Rated 4.1 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 189 customers So disappointing
Susan M from Folsom, CA
I had an earlier version of this curling iron for years and loved it. Now I'm on my second one (I returned the first) and it still does not curl my hair properly. The hair falls out of the clamp and doesn't allow me to style my hair as the previous model did. The only good thing is that you can't accidentally turn it off easily while you are curling your hair, like another curling iron I have. I really love the longer barrel but this one will have to go back....again!
Jill from Scottsdale AZ
My hair stylist was using a hot tools curling iron on me and it looked amazing, so I wanted to get my own! Idk what is wrong with it but it will not hold curls, like so many of the other reviews mention... super disappointed and returning today
It's a no for me. from Okc
If you have long thick hair that usually falls while you're doing the other side or just falls about 15 minutes after curling. Don't buy this. I tried everything to get it to work. Nope. I'm good at curling hair too. I didn't use heat before I used it, air dried my hair. I braided my hair overnight so that the curl would lock on texture. Nope. It was a mess. I HIGHLY recommend babyliss curling iron for long thick hair. I didn't even have to let my hair cool for it to stay. Instead of hours of curling my hair, took me 15 minutes. If that. Never been able to curl my hair that fast and the curls look amazing.
Great for long hair
Asdf from Michigan
Really nice for curling long hair and getting a seal in the ends. Have used this brand for about 10 years. These irons always require a few uses before the hair runs smoothly over them and can acquire some shine. Leave it on for a few minutes before first use.
Does not last long
A girl who wants a working curling iron from East bay
I bought this curling iron in 2019 of September by March 2020 it went out. The light would not turn on and would no longer heat. I returned it to get a new one under my 1yr warranty in June 2020 since the store opened back up after Covid and I was able to exchange it for a new one. August 2020 and the I noticed the temp was low on the high setting. It was slowly going out and no longer heats up anymore! This is my second currying iron and I now have to go and see if I can exchange again. I love this curly Iron because it's the only one that controls all my baby hairs and fly always, giving me a sleek style. I have the purple brand version for 4 years so I'm just confused why this gold one keeps going out. Disappointed :(
loyal customer from brighton, MI
I agree,....this curling, while fairly new, NO LONGER HEATS UP!!! Terrible!
Omg best curling iron ever
Mandy P from Brea, CA
So I decided to buy this curling iron after having countless hair stylists use it on my hair. I love how the barrel is extra long! My hair goes to my waist so the extra long barrel definitely helped curl my hair efficiently. The temperature is perfect, I recommend going no higher than 380 just to protect your hair. It heats up SO fast, like I'm talking 30 seconds. Also, whatever it's made of is very nice, as your hair doesn't get burned or leave burn marks on the iron or your hair. It's so smooth too!! It used to take me an hour to curl my hair, but now I can legit finish curling it in 25minutes max!! And that was on the first try (:
Not worth it
Cgrif from NC
Didn't work for me. Snags my hair and does not hold a curl. I don't have this problem with other irons I own
:) from Wv
I have very thick and long hair and this curling iron is one of the only irons to ever curl my hair and it hold.... highly recommended!
LOVE THE EXTRAS!!
TeflonReviews from PA
This iron easy to hold and easy to use. The cool tip rotates so you dint have to let go or reposition as you roll your hair. The extra long barrel is perfect for long hair!
Great for long hair
Allie from Washington
I'm a novice with heat tools so I decided to get the long version for my waist-length hair. Really glad I did because it was so much easier to get the hang of things. The curler feels high quality and well made, and my curls hold even on a lower heat setting. Make sure you use heat protectant, I can definitely imagine burning/damage on the higher settings.
Best curling iron -hands down.
Andrea from UT
This is my favorite brand and favorite curling iron! My work only uses this brand and now in my home we only use this one!
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