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Well’ Comes To My Atricle”The 10 Best Curling Irons Of Reviews 2022” If you’re not naturally blessed with shiny curls, you can just create them yourself. A good curling iron is your best friend, and this list of the best curling irons is your guide to finding your new friend.
Don’t just buy one at random, because a decent curling iron can make the difference between dull curls that settle quickly and shiny curls that last all day.
Small, tight curls, modern beach waves, large, voluminous curls: there is a suitable tool for every type of curls. Below you’ll find our selection of the best curling irons in each category. Plus, we also searched for the best automatic, cordless, and professional curling irons.
Best value for money: Bestope 6 in 1 curling iron
- Six different attachments
- With additional accessories
- Ceramic coating, not fully ceramic
Six curling irons for the price of one, that’s what you get when you order this Bestope curling iron: two conical, three straight and a bubble attachment give you the opportunity to really measure every kind of curls and waves. In addition, you get two clamps, a heat-protective glove and a storage bag.
The temperature, which you can read on the screen, is adjustable from 120°C to 220°C. The curling iron heats up quickly: you can start styling after about 20 seconds. The iron has a ceramic coating and ion technology, and also contains tourmaline, which makes your hair extra shiny. Moreover, it is a gem to have at home: the rose gold coating gives a luxurious effect.
This is the best curling iron for people who like to experiment with their look and don’t want to spend money on a new curling iron every time. Users also find it useful that this 6-in-1 curling iron is a lot more compact than six different curling irons. They also note that you can easily curl your extensions with it.
Best Professional: Dyson Airwrap
- Gentle on your hair
- Multi-tool for many different looks
- Highest price range
Last year you couldn’t ignore it: the Dyson Airwrap is the latest professional curling iron from the celebrities. It is not just a curling iron, but a complete styling tool that can dry, smooth and curl your hair without damaging it. In addition, the device is suitable for all hair types. The only drawback is the price: such an Airwrap will easily cost you 500 euros.
Fortunately, you get a lot for that money: six attachments including a hairdryer, a storage bag for the road and a luxury storage box. With the attachments, you can create a smooth blowout just as easily as large and smaller curls with the airwrap principle: the hair automatically turns around the attachment.
Our test showed that this new technology takes some getting used to, but if you master the principle, you can curl all your hair in no time, without damaging it. Here you will find a handy tutorial. In addition, the curls do not fall out and they remain shiny all day long. The Dyson Airwrap is sturdy, beautiful to look at and it does what it promises.
Best Automatic: BaByliss Curl Secret 2
- Built-in timer
- Burning is almost impossible
- Swivel cord
- Not suitable for short hair
If you also regularly wonder how on earth people can curl their own hair and if you want to be able to reproduce those beautiful curls that the hairdresser can make at home, then an automatic curling iron is definitely for you. All you have to do is choose the right settings, put a locket in the machine and wait a few seconds.
In our opinion, the best automatic curling iron is this Babyliss Curl Secret 2. The device ‘sucks’ a lock of hair into the machine, puts the right curl or wave in it and releases the hair at the perfect moment.
You can choose from three curl patterns: tight curls, loose curls and waves. Featuring a ceramic coating and ionic technology, the device rotates in different directions, so you can choose whether you curl away from your face or toward your face.
Testers are very pleased with the speed with which you put salon-class curls in your hair with the Babyliss Curl Secret. The curls also stay in place and the curling iron has a function that immediately loosens your hair if it gets stuck. It takes some practice, but once you’re off, the effect speaks for itself.
Best Wireless: BaBylissPRO BNT4093TUC Nano
- Full freedom of movement
- 40 minutes to use
- Turns off automatically when not in use
- Temperature only goes up to 180°C
If you curl your hair regularly, you know that the cord can sometimes get in the way while styling. It also does not always work and sometimes there is no power outlet nearby. Babyliss has found a solution with its cordless curling iron 9001U: you simply charge them and then use them for 40 minutes before you have to recharge them.
Unlike many other cordless curling irons, this one from Babyliss performs just like a corded one. This is thanks to the powerful lithium-ion battery. Important to know: it is a curling iron without clamp, but with ceramic coating and three temperature settings. It comes with a storage pouch and a heat-resistant mat.
Our test shows that the curling iron effectively gives a lot more freedom of movement than a classic curling iron. Despite the relatively low maximum temperature, it can also be used on somewhat coarser hair, but then you have to work efficiently if you want to have all your hair curled within 40 minutes. If you have normal or fine hair, this is not an issue.
Best Cheap:BIO IONIC Stylewinder Rotating Styling Iron
- Heats up quickly
- swivel cable
- With ceramic technology
- Temperature cannot be set
It may sound unbelievable, but for a very low price you can really get a decent device at home. Of course, you should not expect miracles from this cheap curling iron: there is only an on and off button, so you cannot set the temperature manually. Nevertheless, the results can be assured.
This curling iron has some handy gadgets that significantly increase the ease of use. First, a clamp has been thought of, so that you can curl your hair with one hand. Second, the cable rotates with your movements. Third, there is an iron tripod on which you can rest the curling iron. Finally, the ceramic technology in the curling rod ensures that your hair is protected against the heat of the iron.
Our test shows that this curling iron performs best on long hair. For short hair, there are better models for sale. The iron heats up quickly and creates curls that last for a remarkably long time. Users are most impressed by the details that significantly improve the quality, despite the low price of the pliers.
Best Fat: Remington CI97M1A Ultimate Stylist
- Diameter of 32mm
- Ready to use within 60 seconds
- Three meter swivel cord
- With cool end against burns
- Not suitable for short hair
If you want coarse curls or waves in your hair, it is best to look for a thick curling iron with a large diameter, such as this one from Remington. With its diameter of 32 mm, the tongs are perfect for putting trendy beach waves in your hair. They don’t have a clamp, but the cool end means you can hold them with both hands without burning yourself.
After setting the temperature between 130°C and 210°C, the curling iron is ready for use within half a minute. The tongs are ceramic coated and have a special ‘pearl coating’ that gives your curled locks extra shine and fixation. No unnecessary luxury if you know that loose curls in particular tend to sink out quickly.
Users report that the extra hold does help: even people with thick, heavy hair notice that their hair stays curled much longer than with other curling irons. Most people are satisfied with the extra long, rotating cord of up to three meters long, and the heat-resistant glove that is included also increases ease of use.
Best for Short Hair:Remington CI6325NA
- 30 to Second Heat Up to Style almost instantly with the powerful 30 to second heat up
- conical shape
- With heat-resistant glove and storage bag
- Three meter cord
- Ceramic coating instead of full ceramic
You can also curl short hair, but then you have to get a suitable curling iron for short hair. The average curling iron has a diameter that is too small or cannot get close to the roots without the risk of burning you. We think this conical curling iron from Remington is the perfect choice: thanks to its cone shape you can curl the full length of your hair and even short hair can be wrapped around easily.
Curling short hair is a precarious job, because you burn your hands more easily with it. The supplied heat-resistant glove is therefore an indispensable item. If you have brittle or thin hair, you can rest assured.
410 Degree Salon High Heat to The curling iron has 10 temperature settings and can reach a salon to quality high heat of 410 Degree.
30 to Second Heat Up to Style almost instantly with the powerful 30 to second heat up.
Our test shows that the conical shape not only helps to lay long-lasting curls in short locks, but also ensures that the result has a very natural effect with longer hair. Even if your curls sag a little after a while, as with any curling iron, the wave pattern that arises is still natural.
Best for Beach Wave: Bombé Wavre
- nice color
- Adjustable temperature 0℃ to 210℃ (410°F) in just 60s.
- Supplied accessories
- Not suitable for short hair
- Fairly heavy
Beach waves are the style of the moment. You can apply such loose, relaxed waves to your hair with a traditional curling iron, but we recommend a special beach wave curling iron, the one with a clamping system.
They usually consist of three bars between which you clamp your hair, creating a wave pattern in them. Our favorite is this one from Bombé. If you are looking for a nineties waffle pattern, we recommend a so-called crimper .
With its cheerful pink color this waver not only looks beautiful, but also performs very well. You also get a comb, hair clips and a heat-resistant glove, also in pink. The set and the waver itself are also available in red. It has an LCD screen and an adjustable temperature0℃ to 210℃ (410°F) in just 60s, which makes it suitable for all hair types, even very fine or damaged hair.
Users like the fact that the waver heats up quickly, but also cools down quickly when you switch it off. If you play around with the temperature settings a bit, you can try out different looks with it: a low temperature creates soft waves, a higher one for more pronounced waves. A detail that many users love: the small hook on which you can place the pliers safely without damaging the surface.
Best for Small Curls: Max Pro Twist 9mm
- With heat resistant glove
- Ready to use in six seconds
- Also suitable for very short hair
- Temperature not lockable
You can lay super small and tight curls with a so-called chopstick curling iron: a curling iron with an ultra-fine rod. You will find more information about this further in this article. Curling your hair with it takes a lot longer than when you do it with a normal curling iron, but your curls are a lot finer and they last much longer. This chopstick curling iron for small curls from Max is our favorite.
The rod is made entirely of ceramic material, which means that your hair is protected against the heat and that it is also evenly distributed over your locks. An additional advantage is that the pliers do not or hardly wear. The curling iron has no less than 28 temperature settings between 80°C and 220°C so that you can perfectly adjust the temperature to the needs of your hair and the desired hairstyle.
Users of this chopstick curling iron are very pleased with the fact that you do not have to wrap your hair around the rod for a long time before a clear curl appears. If you consider that with such fine curling irons you have to work with much smaller strands, it saves a lot of time in the entire process. In addition, they are happy with the supplied heat-resistant glove that is indispensable when using a chopstick curling iron.
Best Mini:Fezax Cordless Auto Hair Curler
- Supplied accessories
- Charging via USB
- Also suitable for short hair
- Not suitable for thick or coarse hair
If you’re looking for a super-compact curling iron that you can easily take with you wherever you go, this LifeGoods mini curling iron is sure to become your best friend. Not only is it small, but it also works completely wirelessly and automatically. So you can style your hair anywhere and at any time: just drop a strand into the device and it will curl automatically.
This mini automatic curling iron has an LCD screen that shows the curl direction, temperature and timer. The temperature can be set within a range of 150°C to 200°C. It takes about two minutes to charge the iron, but after that you can curl with it for an hour at 180°C.
Our test shows that this mini curling iron fits even in a small handbag. This way you can easily curl your hair at a party or in the car. If your hair is stuck, a built-in mechanism ensures that your hair is released automatically, and after curling, your hair will even stay without polish for a long time. Plus: you don’t need any technology. Simply dividing your hair into strands is enough.
What to look for when buying a curling iron?
Curling iron type
There are different types of curling irons, each with their own characteristics. An overview:
STRAIGHT CURLING IRON
Straight curling irons have the same diameter over the entire length, so you can use them to create uniform curls in your hair. Within the straight curling irons there are models with a clamp, which ensure that you can curl your hair with one hand, and so-called ‘curling wands’ without a clamp.
CONICAL CURLING IRON
Conical curling irons are cone-shaped irons that are wider at the base than at the top, although there are now also models where it is the other way around. With such tongs you create curls of different sizes and you can experiment more. In addition, they are ideal for curling shorter hair.
CHOPSTICK CURLING IRON
As the name suggests, chopstick curling irons are very fine curling wands with a small diameter. You create fine, tight curls with it, which often stay in place better than loose curls and provide a lot of volume in your hair. You naturally curl smaller strands with it, so you lose a lot more time.
If you’re looking for loose waves or a nineties ‘waffle pattern’ in your hair, it’s better to use a waffle iron than a traditional curling iron. They come in any size, but they always work the same way: you squeeze your hair in instead of wrapping it around.
AUTOMATIC CURLING IRON
Finally, there are automatic curling irons where you just have to place your locks in, after which the device does all the work.
curling rod material
As far as the material of the curling rod is concerned, you can roughly distinguish three types:
Ceramic curling rods have several advantages: they protect your hair from the heat, they heat up quickly and they prevent frizzy curls. Please note: it is important that you continue to use a heat protectant in any case . This ceramic material is best suited for fine or fragile hair.
Ceramic coated curling rods basically have the same benefits as all-ceramic curling rods, but they can wear out over time. If your hair comes into contact with the places where the ceramic layer has disappeared, it can suffer serious damage. If you don’t use your curling iron often, a ceramic-coated one is often sufficient.
Titanium curling rods are slightly sturdier than ceramic ones, so they are slightly better suited to people with coarser or thicker hair. They also usually last a little longer than ceramic curling rods.
Just like with a hair straightener , you can set the temperature yourself with a curling iron. But there are also models available that choose the ideal temperature for you. If you want to stay in control, look for a curling iron with a screen that indicates the temperature at which you are curling.
Good to know: fine hair needs a lower temperature than thick hair. If you have fine locks, do not curl your hair at a temperature above 180°C. Normal hair is best curled around a maximum temperature of 200°C. Thicker locks often need a temperature around 220°C.
Several curling irons are equipped with so-called ionic technology. This ensures that negative ions are released during curling, which balance positive ions in your hair. We’ll save you the scientific explanation, but the result is smoother locks with significantly less fluff.
People with dry, colored or bleached hair also reap the benefits: ionic technology ensures that the moisture balance in your hair is preserved. More information about ionic technology can be found here .
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