August 16, 2012

Rowenta Beauty Curl Active: Automatically Curls Hair at the Push of a Button!

As you guys know, I love curling my hair since it's really one of the only ways I can get volume and style with my pin straight hair (see, for example, my beachy waves tutorial). That's why I'm so grateful for tools like the Curl Active curling iron from Rowenta Beauty, which I was recently sent to try out.

Rowenta Beauty is a Canadian line of luxury hair styling tools, which released the Curl Active (and the Double Straight) earlier this year. The Curl Active is a ceramic curling iron equipped with a high tech curling system that automatically rotates your hair around the barrel at the push of a button. It essentially curls your hair for you!


The 1 1/4 inch barrel is slightly slimmer than my usual curling iron but isn't so small as to create tight ringlets. The iron heats up very quickly and you can choose from medium (for thin/fragile hair) or high (for thick hair) heat. The two left/right arrow buttons allow you to change the way the barrel rotates, allowing you to achieve a number of different styles.


Using the Curl Active is also as easy as it sounds! Simply section your hair, slip the ends under the clip, and press one of the arrow buttons to automatically wrap your hair around the iron. Once you release the button, the barrel rotates back a short distance for safety reasons. Hold for 10 seconds then press the rotation button in the reverse direction to release your hair.

To illustrate the auto curl function, I've created this handy gif image (not gonna lie, I was so excited when I figured out how to do this):


As a finishing touch, I always set my curls with hair spray. Lately I've been using hair rules Volumizing Hair Spray, which I received from Folica. hair rules actually caters to "textured, wavy, kinky, or curly locks" (a.k.a. not me) but this particular hair spray can be used on all hair textures. It works well to hold my style in place but perhaps because it has such a strong hold, it also has a very strong smell upon use which is almost unbearable if the room is not well-ventilated. Thankfully it's not noticeable once actually on the hair.

For an example of some light waves I did with the Rowenta Beauty Curl Active, check out my latest outfit post. The styler retails for $179.99 (CAD) and can be purchased online or in salons nationwide.

23 comments:

  1. So cool! Watching that gif makes me want this, haha. :)

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  2. Looks so easy to use!

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  3. That looks so cool! It really does the whole thing for you. Love it!

    xoxo Alison
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  4. Wow!!! I could watch that gif for hours!

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    1. Haha, I have similar sentiments. So mesmerizing ;)

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  5. great review! xx

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  6. Oh wow, I think I need to buy that asap!! I love how my hair looks curled, but I hate curling it! I'm so uncoordinated and always have such a hard time curling my hair. I usually end up burning myself. This is such a great idea!!!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  7. Omg this is crazy! How cool, takes so much of the work out for you and it looks like it delivers stunning results. Back in Van later this month, hopefully see you soon!

    Alexandra xo

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  8. That's freakin awesome! Love your gif too :). I think I need one of these.

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  9. it looks like really easy to use...
    or maybe because you really master it!

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  10. Oo this looks super useful!!! Love your blog! Would you want to follow each other!?

    -Stephanie
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  11. Wow this looks so awesome! I've never seen anything like it before!
    Follow each other?!
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    1. Definitely, if you're in the market for a more upscale curling iron. It's pretty pricey so may not be for everyone, but the automatic curling function is incredibly useful for people who curl their hair a lot.

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  13. Haha I love the gif that you made! So cute. It's awesome that it curls your hair by rotating itself!

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  14. I have curly hair so I can't really use this but the GIF you made made was so cool.

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  15. that's so pretty! u have a fantastic style!!

    follow each other?

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  16. Hahahaha that gif is awesome. I watched it for a solid few minutes! This iron is pretty cool--very similar to my pro marcel iron (except that yours does the work for you!).

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    1. Haha, thanks Brandy! So pleased with my first ever gif :p

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