Does the Air Curler Really Work?


Does the Air Curler work?The Air Curler represents a truly unique and novel way to curl you hair using your current hair dryer and their specially shaped plastic unit. If it works it would mean a fast way to get the curly look, so we had to check in more detail to see what users think.

Overview
Those with straight hair long for curls and there are plenty of ways to get them, and new ones coming to the market on a regular basis. It’s a matter of getting the best curls possible in the shortest time, and with the least amount of hassle. You don’t want to burn yourself, harm your hair, or use products with a lot of chemicals in them to get the results you want. That’s why when a product like this comes around where you can’t hurt yourself, where it doesn’t harm your hair, and where the results look like a salon’s, it gets attention.

The Claim
The makers of the Air Curler claim that it is able to give the curls because of the way bowl is designed. It is shaped in a way that creates a mini vortex in which your hair spins around and around very quickly. They say you don’t need to add any product to your hair, and that you don’t need to use a curling iron or any other gadget in conjunction with it. They also say you’ll get detailed instructions on how to use it, so you won’t be lost once you get it home.

The Hype
The infomercial ads a bit of hype to this, comparing it to a cotton candy machine, which is what it looks like while it’s in use. But also it’s depicting a best case scenario where all conditions are perfect and the results look amazing. You should understand that there is always a gap between how a product is shown on TV and how it performs in your home.

The Cost
In one of the very few times that we’ve seen this, you actually can decide if you want to get one or two of the Air Curler, and you’re not forced to pay the extra shipping on the 2nd one if you don’t want it. This means that you can opt to pay $23 and get just one, or pay $29 and get two. Either you’re thinking that two would be great, or you really don’t need that 2nd one, and here you get to decide if you want to keep the $6 or not.

The nice part about not paying an inflated shipping price is that you can actually take them up on their 30 day money back guarantee and you’ll get back a larger portion of the purchase price. Many companies will charge a small amount for the product and a larger amount for shipping so that no matter whether it gets returned or not they’re still making a profit. But in this instance it seems that they really expect you to be satisfied, and have set up the pricing structure accordingly.

The Commitment
This should represent a faster way to get your hair curled than other methods. The “cotton candy” method they’re using takes about 30 seconds for each section of hair, so you can do your entire head in a few minutes. The nice thing is that it’s also drying your hair at the same time, and also there’s less room for error, so you don’t have to go back and fix mistakes as much as you’re used to.

Evaluation
The air curler has shown that it is effective not only through the infomercial, which always show the product working, but also in real time on video, like the one below. In addition that this it’s also received positive feedback from third-party users that say it does work to create a sort of vortex that your hair spins around in. It may look a bit chaotic while it’s in use, but when the hair comes out if it it looks like it’s been properly curled.

One concern that many have when they see it in action is whether this is going to cause their hair to be extra frizzy, or if it’s going to tangle their hair in the process. The end result is that your hair is curled up do to the vortex nature created within the unit. It is not tangling the hair, and it is not causing it to frizz up. It doesn’t frizz because you’re using the hair dryer’s cool setting for the second half of the treatment, so the curl sets and the hair rests and it turns out looking good.

Final Air Curler Review

The Air Curler is getting our Solid Try rating, as this is a truly unique way to curl your hair that doesn’t involve using dangerous heating elements that can burn your fingers and scorch your hair. The likelihood of screwing up with it is cut down very low because it’s remarkably easy to learn. You also don’t have to worry about getting it wrong because the directions are very easy to follow.

Our Recommendation
If curling your hair is a regular style for you, this makes sense to add to your hair styling collection because the price is relatively cheap, and because nothing else we’ve seen offers the same sort of results without a lot of fuss. We’ve seen curlers that work as well, but that aren’t as easy or fun to use.

What do you think? Does Air Curler work or not?


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Rita May 25, 2013 at 2:10 pm

DON’T buy the AIRCURLER! I ordered it a month ago, it’s still not here! The company called me two weeks after I submitted my online order to “verify” my address. Who does that with an Internet order, two weeks later……well, I’ll tell you who…..SCAMMERS. As part of the verification conversation, they subtlety throw in the fact that you are now going to be sent gas station coupons, with your delivery of the aircurler, for an additional $29 per month……but you have 14 days to cancel your membership in the gas coupon program. The AIRCURLER IS A SCAM TO GET YOU ON THE HOOK FOR $29 per month for worthless, unwanted coupons. When you call their customer service number, it is impossible to get through and none of the order confirmation emails can be replied to. BUYER BEWARE!

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S June 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Ok, so this is not true. If you read the fine print on the actual order site (www.aircurler.com) you will see that it says that you will only receive the air curler. I have a friend who ordered it, and it’s true that it takes forever to order, but if you had to pay $29 a month, you didn’t buy from the real air curler company. As proof, I will copy and paste all of the fine print below. Also, you actually can check the status of the order using certain links. As for the machine it’s self, it entirely works, but buyer beware that this only fits on standard sized hair dryer, so any strange size whether it’s bigger or smaller will not work.

OFFER DETAILS:
You will receive the AIR CURLER® Styling Tool for just $14.99 and $7.99 processing and handling. Each offer ordered today totals to $22.98. Or take advantage of our BONUS offer and receive a 2nd AIR CURLER® Styling Tool for just $5.99 additional Processing and Handling. By taking advantage of the Buy One Get One TV special today, each offer ordered will total to only $28.97.

This product is covered by a 30-day money back guarantee, less Processing & Handling.
Please allow 3-6 weeks for delivery.

To review the status of your order, please visit http://www.AirCurlerCustomerService.com.
For Customer Service, please email us at AirCurlerCustomerServiceUS@Fulfillment.com or call us at 1-866-655-4337. Customer Service is available Monday thru Friday 5:00am – 5:00pm PST. Please allow 24 hours for your order to reach our system.

Please Note:
An additional $10 shipping surcharge is added for items sent outside of the Continental United States
Sales tax will be applied to orders from CA, CT, NV and VT.
Canadian residents, province tax applies

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Derpy June 27, 2013 at 9:46 am

You must be from the company.
They said they haven’t gotten theirs yet.

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You can buy the air culer ow at RiteAid July 4, 2013 at 4:45 am

I thought I would let everyone know you can find the Air Curler for sale now at Rite Aid for 14.95. I was in my local store yesterday and I came across an entire section of items “as seen on tv”. I wanted to try it but was a little worried it was to good to be true. I may go buy one tomorrow and give it try and if it doesn’t do what it says I will return it for a refund.

I live in a small town so I am sure they will be stocking it in other Rite Aid stores so check at your local store.

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Sandy May 6, 2014 at 3:08 am

I got mine ‘reduced for quick sale at a Rite Aid in Connecticut! Funny! I quickly tried it two times and I like it. I have very long straight, flat hair, and this gave a nice look. I’m going to watch the video to get more instructions.

Sydni May 28, 2013 at 1:02 pm

This is crazy I ordered it and a week later they call and said we r all out they said please expect a regular pack of rollers then a month later I got it and it was broken I repeat don’t buy it its a big scam I yelled on the phone and ask for service and the operator was acting stupid so I sent it back with a rude note its crazy don’t order this dumb thing

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Janet June 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I say it might be worth it but wait for it to come to stores (they always do) then buy it at Bed Bath and Beyond with their 20% coupon :)

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stephanie June 12, 2013 at 9:53 pm

The air curler does not work, its a piece of junk and waste of money. All it does it spin your hair together.. total dissappointment. They also sell your information (name, address, credit card #) to NUMEROUS telemarketers! They call NON stop and want to either confirm your shipping address OR “send you a thank you gift” then they try to scam you into signing up for multiple discount clubs.. don’t fall into the hype.. not worth the headache

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stephanie June 12, 2013 at 9:58 pm

The previous comment about being charged $29.95/a month it true,but its not for the air curler. If you agree the sign up they charge you a $1.00 for the first month and $29.95 a month after that until you cancel. I received the same phone call.. whatever company makes the air curler sells your information and the scammers call and act as their apart of the company but they are really trying to sign you up for multiple discount clubs they promise gift cards, vouchers, all kinds of stuff. I have multiple numbers calling!

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ac July 29, 2013 at 2:56 am

I got the same phone calls.. how will I cancel the subscription? are they gonna send me something in the mail?

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Mabel June 15, 2013 at 5:17 am

Don’t give those people your credit card number. Seriously. If you want to try this thing, wait until it shows up at Walmart or Walgreens (almost all the TV gadgets do). Then you won’t have to pay any shipping.

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Do NOT order June 27, 2013 at 9:44 am

They share your info with “partners” that call you at almost 11pm to tell you you’re getting $100 worth of free gas vouchers, and other valuable coupons, of course that’s for the monthly fee mentioned above. They call to “verify your order” and state that they are from air curler. What a scam.

Great so now I am getting late night sales calls. If I don’t have my air curler in a timely manner I plan to put a stop payment.

They probably don’t ship until it funds! Grrrr!

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April July 9, 2013 at 5:54 pm

I went to cosmetology school, so I can tell you a few things about this product. Twirling your hair around in a “vortex” will not create beautiful, well-formed curls. If it were really that easy, products like this would be in every home, already.
I’m not sure why the product claims that using the cool setting will prevent frizz, because frizz is caused by a variety of factors-not just heat.
This product leaves hair looking messy and kind of unkempt, like it hasn’t been combed in a few days. Plus, it appears to be kind of time-consuming. Judging by the video, it would be faster to use a curling iron.

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Kaila Braley July 24, 2013 at 7:28 pm

That’s what I was concerned about when I saw this on TV. It seemed like a cool idea, but it looked like it would either make your hair messy, or curl it at first but they would fall out almost instantly. Probably if your hair is already curly, it might hold it, but I didn’t believe someone with straight hair could count on this to give you nice sleek curls that last all day.

And now seeing all these comments about this being a scam makes me not want to buy from this company at all. I might look into it if I could get it at a store, but I don’t trust that it would do what it says it will, and I wouldn’t want to support a company that seems to not have good customer service, or maybe even scams.

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Megan July 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm

It is in the stores already… and I like it the heat doesn’t mess-up your hair does not burn your hair!

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Claude July 21, 2013 at 1:54 pm

This is an interesting product design. The video shows it working, but definitely not in the 3 seconds per piece of hair that it claims to -more like 20-30 seconds. Also, it shows someone else doing it for you – how much longer would it take if you did it on your own? The result was a loose curl, that to be honest, didn’t look like it would hold. In fact, there is no ‘claim’ as to how long these curls will hold, only that it would not cause frizz. Will it last an hour or 8? Also, it seems to be targeted to a specific group of women – those with long straight hair. Some people may want to use a flat iron or curling wand which are multi-use and can be used with a more diverse group of women. Also, another ‘red flag’ is that they are willing to send you 2 for the price of 1. Doesn’t really boost my confidence in the product.

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Rhonda August 4, 2013 at 2:48 am

I just saw the Air Curler on television the other day and wanted to check out the reviews. I was really excited and wanted to purchase the product. How amazing would it be to just blow dry your hair into curls and eliminate the curling iron completely? I guess the only way I will try it is if I see it at a yard sale or on clearance for a few dollars. I don’t mind losing a few dollars to see if it works.

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Chloe August 11, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Its cheeper to make it with a cardboard box and designers duct tape. (and it also works better too!)

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lori December 13, 2013 at 7:31 pm

You guys must not be doing it right!!! I had to get use to it at first. Now I use it all the time :)
So much faster to curl my hair!

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Ketina Swatsworth January 22, 2014 at 11:07 pm

I got an air curler for Christmas and I love it. I use it every day. It is quick and easy. Works best for me days I wash my hair.

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Autumn Welch December 13, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Worked great for me! I have long, fine hair that is naturally wavy.

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