Weird New Hair Tools That Really Work

I get shampoo, lotion, and lipstick delivered to my desk on a daily basis, but it’s not every day that I open a package to find a beeping, morphing, motorized hair tool. Over time, I’ve amassed a little collection and I decided to see if these bizarre-looking devices actually work. I was skeptical about them at first, but the results were actually pretty impressive.

1. Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret

Courtesy of brand

At first glance, this thing (top, above) looks like Thor’s hammer and navigating it for the first time is just as intimidating — there is a squeeze-activated rotating motor that feeds hair around a heated barrel within an internal heating chamber (scared yet?). Basically what this means is that the device does all the curl work for you — no twisting and no finger or forehead burns. After a seemingly eternal eight to twelve seconds in this heat chamber (depending on desired curl shape), tightly spiraled curls are released (I like to brush them out a little for looser wave). You do have to keep your curl sections small (no more than an inch) and tangle-free, or the internal safety features will stop the motor to prevent hair from getting caught. Once I got the hang of it, it was a scald-free way to achieve uniform curls.

$100 (Shop Now)

2. Agave Healing Vapor Iron