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Anyone with straight hair who sucks at styling it will agree: curling you hair — be it with rollers, a traditional hair curler, wand or flat iron — is no joke. Having those curls not fall flat within the hour is another story. And while I do love the straightforwardness of a clipless barrel, sometimes you gotta rotate your hand in awkward positions to get the fiddly bits in the back, which can get even trickier if you’re clumsy and aren’t into having your fingers, scalp or ears burned ever so slightly. It’s the price to pay for looking like a mermaid, right?

To that I say, the Conair Unbound Auto Curler might just change your life.

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So how does it work? You simply take one inch portions of your hair, stick them into a cylinder, press a button and voila. Finish with hairspray and get curls that last all day.

You can set the curls to spiral left or right, or randomize the directions for that “je ne sais quoi I woke up like this” look. There are also three heat settings, with the lower temperature creating looser curls. All that plus 60 minutes of cordless, curling action.

You can also get really close to the root without worrying about burning yourself. It’s pretty much the auto-drive function of a Tesla in curling tool form. Or so I assume — I haven’t actually driven a Tesla.

It does have some drawbacks — like, it can’t be used while it’s plugged in (which, for those of us who have had way too many “Oh crap, did I leave the curling iron plugged in?!” moments in our lives, might be a bonus). Hair can also get tangled in the barrel, but as long as it’s knot-free and you’re not putting too much of it into the cylinder, it isn’t a big issue.  Ease of use outweighs the tool’s cons — and this is coming from someone who is very bad at doing hair.

WHO IT’S FOR:

Straight haired people who want an easier way to curl their hair.

HOW MUCH?

$125

WHERE TO FIND IT:

Bed, Bath and Beyond

Three hair colour trends that have us booking appointments with our stylists ASAP