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The 10 Best Curling Irons – Guidebook

Many women use curling irons because they have straight hair and want waves or curls or want to try a new styling. The selection is now almost unmanageable, as there are countless different manufacturers that produce curling irons. But what should you look for when buying a curling iron and which functions does it have? In this article, you will find answers to these questions.

We have compiled this and everything else for you in a checklist. The product recommendations below will help you to find specific products and make a well-founded decision.

Checklist For Curling Irons

Variants
  • Automatic curling irons: With these curling irons you don’t have to do it yourself, because they pull your hair strands into the so-called curling chamber and turn them into beautiful curls within a few seconds under the influence of heat. For you, this has one or two advantages: you need less time to style your curls and also no longer run the risk of burning yourself on the curling iron.
  • Curling irons with clip: These curling irons are especially practical because you can fix your hair with the clip while your hair is curled. This way, you won’t burn your fingers as easily, since the clip holds the hair in place for you while you wait, so to speak. The untwisting is not too easy, because your hair must always be between the clip and the heating rod.
  • Curling irons without clip: Here, you practically have to wrap the strand around the curling iron yourself. However, at the same time, there is a risk that you will burn your fingers. Fortunately, your curling iron usually comes with heat-protective gloves, which you should definitely use to prevent injuries.
  • Cone-shaped / conical curling iron: Due to its conical shape, you can conjure up curls in different sizes. From natural to corkscrew curls or beach waves – this curling iron is a real all-rounder!
  • Infrared curling iron: The heat needed to curl your hair, the curling iron gets from an infrared source. This feature sets it apart from other products and is gentler on your hair.
  • Automatic curlers: The hair is automatically pulled in this curling iron, so you get an absolutely even result and beautiful curls with bounce. The downside to this product, however, is that no fancy or creative styling is possible, as every curl looks identical.
  • Warm air curling iron: this curling iron works similarly to a hairdryer. The strand of hair is wrapped around the wand again, allowing warm air to reach the hair. Mostly, however, these curls are not very defined, they are mainly larger waves that make your hair look more voluminous.
Equipment And Accessories
  • It is important that you can adjust the temperature of your curling iron individually. Every hair structure is different, which is why you should adjust it to your hair structure.
  • A heat protection glove is almost essential, especially for curling irons without a clip, so that you do not burn yourself. They are usually included in the delivery.
  • Heat protection spray should be used before curling your hair so that they do not dry out or break in the long run.
  • Hairspray can also help you to fix your curls so that they really last all day.
Price
  • Good curling ir ons don’t have to be expensive anymore.
  • Already for a low double-digit amount you can purchase one anywhere.
  • However, a curling iron can cost well around 200-300 euros. Usually, these curling irons are better processed in terms of material and are characterized by particularly good quality.
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Recommendable Curling Irons

We have compiled the best and most interesting curling irons. You can find the list with our product recommendations here.

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The Best Sellers Of Curling Irons

In a list of bestsellers we have compiled the most popular curling irons for you.

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1 Hot Tools Pro Signature 24K Gold Curling Iron/Wand | Long-Lasting, Defined Curls, (1-1/4 in) Hot Tools Pro Signature 24K Gold Curling Iron/Wand | Long-Lasting, Defined Curls, (1-1/4 in)
2 Conair Double Ceramic 1-Inch Curling Iron Conair Double Ceramic 1-Inch Curling Iron
3 6-IN-1 Curling Iron, Professional Curling Wand Set, Instant Heat Up Hair Curler with 6 Interchangeable Ceramic Barrels (0.35'' to 1.25'') and 2 Temperature Adjustments, Heat Protective Glove & 2 Clips 6-IN-1 Curling Iron, Professional Curling Wand Set, Instant Heat Up Hair Curler with 6...
4 Wavytalk 5 in 1 Curling Iron,Curling Wand Set with Curling Brush and 4 Interchangeable Ceramic Curling Wand(0.35”-1.25”),Instant Heat Up,Include Heat Protective Glove & 2 Clips Wavytalk 5 in 1 Curling Iron,Curling Wand Set with Curling Brush and 4 Interchangeable Ceramic...
5 INFINITIPRO BY CONAIR Tourmaline 1 1/2-Inch Ceramic Curling Iron, Black INFINITIPRO BY CONAIR Tourmaline 1 1/2-Inch Ceramic Curling Iron, Black
6 Revlon Crystal C + Ceramic Hair Curling Iron | Long-Lasting Shine and Less Frizz, (1 in) Revlon Crystal C + Ceramic Hair Curling Iron | Long-Lasting Shine and Less Frizz, (1 in)
7 REVLON Perfect Heat Ceramic Curling Iron, 1-1/2' REVLON Perfect Heat Ceramic Curling Iron, 1-1/2"
8 Conair Instant Heat 3/4 Inch Curling Iron, Black, 1 Count Conair Instant Heat 3/4 Inch Curling Iron, Black, 1 Count
9 Alure Three Barrel Curling Iron Wand with LCD Temperature Display - 1 Inch Ceramic Tourmaline Triple Barrels, Dual Voltage Crimp (Pink) Alure Three Barrel Curling Iron Wand with LCD Temperature Display - 1 Inch Ceramic Tourmaline Triple...
10 Conair Instant Heat 1' Curling Iron, Black Conair Instant Heat 1" Curling Iron, Black
11 REVLON Perfect Heat Ceramic Curling Iron, 1/2' REVLON Perfect Heat Ceramic Curling Iron, 1/2"
12 Hot Tools Pro Artist 24K Gold Curling Iron | Long Lasting, Defined Curls (1 in) Hot Tools Pro Artist 24K Gold Curling Iron | Long Lasting, Defined Curls (1 in)
13 Lanvier 1.25 Inch Clipped Curling Iron with Extra Long Tourmaline Ceramic Barrel, Professional 1 1/4 Inch Hair Curler Curling Iron up to 450°F Dual Voltage for Traveling, Hair Waving Style Tool–Black Lanvier 1.25 Inch Clipped Curling Iron with Extra Long Tourmaline Ceramic Barrel, Professional 1 1/4...
14 Conair OhSoKind For Fine Hair Curling Iron; 1-inch Curling Iron with Silicone Clip Conair OhSoKind For Fine Hair Curling Iron; 1-inch Curling Iron with Silicone Clip
15 Beach Waver Curling Iron Wand, 5 in 1 Curling Wand Set with 3 Barrel Hair Crimper for Women, Fast Heating Hair Wand in All Hair Type Beach Waver Curling Iron Wand, 5 in 1 Curling Wand Set with 3 Barrel Hair Crimper for Women, Fast...
16 BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron , 1.25 Inch (Pack of 1) BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron , 1.25 Inch (Pack of 1)
17 Conair INFINITIPRO BY Titanium 1Inch Curling Iron, Black / Rose Gold, 1 Count Conair INFINITIPRO BY Titanium 1Inch Curling Iron, Black / Rose Gold, 1 Count
18 BabylissPRO Porcelain Ceramic 1' Spring Curling Iron BabylissPRO Porcelain Ceramic 1" Spring Curling Iron
19 Conair Supreme Curling Iron Combo Pack; 1/2-inch, 3/4-inch, & 1-inch,Purple/glitter Conair Supreme Curling Iron Combo Pack; 1/2-inch, 3/4-inch, & 1-inch,Purple/glitter
20 Hoson 3/4 Inch Curling Iron Professional, Ceramic Tourmaline Curl Wand Barrel, Hair Curler Iron with 9 Heat Setting(225°F to 450°F for All Hair Types, Glove Include) Hoson 3/4 Inch Curling Iron Professional, Ceramic Tourmaline Curl Wand Barrel, Hair Curler Iron with...

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Current Offers On Curling Irons

You can find the best current offers on curling irons in this list.

SaleBestseller Nr. 2
SaleBestseller Nr. 5
REVLON Perfect Heat Ceramic Curling Iron, 1-1/2'
REVLON Perfect Heat Ceramic Curling Iron, 1-1/2"
NEW & Improved Design; Press and hold ON|OFF Button for 3 seconds to turn on curling iron; Triple Ceramic coating on barrel for less damage and less frizz
$21.99 −23%
SaleBestseller Nr. 8
SaleBestseller Nr. 9
REVLON Perfect Heat Ceramic Curling Iron, 1/2'
REVLON Perfect Heat Ceramic Curling Iron, 1/2"
NEW and Improved Design; Press and hold ON|OFF Button for 3 seconds to turn on curling iron
$12.99 −20%

FAQ For Curling Irons

What is a curling iron?

The curling iron is a technical device that can only be operated with electricity. You can wrap individual strands of hair around it to create beautiful waves or defined curls. The selection is very diverse, so you are sure to find the right curling iron for you.

How to use a curling iron?

How you use a curling iron depends on the type of device. Many curling irons work by twisting the hair strands by strands around a hot wand. There they linger for a while, then they are released and the strand is curled. But there are other variants, for example, chain-shaped curling irons or automatic models. These work differently. In order not to stress the hair too much and avoid burns, you should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions first.

Which curling iron for which curls?

The thinner the wand, the smaller the curls. However, there are many more styling options. We have collected the best curling irons and collected them in our guide. There you will surely find inspiration for your dream hairstyle.

Which curling iron is best?

Which curling iron is best depends on the desired result. The length of the hair also plays a role. We have summarized the best and most popular curling irons in our guide.

How do curls last with a curling iron?

Don’t use conditioner beforehand, as it will pull your hair down and straighten it again. Put your hair up after curling and let the curl cool down first. This will help it to set better in your hair structure. Also, do not use too much hairspray, otherwise your hair will stick together.

How long do curls last with the curling iron?

This usually depends on your hair structure. For some people, the curls last for several days, for others they hang out again after a few hours.

What is important for a curling iron?

You should definitely buy qualitative so that your hair is not damaged. Ideally, you should buy a curling iron that has a ceramic plate. It should also not be too heavy, as you will need to hold it for a longer period of time.

What can you do if you burn yourself on the curling iron?

Cool the affected area or consult a doctor if you are unsure of the best way to treat the sore area. Alternatively, you can apply a wound and healing ointment to the wound.

How hot does a curling iron get?

Curling irons can be heated to over 200 degrees. Usually a higher temperature is required, otherwise the curls will turn out too weak and will not look defined.

In which direction should you turn the curling iron?

The curls should always be turned away from the face to achieve the best result. The wand should be held vertically so that the curls can be rotated clockwise around the wand.

What size curling iron should I choose?

The size of the curling iron depends on how big you want your curls to become in the end. The range of diameter for curls can be between 10- 39 millimeters.

Charlotte is passionate about writing for the Elternkompass. In her free time, her son Emil likes to keep her on her toes and together they spend a lot of time outdoors, walking around their home city of Leipzig. In her product recommendations, Charlotte shares her experiences with you.