I test a lot of new, cool beauty products every single day and I was thinking that you guys would love to know my thoughts on those. Until recently, not all of such reviews make it into the blog being available only for my Insta Stories followers only. I figured that those first impressions could be an area of interest for a broader group of readers and decided to launch a new series on my blog called Hot or Not where we’ll be discussing whether some of the trendy beauty products are actually worth the hype.
I’m starting the series with a review of *Click n Curl Styling brush tool that promises voluminous blow-out in a comfort of your own house. Let’s see how it actually works!
The Promise: “The Click n Curl is a detachable round brush styling tool that makes it easier than ever to give yourself a blowout at home instead of a salon, saving yourself both time and money. Unlike other styling tools, Click n Curl allows you to dry and style your hair all in one step, minimizing the amount of heat applied to hair when styling. It’s easy to use, saves you both time and money, and makes a great gift for the holidays.”
How It Works: Basically, you blow-dry your hair, as usual, using Click n Curl hair brushes. When each section of the hair is dry, you wrap your hair around the barrel and fix the brush with a special clip that comes in a package. Then, you detach a handle from the brush and leave it as is while blow-drying the rest of the hair.
My Experience: I decided to test the Click n Curl system prior to a family event when I had a limited time to get ready. After spraying my hair with a heat protectant, I figured I’d test the system in a combination with this *new cute hair dryer by amika as you are probably tired seeing my beloved 1907 Zero7 Air Lightweight Dryer in every single tutorial. This apricot colored hair dryer comes in a perfectly sized bag that makes it perfect for traveling.
I started from the front sections of my hair and moved backward. The barrels were lightweight and easy to use and I truly enjoyed how easily and smoothly the handle attaches and removes from the brush. After finishing with each barrel, I secured them with perfectly sized clips. When I was working with the fifth barrel, I figured there were not enough clips in the set for each barrel. I googled what to do and followed the advice for leaving the barrel in my hair without the clip. Surprisingly, the barrel stayed in my hair without moving!
The five barrels that came in the kit did not cover all of my hair so I walked around for a while in order to make sure that my hair is completely dry and “settled” before removing the barrels. The results were impressive: I felt that my hairstyle is much more voluminous than usually. I loved the big bouncy wave that the tool created at the end of my hair and a smooth finish that you’d typically have from a blow-dry. In other words, the final product looked like I used a hair straightener and then a curling iron for the ends. Considering how much time such double-styling takes and how much more heat the hair receives, Click n Curl was the obvious winner.
However, I had a few concerns about the system. First of all, I forgot to part my hair that was a big mistake as I have an asymmetric haircut: some sections of my hair were facing the wrong direction so I had to part my hair and redo the same thing again. I tried using a thermal water to make my hair wet again, but it didn’t really help so I used *Cuvée Styling Balm for help to tame my one part facing a wrong direction. Second of all, I didn’t have enough barrels to cover the entire head so it took a bit extra time to style my hair in two steps. Saying so, definitely consider an extension set as it will save you time.
Overall, I had a positive experience with Click n Curl that translated into a good hair day. While I would not use this tool on a daily basis (I try to avoid using heat in my hair as much as I can), it would be definitely a great system to use for special occasions.
Tips and Tricks: Separate a middle section of hair first and blow-dry your hair away from the face. Secure a barrel with a clip as usually and continue styling the rest of the hair. That trick allows adding extra volume to your roots so your entire hairstyle looks more voluminous.
If you are planning on picking a part, do it before you start blow-drying hair so each side of your hair faces a right direction.
Pros: The set only costs $39.99 which makes it a great investment. You are getting five brushes for the price of one, plus hair clips that you can use for all sorts of hair styling. In my opinion, the monetary value of the set is very good. Think about this way: even if you decide not to use the system, you can always use just brushes!
As promised, Click n Curl system saves time and adds volume to your hair—at least for my short hair. It took me about 10 minutes to finish with the first five barrels and a bit less with the next three so I would say you can have a blow-dry in under 20 minutes.
It might sound weird, but the system allows to “marinate” your curls prior to the important event so they last longer. Since you are having your hair in barrels, you allow your curls to cool down which extends the longevity of your hairstyle.
Cons: There were not enough barrels and clips in my kit to cover all hair so if you are planning on purchasing this kit, I highly recommend the extension version.
Some other bloggers who reviewed this kit complained that those brushes stuck in their hair. While I understand where they are coming from (when I had long hair, it was almost impossible to brush them through), I didn’t have such problem, as my hair is short and naturally smooth. However, I decided to list this concern about the product anyways in case you have problems with tangling.
The Verdict: It’s a hot! Great value and great results!