We're Amazed/Terrified Of This Hair-Curling Contraption



We've tried a lot of crazy things in our Beauty Test Lab — velvet nail polish, rubber face masks, wine wipes — but nothing has caused us more confusion and downright terror as the Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret.

This weird little gadget is supposed to automatically curl your hair. Simply stick a strand of hair into it where you want the curl to start, clamp down, and a rotating barrel inside grabs the hair and sucks it inside. Hold it for 10 seconds, then release and you have a perfect curl.

Sound too good/crazy to be true? We had our [very reluctant] senior beauty editor, Megan McIntyre, donate her mane to the cause. Let's just say it did not go quite as planned — there may or may not have been a major follicle freakout after her first pass with the Curl Secret. The lesson she learned? Make sure your hair is properly positioned in the barrel, or you might end up like this girl...

Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret, $99.99, available at Ulta.

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