I Never Liked Curling My Hair—Until I Used This Curling Iron

I was never fond of styling my hair.

I've always had incredibly long tresses that rivaled Rapunzel's, so attempting to do anything other than straightening my locks was a nightmare.

I gave up on curling my hair years ago, because it never turned out the way I wanted, and I used way too much hairspray. Sorry about that, ozone layer.

When HAI Beauty Concepts asked me to review their new SYLKSTYLER curling iron, I was hesitant at first. Nevertheless, I agreed to test it out. I hoped using it would help me get over my disdain for curling my hair.

After receiving the curling iron, it took me a while to actually sit down and try it—months, actually.

I was so scared I was going to use it wrong or my hair would look like a mess that I let it just sit in a box, until I was finally brave enough to give it a go.

The SYLKSTYLER promises a lot. The one-inch curling iron features damage control technology, which works to maintain your hair's natural volume and reduces both breakage and damage. It has a ceramic heater, meaning the barrel heats up fast and stays hot all throughout the process. And it automatically shuts-off after 60 minutes, so you don't have to worry if you forget to turn it off.

With all of the iron's nifty features in mind, I got to work. I started out by straightening my hair to make it easier to curl.

Next, I fired that bad boy up to the highest setting—450 degrees, to be exact—and curled my first strand.

I'll admit, I had no idea what I was doing. The strands of hair I was curling were pretty thick, mainly because I'm not one to spend hours doing my hair. Every girl with thick, long locks knows why.

After about 30 minutes, my hair was fully curled. Here's what it looked like before and after it was done:

Ashley's hair before and after using HAI Beauty Concepts' SYLKSTYLER curling iron

(Before and after using SYLKSTYLER curling iron)

I was pretty pleased with how my hair turned out, considering I haven't used a curling iron in quite some time.

My hair was a bit frizzy after quickly running over it with a straightener, but all of that frizz was gone after I used the SYLKSTYLER. Not to mention, there was a bit more volume added to my hair after it was curled.

I didn't have any hairspray on hand, so my curls fell out within a few hours or so—but they lasted significantly longer than they previously did, if I didn't shower them with hairspray.

It's safe to say I'll be using this curling iron again and again, especially because I need to hone my technique. Next time, I'll be sure to have some hairspray nearby.

If you want a SYLKSTYLER of your very own, you can purchase one for $79.95 HERE.


HAI Beauty Concepts doesn't just make amazing curling irons. They also sell a multitude of other incredible hair styling tools. HERE's what I thought of their STYLSET blow dryer.