Are you like me? Do you get bored with hair easily? Need variety? One day full bodied hair with light curls, next day straight as an arrow and on the next easy going soft beach waves, or a creative combination of all above?! Or maybe you are travelling a lot and can't be bothered to take multiple styling paraphernalia with you? Then this is the device for you!
Let me start by saying I am not a newbie to the VS Sassoon's automatic curl action devices. I have used the original 'curl secret' for 4+ years. Then the 'multi curl' for nearly 2 years and now this, for a little over 8 months. I have written reviews for the other devices as well, so if you want to get a comparative idea on all 3 devices please read them.
I love all these devices but if I have to take only one on a trip, I will definitely choose this, because it is an all in one device, well..sort of. This won't give you very tight ringlet curls like the other two. So if that's your thing then no point in buying this.
Like the previous 2 devices this one also have a learning curve you have to go through to be familiar with the device. Hair can get stuck sometimes. This will depend on the thickness of your hair and the width and length of the section you trying to pull in. So be patient with the device.
Pros: All in one device
Easy to use once you are used to it.
Fast curling/ straightening automatic action.
Multi directional loose curls.
Results will last until you have a shower even without hair spray.
Get straight hair or defined waves to very loose curls according to the time you left it in the curling chamber.
Cons: One size barrel for the loose curls/ waves.
Due to small hair section size, it takes longer to curl the whole head (Still takes less time than the multi curl and the curl secret.)
Hair can get stuck if you try to pull big hair sections.
To be honest, I can straighten hair with my VS Sassoon Goddess faster. It takes about 15 minutes to do my whole head while this takes 25-30 minutes. To be fair, Goddess has thicker plates (9cm) with steam action which makes it faster. The plates came with this are only 6cm.
All in all, if you want to buy a straightener, there are plenty of other better choices out there. Same goes for curling/ waves as well. But if you want a all in one device, then go buy this. :)