The Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron is a no-frills curling iron that some users say works just as well as more expensive models. It uses a simple chrome barrel rather than a ceramic or tourmaline barrel, but reviewers say that it heats up quickly and produces good curls. The Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron also has 25 temperature settings, making it a good fit for all hair types. The one major complaint consumers have is that the temperature dial turns too easily and is poorly placed. Several users say it is easy to change the temperature inadvertently while curling one's hair. The Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron is available in five sizes: 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch, 1 inch, 1 1/4 inches and 1 1/2 inches. If you prefer a ceramic curling iron, reviewers suggest the Infiniti by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron (*Est. $25).
We found user reviews at Amazon.com, TotalBeauty.com and MakeupAlley.com to be the most useful in evaluating overall satisfaction with the Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron. Ebony magazine lists the curling iron as one of the best hairstyling tools, but doesn't give any further details.
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Consumers posting to Amazon.com are impressed with how quickly the Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron heats up, as well as the numerous heat settings. About two dozen users review this curling iron, and most of them are satisfied, although a few complain of flimsy components.
Review: Conair Instant Heat Iron, Contributors to Amazon.com
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, but some complain that the temperature dial is poorly placed and can easily be turned while curling hair.
Review: Conair Instant Heat 3/4" Curling Iron, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com
Contributors to MakeupAlley.com love the affordable price tag of the Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron, and some insist that it performs just as well as pricier curling irons. Some complain of poor temperature dial placement, however.
Review: Conair Instant Heat 3/4 Inch Curling Iron, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com
The Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron is listed as one of seven "latest and greatest" curling irons, but no further information is given, including criteria used in the selection process.
Review: Best Tressed, Christine James, October 2007