Today we are going to take a look at the Infiniti Pro by Conair Tourmaline 1 inch to ½ inches. First of all, be aware that this is a wand, not an iron curler and the difference between the two of them is that a wand doesn’t have the clip to keep your hair wrapped on, so you must keep it in place yourself. Let’s see some more details about the product.
Design and General Info
The design of the Infiniti Pro is pretty, it’s ergonomic and lightweight. It has a cool tip, a tourmaline ceramic coated barrel, a counter rest, 5 heat levels with LED that show you the temperature you’ve chosen and two buttons, one for turning it ON and OFF and one for setting the temperature (which goes from 310 degrees F to 400 degrees F).
The cord is long and because of its design, it doesn’t tangle and it moves 360 degrees. The wand has a conned shape, so it gives different sizes of curls: to the ends of the hair, the curls are tighter.
Tourmaline ceramic reduces the frizz in the hair and it gives a beautiful shine to the hair, so it looks glossier and more fabulous.
Personally, I don’t like the placing of the ON and OFF button. I think it is placed poorly, in the middle of the handle, where you grip it, so you can turn the device off and on while you are using it even if you don’t want to. It’s not pleasant to turn your device off in the middle of the curling.
The device will heat up in 30 seconds and will automatically turn off after about an hour, so it’s a great system that takes some worries away.
You can use different versions of this device, the 1 inch to ½ inches gives you tighter curls and I think that it’s better for shorter hair and medium length. You can make it work even for longer hair, but it can take some time to get used to it.
How to use
Before buying it, make sure that the country you live in offers no more than 120V, because there are some countries, especially in Europe that provide 220V. If you plug your wand in with 220V outlet, you risk burning it or reducing its lifespan (you can always buy an adapter, to be safer – an adapter of such type is very inexpensive in Europe, from my research, so it wouldn’t be a problem).
I do not recommend using any type of curling iron, wand or hair straightener on wet hair, it will 100% damage it. So, before using this device, make sure that your hair is completely dry, plug the wand into an outlet, then, turn it on, by pressing the ON/OFF button. The 285 degrees F indicator will get illuminated, but make sure you wait about 30 seconds to allow the device to heat up. Remember that you should avoid direct contact with your skin, as it can cause severe burns.
After this, you can set the temperature according to your needs or preferences. For example, if your hair is thick, you can use it at a higher temperature, even at 400 degrees F, but if your hair is finer and delicate, consider using it at its lowest temperature, 285 degrees F.
Infiniti Pro by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Wand gives a guide in order to use the device properly according to your hair type:
- If you have delicate, thin, easy-to-curl hair, set the temperature for 285 degrees F.
- If you have average-to-thick or treated hair, use it at 310 degrees F.
- If your hair if thick or wavy, set it for 330 degrees F.
- If your hair is hard-to-curl, use it at 360 degrees F to 400 degrees F.
Of course, before using it, make sure you have a heat protector on your hair to avoid damage. The thing I enjoy the most at wands is that you don’t get kinks in your hair, you just roll it on the wand, keep it there for about 10 seconds, then release it. Another tip is to secure the rolls in your hair with a pin after you’ve curled it: you take a section of your hair, wrap it around the wand, release it, secure it with a pin and then go to the next section of hair. Do this with all of your hair and this way you make sure your curls will last longer. After you’ve curled all of your hair, set it with hairspray and then take all the pins out and brush it with your fingers.
This kind of wand takes some time to get used to. From what I’ve experienced, because of the silkiness of the wand, the hair can slide off, especially if your hair is long or if it is fine and frizzy. It’s not a wand that will give you a great look in a few minutes. If you want to use it, especially in the beginning, make sure you have enough time on your hands, because it will take a while.
Conair offers you a some type of a glove to protect your skin from direct contact. Well, it’s not actually a glove and it doesn’t truly offer a very good protection, since it only has 3 fingers (the thumb, the pointer and the middle finger). Also, the glove only has padding on one side for heat protection, so this glove is good for a right handed person, but for a left person, it’s useless. I dislike this very much, I would have preferred for it to be an entire glove and completely protected.
- It’s light weighted, ergonomic.
- The wand heats up in about 30 seconds.
- It gives you great curls that last longer.
- It’s very affordable.
- Conair offers you different sizes(1 3/4 inch to 1 inch for looser curls, 1 1/4 inches to 3/4 inches, 1 inch to 1/2 inches for tighter to looser curls) that gives you different types of curls (tighter, beach-waves curls).
- You can set the temperature, according to your needs and your hair type.
- The glove has only 3 fingers.
- It takes some time to get used to it, you might get some burns on the neck or forehead until you are accustomed to it.
- The hair slips off the wand, especially if your hair is longer, so it can get difficult to keep it on the wand.
- For left-handed people, the glove is pretty useless, it offers protection only on one part.
- The ON/OFF button is poorly placed and, while you use it, you might accidentally touch it and turn off the device.
For its price-range, it’s a good product. It does its job well, you can buy different sizes to get the curls you want.
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