The Curling Iron You Should Use for Your Hair Type
A curling iron is the cornerstone of every good hair routine but with so many irons and wands out there, figuring out which one you should actually be using to get the curl you want is intimidating and just as difficult as mastering the heat tool itself.
From glam red carpet curls to effortless beachy waves, there’s a model out there for that’s the perfect companion for your hair type. To save you from the confusion, we’ve matched the best curling irons for your hair texture and all of its styling possibilities.
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The Universal Pick: GHD Curve 1" Classic Curl Iron
There's a reason GHD's classic iron has a cult-like following. Its shape allows you to create a variety of curls—from classic bouncy spirals to messy waves—all at a safe temperature that won’t damage strands. Plus, its ceramic-coated barrel guarantees snag-free styling every time.
Spiral Curls: Bead Head Curlipops 1" Spiral Styling Iron
This Bed Head curling iron's corkscrew shape is the secret to keeping spiral curls tight and bouncy. Since it's clamp-free, you'll never wind up with any dents from any hand slips.
Thick Hair: Drybar The 3-Day Bender 1.25" Digital Curling Iron
If your hair is extremely thick, Dry Bar's iron with a large, rotating barrel makes it easier to style curls.
Straight Hair: Revlon Curl Collection Non-Slip Textured Styling Iron
Straight hair has the tendency to slip and slide out of curling wands. This Revlon wand eliminates the struggle with its textured barrel that helps straight hair stay in place as you set the curl.
Wavy Hair: The Beachwaver Pro
Whether you want to enhance your natural waves or you're on quest to perfecting an effortless undone beachy look, celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa's Beachwaver is your best bet. The cult-favorite hot tool has a barrel that rotates in both directions that curls hair with the touch of a button. No wonder it's the secret behind the Victoria Secret angels' signature beachy waves
Tight Curls: Hot Tools 3/8" Professional Hair Curling Iron
If have tight curls or rock your natural hair texture, an iron with a slim barrel such as Hot Tools 3/8" Professional Hair Curling Iron makes it easy to pinpoint specific strands and touch them up for added definition.