When it comes to the curlers, size (and shape) does matter. Different curlers do several things, so the kind of tool you need depends on what size or shape curl you’re looking for. There are large ones for looser curls, small barrels for tighter ones, and motorised, tapered clipless, and interchangeable irons for other distinct type of curls.
There are even few swirled barrels that will show you just what your curls will appear before you start working on your hair. It’s a lot to navigate, but worth it.
No matter what kind of curl you’re planning to have, or what suits well to your pocket, there is a best quality curling iron out there for you. In this blog, we’ve rounded up some of the excellent ones at a range of price points that will fit anyone’s budget.
Fashion Curl: Best for Beginners
This wacky-looking curler is surprisingly simple to use. It smoothly sucks sections of hair (not thicker than a 1/2 inch) into the motorised chamber coated in tourmaline-ceramic. It heats it to around 400 degrees, then pops out an excellent spiral—no twisting or wrapping needed. Expect to brush through the tight curls from root to tip for a wavy and loose result.
Icon Interchangeable Curling iron: Natural Looking Waves
Pros rarely use a single iron to produce a style, which is why the celebrity waves always look so convincing. This interchangeable iron’s base holds 3 separate sized wands (one ¼ inch; a tapered 1 to 1 ¼ inch; and a 1-inch) to generate the dimensional tousled tendrils that red carpets are made of.
Tyme Iron: All in One Cool
While the price tag might seem steep, this is the only tool you’ll need to produce curls, waves, or the straight strands for good. Hold the iron at a 45-degree angle with the given guidelines closest to your face, then flick your wrist a little as if you’re revving a bike to yield loose beach waves.
Paul Mitchell Express Gold Curl: Long-lasting Curls
This slim and classic gold-coated iron is perfect for those with fine, hard-to-curl tresses because it effectively retains and transfers heat to offer your style staying power until the next shampoo time.
T3 Volumizing Hot Curls: For Better Volume
If the oomph and body are what you’re after, consider trading in your iron for the beautiful hot rollers. This velvet-wrapped gadget is equipped with interior ceramic heaters and an aluminium core so volume and texture won’t go loose after an hour.
Let us know in the comment section below if you have used any of the above products or any great product that we’ve forgotten to add to the list.