Philips Conical Curler HP8618/00

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Hyper sumptuous, soft curls, radiating shine. Voluptuous, chic waves with
lots of volume and thickness. The new Philips curler Care CurlControl
with Curl Ready Indicator enables you to create variations on the
theme of curls with no compromise on hair health. Conical shape of
barrel with diameter from 13 to 25 mm allows to create different
types of curls and waves. Silky Smooth ceramic coating of the barrel is
twice as smooth on your hair. We hope you will enjoy using your Care
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Read this user manual carefully before you use the appliance and save it
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• This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above
and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities
or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe
way and understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play
with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made
by children without supervision.
• Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with
the appliance.
• If the mains cord is damaged, you must have it repalced by Philips, a
service centre authorized by Philips or similarly qualified persons in
order to avoid a hazard.
• WARNING: Keep this appliance away from water.
Do not use it near or over water contained in baths,
washbasins, sinks etc. When you use the appliance
in a bathroom, unplug it after use. The proximity of
water presents a risk, even when the appliance is
switched off.
• Check if the voltage indicated on the appliance corresponds to the
local mains voltage before you connect the appliance.
• Check the condition of the mains cord regularly. Do not use the
appliance if the plug, the cord or the appliance itself is damaged.
• For additional protection, we advise you to install a residual current
device (RCD) in the electrical circuit that supplies the bathroom. This
RCD must have a rated residual operating current not higher than
30mA. Ask your installer for advice.
• The barrel of this appliance becomes hot during use. Prevent contact
with the skin.
• Prevent the mains cord from coming into contact with the hot parts
of the appliance.
• Only use the appliance on dry hair.
• Always unplug the appliance after use.
• Wait until the appliance has cooled down before you store it.
• Keep the barrel clean and free of dust.
• Read the instruction and consult your styling product distributor
before using in combination with the curler.
• Always return the appliance to a service centre authorized by Philips
for examination or repair. Repair by unqualified people could cause
an extremely hazardous situation for the user.
• The barrel has a ceramic coating. This coating slowly wears away
over time. This does not affect the performance of the appliance.
• Keep the appliance away from flammable objects and materials
when it is switched on.
• Never cover the appliance with anything (e.g. a towel or clothing)
when it is hot.
• Never leave the appliance unattended when it is plugged in.
• If the appliance is used on colour-treated hair, the barrel may stain.
• This appliance is extremely hot, pay full attention when using this
• Only hold the handle while the unit plugged in, other parts are hot.
• Before use it in artificial hair, always consult their distributor.
• Do not operate the appliance with wet hands.
• Always place the appliance with the stand on a heat-resistance, stable
flat surface. The hot barrel should never touch the surface or other
flammable material.
Electromagnetic fields (EMF)
This appliance complies with all standards regarding electromagnetic
fields (EMF). If handled properly and according to the instructions in this
user manual, the appliance is safe to use based on scientific evidence
available today.
Do not throw away the appliance with the normal
household waste at the end of its life, but hand it in an official
collection point for recycling. By doing this, you help to
preserve the environment.
Cool Tip
Silky Smooth Ceramic Barrel
Resting Stand
Temperature Setting
Time Settings for Curl Ready Indicator: 5, 8, 10 seconds
Key Lock
On/Off Button
Hanging Loop
360º Swivel Cord
Time Switch for Curl Ready Indicator
Temperature Switches
Curl Ready Indicator
With the following specialties of your Care CurlControl, you will find a
healthier and more convenient curling experience.
• Curl Ready Indicator
A unique Curl Ready Indicator with choices of 5, 8, 10 seconds lets you
know when your curl is ready by giving a “beep” alert - no more hair
• Digital Adjustable Temperature Settings
Digital heat settings allow you to choose the temperature that suits
your hair type, while the top temperature of 200ºC guarantees a
perfect result even for thick hair.
• Key Lock Function
The Key Lock protects you from a careless operation. After switching
on the device, the Key Lock will be automatically activated 15 seconds
after you last operated the Temperature Switches, the Time Switch for
Curl Ready Indicator or the On/Off Button (the automatic activation
thereafter will be after 5 seconds).
• Automatic Shut-off
An automatic shut-off after 60 minutes offers you extra safety. You can
reactivate the curler by pressing the On/Off Button for 2 seconds.
Curl your hair
Getting Ready For Use
•• Curling irons are powerful styling tools and must always be used with care.
1 Connect the plug to a power supply socket.
2 Press On/Off Button to switch the appliance on. Select a
temperature and time setting according to the table below:
1. Select your hair
2. See recommended
temperature ranges
3. See recommended
curling time
130-150 ºC
5 or 8 seconds
160-180 ºC
8 or 10 seconds
190-200 ºC
8 or 10 seconds
Styling Tips
•• Use lower temperature of the recommended range if your hair is dyed or
permed. If you apply a flexible hair spray which is strongly recommended,
you can reduce the suggested temperature by another 10°C.
Choose shorter recommended curling time for loose, natural looking curls
and waves and longer recommended time for tight, well-defined curls.
»»The heating up time is indicated by blinking temperature numbers.
»»If the temperature indication stays stable, the curler is ready for use.
If the buttons of the appliance are not operated for 5 seconds, the
Key Lock is activated automatically (the first automatic activation after
switching on the appliance is after 15 seconds). To unlock the appliance,
press the Time Switch for Curl Ready Indicator for 3 seconds.
•• If this is your first-time-use with a clip-less curler try out these steps without
switching the device on first to get some practice.
•• If you want to change the temperature or time setting during application,
you might have to deactivate the Key Lock by pressing the Time Switch for
Curl Ready Indicator.
•• Never touch the hot barrel with your fingers.
•• Only use the appliance on dry hair.
3 Brush to de-tangle your hair. Depending on your desired result, take
a hair strand between 2cm and 4cm (for loose waves take a thicker
strand, for tight curls take a thinner strand).
4 Hold the curler horizontally and point it away from your head and
face. Start at the widest point of the barrel, place the curler near the
roots of the section and wrap the hair around from root to tip.
5 Hold your hair tips at the Cool Tip with your fingers and press the Curl
Ready Indicator. When you hear the “beep”, the time counting starts.
6 When your curl is ready, you will hear a “beep” alert.
7 Release the hair tip and glide the curler out of your hair – DO NOT
unwrap the strands.
8 Repeat step 3-7 until all the hair is curled.
9 , 10 To finish, break up the curls with your fingers and wind each
smaller curl around your finger for extra definition.
After Use
1 Switch off the appliance and unplug it.
2 Place it on a heat-resistant surface until it cools down.
3 Remove hairs and dust from the barrel.
4 Clean the barrel with a damp cloth.
5 Keep it in a safe and dry place, free of dust. You can also hang it with
the hanging loop ( ).
•• Avoid scratches on the barrel.
•• Do not wind the mains cord around the appliance.
•• Never rinse the devise with water.
Styling Tips
1 The thin end of the barrel creates small curls, the big end bigger
curls or waves. You can use the whole length of the barrel, or you
can choose to use just one area for a larger or smaller curl.
2 The thinner the strand, the tighter the curl.
3 For a really modern wave in long hair, start the curl at the level of
your cheekbone, and also leave the last few centimeters uncurled.
Comb it through with your fingers or a brush.
4 This curler can also be used for creating root volume. Hold a
section of hair at 90degrees to the scalp, then place the barrel 1
cm above the roots (avoid touching the scalp) and lay the strand
onto the widest part of the barrel.
5 For extra hold apply hair spray to each section before curling.
6 Keep your hair dry while curling.
7 When you’ve finished curling your hair, allow all the curls to fully
cool down before continuing with styling.
8 Before you start, make sure your hands are clean as the oils from
your hands will be transferred to your hair.
9 If your hair is chemically treated (colored or permed) use a styling
product which offers heat protection before styling.
10When you wrap the hair around the barrel, allow it to twist (it
shouldn’t stay flat like when using a traditional curler). This gives
the curls that modern fullness and bounce.
11If your hair has a natural wave, you can use the curler on just a
few or the top sections to enhance the curl here and there.
12For defined curls, don’t brush your hair after curling. For a wavy,
volumous look after curling gently brush the curls out with a
natural bristle brush. Start by brushing through the ends and
work your way up.
For additional styling tips from our Haircare expert Andy Uffels visit our
Homepage or our Facebook page “Philips Beauty”.
Hope you will enjoy using your Care CurlControl.
Guarantee and service
If you need information or if you have a problem, please visit the Philips
website at or contact the Philips Customer Care
Centre in your country (you find its phone number in the worldwide
guarantee leaflet). If there is no Consumer Care Centre in your country,
go to your local Philips dealer or contact the Service Department of
Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care BV.
If problems should arise with your curler and you cannot solve them
with the information below, please contact the nearest Philips service
centre or the Philips Customer Care Centre in your country.
The appliance
does not work
at all.
The power socket to
which the appliance
has been connected
may not live.
Ensure the socket is live.
The mains cord of
the appliance may be
If the mains cord is
damaged, you must have
it replaced by Philips, a
service centre authorised
by Philips or similarly
qualified persons in order
to avoid a hazard.
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