time I wash it. With most other curling irons my curl is gone within a few hours, even if I hair spray to the max. The fact that this tool can make my hair hold a curl for a few days is very impressive.
I would buy again and again
Brandi from New Mexico
I cannot say enough good things about this curling iron. It heats up quickly and has a long cord. It has a swivel tip which is perfect for getting hair to twist around the iron. It comes with a heat mat which I don't need but it's nice that it came with it. It also came with two extra springs. The best part about it is the long barrel. It makes curling my hair SO easy!! It takes 5 to 7 minutes to do beach waves from scalp to ends on all of my hair and my hair is around the bottom of my back. Plus it can be used as a wand by just wrapping the hair around. I definitely recommend this curling iron 1000%
Danielle from Pennsylvania
I finally upgraded my curling iron from a drug store brand to another hot tools product. Hot tools never lets me down, and I definitely recommend this curling tool over the wand. It worked perfectly for me and was so easy to use.
I would definitely purchase this again.
Chris from Richfield, Minnesota
It's the most I've ever spent on a curling iron but I think it was well worth it!! It's a great quality wand and so far I love it. I'm very happy with it.
Best curling iron I own
Meg from Savannah
Perfect for getting beachy waves with long hair!
Melted in hair
Navy Mom from Cartersville, GA
The black tip overheated and melted. When that happened it caught my hair and coated it in plastic. I had to cut it out of my hair.
Best curling ever
Runnergirl69 from Georgia
I have long, thick hair and even when I have had medium length thick hair this is the best curling ever. I long the longer barrel. It is easy to use and holds the curl great. I can get 2-3 days out of it then I touch up on day 4 since I wash my hair every 4 days. I use a heat spray and curl in large sections doe waves and smaller sections for more of a spiral curl. It is fast and easy. If I want really volume curls I wrap the barrel like a wand and it works great. I have tried other curling irons and I have always gone back to hot tools. Especially the 24k gold curling irons.
Great for long hair
KJO from Upstate NY
Was a little worried about controlling such a long barrel, but ended up no problem. It is great for long hair.
So far so good..luving this tool
Lynn from Illinois
This tool is working just great. Wondered how it would be with the longer barrel but with longer hair it works amazing!!!
I recommend this to anyone with long hair!!
Iam337537 from Pittsburgh, PA
Great curling iron for long hair. You can adjust the temperature and it holds the curl all day. My hair doesn't like to hold the curl but this iron worked well for me.
Good buy for great item!
Merewineland from Benton, Arkansas
I love this tool because I have fine hair and can set the temperature.
ASmith2 from Katy, Texas
Quick heat and counter protection pad included.
Maria from Houston
I never really use curling irons but this is nice it's make pretty curls it's kind of hard to manage for me since I never use curling irons but it's good
WAS my favorite
LeesaDee from Bellevue
This WAS the best curling iron I every had, I loved spiraling my hair on the long wand for the best beach waves. My stylist even asked how I made the waves!! 6 months in and it no longer heats. I always though Hot Tools was a great brand, now I'm not so sure, and by the reviews I'm not the only one this happened to. I guess I'll pull out my 10 yr old $15 Conair iron, thankfully I didn't throw it out and it still works.
The best curling iron!
Nore from Grand Rapids, MI
I use this every day to re-do my hair style. It's the best!
Worst iron ever
Ash from Alabama
In all of my years never have I used something one time and it burned my hair on the wand. The first strand I used and it was on the lowest setting. I have contacted to return this product it was awful experience.
New fave curling iron!
Jenn from Arkansas
This curling iron was recommended by a friend who has medium to long hair, like myself. I have always used Hot tool products and after my previous curling iron of 7 years died on me, I decided to purchase this one. It came with a heat protective mat for the countertop that I absolutely love and helps prevent scratching on the actual curling rod. The extra long length allows you to produce curls as tight or loose as you choose! Absolutely love this tool!
Kiki from Washington
I have long thick hair and knowing this longer curling iron existed was eye opening! Soooo much easier to curl my hair! The curls last me up to 5 days if I properly curl each strand. Sometimes I want an easy beach look and that won't hold as long but it's all about properly curling your hair. Make sure to curl from higher up first (root to mid strand) before rolling in the ends so it holds volume longer! Just watch some professionals curl hair on YouTube if you want them to last!
Stopped heating up
Sharae from Columbia, MO
I bought this curling iron in March of 2019 (less than one year ago). It has stopped heating up and now has no heat. Pretty disappointing and dissatisfied with this product.
Does not hold curls
St from Sac
I have long thick hair and this did not hold my curls. Conair works better
Does not hold curl!
Tonia from Beaverton Oregon
I have medium thick long hair and this would not hold a curl!! It would last 10 min before falling flat again. I would recommend the hot tool curling wand over this
Doesn't hold a curl
MN from San Antonio
I have used a cheap $20 curler that works so much better than this one. I can put this curler on 400 degrees and still not see any curl to my hair. Do not recommend this curler at all. I wish i could return
Wei from LaViEsBelle
I wish it came in a 1 inch barrel instead. My hair is fine and this barrel doesn't hold allow my hair to hold a curl very well. Other than that I love the longer barrel is easier to handle with arthritis settling in.
Courtney from As
Worse curling iron I have ever bought. It says a lot when I have bought eight in just the last year and the rest are amazing. It doesn't hold any curls, goes completely flat in five minutes. Normally my hair will hold curl for two days straight without even having to curl it again.
Curls fell out right away
mdown731 from Wisconsin
I picked this out based on the great reviews as I was looking for a larger barrel to try out new hair styles for my engagement photos in a few weeks. At first my curls looked pretty good and I liked how I was able to dial to the heat I wanted. I mimicked the same heat and technique I use for my want of a cheaper brand that I always have excellent results. I assumed buying a better brand would make a difference and I was wrong. My whole right side fell out within 10 minutes so I had to re-curl that whole side. And within 2 hours ALL my curls had fallen and were not good looking at all. I've never had this problem with my cheap wand. I will be returning this product because I expected so much for for the price I paid.