How Does the Silver Bullet Auto Curler Work?
Silver Bullet's National Educator Tanya Nelson ran me through a step-by-step guide:
Step 1: Place a section of hair from the root to mid-lengths in the opening of the XOXO device. Make sure your selected hair piece does not exceed 5cm in width.
(This is where it’s ideal to have smooth, straightened hair, so the hair is more manageable and can easily be slotted into the device without flyaways.)
Step 2: Push one of the arrow buttons, depending on which direction you want the hair to curl, and watch as the XOXO’s internal ceramic barrel gently twirls your hair around itself and holds it in place for eight seconds.
Step 3: When you hear a beeping sound, that means eight seconds has passed and the curl is ready to be released from the device.
(Personally, I found leaving the curl in the device for a few extra seconds helped ensure a solid hold, especially on thicker hair like mine. It also means the curl will last longer.)
Step 4: Simply pull the tool away and release the curl. Run your hands through the curl with a hair serum or oil, or spray with a texturising spray for increased hold.
You can watch Beck's Silver Bullet Auto Curler road test in the video below!
My Silver Bullet XOXO Auto Hair Curler Review.
While Nelson says this tool is suitable for all hair types and lengths, personally, I think this is likely the best curling tool for people with shorter, fine hair.
It can be super tricky to curl shorter hair with a straightener or curling iron because you don’t have much length to work with and it’s easy to burn yourself - but this device solves those problems.
I have below shoulder length hair and found one automatic “curl” of the device was not enough to curl the entire length of my hair. I had to go in a second time to complete the ends, which doesn’t always give the most uniform curl look.
But if you’ve got a fine lob or a bob and want to add a few bends in the hair to add texture and body, then this device would be perfect.
Here are some photos that show how I went using the Silver Bullet XOXO Auto Hair Curler.
The end result was an undone bed hair kind of look that makes people think you wake up like this when you 100 per cent do not.
How Does the Silver Bullet Auto Hair Curler Compare to Other Curling Devices?
If you’re already a master at creating curls with your straightener or curling wand, I would stick to that.
Plus, if you’re after those fuller, more glamorous Rich Girl blowout-style waves, a thick 32mm curling wand or a hot brush is going to get you that look, rather than a small-barrelled tool like the XOXO.
But if you’re like me and just cannot get your mind around that, here’s how the XOXO compares to other similar tools on the market.
Silver Bullet XOXO vs Dyson Airwrap:
Look, this all depends on your budget and what kind of look you’re after.
The Dyson Airwrap is out of my budget, even though I love those softer, Lauren Hutton-esque waves I see girls all over Instagram creating. But sometimes, I also love doing that more undone, “mermaid hair” look, for which the XOXO is much more appropriate.
Nelson also adds: “Compared to an air tool like the Dyson, the XOXO will give you a much more defined and longer lasting curl that then can be brushed or combed out into a wave.”
Side note, you can watch our honest review of the Dyson Airwrap in our YouTube tutorial video below!