Rowenta - Curl Active 1.25" Curling Iron - Black

Rowenta Curl Active 1.25" Curling Iron: Create a stunning style quickly and easily with this curling iron, which utilizes a barrel that spins automatically and is ready for use in as little as 1.5 minutes to help you save time and energy.
$59.99

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Overview

What's Included


  • Curl Active 1.25" Curling Iron
  • Heat-resistant pouch

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (123 out of 154)

Features


Effortlessly create lush curls

HighTechCurling technology enables the barrel to spin automatically. Selectable left and right rotation provides flexible styling options.

Style like a pro

The 1.25" motorized barrel delivers plenty of volume and fast performance.

Choose the best temperature for your hair

The 350° setting boosts thin hair's volume, while the 400° setting easily curls fuller tresses.

Speed up your morning routine

The iron is ready for use in as little as 1.5 minutes, so you can begin styling your hair quickly.

Move freely while you style your hair

Extra-long 9' cord swivels up to 360° to allow a wide range of motion.

Comfort grip

Enjoy a secure, comfortable grasp while you style.

Safe use enables peace of mind

Auto shutoff powers the iron down after a period of inactivity.


Overall customer rating

4.1
80%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far it's great

    Posted
    leozpride
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    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'

    Posted
    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

    Posted
    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

    Posted
    Spunky33
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressed

    Posted
    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    For long hair

    Posted
    Hairtoolgeek
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not for my hair

    Posted
    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected for the price

    Posted
    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



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