I Tried Conair’s Cordless Curling Tool In the Back of an Uber, and Holy Sh*t, My Waves Look Incredible
I'm a sceptic when it comes to beauty products that could be mistaken for sex toys. (Phalic bottles and pulsing silicone devices, no thank you.) I'm even more unbelieving when a hair tool claims to work by gently pulling on my hair and wrapping it along a steamy barrel. You could understand my hesitation then when I first got my hands on the Conair Unbound Cordless Auto-Curler ($100), which combines a bit of both.
The high-tech cylindrical device has a slit that reveals a heated barrel that swirls my hair around it with the push of a button. What's brilliant is how this tool nixes the cord, which makes it portable enough to take on-the-go.
It was the newly-minted spokesperson for the brand, actress Madelaine Petsch, who truly convinced me to take it for a test drive. She told me at the product launch event how easy it was to use, and how she curled her long hair with it in 20 minutes. "I could lay in bed and watch Harry Potter and [use] it," she said.
To put it to the ultimate test, I charged the device, called my Uber, and took it for a ride. Upon stepping into my car, I realised I would be wielding a hot tool in stop-and-go traffic, speed bumps, and one bridge with fast-moving traffic during my trip, which only added to my apprehension.
Check out the results, ahead.