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Tracy Frank, Published September 04 2013

Air Curler great for loose beach waves

FARGO – I know I’ve said this before but it seems it bears repeating: I am a sucker for As Seen on TV products.

So when I saw a hair dryer attachment that would simultaneously dry and curl my hair, I instantly wanted it. Talk about multi-tasking.

Air Curler promises soft, tangle-free curls in minutes as it dries and curls your hair in one fast, easy step.

While it’s not quite as amazing as the commercials make it seem, it does work to an extent.

The air curler attaches to most hair dryers. To attach it, just slide it on the hairdryer’s nozzle and adjust the clear plastic ring that holds it in place. I think it would work best on hair dryers with circular nozzles. Mine is more of an oval and the air curler fell off a few times.

Use it on damp hair with dry roots.

Place a section of hair in the bowl and turn the hairdryer on medium heat setting with high wind. Angle the nozzle away from your head and keep the hair spinning for 10 to 15 seconds then turn the setting to cool air for 10 to 20 seconds. Turn the dryer off and repeat the process on another section of hair.

The device curls your hair by spinning it like a cotton candy machine.

I used a curl activating mousse on my hair before I started. I did not get the perfect spiral curls pictured on the models in the commercial or on the box, but I did get fun, tousled beach waves.

The whole process took about 15 minutes and seemed worth the effort.

I found it’s also an easy way to add a fun twist to a pony tail in just a few seconds.

The air curler sells for about $15 at Walgreens. You can also buy it online at aircurler.com.

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Tracy Frank at (701) 241-5526