Curling Irons

    Want a head full of curls? Achieving this hairstyle can feel daunting, despite how easy your stylist makes it look. The trick is to keep your strands super healthy with the right haircare routine, then check out our tips on how to select hair curling tools to create your desired style.

    What Curling Iron Should I Buy?
    Curling irons come in all different sizes and types. A good thing to keep in mind: the smaller the barrel, the tighter the curls. A 2-inch curling iron is great for loose waves or big bouncy curls, while a 1-inch curling iron creates smaller curls and is the ideal curling iron for short hair.

    Another thing to consider is whether you have thick or fine hair. A long barrel curling iron is great for thick hair, while a style with a ceramic barrel is the best curling iron for fine hair.

    If you’re looking for loose, natural-looking waves, a 3-barrel curling iron is a good option that works on all different hair types and lengths. Just like the name indicates, a triple barrel curling iron uses three barrels to heat shape your hair into magical mermaid waves.

    The most low-maintenance options are rotating curling irons or automatic curling irons that are specially designed to do all the hard work for you. A cordless curling iron or flat iron is perfect for those on the go who need a quick touchup.

    How Do I Curl Hair with a Curling Iron?
    How to use a curling iron depends on the style you’re trying to achieve. For a curly updo, heat your curling iron to approximately 320 degrees, brush your hair and apply heat-protectant hair styling products. Then separate your hair into small sections and let your curling iron work its magic. The same rules apply to a wave curling iron. Remember not to hold your iron too close to the root or leave it on your hair for too long—a few seconds ought to do the trick. Once you’ve got your desired style, apply a finishing creme or firm-hold hairspray, add some cute hair accessories and you’re out the door!

    Tip: To avoid hair damage from excess heat, stylists recommend practicing the curling motions with the iron off first.

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