Creates long-lasting curls in a snap. Lots of options for different types of curls and a tank that holds enough water for many uses. We love the safety feature that stops the motor and automatically reverses if too much hair is inserted.
There is a learning curve, as with any auto curler — and this is one of the priciest on the market.
Has three different time and temperature settings like more expensive models and produces quick, long-lasting curls. Settings allow for a variety of different sizes and tightness of curls.
Steam chamber can be a little hard to fill and the instructions that come with the curler aren't very detailed.
Features right, left, and auto direction settings along with three different timer settings and multiple temperature options. This means lots of options for natural-looking curls. Also has a 60-minute automatic shut-off for safety.
Like other less expensive models, this one doesn't come with instructions and the steam chamber can be difficult to fill.
Less damaging than typical straighteners thanks to the use of steam, you can use this iron both as a straightener and a curler. Also heats up quickly and has a 60-minute auto shutoff.
Fewer curl options than the automatic steam curlers and takes more time to curl an entire head of hair.
Gentle enough for fine hair while still producing great curls. Heats up quickly and has a lock feature you can turn on to avoid accidentally shutting it off or switching the temperature while in use.
Does not come with a bottle to fill the water tank and some buyers complained of not getting instructions in English.
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Steam hair curlers are relatively new to the market – instead of simply using heat to curl hair, these appliances combine steam and heat to make curls that have more shine and less damage. Many steam hair curlers have a large chamber at the end where you place a strand of hair then simply pull it through – it does all the work for you. Others work just like normal curlers and others still can be used both as a flat iron and a curler. However, if you primarily curl your hair then we suggest getting a dedicated curler. If you have a brand of hair-styling tools that you like already then we recommend trying to find their steam curler.
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