So in this post I want to tell you about my last acquisition, a pretty cool curling tool called Hot Tools Supertool 2 Curling Iron Multi Heat Control.
I bought this styling tool a few weeks ago because I really needed a curling iron, as my old one (finally :P) got broken. Yeah, I guess it was about time… I’ll write a review about that one too one day, but for now…let’s focus on the Supertool Curling Iron.
Product name: Supertool 2″ Curling Iron with Multi-Heat Control
Producer: Hot Tools
Price: $34.78 right now
Cheapest place to buy: Amazon
Mark: 9.00 /10
Okay, so now I want to tell you exactly what I liked and what I didn’t like about this product, because there are a lot to say, believe me. 😀
Before I start with this, I should mention that I received this tools as a gift, I didn’t buy it for myself (I would have probably chosen something else, but… 😛 ). Anyway, here are the does and don’ts.
After about 2 weeks of use (weekly use, not daily) I’m pretty satisfied with how it curls my hair because it doesn’t make it frizzy or dry. I mean that it remains soft even the next days, although I would have expected it to get frizzy the next morning
Works pretty good on thick hair too, mine is pretty thick now and this tool still made its job
I have the 2″ version, but there are 6 other sizes, according to your hair’s length and thickness, so you don’t have to choose a standard one
It has a pretty good temperature range, up to 430 Fahrenheit or 220 Celsius. Plus that it gets hot really really fast, I have to wait about 10 seconds
I also like that it’s pretty light. I don’t know about the other versions, but the 2″ one that I have isn’t heavy at all
It has a one year warranty, but I don’t think there are serious chances that it gets broken in such a short period
I had no idea how much it cost (I said before, I got it as a gift), but I would have said it about…$45. As it has pretty nice qualities. But I was surprised to see it was $10 less, so I guess the price is really good on Amazon. Plus that I noticed it’s the cheapest place for this tool
You can buy it even if you’re not from the US, as it can be shipped internationally
I absolutely hate the package! To me it looks like a very cheap toy made in China. You’re probably making fun of me right now, but that’s how it seems to me…I would definitely change it if I were the producer
From what I know (and I hope I’m not wrong because I don’t want to deceive you) it’s not dual voltage, so it can only be used in America, not in Europe or Australia
No automatic shut off button, which can be pretty bad if you tend to forget styling tools on 😛
It’s not made of ceramic (which is the best fabric for styling tools, as it protects hair best of all)
That’s basically my general opinion about this curling tool, which is a pretty cool product but of course that is also has enough downsides. Here’s where you can get it from: the first product is the 2″ version that I have, and the other are some of the other 7 ones.
But if you want even more details about my experience with it, well…here they come! 🙂
So, let’s get to the real review
Like I said in the beginning, I got this Supertool Curling Iron as a gift from a friend who knew I was about to get another curling tool. I can’t say it was a huge “luck”, as I would have probably bought a more professional one myself, but…this one is a gift so I’m pretty satisfied with it.
Just to make things clear, this friend of mine doesn’t know about my blog, that’s why I allowed myself to tell my “honest” opinion about the curling too I got. 😛
Anyway, now I want to give you a bit more details about what this tool offers and whether it would be suitable for your hair or not. Stay tuned! 😀
The most important question: Does it make good curls or not?
Yeah, it does!
I was surprised of this myself, as this product isn’t the best I’ve tried in my life, and because of its pretty big number of downsides I didn’t really consider it quite a “must try”.
Just take a look at this picture.
It’s true that I have naturally curly hair so it always remains curly after using any curler in the world, but it generally gets frizzy the next morning… And the curls don’t remain as fixed and as good looking when I wake up the following day.
But with this curler, it seems like my problem disappeared completely!
My hair doesn’t get frizzy in the morning, and the curls’ pattern remains pretty much the same. So it’s not like I have to re-curl my hair every day, it stays in good shape until I wash it.
Believe me that I wouldn’t praise it if I haven’t had any reason, it’s not my favorite tool at all, but… when it comes to the curls it makes, I can only praise it.
What size should I get?
I told you before that there are 7 options available, based on the tools’ size: 1″, 1 1/2″, 1-1/4″, 1/2″, 2″ (the one I have), 3/8″ and 5/8″.
It’s about which would be best for your hair. The sizes are made according to hair length and thickness.
The smaller dimensions this tool has, the more proper it is for shorter hair. To make it easier to understand, if you have short hair (like shoulder- length), I guess the 1″ is the best choice for you. On the other hand, if you have thick, long hair, the 2″ is probably what you need.
That’s kind of the mechanism. And from what I know, you can also message Amazon before buying it and ask them what size they would recommend. Yeah, I know that Amazon staff’s strong point isn’t probably hair issues, but you can try. 😉
Gets heated up really fast…
Yeah, here I have to admit that I was extremely impressed by this tool, especially because it’s not a flat iron…I wouldn’t have been surprised to see a flat iron that gets hot in 10 seconds, but with curling tools it’s different.
So I have to praise it for this.
The temperature range is also more than you actually need, I mean no girl would curl her hair at 430 F, isn’t it so? Well, at least I wouldn’t and I don’t know anyone who would…
So it’s important to know that the temperature range is between 280-430 F, which is about 140-220 C. These temperatures perfect for anyone, no matter how loose or not loose you want your curls to be.
…but I wish it was made of ceramic 🙁
That’s probably the biggest complaint I have about this curler, besides the package of course. 😀
Now, using styling tools on your hair isn’t good at all, you probably know this because everyone says it. And it’s true. We sometimes have a great alternative because there are more and more ceramic tools, that offer a pretty good protection so the hair doesn’t get very damaged.
But tools that don’t have ceramic protection will, at one point, damage your hair. That’s available if they’re used regularly, not just from time to time. And they will damage it even if you use protection sprays or stuff like that, because…that’s how it is. 🙁
That’s why I really wish this curler was made of ceramic.
It’s true that it’s still a curler and it won’t damage your hair as much as a straightener, but even so, this damage could be avoided…
Anyway, all I can recommend you is not to use it daily. Try to use it at most every 2-3 days, even less often if it’s possible. In this way you won’t damage you hair too much and too fast.
My final opinion
I guess I have to conclude my review now, in order to give you a proper idea whether this tool is worth buying or not.
Well…If I have to be honest, I guess it is worth buying.
The curls it makes are really nice and resistant (at least for me 🙂 ), it has a wide range of sizes and temperatures, and last but not least, a very good price.
But keep in mind that you shouldn’t use it daily, as it’s not made of a ceramic fabric, so it could at one point harm your hair. Anyway, once you use it 2-3 times per week you shouldn’t worry too much. 🙂
As for me, I’ll continue to use it weekly and in case I notice any split ends, I will update my review. For now, I’m pretty satisfied with it and I do consider it to be a good curling iron, but by far not the best.
Just a pretty good item for a lower budget. 😀
So what do you think about the Hot Tools Supertool 2″ Curling Iron Multi Heat Control? Have you ever tried it? Or would you be tempted to?
Let me know your answer in the comments below.