July 7, 2014

There is a great lineup of beauty tools I would like to talk about, and the RUSK MIRACURL is the first one that I’d like to share my thoughts on because I am just so excited about it! I have been very intrigued by this tool since it was released as it looked quite ‘magical’ to me, and it really made my day when it arrived in my hand!


What it is

It is a hair curling tool that automatically curls your hair to perfect waves. Perhaps many of you would have seen this one in Australia already, or the Babyliss Pro MIRACURL in other countries. They are very similar in terms of look, function and performance, and they actually belong to the same mother company CONAIR but just under different brands.

How it works

It comes with 3 heat settings (230, 210 and 190) with the highest one for thick hair and the lowest one for fine hair.

There are also 3 timer settings with

– 8 seconds for loose waves

– 10 seconds for soft curls

– 12 seconds for more defined curls.

It also comes with 3 curl direction settings for right, left and auto.

– For a more neat and uniform curl, you can choose  the Left setting when styling the left side of the hair so the curl would always be in the same direction. And vice versa for the right side of the hair with the Right setting.

– For a more natural look, auto setting will alternate the direction after each curl.

As for me, I have medium to thick hair, and I normally use temperature setting of 210 with the timer set to 10 seconds in the alternating mode.

How to use:

Make sure your hair is dry and tangle free before use. For longer lasting curls, I normally prep my hair with a small amount of curling styling cream. Grab a section of hair (I find 3cm width is the best) and place the styler at where you would like the curl to start. Once you close the handle, the hair is automatically drawn into the curl chamber, and there will be beep sound indication based on your timer setting. Refer to this link for a more detailed video demo.

curling chamber


My thoughts:

Amazing! And it is really fun and easy to use. It’s very different to the conventional curling irons/tongs, but once you get the hang of using this styler to create your desired curls (takes 1 – 2 practices), you would completely get hooked on it. Despite the ease of use, this styler gets a big thumbs up from me for delivering perfect curls consistently.  With a normal curling tool, my biggest problem is that the size of the curls can look inconsistent with some are too lose and some are too small , and I always had to go back and redo the curls. With the RUSK MIRACURL, it guarantees to gives you a professional result with absolutely no skill required.

I included some pictures of me styled with the RUSK MIRACURL. The size of the curl is equivalent to the standard barrel wand  in 1 1/4 “. As mentioned earlier, I normally use heat setting 210 with a styling cream (using Sebastian Potion 9 at the moment), and the curl lasts lasts through to the next day. You can get very defined curls with this tool, or you can brush the curls out to achieve a more effortless and loose curls look like what I did.


Disclaimer: Big thanks to RY for sending the Rusk Miracurl for review.


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle July 7, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Love the curls, but love your hair color even more, Reika! Can you share the coloring process? It looks like a combination of ombre and hi/low lights. It’s gorgeous on you and I imagine it’s easy to maintain, too.


Reika July 8, 2014 at 11:12 am

Hi Michelle I had my hair colored at the salon, and I always ask for balayage. The HD colored the top part with one color and the bottom part (starting from the ears) with another color. Then she added some highlights around the face. HIH!


Sonya July 7, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Do you need long long hair? I’ve got a long bob/lob to just above my shoulders.


Reika July 8, 2014 at 11:14 am

Hi Sonya it would work for shoulder hair length. Have you tried to curl your hair with a 30mm tong? If that works then this one would work too.


MegK July 8, 2014 at 1:54 am

It sounds brilliant & I absolutely love this look on you! Can you please share what you normally ask for at the hairdressers to get your hairstyle (layering, thinning, bangs etc…)?


Reika July 8, 2014 at 11:16 am

I have a lot of hair, so I ask for thinning to take some heaviness out. I also ask for sleek layers that are slightly choppy, if that makes sense lol.


Rene July 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Hi, I have the nine cloud curling wand. How does it compare?


Reika July 11, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Hi imo the RUSK is easier to use and gives better result!


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