VS Sassoon The Curl Secret™ Trial Team
20 testers (5 written and 15 video) aged over 22 years with hair that’s chin-length or longer. Testers hair types varied, with a mix of fine, thick, naturally straight or wavy-haired testers involved in this trial.
Overall star rating during this trial*:
VS Sassoon The Curl Secret™ is an at-home curling device that is designed to make curling your hair easy and fun. The Curl Secret™ doesn’t depend on angles and twisting to get the perfect curl, all you have to do is put your hair into the chamber and watch the curl come out seconds later.
Members loved how easy it was to curl the hard to reach areas of their head and were pleased to be able to adjust the heat setting to suit their hair and achieve the desired result. With a low setting to create loose waves, a medium setting to create more structured curls and a high setting to create tight, spiral curls (as well as two heat settings) members were able to tailor their look with ease. They also loved the ‘beeps’ that informed them when it was time to release the curl and prevented over or under-curling.
While some members found that the Curl Secret™ took almost as long as their regular hair curlers to achieve a full head of curls, they were impressed with how beautiful the curls looked and how long they lasted. They also loved that there was less danger of burning themselves while straightening hair compared with using other tools.
“I like the use of #8 (the 8-second setting) because it gives me relaxed, beach-y waves. I couldn't be happier with this product; it is such an innovative and effective way to style the hair. I was speechless at how fast I was able to achieve a full head of curls, it may have taken me less than 20 mins, hence the 5 out of 5 star rating.” – von-nation. Read more...
“I would call this the lazy girl’s tool for perfect curls because sure there are other tools that can produce equally defined and long lasting curls, but nothing does it as easily as the Curl Secret, which makes what is typically a tedious task very fun!” - Lillypilly. Read more...
“The Curl Secret has two heat settings - a cooler one for fine or damaged hair and a hotter setting for thicker hair. You can also determine the type of curl you want. There are 3 settings, which provide you with many options; from loose, beach-y waves, to tighter spiral-curls. I found that even without styling products, (other than the all important heat protector), my previously impossible-to-curl hair had curls all day.” – Chicklet. Read more...
“VS Sassoon Curl Secret curls were bouncy, perfect and they lasted for two days without any hair spray (this was on higher heat and 12 seconds) – I have never achieved that before with any styling tool, so I’m beyond amazed!
Overall, I loved VS Sassoon Curl Secret – it makes perfect curls that last and last. It takes a bit of time, but the end result is absolutely amazing and worth the time.” – Ms Jelena. Read more...
“I had to work the morning I first trialled the styler and the compliments I received were incredible, I told everyone about this revolutionary curling styler. Along with the styler there is also a tool that is inserted to clean inside the chamber to free any product, dust etc and there is also a heat protection mat and a drawstring bag to protect the styler. VS thought of everything when they created this super styler. By the end of my creation it really was as easy as hair goes in, curl comes out!” - Gofton. Read more...
To get the best results with the VS Sassoon Curl Secret™, always ensure:
• Each section of hair is combed and completely tangle free.
• Your sections of hair are neat and without any loose hairs falling to the sides of the guide. A good trick is to slightly twist the hair so it’s less likely for hairs to fall astray.
• The open end of the curl chamber is facing towards the head as per the marking indicators.
• When you hear the rapid beeps you need to open the handles to release the curl. Failing to do so will straighten the curl back out.
The Curl Secret is completely safe to use when the instructions are followed and care is taken. However, should a tangle occur, remember to leave the handles open and ease the hair out. For more serious tangles its best to turn off the heat whilst you do this.
* Rating refers to the 20 members included in the trial and is correct as of October 4 2013.
Do you think this is the product that will help you to achieve a gorgeous head of curls? Would you try this on your own hair?