We’re always looking for time-saving shortcuts to streamline and simplify our beauty routines, so when we discovered that automatic rotating curling irons existed, we were absolutely thrilled and compelled to share our discovery. If you use a curling iron, straightener, or any other heat styling tool to do your hair, you know that it’s one of the most time-consuming steps in the when it comes to the steps required for “getting ready,” and unfortunately, there aren’t many ways to shave off time without compromising the end result. This is precisely why the advent of an automatic curling iron that rotates up and down with requiring you to maneuver the barrel by hand struck us as straight-up genius. Also, if you’re like me and are truly challenged when it comes to achieving the ubiquitous and deceptively “effortless” Instagram hair (you know, that perfect not-too-defined but voluminous wave) these hair tools are a true game-changer.
Sure, they won’t actually do all of the work for you — you’ll still have to turn the device on and place your strands in the iron to your liking — but they will save you a solid amount of time spent in front of the mirror. And, as a bonus, they’ll also absorb some of the manual labor, taking away the one-sided arm workout that comes along with twisting and twirling your way to a perfectly tousled beach wave. So, whether you prefer a relaxed wave with bedhead-level texture or a more defined curl with a next-level bounce factor, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite automatic curlers to bring down the fuss level in your beauty regimen.
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1. Tymo Rotating Curling Iron
This fairly user-friendly (meaning it doesn’t pose the risk of getting your hair stuck or burning your face courtesy of a super-fast rotation speed) styles your hair rotating motions so you don’t have to put in the work. It also allows you to select the direction in which you’d like to spin, giving you the option to choose between a Farrah Fawcett look or a face-framing curl.
2. Kiss Ceramic Instawave 1” Automatic Curling Iron
This is a solid, budget-friendly option for fuss-free styling. It’s designed with ionic ceramic technology which cuts down frizz and promotes additional shine as it curls your hair for you. It also features patented prongs that not only curl your locks, but also work to brush through and de-tangle simultaneously, which removes yet another hair-styling step from your routine.
3. CHI Spin N' Curl Ceramic Rotating Curler
This curler offers a wide range of settings to choose from, allowing for more precision and customization for different hair types and looks. The heated chamber can also be adjusted, allowing for those with damaged hair to take it down a notch to prevent further breakage. It’s also equipped with other damage-preventing features, including a beeping notification that prompts you to reset if and when hair gets tangled in the curling process.
4. Salon Tech Spinstyle Pro Automatic Hair Curling Iron
This automatic curler promises to heat up in seconds. Designed for all hair types, the ceramic coating keeps your hair safe while you curl and the temperature is adjustable, ranging from 250 to 450 degrees. You can choose which temperature is optimal for your hair type. Meanwhile, the silicone helps lock your hair into a curl shape with just a single pass from this iron.
5. LENA Geniecurl Auto Hair Curling Wand
This curler swirls to the left or right, which gives you more power over how your hair will look. If you’re a little nervous about using an automatic curling iron, don’t fret. This pick has smart sensors that shut off the iron if it starts pulling at your hair. The iron itself has a tourmaline ceramic heating barrel to keep your hair safe from burning and other damage. It’s available in pink or black.