Best Curling Irons

Last update March 16, 2017
Dreaming about having romantic waves every day? It's possible with a professional curling iron and a few useful tips from our side. Take a look at our in-depth analysis of the most demanded curling irons for sale and choose your path to perfection. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
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CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Safety of Use
Material and Coating
Additional Accessories
 
PROS

A professional set of hairdresser’s tool is now available for home use. 5 interchangeable barrels of different shape and size create all possible curls and waves with minimum efforts.

CONS

A unit won’t tell you by any sign or beep that it’s already been cooled down.

OUR VERDICT

Maximum versatility and styling possibilities are guaranteed with a professional set from XTAVA. Chart off in terms of functionality and price.

detailed parameters
Type
3 classic barrels and 2 conical barrels
Safety of Use
Auto shut-off function, 8 ft swiveling cord
Material and Coating
Ceramic-tourmaline
Additional Accessories
Claps, A heat regulator (270-410 F), 5 interchangeable barrels
PROS
The super high-tech ceramic wand, infused with a real pearl, provides smoother glide. The precious power of pearl will make your curls sleek and strong.
CONS
It is a clamp-free model, though a heat protective glove improves the situation.
OUR VERDICT
Remington CI9538 will surely deliver salon-quality results with a luminous luster. You can also choose a 1/2 - 1-inch option for longer hair.
detailed parameters
Type
Conical
Safety of Use
60-minute auto shut-off, Heat protective glove
Material and Coating
Pearl and ceramic coating
Additional Accessories
LCD lock, LED screen, A heat regulator (270-410 F)
PROS
This curling iron is great for both, home and professional use. It's got a long, swiveling cord for enhanced manoeuvrability.
CONS
A light indicator is rather dim.
OUR VERDICT
A perfect curling iron for all hair types. The Pusle Technology ensures fast heat-up and high protection of hair .
detailed parameters
Type
Conical
Safety of Use
Heavy-duty round 8 ft swiveling cord, Soft-Grip handle
Material and Coating
Tourmaline ceramic coating
Additional Accessories
A heat regulator (up to 428 F); On/Off switch
PROS
Due to even heat-up from all directions, the hair holds the curls perfectly. Features several heating settings for creating curls of different sizes and shapes.
CONS
Might be not the best tool for users with long hair.
OUR VERDICT
This is surely a great styling device for people with hair of average lenth, allowing to create tight, loose and mid-sized curls with ease.
detailed parameters
Type
Curling chamber
Safety of Use
Beep alert sound, Auto shut-off function
Material and Coating
Tourmaline ceramic coating
Additional Accessories
2 heat levels, 3 timer settings, A heat regulator (up to 400 F)
PROS

Unique bubble-style design and professional high heat make this wand one of the most attractive options in the market.

CONS

Doesn’t have a digital screen, but yet, offers a handy thermoregulator.

OUR VERDICT

A cost-effective and extremely easy-to-use spiral curling iron that creates whimsical curls and waves along the entire length of the hair. Includes a protective glove.

detailed parameters
Type
Spiral
Safety of Use
Heat-resistant protective glove, Tangle-free swiveling cord, Safety stand
Material and Coating
Ceramic coating
Additional Accessories
A heat regulator (270-400 F)

What is a Curling Iron

A curling iron is a popular electronic device, used by women worldwide to create curls and waves of different shape and size. Whatever there has been said about harmful action of a curling iron on the hair, it is definitely gone to the past together with poor quality metal curling tongs. Most modern devices feature either ceramic or tourmaline coating, mildly work on the hair and make it look absolutely gorgeous. A curling iron produced nowadays is safe to use on all types of hair, therefore, you can indulge yourself and make a hairstyle that you’ve always dreamt about without any harm to the hair. In our review, you’ll find a selection of only the best curling irons in the market, so you’ve got an opportunity to choose an optimal solution for your personal needs.

If you are interested in this review, probably, our flat irons review will be also of great use!

What To Look For

One of the important criteria to consider before buying a curling iron is its Type. The market is overwhelmed with a variety of options available and it’s not surprising why there are so many people who have been disappointed with their choice after blindly buying the one. Ok, let’s look at this characteristic a bit closer. The popular type of a curling iron sold here and there is a classic variant - a metal wand with a heat regulator and a clamp. The obvious advantage of classic curling irons is their overall simplicity of use. It doesn’t require any special skills to wind up the locks and can be used literally by anyone right out-of-the-box. Women who prefer natural curls with more volume at the roots should consider buying a curling iron of a cone shape. But you should be aware that such curling irons may be trickier in use than, for example, irons with a clamp, and can easily burn a hand. The problem can be solved though, with a protective and heat-resistant glove. So, if you’re inclined to buying a conical curling iron, make sure that a chosen device includes a glove. Another popular type of curling irons is spiral. Such irons are used to create elastic, spiral-shaped curls along the entire length of the hair. Different to all other types of curling irons by outward design and performance is a Curling chamber. With this device, you would hardly need to do any action yourself. Once the strand of hair is placed in a chamber, all you need to do is to set the desired direction of a curl and its shape. The device will do all the job for you. As you can see, there’s a vast choice of models to choose from, but now you know what to look for.

Material and Coating of a curling iron is also important. Stay away from metal tongs. They are the main enemy of hair beauty. Not only do they ruin the hair from inside, they also make it look unnatural and messy. Ceramic or tourmaline coating is what you really need. While a ceramic coating is going to be evenly heated across the entire length and ensure elastic curl all way through, tourmaline-coated irons would also generate negative ions and eliminate the frizz.

We’d also like to draw your attention to a number of Accessories, provided with a device. Models with limited functionality aren’t necessarily bad. Women with the normal hair structure can easily opt for this option. However, the owners of too thin and thick hair may want to purchase a curling iron with a heat regulator. The range of temperatures varies from 60 to 200 so that a user has got an opportunity to set the optimal heat for her hair structure. A good bonus to a good curling iron would be a set of various barrels - ribbed, wide and narrow.

And the last, but not the least criterion to pay attention to is Safety of Use. When choosing an iron, it’s worth considering how long is the cord. Ideally, it’s got to be at least 2 m long and it’s got to swivel so that you don’t get tangled while making a hairstyle. If you’d like to purchase a conical iron, pay attention whether the model comes packed with a heat-resistant glove. We’d recommend you to give preference to a curling iron with an auto shut-off function. Such irons usually work for about 72 minutes right along and automatically turn themselves off, so that you’ve got a total piece of mind no matter what.

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Review of XTAVA Professional 5-in-1 Curling Iron, Hair Curler, Curls

XTAVA Professional 5-in-1 Curling Iron, Hair Curler, Curls

XTAVA Professional 5-in-1 Curling Iron, Hair Curler, Curls

Type

Ceramic coating of the barrels is what’s required for the natural shine of faded hair. Whatever you’ve seen on pages of glossy magazines with owners of luxurious hair, today can be done at home and at an affordable cost. You think you need to spend a fortune to achieve the same results? Not really. XTAVA professional hair curler is covered with the smooth ceramic coating that removes electrified effect and ensures glossy and tight locks of top models.

Review of XTAVA Professional 5-in-1 Curling Iron, Hair Curler, Curls

Additional Accessories

XTAVA Professional hair curler features 5 interchangeable barrels of a different shape and size and creates all types of curls in a flash of a moment. From beachy curls to romantic waves, all is possible with this curler. A range of temperatures varies between 270-410 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can direct the desired level of heat on the hair and achieve different results. Tight ringlets are usually achieved at a bit higher temperature and longer exposure time while soft and romantic waves occur as a result of shorter operation under the heat. XTAVA Professional curling iron also features an auto shut-off function that will give you a rest of mind whenever it’s being left over on.

XTAVA Professional 5-in-1 Curling Iron, Hair Curler, Curls in the use

Safety of Use

The ceramic tourmaline coating of the barrels won’t damage a hair and ensure smooth and shining results, even if you’d like to use it every day. The negative ions emitted by tourmaline remove the frizz and keep the hairstyle perfectly done even in moisture. A heat regulator will let you set the desired heat so that your hair always remains safe and healthy. XTAVA Professional curler is also safe to take around (what if your friend asked you to help with the curls?). The unit is packed with a heat-resistant safe bag for easy and comfortable traveling.

Detailed review of XTAVA Professional 5-in-1 Curling Iron, Hair Curler, Curls

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Review of Remington CI9538 T|Studio Salon Collection Curling Wand

Remington CI9538 T|Studio Salon Collection Curling Wand

Remington CI9538 T|Studio Salon Collection Curling Wand

Type

The conical shape of Remington CI9538 will help you create silky curls with a luminous luster. This professional tool lets you do any professional hairstyle you want. For example, it can create smaller curls at the ends of your hair and bigger curls closer to the roots. In such a way, your hair will have an extremely natural look. We would like to stress that this curling wand has no clamp. Due to such innovation, you will get perfectly smooth curls and waves. Just wrap and go!

Review of Remington CI9538 T|Studio Salon Collection Curling Wand

Additional Accessories

Curling Remington CI9538 heats up in a matter of seconds; it is ready to go in just 30 seconds. What's more, you have an opportunity to adjust the heating temperature using an easy-to-read digital display. The temperature range varies within 270-410 F. So you can choose the best option for heating thin or thick unruly hair. A special LCD lock keeps the set temperature and prevents accidental dropping of settings during use.

Remington CI9538 T|Studio Salon Collection Curling Wand in the use

Safety of Use

If you ever forget to switch the Remington CI9538 off, don't worry! Owing to a shut-off function, this magic wand will automatically switch off after 60 minutes of being not in use. For the extra safety, the Pearl Styling Wand is equipped with a cool tip and a styling heat-resistant glove to protect your fingers from burns. As for your hair, you can be sure that it is also 100% protected as a unique pearl ceramic coating provides the maximum gentle curling. All in all, this styling wand will become a reliable assistant to help you create fashionable hairstyles every day.

Detailed review of Remington CI9538 T|Studio Salon Collection Curling Wand

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Remington CI9538 T|Studio Salon Collection Curling Wand
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Review of Hot Tools 1110 Professional Curling Iron with Multi-Heat Control

Hot Tools 1110 Professional Curling Iron with Multi-Heat Control

Hot Tools 1110 Professional Curling Iron with Multi-Heat Control

Type

Hot Tools Professional 1110 Curling Iron is a modern, advanced styling tool at a moderate price that will work for all hair types. It's got a conical shape, giving the hair more volume at the roots and loose curls at the ends. Those girls who prefer natural locks to the tight ringlets will be impatient to try it the moment it's arrived. Owing to the smart, modern design, it's also very convenient to use. The styling tool has got a gold-plated barrel a long cool tip, so it's safe to hold the handle even when it's set on the maximum heat.

Review of Hot Tools 1110 Professional Curling Iron with Multi-Heat Control

Additional Accessories

With 85 watts of power, Hot Tools Professional 1110 Curling iron heats up really quick and reaches high temperatures in a short time. The device maintains the even heat along the entire length so that all your curls are perfectly shaped and hold the curl for longer. The rheostat of a curler is capable of memorizing the frequently set temperatures, so when you switch a tool on the next time, it's already set at the heat setting you need.

Hot Tools 1110 Professional Curling Iron with Multi-Heat Control in the use

Safety of Use

Alas this curling iron has no digital screen to track the heat setting, yet it doesn't affect its safety at all. Paired with a long 8 ft cord, it's absolutely safe to swivel it around and create a hairstyle. You'll hardly ever need to use protective gloves. The curling iron has a long cool tip and a soft-grip handle for comfortable, safe usage.

Detailed review of Hot Tools 1110 Professional Curling Iron with Multi-Heat Control

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Review of Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret Curling Iron

Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret Curling Iron

Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret Curling Iron

Type

This is another curling iron that creates perfect curls in a chamber. The drawn hair in the chamber is evenly, gently heated from all the directions to create the curls of different sizes and shapes. On using Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret, you’ll never run a risk of damaging hair. Timing is always perfect. Whenever the curl is done, you’ll be alerted with a beep sound so that you can open up the chamber and draw a new lock in. The chamber is coated with tourmaline ceramic, owing to which your hair will also acquire beautiful, healthy gloss. If you look for a professional styling tool, Conair curler can be a great option!

Review of Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret Curling Iron

Additional Accessories

Notwithstanding a fancy design, Conair curler is rather easy to use. When you see the red light blinking, the device is heated up and ready to curl. The chamber has got a V-shape mould to place the hair in the right position and create a curl of a perfect shape. Due to 3 timer settings, it’s easy to do different hairstyles every day. Loose, tight and medium curls are achieved for different occasions! Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret is one of the biggest hairdressers’ secrets that have been revealed!

Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret Curling Iron in the use

Safety of Use

Before you start to make a hairstyle, make sure that your hair is not wet and well combed. That would prevent it from tangling. Rather than that, using it is a snap. The picture of the curler may somewhat confuse you about its size. It’s not bulky though and comfortably fits any palm. Conair curler offers a sleep mode to save you power and shuts itself off after 60 minutes when not being used. If you’re seeking for a styling tool to create different looks, it surely will work for you. It’s suitable for all hair types, and it’s great for multiple hairstyles.

Detailed review of Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret Curling Iron

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Review of Revlon Curl Collection, Bubble Curling Wand

Revlon Curl Collection, Bubble Curling Wand

Revlon Curl Collection, Bubble Curling Wand

Type

The bubble wand of an iron is covered with a ceramic coating. This provides even heat distribution and eliminates the hot spots. While Ceramic Technology is known to be safe on its own, yet, girls with too thin hair may also want to obtain some protection spray (especially if they plan to use a curling iron on a regular basis). The spray will envelop the hair in a protection coating and make it more resistant to high temperatures.

Review of Revlon Curl Collection, Bubble Curling Wand

Additional Accessories

The pleasant bonus to Revlon Curling Wand is a heat-resistant protective glove. The common problem that most users face when they use an iron without a clamp is the difficulty to keep the strand on the wand. With a glove on, you shouldn’t face a problem of the kind. Twist the hair between the bubbles and keep it in place by hand. The curling iron is also equipped with a heat regulator. It doesn’t have a digital display, but it comes with a button that you can turn to the optimal temperature position. The maximum temperature the wand is able to heat up is 400 degrees Fahrenheit, that’s quite a lot even for the thickest hair, so, be careful and keep up with the sparing heat.

Revlon Curl Collection, Bubble Curling Wand in the use

Safety of Use

Due to Ceramic Technology, Revlon Curling iron is recognized as a safe unit for use. It doesn’t ruin the hair and professionally works on the entire length. It’s also very easy-in-use. The long swiveling cord provides flexibility options during operation so you don’t need to struggle with the tangles, but totally focus on a hairstyle. A heat-resistant glove is included to improve users’ experience by times and ensure additional protection during use.

Detailed review of Revlon Curl Collection, Bubble Curling Wand

Revlon Curl Collection, Bubble Curling Wand
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