Croc Hybrid Curling Iron

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Croc Hybrid Curling Iron features the ease of a spring-style clamp curling iron with the rotating handle of a marcel, making it easy for wrapping the hair around the barrel evenly and quickly.


Based on 5 Reviews

Latia S.
United States
Mar 26, 2013
1 Star Rating
Do Not Buy!
Ok, so I read the previous reviews before I bought the curling iron. I said "maybe it was just their curling iron or maybe they were just misusing it."

I was wrong. The first day I went to use it the spring broke. Why does the spring break? Because CROC made shortcuts and instead of using screws/metal to hold the spring and barrel together like most curling irons they used plastic.

But that wasn't all. I unboxed the device and plugged it up. Then I went to the bathroom to get my mirror and when I came back it was off. I thought I was going crazy! So I turned it back on, gathered my grease, comb and brush and I looked back and it was turned off. I was like "ok, now I know for sure I'm not crazy."

This device has serious problems with the electrical side of the curler and I experienced what the other reviewer said with the power shortening out. Then I experienced what a separate reviewer said about her curling iron breaking. I sent it back.

I've always used CROC products. I have the flat iron, blow dryer and after waiting what seems like FOREVER for Folica to get the curling iron in the 1.25 length (1 and 1/4th) I am deeply dissatisfied.

In my short time of using the product I did see a few positives:

1. The ring at the end of the barrel turns white when it's fully heated so you know it has reached the temperature you desire.

2. It makes smooth curls and leaves your hair shiny.

3. It is great for African American hair. I was a bit skeptic since a lot of products aren't made for the hair texture of African Americans but this did well.

Some negatives from my test trial:

1. Yeah, it gets up to 430 degrees but you only get 3 heat settings. With my CROC flat iron I can adjust in 10 degree increments but with the curling iron you cannot. You must accept the 3 settings (fine, medium and course). The course setting goes to 430 degrees but if your hair is in between these 3 settings you're screwed.

2. The curling iron comes with a 1 year warranty but when I contacted Croc they said there's a $40 fee to replace it but luckily I was in the 30 day return period for Folica so I just reached out to them instead and sent it back. $40 is a lot for every return on the curling iron especially when it only cost $90.

If there were ever a product where you should take the review seriously it is THIS product. Do not buy it unless you want to be paying replacement fees all year long and after the 1 year warranty is up have it turned into a "clipless curling iron". If you want a clipless curling iron just buy one of those instead...
8 out of 8 shoppers thought this review was helpful.
Julianne H.
Westland, MI
Feb 21, 2013
2 Star Rating
Great Product
This curling Iron is really great, it does exactly what I want curling iron to do with ease and makes the curls last all day long and look great, HOWEVER.... 1 month into using this iron, it broke. Its not COMPLETELY BROKEN, it just shuts off ALL OF THE TIME when I am using it. So I am assuming there is something wrong with the wiring.
4 out of 4 shoppers thought this review was helpful.
Jan 28, 2013
2 Star Rating
Loved This Curling Iron...until It Broke After 2 Weeks!
I loved this curling iron. I received 1/12/2013, used it for a week, then threw the box out because I was definitely keeping this iron. My hair looked great, soft and smooth and the curl lasted all day. The iron is easy to use and I did not have any problems with my hair getting caught as another reviewer mentioned. I have long, rather silky but thick hair that is not easy to curl and to get the curl to last. So I thought I had found the perfect iron. This morning (1/29/13 after 2 weeks) I was curling my hair when in the middle of rotating the iron, the clamp fell off. After a few minutes getting the iron to cool and then working to try to get the clamp back on, it became obvious that it wasn't going to happen as something inside had actually broken. I will be sending it back, not sure if I will ask for a refund or an exchange, like it but don't want the hassle of a iron that breaks. I have had many curling irons in my day and even the cheapest have lasted 2 years or more.
2 out of 2 shoppers thought this review was helpful.
Nov 16, 2012
3 Star Rating
Croc Hybrid Curling Iron
I love everything about the way this one inch curling iron looks - so sleek and modern! I love the little stand that's just on there, and you don't have to flip it back. I love the buttons and really all of the design details! I've been looking for a new curling iron for a long time and wanted to love this one! I used it on the 430 degree setting on some of my hair and the 400 degree setting for the rest of my hair. The 430 degree setting gave me better, bouncier curls (both setting gives long-lasting curls btw) but...both heat settings gave my hair a burnt smell unfortunately. I'm used to some steam when using a curling iron but the steam while curling was excessive and the lasting burnt smell made me conclude that it definitely did some damage to my hair. I have long, thick, non-color treated hair (mid-back) and I need to keep it as healthy as possible between hair cuts to avoid ratty-looking split ends. I feel like if I had kept this iron I would've damaged my hair and ended up with that dreaded ragged long hair look so I returned it. I should also mention that there's a spot between the iron and the tip where there's a rubber circle that turns white when the iron has reached the desired temperature - this also makes for a horrible little snare that caught my hair several times and unfortunately ripped it out (lost a couple of clumps this way) so you have to be very careful not to wrap your hair too close to the end of the iron. I love all of the concepts this iron offers (especially the safety plastic tip so I don't burn my head and all that I already mentioned as well as the length of the iron and swivel cord) but it just needs a few adjustments to make it better. It's too bad this one didn't work out for me - the search continues...
2 out of 3 shoppers thought this review was helpful.
Cheryl H.
Aug 3, 2012
5 Star Rating
Favourite Curling Iron!
I want to start out by saying I'm extremely impressed with this curling iron. I've been in the market for a new curling iron for quite some time now, but never bothered looking into getting a new one because my old Conair, I thought, did the job. After using this curling iron only once, I knew I could never go back to my old Conair. What really stood out to me with this curling iron was how shiny my hair was with use. With my Conair, I always had to add product to achieve a high gloss shine. The Croc adds shine through their hybrid Ceranyx (Ceramic + Onyx) design. There are a ton of features that impressed me with this curling iron. Even the small features like the little built-in stand impressed me. I hate having to fuss with things. The stand is always in place and you don't have to fold it up or down depending on usage. It is small enough to be out of the way, but large enough to keep your curling iron off of a flat surface. If you are a regular user of hot tools, you know that many manuals feature a chart with temperature setting guidelines. What I love about this iron is that the guidelines are on the handle so you don't have to go rooting through your manual to see what setting your hair falls under. I like to keep mine at the medium setting (400F) as my hair is neither fine nor coarse. Another stand out feature is the ergonomic design. I can tell the curling iron is properly weighted and at no point was it ever awkward or uncomfortable to hold. I also love the rubber grip tip at the end so that I can have more control over the barrel. The clasp is also very easy to push open. I like that it is not an elevated handle so you have no chance of pinching your fingers. This curling iron has basically every feature you could possible want. From auto shut off, to a 360 swivel cord, all your needs are covered. Design and performance blew me out of the water. I would definitely repurchase this curling iron and other sizes of barrels.
9 out of 12 shoppers thought this review was helpful.
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