After a few months break it is time to look at some more curling wands. Today we are going to be looking at a very popular and affordable model – the. This is an entry level curling wand which comes with a few minutes features. Does the budget price mean you are getting a poor quality product? Lets have a closer look at it below to find out.
Conair make a big variety of hair and beauty products, so they are quite a big and trusted name when it comes to hair styling accessories and tools. The Conair Infiniti wand comes in two different sizes including the standard size which has a smaller barrel size of 1/2″ – 1″ , and the XL model which as a larger 3/4″ – 1 1/4″ barrel. If you have longer hair then you may want to consider the XL model, as the larger barrel size will make the curling job easier for you. The two different models have a separate color scheme so you can easily tell them apart. The normal model has a red color, while the XL model is purple. Today we are going to look at the larger XL model, so lets check out what you get with it.
Aside from the wand you will also receive the product guide and the protection glove. What is interesting is that Conair have included a sort of half glove with this model, and it fits over your thumb, index and middle fingers. There doesn’t seem to be any major advantage in this design over a conventional full hand glove, so perhaps it is simply to keep costs to a minimum.
The design of the wand itself is quite nice, and the purple color scheme is quite fresh and modern. The area surrounding the switches has a silver backing which makes standout. There are three main switches on the handle and these include the + / – buttons for increasing or decreasing the temperature, and the off button below that. This wand has a temperature range of between 400F and 310F, so is suited to a range of different hair types. At the top of the handle is a ridged area where your thumb resides. This is a nice little design addition, which ensures that your thumb doesn’t accidentally slip onto the hot barrel.
The Conair wand boasts a number of nice features for such a cheap model. As mentioned earlier it has a variable temperature range, and it also comes with a decent length cord. A swivel mechanism is built into the back so the cord won’t ever get tangled. The barrel is made out of tourmaline ceramic. This ensures that the heating is evenly distributed along the barrel, and the tourmaline helps to prevent friziness and static when the wand is being used. The wand heats up in good time, and Conair claims it has a 30 second heating up time which seems to be an accurate claim. If has a built int auto cutoff, so if you forget to switch it off it will power down after 60 minutes. The lcd is nice and easy to read, and your current temperature setting is lit up when the wand is being used. We should mention that this model is not dual voltage, so if you intend to use it overseas then you will need to look for another model. For the price point though you can’t really expect this feature on a budget model. Now lets see how well it performs.
As stated earlier this model has quite a quick preheating time of around 30 seconds. The heat distribution around the barrel feels thorough, and the ceramic does a good job of keeping the temperature even. Holding the wand is comfy and safe experience thanks to those ridges we mentioned earlier, and the wand isn’t heavy at all. Using the second highest heat setting we were able to create a nice head of curls in around 5 minutes. The curls were all bouncy and held in place after we were finished, so the wand seemed to do a great job. There were no sign of any kinks, and no sign of any straight hair either! We tested it again two days later on the highest setting, and again we were impressed with the results. The curls we were left with looked natural, and held in place throughout that day and most of the next day. The included three fingered glove feels a bit strange at first, but you do get used to it after a bit of usage.
So that is a brief look at the Conair wand. With a retail price of under $30 this is a great value wand. It is not dual voltage, nor does it come with interchangeable barrel sizes however that is not what it is designed for. It is designed to be an affordable model that provides a simple way to effectively curl your hair. And with that in mind it certainly does a good job of that. Backed by a five year warranty, this is definitely a great entry level wand.
- Looks good
- Heats up fast
- Long swivel cord
- Works well
- 5 year warranty
- Not dual voltage
With a retail price of under $30, this is certainly a good quality affordable wand. If you are looking for an great entry level wand, then you can’t go wrong with the Conair Infiniti curling wand. With a ton of positive user reviews on Amazon this one seems like a winner. You can find out more about this wand and read some of those user reviews .