Ever since I was a little girl, I have wanted curly hair. Not beachy wave curly but wild Carrie Bradshaw curly. My hair is, unfortunately, pin straight and limp as a wet noodle and I used to beg my mom to french braid it after my shower in hopes that I would wake up with beautiful curls. I have tried hot rollers, foam rollers, and various types of curling wands, and have yet to get the kind of curl I want.

So when I had the opportunity to try the CHI Lava Ceramic Pro Spin N Curl I was both excited and intimidated. I had never seen a curling iron like this, and there is a bit of a learning curve to it. Hold the curler vertically with the digital control side facing your head (you’ll see ”this side towards head” on the product so you can’t miss it!) Take up to 1” section of hair and lay the section into the chamber (if larger sections are used, and the hair gets tangled the tangle alert will beep). Press and continuously hold the arrow button in the desired direction to curl your hair. Your hair strand will be automatically curled into the chamber and it will stop rotating. You will hear 3 beeps once the curl is set. Slide the tool in a downward motion to gently release the hair.

I’m not going to lie, I was terrified when I first used this because I thought my hair was going to get tangled and I’d have to cut it out. But this is pretty much foolproof and there is no pulling, tugging, or tangling at all. I was impressed by how easy it was to use once I got the hang of it and how smooth my hair looked. Plus I didn’t burn myself at all, which is a problem I run into with traditional curling wands (I am very clumsy).

How did they turn out? They were nice, but not the tight curls of my dreams. They ended up looking more wavy and beachy, which I know is the desired look for many people. Another FutureDerm team member with finer, shorter hair than me used it and loved it! I would recommend this if you want looser curls but if you’re looking for anything tighter go with a traditional wand.


Create flawless curls and waves at the push of a button with the CHI Lava Pro Spin N Curl. Sourced from some of the most effective heat conducting materials found on earth; volcanic lava combined with the power of CHI ceramic creates bouncy, sleek results without the damaging effects of high heat styling. Hair is drawn into the heat isolating curl chamber and timed to create lively, shiny curls and waves every time!


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