I am not a beauty blogger, and it’s not often you will see me touting beauty products on the blog. My beauty routine is generally to get out of the shower and chase kids around, putting their shoes on as my hair “air dries”, then tossing it up into a messy ponytail and putting on my glasses. So when someone approaches me about trying a new beauty product I tend to turn them down before I wind up in over my head!
When I approached about doing a CharlieCurls review, however, I was more than a little interested. I mean, if I had a dollar for every time in my life I’ve wished to just pop out of bed with a head full of bouncy, perfect curls… well, I’d probably be rich enough to afford an amazing hairstylist at my beck and call and not be bothered by these things. So here’s what CharlieCurls promises: Soft, natural and effortless curls overnight, using their product which takes about 2-3 minutes to put in before bed. The CharlieCurls uses no heat and no additional styling products. These are the results posted on their website:
I decided to use it and see for myself the results I could achieve. CharlieCurls is crazy easy to use – you can see a quick YouTube video here – which is good for me because I really don’t have time to be bothered with complicated beauty products. All I had to do was set aside about 2 minutes before bed to insert the CharlieCurls and 2 minutes when I wake up in the morning to take it out and style my hair. I was a little skeptical of course, but when I took our the CharlieCurls that first morning I was shocked to see natural, soft curls! I continued to be surprised throughout the day as the curls held up, instead of falling flat like they do when I use a curling iron. Now, my hair is shorter than most of the girls photographed for their campaign, so I was really happy to see that it worked. I rolled it pretty tightly to get tighter curls, but rolling is a little looser will grant you loose curls (or even waves if you leave it in for only a few hours), so you can still customize the intensity of your style without any complicated settings or heat! Here’s my before, during and after:
CharlieCurls is a product invented by a mom who wanted her daughter to be able to get beautiful, natural looking curls without resorting to harsh heat or chemical treatments. She designed this product in her home and has been using it for years! They are now ready to produce and sell the CharlieCurls as an alternative to heat styling methods.
CharlieCurls is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to spread the word and raise money for the production of CharlieCurls. Head on over to check it out – pledging as little as $14 will get you your very own CharlieCurls and there are options for snagging lots of great swag as well. Not to mention helping this great company get off the ground! The Kickstarter campaign ends July 16th and they are already three quarters of the way to their goal. Personally, I hope they meet the goal because I would buy so many of these for my mom friends! Imagine having beautiful curls every day without any effort! And for my friends with young girls, how great would it be to have your daughter experiment with curling her hair without any harsh heat damaging it? The idea is pretty great, and it works, so we’re wishing the ladies over at CharlieCurls tons of luck and I hope you will too!