Deal or Dud: GlamTwirl

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(KTVI) - If you know a young lady who loves to dress up and style her hair, you may come across GlamTwirl on her holiday wish list. With the push of a button, GlamTwirl claims it can wrap and braid hair in seconds.

The two-in-one styling tool comes with a wrap attachment which twists colored thread around hair and a braid attachment which twists hair. The set includes colored thread, beads, small rubber bands and a style guide.

Nikki Drury, stylist at Fuzion Salon and Spa in St. Louis (4337 Butler Hill Rd.) took GlamTwirl for a spin to see if she could recreate commercial quality twists and wraps. Drury did not find it "a snap" to use the GlamTwirl as the commercial claims.

"The thread was getting stuck, so it was wrapping around the hair, but then it would all kind of get tangled and stuck and the hair would get really twisted and kind of like start to knot up," she said after trying out the product. Drury found the instructions included with GlamTwirl were unclear, and creating twists and braids like the ones shown in the advertisement required patience and coordination.

GlamTwirl is advertised as being fun, fast and easy, and it's suitable for children eight years old and older.

"I would definitely say somebody would need to at least show (a child) how to use it," said Drury. "I don't know about just trying it on themselves. I feel like that could be a chunk of hair lost."

Overall, Drury does not think GlamTwirl is a deal.

"I wouldn't buy it," she said. "I wouldn't tell anyone to buy it."