About Air Curler

A product of Hampton Direct, and an “As Seen on TV” product, the Air Curler is a plastic styling accessory that attaches to your hair dryer, and uses spinning air vortex technology to give you soft, tangle-free curls in as little as 20 seconds. The makers of Air Curler claim that the curls it provides are healthier for your hair, and won’t damage it like traditional flat irons. It’s also claimed that the Air Curler will attach to almost any hair dryer, though many consumers have complained that it wouldn’t attach as advertised.

How Does the Air Curler Work?

The Air Curler website claims that the attachment spins and dries a specific section of your hair at a time—much like a tornado—and results in perfect curls in as little as 20 seconds. According to a recent segment on the Today Show (also featured on the Air Curler website), for best results, make sure your hair is dry at the roots and damp at the ends, and that your hair is shoulder-length or longer. After your curls have been set, it’s claimed that they will remain in place all day long.

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Air Curler Pricing & Return Policy

If you purchase the air curler directly through the manufacturer’s website, it will cost $14.99 plus $7.99 processing and handling. Like nearly all other “As Seen on TV” products, you will have the opportunity to receive a second Air Curler unit for an additional $5.99 processing and handling fee.

All Air Curler purchases come with a 30-day money back guarantee, minus the shipping, processing, and handling fees.

Should You Buy the Air Curler?

While the basic concept behind the Air Curler is certainly appealing, especially for “on the go” women who would prefer a quick and easy method of curling their hair, many consumers have complained that it doesn’t work as promised, doesn’t attach to hair dryers as advertised, and may even be a hazard. In addition, if you purchase the Air Curler directly through their website and aren’t satisfied, you’ll have to go through the hassle of shipping it back to the manufacturer, and losing money on all those “processing” fees.

With this in mind, if you would like to give the Air Curler a try without worrying about shipping and processing fees, it can be purchased directly from Walgreens for $14.99—despite the fact that the Air Curler website claims it is not sold in stores. This way, if you’re unsatisfied for any reason, you can simply return it to the store.

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4 Customer Reviews for Air Curler

Average Customer Rating: 1.5
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5 stars: 0 4 stars: 0 3 stars: 1 2 stars: 0 1 stars: 3
Bottom Line: 25% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Never comb again…

    • Jul 27, 2015

    With this product, it's a good bet you won't be combing your hair any time soon. It's quite likely you won't get a comb through. The "vortex" is just that - your hair is sucked into a plastic tube and tossed about as if in super heavy wind (think loose hair in a speedboat, motorcycle, convertible, etc).

    You may or may not have waves when finished; once your hair is in the tube, the process is completely random. You WILL, without fail, waves or no waves, have a tangled mess. It may be possible to arrange the mess temporarily, spray it in place - perhaps - but it will take an hour to comb out all the knots in shoulder length hair. I shudder for those with long lovely locks! 

    (Oh, and it doesn't "fit most blow dryers." The one time I used mine I had to hold it in place as it was too loose.)

    Notice I only used it once. Normally I'd say once is not a fair test, but had I used it a second time I'd have no hair left (yes, you have to pull out, and sometimes cut off, a lot of hair to untangle. Even done slowly and gently you will break and damage your hair. No second chance on that.). Run - fast and far.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Twirly curly

    • Reno, Nv,
    • Feb 19, 2015

    I have fine graying hair, shoulder length. I have now used it a dozen times and after figuring out how to hold it right (its awkward), I find it an alternative to curling or flat irons. It makes a curly, wavy random fluffy style. Second day its wavy. I like it.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Instant bad hair day!

    • Maui, Hawaii,
    • Jul 27, 2014

    I bought the Air Curler on impulse in a checkout line since it was only $10. The attachment is supposed to fit on pretty much any hair dryer but not on mine apparently (a regular old Revlon hair dryer)!

    I held the attachment onto the hair dryer so that it could give in a whirl... Basically it's like putting your hair into a hurricane vortex - or being out on a speedboat all day. My hair was basically just wind-whipped and very unkempt looking like I was in dire need of a hairbrush.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    i used this product & so has some of my family members

    • Kansas City, KS,
    • Mar 19, 2014

    This product gave me a little wave here & there & that took quite along time because I had to keep working with it to get it just right.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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