If you’re on the lookout for the perfect curling iron, beware! There are many types available on the market, but you need to buy one that matches your styling needs so that you can get the most out of what it offers. Here’s a short guide to help:
Spring curling iron
Great for beginners, the spring curling iron is one of the most popular types you can find. You are able to firmly hold your locks as you style thanks to the spring-action clip. The only effort needed to make it work is to catch and release sections of your hair by controlling the clip using your thumb.
Clipless curling iron
If you’re accustomed to the spring mechanism curling iron, you might need a few test tries with the clipless model, but it’s not hard to handle once you’ve dominated the basics. You just need to wrap the ends of your hair last instead of first, this way preventing split ends and creases. You can access your roots a lot easier with one of these, giving you more styling freedom. One great clipless model is the Karmin Salon Pro Clipless.
Marcel curling iron
This model was originally designed for stylists and hair professionals with its tricky manual operation and extra handle to control the curling process more efficiently. The Marcel curling iron requires some experienced handling and skill in order to obtain the desired outcome. When you have gotten the hang of the Marcel curling iron you can expect professional results.
Double/Triple barrel curling iron
The double barrel curling iron allows you to create figure-eight type curls and the triple barrel model lets you to make loose, flowing waves. Although quite complicated to maneuver, these kinds of curling iron can work on large pieces of hair, thus reducing styling time.
Spiral/Ribbon curling iron
It is possible to create tighter, more precise curls, defined spirals and bouncy ringlets with one of these curling irons. The barrel has raised ridges along its length, where you can wrap around sections of hair.