There are many fantastic curling irons around, so you’re guaranteed to find one that best suits your needs. Do you need something for beautiful waves, for short hair, tight ringlets, or are you thinking about a blow styler? We’ll help you choose and we’ll introduce you to the best curling wands in each category. To start, ask yourself these questions:
Do I want tight curls or big waves?
To create tight ringlets, or really any beautiful style on short hair, your curling wand should have no more than 1,9 centimetres in diameter. A bigger one will be ideal for larger waves and longer hair.
Our TIP: Do you have short hair and need volume more than curls? In that case, pick a bigger curling iron for loose waves.
Is my hair brittle or strong?
Damaged and brittle hair usually benefit from a curling iron with ceramic coating, while those with strong hair can go with a titanium one.
And definitely don’t forget that:
Am I a beginner or have I been using a curling iron for some time?
Are you only just learning how to use a curling wand? In that case, try an automatic one. You may know it as an automatic curler or a self-curling iron – however, a classic curling iron with a clasp will also be great. By contrast, a conical curling iron requires more practice. That being said, once you learn how to use it, you’ll be rewarded with the most natural-looking curls in the world!
Once you know the answers to these questions, it’s time to talk about the specific types of curling wands and introduce you to our top picks.
A curling iron with its own small engine will curl your hair by itself and let you know the exact moment a particular hair section is perfectly styled. It might cost more than other types, but it makes hair styling almost effortless. The best automatic curling iron is the BaByliss PRO Curling Iron MiraCurl 2665E with ceramic coating and 3 different directions of curling to choose from.
We find that the best classic curling iron with a clasp is the Remington Pro Curl Soft CI6325. The wand has a universally practical diameter of 2.5cm and the coating combines the characteristics of a ceramic material and tourmaline with ionic technology to help your hair glide more smoothly. Plus, it heats up almost instantly!
The Remington Pearl CI95 has an ultra smooth ceramic surface with added powder from real pearls. Its tapered shape makes it really easy to create natural-looking curls without breaking or damaging your hair. Are you in a hurry to get to the party and need to style your hair as quickly as possible? Then you’ll appreciate the Turbo Boost mode which makes the iron heat up fast to the highest temperature.
A curling heat styler is a special device which combines the benefits of a curling wand and a hairdryer. We recommend the Braun Satin Hair 5 – AS 530, a product suitable for everyday use. It has integrated steam function to give your hair the necessary hydration during styling and make sure it doesn’t get overly dry.
The BaByliss Curlers Easy Waves with titanium-ceramic coating is sort of a hybrid of the models mentioned above. This curling wand will help you achieve wavy Bohemian curls as well as a more subdued look with little tight curls inspired by famous Hollywood actresses from old 1930s movies.
Our TIP: Work with smaller sections of your hair if you want defined curls, and bigger sections if you’re after loose, casual waves.