Rated 4.51 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love the Curls
I saw this on an Ulta email with the video, I thought I'd give this a try. I was a Hot Roller Expert in my day, but the time came and I moved on. I have natural curly hair (more like wave to curls) and it can easily be brushed straight. I've been using a curling iron and while it's nice and I have curls, I've burned myself from time to time so now I wear the "Glove." It also takes a while and no matter how fast you think you can go, caution not to get burned is the utmost, so it's a bit slow process.
So my take on this Pro Spin. Much better than the brush ones that are out there (I tried), which does tangle a lot! That went back pronto!
The Pro Spin was cumbersome at first and went slowly. It stopped and beeped when the hair tangled , but it actually wasn't hardly tangled, so I appreciated the beep. There was only one time it was tangled more so and I unplugged and slowly released my hair, but I didn't lose any hair and no damage! I think because it's a ceramic slippery cylinder that it releases easily.
However, once I got the hang of this unit it went very fast and I never heard the beep.. beep.. beep.. beep again (4 beep tangle).
I like that it does also beep once when the curl is finished and the hair does come out of the unit quite easily. The picture I have my head turned so you can see the curl ringlets. I was waiting for them to cool and then I'll brush. Btw my hair is about 5-6 inches from my shoulder.
I did this without any kind of heat or curl product, I think they actually do damage the hair. I saw a demonstration once and you could see the burn. That's just a side note.
All in all don't give up, my arm wasn't tired like it gets from a curling iron, no fear of burning fingers or ears and goes pretty fast once you get the hang of it which took me about 6 curls. Then it was easy peasy!
Most Helpful Critical Review Great for fine hair - Frustrating for thick hair...
The idea behind this product is amazing! However, the functionality is lacking in ways... The "Tangle Mode" kicks in if you put even the most conservative sized section of hair. The consistent Start-and-stop nature of the process, due to the tangle mode, is frustrating and makes the process even more tedious.
The curls produced are beautiful and flowing! but if you want tight curls that would gradually loosen throughout the day for "all day curls"- this is not your product. Even with copious amounts of expensive "strong hold" hairspray (Applied sparingly before the curling process AND generously afterwards) The curls produced only lasted about 2 hours or so in the humidity leaving me with an unruly, brittle mess of a do. In theory, this is a wonderful product! and there are many great things about it! But, if you have long, heavy, THICK hair + you live in a hot, humid area - Stick with the hot- stick curlers, curling irons, and overnight curlers.
Reviewed by 364 customers Game changer!
TammyRN74 from Kentucky
I was introduced to this gadget when my stylist used it to curl my hair after a cut and highlight. He usually does a blow out and occasionally adds a few curls with a curling iron - which never last. I expected the same from this product. Boy, was I wrong! The curls lasted all day/night and were even there the next morning! I have fine, wavy hair that never holds a curl. NEVER. I've used every curling iron on the market, hot rollers, and most recently the Dyson airwrap without much success. I was hesitant to buy this, even though it worked so well, because I was fearful that I wouldn't be able to replicate the curls myself. I was wrong. I am able to curl my hair so quickly and easily in less time than my Dyson - with LASTING curls. If you are on the fence like I was, just try it. If you don't like it, return it. It's quick, easy, and gives you the lasting voluminous curls you want.
Julia from Las Vegas
I have thick hair, this did not work well at all with my hair. If you have thinner finer hair it could probably work but I don't recommend if you have a lot of hair and specially if thick.
It took me about 2 hours to curl my hair because I had to grab really small sections. I tried to do slightly bigger sections but it would stall.
rleblanc from Lafayette, LA
For years I've struggled to curl my hair, I've spent ridiculous amounts of money on curling irons and nothing worked. I was skeptical to take a chance and purchase this, but I am so pleased I did! It's extremely easy to use and leaves me with beautiful curls that last 2-3 days! I have really long, thick hair and I'm able to curl my entire head within 10 minutes. I would absolutely recommend this product!
I can't believe this works even better than advertised
TryingforCurly from Birmingham, AL
Most everything I buy isn't as great as I was hoping. NOT TRUE FOR THIS. I never write reviews because I don't usually feel strongly positively or negatively about a product. This thing works, yall. It really does make spiral curls. My hair is too curly to wear straight ... as I've gotten older, it's gotten curlier, and I'm tired of spending forever trying to beat it into submission. But it is also just like a mess of dry hay if I try to let it be curly. This changed that. It's a little tricky to figure out how to use it right because it's not really like anything else I've used before. But it is totally worth watching 10 minutes of YouTube videos and maybe two times practicing to get the gist. It really won't grab and pull your hair. If you try to spin too much hair at once, it stops and releases. Just like it says it does. And that's really the part that I had to practice with. But by the third time working with it, I got it. It's so worth it to try if your hair is too in between to know which way to go. I highly recommend this.
Jess from Fl
I think this product is ok. There is a huge learning curve and it just kept getting my hair caught. It gives a nice curl, but I had to spend a lot of time just playing with it to figure out how it works.
Hair to short
Becky from Boise, ID
This product is fabulous and works well if you don't have layered shorter hair. What curls I was able to do came out great. Unfortunately I will have to use a regular curling iron
Easy to use, stick to instructions and you will be fine.
hai from dallas, tx
First time trying it out. It was fast to heat up within seconds. You click POWER then +/- to decide your heat range then POWER again to set it. My hair was tangled on the first second and third tries and it beeped continuously. When it is tangled, you have to click POWER (button is small especially when the buttons are facing away from you) and then you can detangle your hair by pulling the CHI away from you gently. Don't panic if you keep hearing beeping continuously, the power button is the last button towards the end of the curler. Tangled/Beeping continuously will not burn your hair if you gently pull it out in a timely manner. CHI LAVA will go back to the setting you had it and you can continue. You can only do 1 inch length at a time otherwise it will tangle. Rushing is no good. As CHI is pulling in your hair to curl, do not pull on the end of your hair as it will default to tangle mode. It will automatically whirls your hair into the center; remember to press the curler button a few seconds more even after all of your hair have entered the center or else the tips of your hair will not curl. Photos attached are me doing it straight out of the box (sry no makeup on) and me doing it on someone else. It was pretty easy to work the machine. I did have to watch a brief video online on how to use it.
Jocelyn from St. Louis, MO
Easy for stupid people like me
Definitely worth it
KaS from Arizona
The curls are easy and last
Amazing for thick hair!
Jshaffer from Jacksonville, Fl
So my hair never holds a curl and this bad boy did it for me! My hair never looked so great. My favorite curling tool by far. 10/10 I recommend! It was quick to do my hair even with a baby running around the bathroom.
Easy to use and great results.
Jessica0519 from Raleigh,Nc
Very easy to use and it doesn't take long even with thick hair. I just had a haircut but usually keep my hair long so I'm excited to try this when it grows out.
I LOVE this product!
Jillibean from GA
I have long, thin hair that does not hold curl well. I tried the Spin N Curl and my curls lasted all day!
Happy from Florida
Super easy to use. So glad I got this !
Makes curling the back so much easier!!!
Megrosered from Grover Beach ca
Can't say enough good things about this styling tool! Love it! Not only does it curl perfectly easy but it makes it easy to curl the back where it's hard to see.
I'm in love with this product!
MandyD from Arkansas
I love this curling iron! Admittedly the instructions were kinda clear but I had a better idea on how to use once I watched a YouTube video lol! But I've got the hang of it now and couldn't be happier!
Knb from Texas
Little bit heavy but honestly worth it because your hair ends up looking amazing and lasting!!
MissT from Louisiana
I bought this a few months ago and absolutely love it! I can curl my hair in very little time and the curls are great. Your hair actually looks shinier too. It may take a little getting used to but I watched a YouTube video which really helped. Also, if it gets hung up while you're curling, the heat will shut off so you're not burning your hair. I do use Chi heat protectant with it. I absolutely love it!
Confused from SC
Not really sure how to use this as there aren't any instructions or at least the dos and don'ts .
Gabrielle from Tennessee
I've owned probably a dozen different curling irons and never been able to curl my thick hair. This has changed my life! It is quick and so easy. I was mostly afraid it would pull my hair in and tangle but it can sense when the hair is tangling and it stops completely so it doesn't pull your hair. I would pay 3x more than what this costs for the results it offers.
Kristen from Bad Axe
I never leave reviews but this definitely deserves one. It makes my hair look beautiful! It's perfect for thick, long hair (like mine). I watched a YouTube video on how to thread my hair, after that it was a piece of cake. If you struggle with curling your hair, don't hesitate..BUY THIS.
Jane from Salt Lake City, UT
This is SO easy to use. It takes only 10-15 minutes to curl my very thick hair. I was worried it would tangle and be hard to remove. It's only given me a "tangled" wanting once, and I easily removed my hair with literally no pulling.
ANYONE CAN CURL
Kriss from Kentucky
After frustration of not being able to use this I noticed the "this side to head" and since I've been able to curl my hair consistently and super easily. No crimp from curling iron. No missing hair. No tangles. It beeps if it feels a tangle and stops. It's easy to pull hair from. If I could give this more stars I would it is just that awesome! More waves use more more. Tighter curls use smaller sections.
Vs from Ny
Im not the best when it comes to curling my hair but this made it so easy and it stayed! I have thick hair too! Love this product!
Officially in love with this
Mary from Virginia
I was skeptical but I read the reviews and went for it. I am so glad I did! It's amazing and very easy to use. So far, hair has not gotten tangled which was what I was afraid of. If you use a curling iron, this is a must have!
Shell from Camarillo, CA
I have really thick hair, love to curl it but takes a lot of work. This made it so much easier to curl my hair. Love it !