Etekcity Hair Curler; We tried it, here’s the review!

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You have never heard of EteckCity, ok you are not alone! We had never heard of them either. But they have been around for a few years manufacturing household gadgets.

The EAC-88 Instant Auto Hair Curler is the first Hair tool that they have made.
The Instant Auto Hair Curler is an Automatic spinning curling iron or hair curling tool. The inside looks more like a flat iron.
EtekCity’s Instant Curler is supposed to be fully automatic and save you hand and arm strain of traditional curling wands.

In this review, we will show you the main features, how it works, and the pros and cons of the product.
Then you will be able to determine if it is worth your time and hard-earned dollars

About EtekCity

  • Etekcity is an eCommerce retailer based on  Amazon serving customers in home improvement, consumer electronics, and outdoor equipment.
  • Their goal is to give the best value in both product and service to their customers around the world
  • If support needed Etekcity Customer Service we will get back to you within 24 hours
  • They have four offices in three countries, (US, Germany, China)
  • ALL Etekcity products come with a 1-year warranty with the option to extend it by 1 additional year by registering your product.
  • If you register your product you will receive product safety, troubleshooting, and maintenance information.

Standard Features of the EAC-88 Instant Auto Curler

  • 45 watts
  • Weighs 0.95lb (430g)
  • 1.1” Ceramic Coated Curling Wand: Aluminum ceramic barrel
    • barrel heats up fast and evenly
  • 2 curling directions (left, right),
  • 3 heat settings (300°F, 350°F, 410°F),
  • 6-time alerts (5s, 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 30s), (the beep)
    • When pressing and holding the rotate button, the hair curler will beep to remind you how long you have curled, one beep means 5 seconds
  • Auto Shut-off: curler will automatically turn off after 60 min.
  • Anti-Tangle Protection: The hair curler will stop curling and beep if too much hair put in to prevent pulling; If hair your hair gets tangled just pull the curler straight down to release the hair.
  • Note: it is best to use 1-inch sections of hair at a time
  • 360 swivel cord
  • 5.9ft/8.1m power cord
  • Dual Voltage: (AC 100–240V)
  • Heat resistant storage pouch and a cleaning brush
  • Quality Assured: ETL/CETL listed, CA Prop 65 certified
  • 2-Year extended warranty

How To use the Instant Auto Curler

  • EtekCIty Auto Hair Curler:
    • Choose the direction of rotation
    • Slide hair in the barrel
    • press the button
    • Continue pressing the button to hear the beeping timer
  • I found that it is better to:
    • Release the button when hair is completely  wound around the barrel
    • Press the button again when you want to release the hair
    • This method you will need to count or use a stopwatch for the timer
  • Safety feature: make sure the heat setting is OFF when you plug in your curler otherwise the iron will not turn on. Plug-in first, then set the heat.

Recently EtekCity sent us an instant auto curler to try for ourselves.
Here were our first impressions of the EtekCity Instant Auto Curler
*EtekCity did not pay us to review their product

Unbiased reviews

Some close friends also tested the product here is what they said:

“The rotation button is in an awkward position. I kept hitting the button on accident. It curled fine on one side but my hair got tangled in it on the other.”

Final Thoughts

The beeping timer only works when pressing the rotate button. That function did not work well for me because the hair gets loose from the barrel when it continues to rotate and therefore did not give me good curl results.

Skipping the beeping timer and only holding the rotate button long enough for my hair to wrap around the barrel allows for a tighter hold and better curl.

The curler continues to heat up and stays hot even without the timer. So if you are willing to count the seconds or use an external timer, it works well.

Very simple to use once you understand how it works

The EtekCity Instant Auto Curler is faster and safer than a traditional curling iron.

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Stephanie, a native Floridian, has spent the majority of her 25 year career as a licensed Professional in the Hair industry, specializing in Chemical Processing and Curly Hair cutting.

She began learning about natural hair care while working at Aubrey Organics. More recently, she has been taking on the challenging question of hair loss and regrowth as a Hair Coach for Kerotin Haircare.

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