The Octocurl comes in several different fabrics: satin, microfiber, and cotton poplin. Which fabric you choose depends on your hair’s texture. My fine hair tends to stick to microfiber fabrics, and it easily slips off of satin, so I chose the cotton poplin.
Even if you use a high-quality thermal protectant and use your heat tools on the low setting, if your hair is prone to yellowing like mine is, you can get some heat damage despite all those precautions.
Pros– Inexpensive– No-heat, so it’s safe for naturally silver hair– Very well-made– Works on different hair lengths AND hair types/textures– Easier to use than curling rods, curling irons, curling wands, etc
– Looks kind of silly when you’re wearing it
– There’s a wee bit of a learning curve
– The headband might leave a mark on your forehead if you don’t push it up high enough (luckily, it’s temporary)
I honestly can’t say enough good things about the Octocurl. I’ve always struggled with hair styling as I am somewhat klutzy and find curling irons incredibly difficult to use.Plus, now that I’m all gray, I don’t want to risk damaging my hair with heat tools.