CONAIR= PURE JUNK. Conair products are the easiest to find. When you are in a pinch, shop and you'll find them. Everywhere. They are designed to be purchased and are not designed with any regard whatsoever for the end user.
They sell the cheapest junk level product and their only research it seems to me is about how to cheaply make them look like "medium" quality products.
I have naturally wavy hair that holds a curl well. These rollers are way too large and only smooth and straighten (not stick straight- they leave a slight arch shape but there is no curlor even wave). They leave an embarrassing puffy crown at your roots that takes a while to get rid of and no curl in the hair. (I can't speak to what they'd do if you added hair spray- I don't want to do that)
They feel like they are made of cardboard and the cheapest materials they could lay their hands on.
The "U" shapes rollers holders are a joke- they are in their to sucker you into thinking you have a way to hold the rollers in. You don't and will have to invest in their plastic clamps- two per roller- to get them to stay on place. Count how many you need- you'll end up paying 3 times the price because you need those clamps.
I also bought a mint condition Clairol hot roller set from the 70's on ebay. This is the Cadillac of the hot roller world. I have 2 conair hot roller sets (because I travel and live in 3 homes) and I will be replacing the conairs with vintage Clairol hot rollers, which were made in Switzerland which is very obvious by the quality of the product, They are on very high demand and the bidding is competitive but they are worth 10 "con"air products.
I will absolutely never buy another conair product. I was in a position where I *needed* hot rollers with no time to comb the city. I could only find conair and they are SUCH junk as well.
Extremely overpriced for value.
Packaging well-designed, looks slick and misleads you into thinking you are buying a mid-range product when you are buying the worst junk out there.
First of all, I have frizzy coarse hair. My usual hair technique is to soak my hair in coconut or olive oil for an hour, then wash with a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. I let it air dry over night and then put these rollers in the morning. I do this about every other day.
I mainly use these rollers to tame the frizz, which helps a whole lot. I get lots of volume and wavy hair after using these rollers. These don't produce curly hair, which I don't want anyways. So if curly hair is what you want, these aren't for you. If your hair needs intense heat to keep it curly (curling iron), these aren't for you. But these rollers are definitely less damaging than a curling iron because they a not as hot as curling irons or straighteners.
My main complaint is the cover always cracks, which makes them harder to get hot. But I solve that problem by placing a towel on top of the entire set to prevent the heat from escaping. Just be careful because they will definite get hot! You don't want to start a fire :)
I used to straighten my hair daily but then I ended up with split hairs starting from the middle of the hair strand. Since using this product for 10 years, my hair is a lot healthier. People always comment on how good my hair looks and are completely shocked when I show them my natural frizzy hair.
I saw a lot of great reviews about this product on youtube , etc. I wanted to like this product so bad but I didnt. Thank god I bought this from target and was able to return it because it didnt do anything to my weave. It didnt curl at all (I tried 4 times), and it looked cute when I first took the rollers out but, the curls and volume dropped within 5 mins and wasnt worth my money.
I bought this product based on the good reviews, but was very disappointed. Kind of awkward using the rollers; I have used the regular type of rollers for years without any difficulty whatsoever. More importantly, the curl did not hold at all. Will be going back to my stand-by curling irons until I find something that works better. I am returning these rollers where I bought them.
-heat up FAST
No ON /OFF switch
- become too hot for delicate scalp/hair
-pins do not hold well (but you can buy clips from sallys), and leave kinks/bumps in hair
I regret having tried these. Yes, they make beautiful wavy hair in no time - but a day later and till now (1 month after i used them) left my hair a bit frizzy. They get very hot and obviously damaged my fine hair. Be careful when trying them out the first time if you have fine hair.
Ladies- throw AWAY your curling irons. These fast heat curlers(75 sec)
gave me big bouncy curls that lasted 5 days. I am retiring my curling iron. I can set my whole head( past shoulder length) in 5 minutes, walk away and in 10 minutes ,I am done. I saw Gretchen (the Orange County Housewives ) use them and I thought she had gone to a salon.But she ( and now ME!!!) can get that same look of rich woman curls.Curl once and good for the whole week???
BTW: My set has 20 rollers
I bought these for fun. They are very easy to use, as far as hot rollers go, and heat up quickly. I like the clips because they are easy to put in with one hand if you are doing your hair yourself. They come out really easy with no tangles. My hair came out kind of messy but that's probably because I have no experience using rollers.
These are great! They heat up fairly quickly, are easy to clip in, and don't take long to set a beautiful head of curls. I have thickish, curly/wavy hair to begin with and where curling irons don't set the curl in my hair, these do.
I love the graduated sizes of curls - the big ones I put on top and closer to my face, the medium ones go around the side of the head, and the small ones go on the bottom layers of your hair. This way, you can make sexy, photo shoot quality hair.
I anticipate owning these for many years to come.
I have owned three sets of these rollers since Junior High. They are easy to use, effective a what they do, and not expensive at all. They heat up in seconds and don't pull your hair out. If you want a fast, easy way to do you hair, definitely give these a try. I got them in the 1 1/2" size and the curls are big. Just finger comb and go.
Tip: When doing your hair, section it off and roll form the top down. Spritz with a little hair spray and shine spray and let cool while you do your makeup. The curls will calm down a little when you go outside, and mine last all day.