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Does it Work: The Air Curler

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Have you seen ads for the Air Curler? It's a bizarre bucket-like contraption that clips onto your hair dryer to give you curls without the curling iron.

We put it to the test with this week's Does it Work? test.

Cathy Hauptman, like many busy moms, doesn't always have an extra 20 minutes to curl her hair. So she gave the Air Curler a try.

According to the ad, the Air Curler spins your hair into loose curls. But how can it work without leaving your hair a tangled mess?

"It looks like a big wind tunnel that my hair's just going to get all tangled up in, but we'll see," Cathy said.

The directions say your hair should be clean, with your roots dry but the ends of your hair damp. Cathy ran some water through her hair. The box includes an air nozzle and bowl, and a universal attachment to clip it on to your hair dryer. You can control the direction of the curl by flipping the air nozzle.

The directions say 10-15 seconds of heat, followed by 10-20 seconds of cool air to set the style.

The bucket creates a cortex, kind of like a cotton candy machine. Cathy tried it using different amounts of hair, and found bigger sections seemed to work better.

"You can leave it, or you can separate the hair to make it blend a little bit, so you don't have big chunks of curl," she said.

The Air Curler fell off the dryer a couple times when Cathy first started, but she figured it out eventually.

She was so excited about the product, she went home and tried it on her 6-year-old daughter Anna. Cathy said it's definitely easier to use on someone else.

"It could definitely cut down on time, and it also gives you just a more natural curled look, I think," Cathy said. "I think I would give it a B or a B+, just because there is a learning curve and I would need to figure it out a little, but I think the result is good."

The Air Curler blew us away with a B+ in this Does it Work? test!

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