The Best Curling Iron
The first thing you need to do when selecting a curling iron is to determine the size of the curls you want to achieve. The general range of curling irons varies from 3/8" to 2" in width, each barrel creating a particular kind of curl. If you want to produce tight curls, for example, you’ll need a smaller width; for looser curls, you’ll need a more generous width. Smaller barrels are best suited to flat hair, moreover, keeping the curls styled, even if they go a little flat throughout the day. Bigger barrels just won’t have the same effect, because they create looser curls that tend to lose their bounce; they’re fine for thicker hair, though.
The settings of a new curling iron are of prime importance; different types of hair require different specific levels of heat. As a rule of thumb, thicker hair can withstand higher heat whereas thinner hair must have lower levels of heat or risk being damaged. Thankfully, the majority of curling irons possess adjustable heat settings, allowing you just to alter the temperature according to your particular type of hair. Even so, you should never approach 400 degrees Fahrenheit on any hair type; not at home, anyway. Specially trained hair stylists may be able to handle the heat, but not the average domestic user. Anywhere from 300 to 340 degrees should be your maximum; 175 degrees if your hair is thinner than average.
You might struggle to choose between a curling wand and a curling iron. What’s the difference, you may ask. Well, a curling iron uses a clamp, spring-powered, to fix the hair in place while you curl it, while a curling wand is clip-free - you have to do the curling yourself, manually. A curling iron can be useful in that you have that extra grip and fixing of the hair in place, whereas a curling wand treats the hair ends last, therefore leading to fewer split ends, kinks or creases. It can also create more volume in your hair, seeing as it gets closer to the roots. You can have both, if you want, in the form of a ‘Marcel iron’; this uses a spring-loaded clamp, yet affords you better control, leading to a more vibrant curl.
The right material is also an important factor because each different kind of substance will affect your hair in various ways. Tourmaline and ceramic curling irons, for instance, are fairly safe and popular. It is useful if you are very often curling your hair; it tends to create quite an even temperature throughout the barrel, releasing negative ions thereby destroying ‘frizz’, smoothing down the hair’s cuticle, and leaving your hair shiny and lustrous.
Titanium is great for coarser, rougher hair, although it can be more difficult to heat up quickly and maintain a consistent temperature. It can produce some frizz reducing ions, but not as many. Gold and chrome barrels can be effective; however, they won’t eliminate frizz, and some cheaper chrome models can even have an inconsistent heat that will be detrimental to your hair’s quality. Metal steam barrels can work really well with finer hair that is difficult to curl. Steam is released, which can replace the hair’s natural moisture that the heat removes, while the steam helps fix the curl into position. Below are a whole bunch of specific details that will make your job more informed, less of a stab in the dark.
Create silky, defined curls
1 inch curling iron
Nanotechnology reduces frizz
Bonus protective heat shield included
400° F high heat for long-lasting results
Eliminates hot spots for less damage
Features uniform heat recovery
5 precision LED heat settings
The Conair The InfinitiPro Ceramic Curling Iron with Nano Technology helps you create luscious, bouncy curls in your hair that will endure throughout the day. It is a one-inch barrel curling iron with an ultra-smooth tourmaline ceramic surface, that enables you to achieve the curls you want every single time. It uses nanotechnology which fuses microscopic particles of tourmaline ceramic and silver to produce frizz-eliminating ions; ideal if you want a smooth, clean-cut finish. It is great at destroying hot spots which results in less damaged hair. The strong ceramic heat means this device can reach as high as 400 degrees Fahrenheit in half a minute! It boasts infrared technology, however, which means the heat is not too harsh on your precious locks. It is also incredibly smooth due to its easy-glide surface which means the hair just glides across the barrel’s surface, ie. no pulling or snagging which can hurt hair. Styling product reside cleans off easily, and there are five precise LED heat settings which help you to tailor the right heat for the exact style desired. The auto-off capacity means that you won’t need to worry about leaving it on and making a cup of coffee. It also has a protective heat shield so you won’t be as liable to scald and burn your skin by accident, although you should avoid all skin contact.
New Double Ceramic 1 and a 1/2 inch curling iron
Designed for big beautiful soft waves
Higher ceramic content – less frizz
Unique cool tip for safety and ‘setting’ styles
Cord length: 5 feet
Dual voltage for international travel
30 heat settings for every hair type.
High heat 375° F and Turbo Heat Up to 27° F burst
30 heat settings for every hair type
Heat and damage protection
Recessed buttons prevent accidental shut-off
The Conair Double Ceramic White-Rose Gold Curling Iron is adept at helping make large, luscious, gentle waves in your hair. It has a higher ceramic composition that most curling irons, which helps deliver consistent and impressive styles that last and are less frizzy than normal. It has a jaw-dropping thirty heat settings, each of which instantly adjusts to that degree, all the way up to a maximum heat of 375 degrees Fahrenheit. It incorporates Turbo Heat boost of up to 27 degrees Fahrenheit, which can help with those more unusual and original styles. Meanwhile, it has a ‘cool tip’ which means you have easy, safe handling and an ‘auto-off’ feature for peace of mind. It has dual voltage so can be brought with you on your travels, helped also by a handy carry pouch which comes with your purchase. The cord length is five feet, so you’re able to have it at a reasonable distance from your plug socket. Its buttons are recessed, so it won’t annoyingly and inadvertently just shut down.
1 inch – 1½ inch wide conical barrel – tousled waves
Professional pearl ceramic – less damage
Ceramic coating – consistent heat
Crushed pearl infused barrel – lustrous Waves
410° F high heat
LCD temperature display
1″-1½” barrel size
The Remington Pro Pearl Ceramic Conical Curling Wand boasts some impressive, Professional Pearl Ceramic – ceramic embedded with actual crushed pearls which result in a rapid, salon-style appearance with less chance of hair damage and ‘frizz’. Its conical barrel is a generous 1″-1½” which will end up in beautifully vibrant waves. There are ten different heat settings, with a maximum temperature of 410 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can quite easily get the exact temperature you want to create your desired look. There is a special temperature ‘lock’ which keeps it at that very temperature, for as long as you want. A heat protective glove comes with your purchase. In terms of using the conical barrel, just wrap it according to instructions, and you’re in business. The digital controls are intuitive and user-friendly. The swivel cord empowers you to maneuver and manipulate the wand, for your benefit.
For tight curls or loose waves
Far-infrared heat – shiny & smooth hair
Negative ions – less frizz
Nano titanium barrel – even heat distribution
Sol-Gel barrels – more resistant to chemicals
50 heat settings up to 450° F
A turbo heat button – instantly boosts heat output
The BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron is perfect for helping you create curls with texture and waves which are loose yet bouncy. The Nano titanium barrel employs far-infrared heat which actually heats the hair shaft from within so that you can style without hair damage. It has a whopping fifty heat settings! Not only that, it goes all the way to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and incorporates a special turbo heat button which immediately boosts the output of heat for more rapid results; more clear-cut and pronounced curls. It comes in 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″ and 1-1/2″ sizes; just depends on the desired curl size you wish to attain. The Sol-Gel technology used by this iron converts titanium and ceramic particles into solid form, leading to elevated, more even concentrations of both (titanium and ceramic), in a more concentrated form overall than your average barrel. This makes it more robust and impervious to chemicals. For over sixty years, BaBylissPRO has been making innovative hair tools, which have helped countless numbers of people. It is a premium product often favoured by barbers, hairdressers and clients all around the world.
25 heat settings for all hair types
Instant 30-second heat up to 400° F
Turbo Heat feature – increase another 36° F
Patented Euro design
Non Slip grip handle
Extra-long cool tip
Dual voltage for international travel
The Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron is a solid and stalwart example of modern technological know-how when it comes to curling irons. It boasts a patented euro design that has an ergonomic nonslip grip handle, as well as a useful swivel cord that allows you greater maneuverability. It goes from zero to a perfectly hot 400 degrees Fahrenheit in less than a minute, so no need to wait for a frustrating amount of time before getting started. Its Turbo Heat Feature takes this up another 36 degrees Fahrenheit, so as to allow you to create a multitude of different styles. It has dual voltage and an electronic touchpad for its control switches, both user-friendly and less likely to break over time. It has an impressive twenty-five settings for different heats, as well as a barrel which is composed of nickel, copper, steel, and chromium, for elegant, substantial results. Conair Corporation started life back in 1959 when it operated on a small scale. In 2020 it is a massive company full of diversified products, among them personal care, health, beauty, grooming, but also high-quality kitchen tools, cookware, and other electrical items. Its headquarters are in East Windsor, New Jersey so it is a truly American affair.
Unique styling surface
Great heat conductor
XL length: 2″ longer than regular barrel length
Rheostat control dial – up to 430° F
Pulse Technology: Gets Hot-Stays Hot
Foldaway safety stand
Quickly diagnoses heat loss and restores it
Rotating Cool tip for faster curl wrapping
The Hot Tools Professional 24K Gold Regular Barrel Curling Iron is a 24-karat iron that can help you transform your hair into a dreamy beach wave effect or classic Hollywood curls; perhaps even catwalk loops; it is an ultra-precise, premium product that will help with a variety of styles. It has a potent heat conductor which spreads out heat consistently, meaning that every hair is appropriately curled. Due to Hot Tools’ proprietary Pulse Technology, the iron stays hot more evenly, a ‘smart’ tool even sensing when it dips a bit, so as to bring it back up to par. There is a ‘fast heat’ function which gets up to 430 degrees Fahrenheit very quickly. With just a simple adjustment of the rheostat control, you can tweak things to exactly the desired degree of heat, enabling you to create the right style and texture for you, personally.
When this user-friendly 24k gold curling is “on” an indicator light allows you to know precisely what mode you’re in. Its 8-foot swivel cord means you can maneuver around with ease. It has a ‘soft touch’ handle to give you extra comfort while grasping onto the device, as well as a foldaway safety stand that guards counter-tops against potential damage and allows for convenient storage. The Extra-Long barrel is 2″ longer than your regular barrel length, and there is a rotating cool tip which results in faster curl wrapping. There is even a one-year warranty for peace of mind. Hot Tools as a brand has been around for more than twenty-five years, always innovating and developing tools that help normal people achieve extraordinary hair results.
4 timer settings: Off, 8s, 10s, 12s
3-direction curl control - free-flowing looks
3 heat settings: 450°F, 410°F, 375°
Instant heat-up and recovery
MaxLife PRO brushless motor
Smart Tech safeguard and energy saver
The BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium MiraCurl Professional Curl Machine enables you to achieve great-looking curls that are curvaceous yet bouncy and natural. Its Nano titanium curl chamber eliminates ‘frizz’ and results in shinier, sleeker locks. There are four timer settings and a three-direction curl (450°F, 410°F, 375°F), thus allowing for either free-flowing curls or a more uniform look. Its brushless MaxLife PRO motor is the key behind the extraordinary prowess of the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium MiraCurl Professional Curl Machine, in which each strand of hair is drawn into the chamber, gently held, precisely heated, and timed. Then, simply open and release the perfect curl, one after another. BaBylissPRO has a proven track record of making premium styling tools, favored by barbers, hairdressers, and clients all over the world.
Professional brushless motor
Long-life motor with safety sensor
30-second heat-up: even heat – instant recovery
2 Heat levels
3 Timer settings
Curl Secret heats up to 400° F
Auto Beep Indicator – when to curl
Innovative styling tools
Conair hair care: since 1959
Auto-Curl tangle-free technology
The Conair InfinitiPro Curl Secret Hair Styler has auto-curl technology that means your hair is carefully and automatically drawn towards and into the tourmaline ceramic curl chamber; there, it is held detained, timed and heated from multiple angles to perfectly form the ideal curl, regardless of how long your hair is, or of what type. It boasts a professional brushless motor that is designed to last longer, granting you distinctive styling that includes a safety sensor to make things even smoother and more tangle-free. This is due to its V-shaped hair guide which is found in the center of the curling chamber; this expertly holds hair while two professional heaters surround it with heat, eventuating in luscious, natural-looking curls.
There is also an ‘auto-beep’ indicator that makes you aware of when the hair is ready after curling is complete. Unwanted ‘frizz’ is kept at bay due to tourmaline ceramic technology, ensuring that hair damage is negligible. Its potent heater heats rapidly, up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It has two different heat levels and three timer settings (8, 10, 12 seconds). This enables you to determine whether you want tight, medium, or loose curls. This hair styler is ergonomically designed so as to sit snugly in the palm of your hand. It has a ‘sleep mode’ which means it will automatically switch off if left alone. There is also a cleaning tool to help you clean the chamber, thus ridding it of unwanted dust which could damage its performance.
NEW & Improved Design
Press and hold ON|OFF Button for 3 seconds
Triple Ceramic coating on barrel – less frizz
400° F high heat
30 heat settings
Constant heat: long-lasting curls
Worldwide Dual Voltage
The Revlon Perfect Heat Ceramic Curling Iron has a triple ceramic coating, so is perfect at generating the best amount of heat and limiting the potential damage that could spoil your hair in the long-term, due to the unsightly ‘frizz’ that can unfortunately occur. This 1-1/4″ curling iron leaves you with loose curls and waves; with 400° F high heat you can lock in the curl rapidly for a pleasing, long-lasting look. 30 heat settings allow you to perfectly match the heat to the style you’re aiming for. You simply need to hold the ON or OFF button for 3 or more seconds to turn it on or off. It boasts worldwide dual voltage and has an ‘auto shut off’ feature, for added safety.
Perfect for those who just can’t style with conventional curling irons and wands
Patented Curl Dial has ridges/prongs that act as detangling combs
Ceramic ionic technology – less frizz
Kiss automatic hair curler – two heat settings – up to 420° F
Auto shut off after 90 minutes
2 year limited warranty
No need for a heat resistant glove
The Kiss Products Instawave Automatic Ceramic Curling Iron is ideal for those who don’t want to spend time using traditional curling irons, but just want to get the job done, efficiently and rapidly. It helps you create deeply embedded curls at the push of a button, thanks to its unique curling dial which draws in and curls your locks into glamorous, sleek curls that have a salon-style look. The spinning wand won’t become tangled or stuck because you can just spin the curling dial on the contrary direction to let the hair go. Its Ceramic Ionic technology virtually eliminates the annoying ‘frizz’ factor, without you needing wear heat-resistant gloves. You just put a portion of your hair on the Instawave and the device does the rest. For safety’s sake, it has a 1 hr 30 min ‘shut off’ feature, which gives you peace of mind, although you should always unplug after each us. You will love its simple, elegant design, fully automatic capability, and trust in its patented qualities, all operable merely with the push of a button.
InstaWave helps you to look like you’ve been to a salon, even though you’ve only been at home. It creates volume and bounce in your curls, without any hint of fakeness. It neither tangles your hair nor damages it, but results in vibrant, well-defined curls. You can achieve extra volume and body to shorter hair if you select the ‘low heat’ setting and hold it vertically. Just ensure that the Spinner is directly positioned on your hair, a near as possible to the roots. The directional switch and spinner will curl your hair as it latches on to it. If your hair is a little longer and you want ‘bombshell spiral curls’, use the ‘high’ setting and portion of one to two inches of hair at a time. Hold the device at a slight angle, push the directional switch so that it can wrap your hair around the barrel. Hold for several seconds; then, at the sound of the beep pull it downwards away from the hair and relax. Voluminous soft waves can be created with longer hair, again with the high setting but with the device poised vertically but at an angle. Again use the directional switch but only for a few seconds before pulling it away from the hair.
Subtle cone shape – narrows from 1″ to ½”
Wrapping – no clamp needed
Tourmaline Ceramic tech – reduces frizz
Just half a minute to get up to 400°F
5 Heating settings
The INFINITIPRO by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Wand sports a clamp-less, cone-shaped tapered barrel from 1 to 1.5 inches that allows you to manipulate your curl, producing looser or tighter curls with just a humble wrap. You can enjoy a lack of creasing or kinking in your hair with various twisted spirals, according to the latest fashions. The Ceramic technology that incorporates Tourmaline reduces ‘frizz’ resulting in shinier and silkier hair. Its heat is delivered consistently, up to a temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit, without leaving any annoying hot spots. If bouncy spiral curls are what you’re after, just wrap small portions of your hair around the end and secure in place for just several seconds. If you want more bouncy and vibrant curls, wrap broader sections around the barrel’s thicker part, and release once they’re looking good, without a hint of tangling or clamping.
This curling wand which is tapered gets fully hot in half a minute, benefiting from consistent heat recovery, keeping a higher heat for more rapid styling; LED signal lights allow you to see when it’s reached the desired temperature. It has five precise heat settings, which can handle a range of different hair types. There is a useful ‘auto-off’ feature for peace of mind; you will no longer have to worry if you’ve left your curling wand on, or not. The generous full-length cord helps you to reach all angles of your head with ease. Meanwhile, the jazzy raspberry-toned curling wand comes with a heat-protective thermal glove that guards your hands against burns and scars, even when it’s really close to you.
Features 1.25-inch large barrel
Spring activated ergonomic lever
Unique, Ultra-zoneTM technology monitors temperature
maintains the 365° F optimum styling temperature
Patented ghd curl hold spray – salon finish
The ghd Professional Hair Curling Iron has 1¼ inch wide barrel with a spring-activated comfortable lever; this is great for creating, bouncy, luscious curls, as well as the volume at the root. Ultra-zoneTM technology continually regulates the heat of the entire barrel, responding to your particular needs as it maintains a perfect styling temperature of 365ºF, for healthier looking hair. It accommodates all different lengths and types of hair, although perhaps is most effective when treating lengthier hair. Simply wrap the relevant part of your hair around its barrel, taking care not to overlap the strands; then, keep it in place for eight to ten seconds for the optimum result. It has a ‘cool tip’ so as to allow you to safely hold the device without getting burnt; it also sports a safety stand that helps you stow it both during and after styling. There is a ‘sleep mode’ in which it shuts down automatically after half an hour; meanwhile, its two-year ghd manufacturer’s guarantee gives you peace of mind, and its swivel cord enables you to undertake comfortable styling. Having a universal voltage is another advantage. Ghd has always had a distinct purpose; to create innovative hair products with scientific expertise and patented technologies, so as to help you look your absolute best.