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Infiniti Pro by Conair 1" Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron

Est. $33
Reviewed
May 2013
by ConsumerSearch
Infiniti by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron

Pros
  • Yields smooth curls
  • Heats up quickly
  • Heat-proof sleeve
Cons
  • Buttons inconveniently placed
  • Some reports of malfunction
  • Cool-touch tip doesn't stay cool

Bottom Line

The Infiniti Pro by Conair 1" Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron offers many high-end features and yields pretty solid results without breaking the bank. However, some reviewers found that this iron simply doesn't work for them (we didn't see any correlation with hair style or type), and others say it unexpectedly quit after some time. If you're willing to take a gamble, this iron could be a great option, but it's certainly not a sure thing.

Performance

Leaves curls smooth and frizz-free. Many users say they find the Infiniti Pro by Conair 1" Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron to be a great value. They say it curls effectively and leaves curls smooth and frizz-free with long-lasting results. However, as with most irons, there are some naysayers. Some users simply don't find this iron to be effective at any temperature. It's hard to tell whether their models are in good working order or whether they've malfunctioned, as there are several owners who say their irons abruptly stopped working. Conair does offer a five-year warranty on this product, though we didn't find any reviewers who said they'd used it.

Ease Of Use

Inconveniently placed buttons. One complaint comes up repeatedly in owner reviews: The buttons on the Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron are very inconveniently located. Dozens of users find that they often accidentally turn the iron off while styling, and some users consider this inconvenience a deal-breaker; others say they've eventually learned to work around it. We also saw a few complaints about the "cool-touch" tip not staying cool, making it difficult to style longer hair, which requires two hands. Other than that, users find this iron very easy to use. They say the clamp is great for holding hair without crimping or tugging it.

Safety

Safety features included, but still some doubts. The Infiniti Pro by Conair 1" Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron does offer some nice safety features, including an auto-off and a heat-resistant sleeve for putting away the iron immediately after use. However, one concern that does come up several times in reviews is that the cool-touch tip gets hot to the touch, leading to some scorched fingers for those who are used to grasping the tip of an iron. Otherwise, owners don't seem to have any issues with this iron.

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Our Sources

1. Amazon.com

The Infiniti by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron gets an above-average rating at Amazon.com from several users. It's highly rated for its fast heat-up time and for producing long-lasting curls. Some complain, however, that the grip tip is not long enough, making it easy to burn your fingertips.

Review: Conair Infiniti Professional Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron, Contributors to Amazon.com

2. Amazon.com

Review Credibility: Very Good At Amazon.com, the Infiniti Pro by Conair 1" Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron gets more than 200 reviews and gets an overall rating of about 4 out of 5 stars. In general, users say this iron meets their expectations -- it effectively curls their hair. However, there are users who feel strongly both positively and negatively about this iron. Some owners say the buttons are inconveniently placed, causing them to accidentally turn the iron off as they curl. Many owners say they like the heatproof sleeve which allows them to put the iron away or pack it. There are some reports of the iron failing after a brief period, and other reviewers say the cool-touch tip doesn't stay cool.

Review: Conair Infiniti Professional Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2013

3. MakeupAlley.com

Consumers at MakeupAlley.com praise the Infiniti by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron for long-lasting curls and an affordable price tag. Several complain, however, that the power switch is poorly located.

Review: Conair Infiniti Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com

4. Folica.com

Review Credibility: Good With 16 reviews at Folica.com, the Infiniti Pro 1" Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron gets an overall rating of about 4.5 out of 5 stars. Many reviewers here say that the iron left their curls looking and feeling smooth, and that the curls lasted all day. They also say that it's easy to use and the spring is tight enough for holding hair without snagging or crimping it. The only negative review here is from a shopper looking for an unavailable size.

Review: Conair Infiniti Nano Tourmaline Ceramic 1" Curling Iron, Contributors to Folica.com, As of May 2013

5. Ebony

The Infiniti by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic 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

6. MakeupAlley.com

Review Credibility: Good The Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron gets only five reviews at MakeupAlley.com, and they're generally positive. Owners do reiterate that the buttons are inconveniently placed, and one owner said the iron died after only six months. Other reviewers, however, say they're very pleased with the iron -- it heats up quickly and curls well. It's worth noting that none of the reviewers here said they had thick or coarse hair.

Review: Conair - Infiniti 1" Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron (model CD107TN), Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of May 2013

7. Marie Claire

Review Credibility: Good In this article, editors set out to answer the question "What is the best curling iron that won't damage hair?" They say that the Infiniti by Conair 1" Professional Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron and CHI Turbo Professional Ceramic Curling Iron are "some good ones to try," and it's not clear whether this is based on testing, professional recommendations or simply the products' descriptions.

Review: How to Care for Your Hair: Curling Irons, Editors of Marie Claire , Nov. 6, 2009

8. Bestcovery.com

Review Credibility: Fair Bestcovery.com's experts compile reviews from other sources and add some of their own experience to name the best product. However, it's unclear which, if any, products were tested. The Infiniti Pro by Conair 1" Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron is named the best Tourmaline Curling Iron. Kim Hill likes its 30 second heat-up and auto-off feature. She also mentions the convenient 9-foot cord and says it reduces frizz.

Review: Best Curling Iron, Kim Hill, Not dated

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