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Rowenta - Curl Active 1.25" Curling Iron - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 166 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far it's great

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    leozpride
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    I am not a person who spends tons of time with my hair. I would really rather take in an extra 30 minutes of sleep. So, when I shop for tools I want them to be fast and easy to use. I normally don't take the time to curl my hair since I live in the humid south and it doesn't tend to last very long. I also don't like damaging my hair with excessive styling products. However, I decided to give this a try after reading a few of the reviews. I figured a newby like myself might have better luck with this than other styling products. I very happy that I did. So far, I love this. I have thick hair that is naturally wavy and just past my shoulders. Due to the size of the barrel, I was able to take large sections of hair, so it took my about 10 minutes to get a nice finishing curl all over. The unit I received was in new condition, which was a relief after some of the other reviewers. The reason for the 4 star rating is that it's not instinctively intuitive. It took me a couple of tries to figure out how to clasp the hair without leaving that strange bend at the ends, as well as which direction to rotate the barrel. The only main negative is that the clasp portion of the barrel is not the length of the overall barrell. I have layers in my hair so it was a bit tedious to deal with the layers as they would fall out from the initial clasp. Once you get the hang of it, it's very easy to use. It definitely left my hair shinier, which is an added plus. If you're looking for a solid device, that's easy to use, then you won't go wrong with this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as helpful as I expected or hoped, but 'ok'

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    JustMe
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    I bought this thinking it would help cut down on the time it takes to do my daughter's hair for show choir, based on the description and reviews I had read. (which also includes MANY Youtube videos watching other's do reviews) Even using much smaller sections of hair, it still took much longer than the claims, to curl each section. There was no difference in how long it took to curl her hair using this compared to a typical curling iron, and the curls were significantly bigger. It's also very bulky and not something that she can use on her own. It's fun to "play" with for a normal day, but when really needed and counted on, it leaves a lot to be desired. I would definitely NOT recommend it if you have something specific you need it for, but for a night out or just for the heck of it and you have the time, it'd be fine. Most definitely NOT worth $200 by any stretch of the imagination, but for $40 that I got it for, it was a better deal.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not good for thin hair

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    zumba
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    When I ordered this I didn't realize it curled automatically, in other words you push a button and the barrel turns. You can control if it goes forward or in reverse. It is a bit confusing so I viewed the video with instructions. I tried it but I have thin hair and when I curled it my hair looked like I had crimped it and my hair looked dry and dull. It probably works better with thick healthy hair but I would not recommend for thin hair. The curling iron is very nice looking and comes in a nice box.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great curling iron

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    Spunky33
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    I'm so glad that this curling iron went on sale again. The first time I bought it, it was on sale but to my disappoint it was used. I was not happy to receive a product from BB that was used! I returned it not knowing if it will ever go on sale again. When I saw it, I bought 2 just case I ran into the same issue. When I picked it up, both were new. I love how awesome 2 buttons does all the rotating in either direction. I ended up giving the other one to my sister and in law. I highly recommend it when it goes on sale again, make sure to buy it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For long hair

    Posted
    Hairtoolgeek
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    Cons: A bit heavy, for long hair (past shoulders), large barrel Pro: if I hadn't cut my hair I would have kept. Especially since I got it for $49.99 special of the day. I have a store brand like this but the Rowenta is better in all ways except it was heavy for me and I need a smaller barrel. I couldn't justify keeping. So I returned it. And Best Buy has the fastest and easiest returns! Love it!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected for the price

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    MaAnBo
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    To be fair, I have only ever used standard curling irons, but I found this iron very hard to use. It's big and clumsy and the rotating barrel is difficult to control. Hair gets caught in the space where the clamp meets the handle which ends up pulling your hair out trying to untangle it. The clamp leaves very noticeable marks in your hair. I was very disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not for my hair

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    HappyTVowner
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    I am a huge Rowenta fan. I am a sewer and own several Rowenta irons. I purchased this because of my past positive experience with Rowenta. The iron is hot and view this as a great product. However due to the design of the product my hair did not stay in the hot iron. I think this is probably intended for long hair and I have short hair. If you have long hair I would recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressed

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    LupusWarrior
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    I'm not impressed with this curling iron. Maybe I need to get more used to it, but the shortened iron on the barrel (not sure what it's actually called that), makes it hard to properly grasp and roll my hair. This may be more suitable for those with longer hair than mine, although my hair is a little past my shoulders. I'm glad I only paid $20 for it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    better than expected

    Posted
    dino
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    I purchased as a birthday gift and it had the WOW factor. It comes in this Sturdy case and was easy to remove. She couldn't wait and turned it on immediately. I recommend a buy on this product. Overall I'm so impressed with my satisfaction with Best Buy I don't price shop or quality shop because I feel confident I'm getting the best price,quality and value for my shopping experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quality, large and bulky though

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    Ananke
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    This is a large iron, and kinda hard to operate. But it has a motor to swirl, and you don't need to turn by hand. It is actually very well made and substantial unit, a little too awkward for a single person to operate - it is more like a professional tool in hair salon. Not easy for quick curls at home.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for longer hair, thick hair...

    Posted
    MizzJeter
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    not so much for thin hair (myself) and my mom (who has shorter hair, too.) Neither of us were able to use it. My sister, though, who has longer thick hair, was. If you get it on sale (like I did) grab it up: otherwise, the price is a little high and you would have to be curling your hair at least several times a week to warrant the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Clamp too small

    Posted
    catg
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    I liked the idea of the rolling barrel. However, it made it tough to have a tight grip on the hair, as it'd just start to roll & unravel the hair. My main complaint is the hair clamp is only 1/2 the length of the barrel. So for someone with thicker hair or a lot of it, the iron doesn't hold as much hair at a time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A good curling iron

    Posted
    natali
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    I thought this curling iron worked amazingly well! Being able to clamp the hair and then have it automatically rotate around the barrel makes it so much easier to create curls that look the same. I would highly recommend this product because it was easy to use and created beautiful curls!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best curling iron ever!

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    NAMOM1
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    Love this curling iron!!! Creates stunning curls in no time at all. I would definetly recommend using some sort of thermal protection spray to prevent damaging the hair. It has two heat settings which are pretty accurate to hair type for suggested use. Def recommend this product! It's truly amazing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    thebigfreeze
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    Overall a good curling iron! I purchased on sale, so I was happy with the price. It does everything you need it to do. If you've never used an automatic one before, it's a little tricky the first time you use it, but I watched some videos on how to get some great looks on YouTube. Would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok but not great

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    blairl777
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    I can't seem to get it to work the way I need it to. The barrel spins both ways automatically which is great but the arm is too short. The cord is nice and long and it has good features. I just don't have the patience to figure out the most efficient way to use it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product; works as described!

    Posted
    mayanruins
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    I have been skeptical to curling irons (because my hair does not curl very well). Upon using this product the first time, it worked flawlessly. Reading the reviews made me choose to purchase the product and I am glad I did. No concerns or complaints!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It really works!

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    Tigger19
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    I have long thick hair and was very skeptical about purchasing this but it works great. It gives me large curls in no time. I was shocked because it's larger than a normal curling iron but heats up quickly and does the work for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great curling iron for medium to long hair.

    Posted
    DJred
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    This Rowenta curling iron was so nice! It had some really nice features. I just could not use it because my hair is too short. I didn't realize it was as large as it was so my hair was just too short to use it. It would be very nice for medium to long hair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Curls, just takes some practise

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    bumblebee1958
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    I have used my curling iron a few times. The first time I used it, it was difficult to maneuver the twirling lever. It did not take long to master it though. The curls can be tight or loose and last for a long time. I love my new curling iron.

    I would recommend this to a friend