The Conair Instant Heat 3/4" Curling Iron is pretty old school with its chromium barrel and temperature dial. Despite these old-fashioned elements, reviewers find that it's a standard curler, especially for the price. It won't tackle all hair types, impart shine and create long-lasting curls, but many owners are just fine with this. Several say it's their first curling iron, and they like that it's nothing too fancy. One major complaint is the temperature dial gets in the way and can easily be changed while styling.
For the price, users are impressed. The Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron is a no-frills curling iron. Some users say it works as well as more expensive models, though many allow that it's "good for the price," and it could be better. It uses a simple chrome barrel rather than ceramic or tourmaline, which professionals say is far more damaging. The Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron also has 25 temperature settings, making it a good fit for many hair types, even if the temperature isn't exactly clear.
Settings are inconvenient but otherwise straightforward. Consumers agree that the placement of the temperature dial is inconvenient, allowing it to turn too easily. Several users say it is easy to change the temperature inadvertently while curling one's hair. Other than this, though, the Conair Instant Heat 3/4" Curling Iron is straightforward, quick and simple to use.
Safety features make it a nice "starter" iron. For new hair curlers, the Conair Instant Heat iron is a nice option, as it offers an auto-shutoff, counter rest and heat indicator light. We didn't find any reports of burns either.
Review Credibility: Very Good Amazon.com groups all sizes of this curling iron together, but some users specify which iron they are reviewing. Consumers posting to Amazon.com are impressed by how quickly the Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron heats up, as well as the numerous heat settings. It gets an overall rating of 4 stars out of 5 from more than 180 reviewers.
Review: Instant Heat Iron, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2013
Review Credibility: Good TotalBeauty.com users say that the Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron heats up quickly, produces excellent curls and has a good number of temperature settings. On the other hand, some complain that the temperature dial is poorly placed and can easily be turned while curling hair. Many owners qualify their positive reviews with "for the price."
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Review Credibility: Good Contributors to MakeupAlley.com love the affordable price tag of the Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron, and some say it performs as well as pricier curling irons. Users satisfaction with this iron shows because of its overall rating of 4.1 out of 5. Some, however, complain of the poor temperature dial placement.
Review: Conair Instant Heat 3/4 Inch Curling Iron, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of May 2013