At first glance, the tool is a little intimidating, but once you get the hang of using it, it couldn't be easier. Right away, I was impressed by how fast it heats up — I'm talking within seconds of turning it on. Another added bonus is that the outside of the curler doesn't get hot, so you don't have to worry about accidental burns or placing it down on your counter. Because I have fine hair, I kept the temperature at 350 degrees, but it can go up to 410 if you have thicker hair. You hold the device straight up and down and place small sections of hair (about 3/4 to one inch in size) in the center of the barrel, press the button in the direction you want it to curl, and you're off. The timer can be set for 15, 17, or 19 seconds, but you can take your hair out whenever you want, which I did after about nine seconds.
Part of me was afraid my hair would get tangled in the internal rotating barrel, but I didn't come anywhere close to that happening — it was really as easy as the TikTok videos made it look. What I really like about this rotating curler is that it didn't leave my hair as hot as most traditional hot tools and, therefore, felt a bit healthier. I found getting the back of my head a little tricky with the angle of the device, but considering I've only been styling the front part of my hair for Zoom meetings as of late, it works for me. If you're someone who struggles with maneuvering a wand or curling iron, the CHI Spin and Curl Ceramic Rotating Curler ($100) would be a great solve. I'd consider this another TikTok win.