The Infiniti by Conair You Curl is an inexpensive yet effective clipless wand iron. We didn't find any pro reviews, but it's a favorite among users. Several say the results are better than traditional irons, though it is difficult to use. A few curly haired reviewers said the You Curl actually left their hair frizzier than it started, and a few users said the iron simply didn't work.
For its price, this wand iron exceeds expectations. The Infiniti by Conair You Curl lacks professional feedback, but owners seem pleased with it. Many say that they like the results of a clipless curling iron better than a traditional one. Users report that curls last longer, and they don't need to use hair products with this iron. A few point out that you can get a variety of curly or wavy styles.
Though users preferred this iron to traditional one, it does have its flaws. We found several users who said the You Curl left their hair frizzier than it started; typically these reviews came from curly haired women who'd intended to use the iron just to tidy up their natural waves. One says that the iron doesn't heat evenly, and others say that no matter what temperature they use, this iron simply won't curl their hair. Conair offers a five-year warranty on the You Curl, but we didn't find any users who said they'd returned their product.
Difficulty level is comparable to other clipless irons. Pros and owners say clipless irons take some getting used to. Folica.com lists them as an intermediate product. With that said, we found reviews for the You Curl that ran the gamut from "just plain hard" to "it's a breeze." Generally, reviewers at beauty sites found the Infiniti by Conair You Curl to be easier to use than reviewers at Drugstore.com or Target.com.
One complaint that we did see repeatedly was that the tapered barrel is far too slippery, and hair either pools at the base or slips off the tip. A few users also say the buttons are inconveniently placed, causing them to turn the iron off or change temperatures while they're using it, and the three-fingered glove is just impractical. Conair doesn't list the length of the cord on their website, but one owner points out that the cord is too short.
Few users cite safety issues. The Infiniti by Conair You Curl does offer an auto-off switch to prevent potential damage from an unattended iron, but there aren't any other safety features mentioned on the Conair site. On the other hand, we also didn't see users mention any safety concerns, like the rod overheating, or cords splitting or fraying. As with other clipless irons, the heat resistant glove is essential -- even though the three-fingered glove isn't practical -- but when used correctly, owners say the You Curl works just fine.
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Review Credibility: Very Good MakeupAlley.com compiles user reviews for thousands of beauty products. Both of the top-rated curling irons are clipless irons and receive about 100 reviews. The Infiniti by Conair You Curl gets an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 88 percent of people saying they'd buy it again. Users are very positive, saying that this curling iron is easy to use and curls last all day. However, a few owners note that the buttons are placed inconveniently and the cord is very short. Some owners aren't happy with the tapered barrel, saying hair doesn't stay in place and always slips down.
Review: Conair - Infiniti You Curl No Clamp Curling Iron, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of May 2013
Review Credibility: Good Of the 100-odd styling tools at Target.com, few get more than a handful of reviews. The Conair Infiniti You Curl, however, gets more than 50 and still gets an overall rating of almost 5 out of 5 stars. While several owners say the clipless style or the included glove is tricky to use, nearly all are impressed with the results. Several say the curls last longer than curls from other irons and this iron can curl or wave.
Review: Conair Infiniti You Curl – Red , Contributors to Target.com, As of May 2013
Review Credibility: Good With 25 reviews at Folica.com, The Infiniti You Curl gets an overall rating of about 4 out of 5 stars -- about half a star lower than the top-rated models. A couple of users say the Infiniti You Curl curls so well they don't need to use hair products. Some say it works, even though a traditional iron doesn't work on their hair. Some users don't love the tapered shape of this iron, saying hair slides around too easily, and other with naturally curly hair say it leaves their hair frizzier than it started. One owner also mentions that her iron doesn't seem to heat evenly from base to tip.
Review: Conair Infiniti You Curl Tourmaline Ceramic Styler, Contributors to Folica.com, As of May 2013
Review Credibility: Good The Conair Infiniti You Curl does not perform as well on Drugstore.com as it does elsewhere. With nearly 20 reviews, it gets an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars. Users are not very impressed with the three-fingered glove provided by Conair, and some say that even at the highest temperature, this iron doesn't curl well. In general, users here don't seem to find this iron as easy to use as reviewers at beauty sites.
Review: Conair Infiniti Pro "You Curl" Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron CD117, Contributors to Drugstore.com, As of May 2013