I Reviewed the CHI Spin N' Curl Iron and I'm Obsessed
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Hey, guys! A lot of you have been asking me about my skincare and hair routine, and I just wanted to—JK, literally no one has ever asked me about how I do my hair, because it normally looks shitty and janky. That is, until I taught myself how to finally curl my hair at the ripe age of me, three weeks ago, thanks to my new magical curling iron.

Well, to be fair, “taught myself” is a loose term, as this tool really does most of the heavy lifting, if not all of the work. Enter the CHI Spin N’ Curl – a rotating, self-curling iron that basically curls your hair automatically. Seriously.

You just feed a small section of hair into its tulip-shaped chamber, press a button (left or right, depending on which side you’re curling your hair), and wait approximately five seconds as some air gently winds your hair around an internal rotating iron and curls it—that’s it.

And if you’re thinking, wow, that def seems like a recipe for me losing all my hair, don’t worry—your hair can’t actually get “stuck” or snagged in the barrel (believe me, I’ve tried). If you insert a section of hair that’s too thick or tangled, the wand automatically senses an issue, stops curling, and beeps to let you know to remove that ish ASAP.

Basically, this iron was designed for someone with absolute no skills or confidence in their hairstyling abilities. Not sure how long to hold a curl? Doesn’t matter—the wand beeps when it’s time to release your hair (although you can totally remove your hair at any time; it’s not “locked” in or anything).

Terrified you’ll burn your fingers (or neck, or scalp, or face…)? Don’t be—the actual iron in the Chi Air Spin N’ Curl is covered by a sturdy shell that barely feels warm against your skin. Unless you purposely stick your fingers into the chamber to touch the iron (don’t?), it’s basically impossible for you to burn yourself.

Plus, and this is the most important plus, it actually curls your hair and makes it look good. None of that limp-noodle or prom-curl B.S. Proof: my coworker’s hair, which I curled in under 10 minutes.

But if you’re still not convinced, allow me to break down why, exactly, the Chi Air Spin N’ Curl is so appealing to me, a baby-woman who has avoided all hair tools (including hair dryers) for the majority of my life.

Tl;dr: The Pros

  • You don’t need to know how to curl your hair. The last friend who tried to teach me how to curl my hair lasted exactly 10 minutes before my incompetence broke her and left her repeating, “Curl outside-in, outside-in,” while trembling in a corner. Thankfully, this iron takes your hair and curls it all by itself—you just need to push a button for the direction you want.
  • You cannot—I repeat—cannot burn yourself. I’ve even masochistically tried, inching my finger onto the surface of the outer chamber like a surrogate patch of tender neck or scalp ready to be charred, and, folks, it does not burn you. This thing is truly idiot-proof.
  • Your hair can’t get stuck or tangled in it, no matter how lazily you section it off. I’m not one for precision when it comes to these things, so if I can get through it without ripping my hair out, you can too.
  • Your arm doesn’t get tired. I can’t even blow-dry my hair without my arms getting exhausted and me turning irritable (which is why, you know, I don’t). But you’re doing very little work here—mostly just pinching off pieces of hair to feed into the chamber.
  • You don’t have to guess the temp. I assumed the fancy digital thermometer was just to make it seem more high-tech than it needed to be, but it’s actually very convenient to know exactly when the iron is hot enough to use (which, in my experience, is within a minute).

The conclusion is that I’m in love with this iron. And for those of you who are wondering how I could be so obsessed with the CHI Spin N’ Curl if I have to bust out another tool to do my crown, it’s like this: The Spin N’ Curl is like your best friend of the month—you love EVERYTHING about her, you’re both obsessed with each other, and she can cheer you up fast with shit-talking and words of affirmation.

But there are times when you want serious input too. And your regular curling iron is like a stern but loving matriarch. You’re a little scared of her, but you know she’s got your back. She might not be as fun, but she’s reliable, and when you’re going through it and need advice, you know you’ll feel better if you get that support ratio of 85 percent fun friend, 15 percent scary-but-loving grandma.

Ultimately, though, the Spin N’ Curl has changed my life. No longer shackled to the whims of the universe and random good hair days, I’ve suddenly discovered a reserve of fortitude within to create my own destiny: amazing hair days every day! Anyway, I hard-core recommend buying this curling iron—either way, I intend on claiming this story as a charitable contribution on my taxes.

CHI Spin N Curl

Create flawless curls and waves at the push of a button with the CHI Spin n Curl. Hair is drawn into the curl chamber where it is heated and timed to create perfect curls and waves every time! The digital temperature display offers easily adjustable temperature settings and a selection of preset temperature settings for each hair texture, creating a customizable styling experience while avoiding unnecessary heat damage.

Ceramic heat technology produces far infrared heat while the conditioning benefits of negative ions results in shinier, healthier and more beautiful hair. Curling hair has never been so effortless with the CHI Spin n Curl!

Credit: cosmopolitan.com

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