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A blessing for transitioning hair.

Received first Carlin (black) as a gift. Currently letting my salt/pepper hair grow out from decades of dark brown colored. The Carlin is terrific at looking polished during this transition. Just had to buy the silver and red one for myself. Side note; I have hair past my waist and it still works great!

The best

I'm impressed with the quality of the metal. It keeps it shape without breaking

Holds my locs

I have tried many accessories -pins, sponges, etc.-to create quick and simple undoes but found my mid back sisterlocks too heavy to use them. That was not the case with your simple one piece product. Even when heavier because it is freshly washed and still wet. It holds up. Thanks.

Awesome hair tool!

I usually twist my hair into a bun and secure it with a scrunchie because I’m basically lazy and just don’t want to take the time to dry and style my hair. I used The Carlin yesterday and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was and how well my bun looked. I will try other styles with it. I’m so glad I bought two of these amazing hair styling tools.

Used it for my 7 year old today.

Used it for my 7 year old today. Did a ponytail bun before school thinking it would never last a day with school, recess and gym but it was still perfect when I picked her up! We just took it out and the curls are amazing.

I love it

Love it love it approved by a nurse:)

Great for shoulder length hair

I am loving the carlin in silver!! I was worried my shoulder length hair would be too short, but it goes up easily and stays in place all day. The carlin has good grip, usually my hair falls out of everything eventually. Definitely recommend and I think it’s a steal at this price!

Curls w/o heat ? Heck yeah !

I have to wear my hair up for work. The Carlin is easy to use, comfortable, can be styled tons of ways, AND, after a 10 hour shift .. leaves you with curls that lasted through sleeping into the next day.
I recommend this product !

Love it!

I really love this because my hair is so thick and anytime I put it up in any form, I get a headache. The Carlin puts my hair up without stressing it so I really love using it and no headaches!! My only issue is that my hair is layered so it takes a few tries to get all of my hair into an updo.

even works on above shoulder hair length

I am growing out my hair but now it is about 1-2” above my shoulders. The Carlin still works. I wear it high in back as a bun to (1) lift my hair up and off my face and (2) cool curl. Somehow my hair has quit holding a curl when rolled traditionally and i don’t like to use a lot of product on it. The Carlin lets me take down a bun and fluff out the waves for a longer lasting set than I have been getting from rollers. I am 70-something and appreciate a new way to style my hair. Sometimes I wear it loosely up with wisps around my face.


I put mousse in my hair, and then put the Carlin up high on crown of my head for about 6 hours and when I took it out, I had beautiful, cascading curls. It reminded me of when I used to get perms in the late 80s/ early 90s to get such luscious locks; but without any heat or chemical damage! Love love love The Carlin. Thank you so much!


Hands down the BEST hair styling tool for my long, fine hair. And the curls it creates are out of this world ❤️

Love it, though a bit challenging for very long hair!

I love my Carlin and will be purchasing another in a different color soon! However, as I have waist-length hair, it was a little difficult to use at first. I've found that if I put my hair back in a simple tie hairband and flip my hair over (so I'm rolling the Carlin upside-down), it works out pretty well. **I'd love to see some videos for using the Carlin with very long hair.** Until then, I'll continue to use it upside-down, or let my husband experiment on me! ☺

The best new hair tool for buns

And I’ve bought a lot.

Amazing hair accessory

Love the Carlin (and it's not just because I'm a pug person too)! It did take me a bit to get the hang of it, maybe because I have a harder time reaching my hair from behind with my arms, but there are so many helpful tip videos and resources on the website. Thank you for a wonderful invention Mihoko!

Love it!

This is so easy to use and looks great, can be casual or new favorite go to for doing my hair!

So 😍 cute

These earrings are super cute and lightweight😊

Tried it on my long hair...

I have straight long hair past the middle of my back. Curls easily but I don't have the time with irons and rollers. I watched a video by Mihoko to adapt for long hair but I still found it challenging. I figured out a way to do it and have become more flexible with my arms, lol. With the long length, I wash my hair every other day maybe every two... I blast my hair dry, put it in and the carlin gives me tons of curl and body for the next few days or more if I want. Win! Day 1 had tighter curls... pic is day2!

I had to try it and...

I figured my hair was too short but I was desparate and wanted to give it a try any way - so glad I did!

I get so many compliments. Love them!

This came up on my FB news feed one day, and it intrigued me. My first ever Carlin arrived today. I wasn't sure how well it would work, since my hair is only shoulder length and very layerd, but it held my hair in a bun very well, and after wearing it for only 3 hours, I unwrapped my hair and was sure by these bouncy curls! This is definitely my new favorite hair product.

It's very pretty and comfortable!

In love with my ring! Looks expensive and it matches my other jewelry beautifully.

Working 6 in a row. Let’s watch the progression of my exhaustion! This was night number one, last night. Bun is courtesy of a very cool contraption called @carlinbymihoko. Not only is it the only bun I can keep my very slippery hair in, it curls the ends so when you take it out, you get big wavy curls.

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