Types of Curling Wands: (With all Pros and Cons)
Types of Curling Wands
Let us start with the most common and simple curling wands and then move toward rare and sophisticated curling wands.
Simple Curling Iron
This is conventional clipped curling iron which makes the curling process really easy as the clip available on the rod holds the hair for you. This curling iron is simplest and easiest to use but as this curling iron provides you convenience, at the same time it takes the independence for defining the strength and diameter of your curls. This curling iron is usually used to put precise and indented curls.
Another type of curling iron is curling wand and the major difference between a curling iron and curling wand is that it lacks the clip which makes the hair curling a little difficult but gives you the freedom to define the tightness of your curl. Curling wands usually have a tapered barrel which allows you to choose the diameter of your hair. You might need to wear gloves while using a curling wand as you might touch its barrel while you hold your hair around it.
Interchangeable Curling Wands
A more sophisticated type of curling iron and curling wand is interchangeable curling wand/iron. What’s exceptional in this curling wand is its ability to adjust multiple barrels. Its barrel can be detached and can be replaced with the barrel of your choice. As this curling wand can adjust multiple size barrel, it can potentially give you curl of any size and style.
Flat Iron Curling
This product just looks like a curling iron but is used to give curl to your hair. However, this product doesn’t give you precise and tight curls rather it is intended for beach and lose waves. The advantage of this product is it is super easy to use and gives you natural hairstyles unlike curling iron or curling wand which gives you curls that look artificial.
Rotating Curling Iron
The rotting curling iron is the advanced type of ordinary curling iron. This type of curling iron has a rotating barrel that rotates on its own without your effort. You just wrap your hair around the barrel and press the button and its barrel moves in the clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. This product is aimed for people that don’t go through too much haste while styling their hair. This curling iron speeds your hair styling process fairly.
Spinning Hair Curler
Fully automatic curling iron for people who don’t have much time to spend on the hairstyling. It has non-conventional design and motors that suck your hair leave them with special natural curls.
You just place your section of hair into the empty space and press the button, it sucks your hair and heats it until you release the button. The tightness of your curls depends on how long you press the button.
Double and triple Barrel Curling Iron
This is the same as the simplest curling iron but has more than one barrel. This curling iron is fun to use. Its two or three parallel barrels give you loose curls that look natural.
This tool is not intended for people who want to have precise and tight curls.
Hot air Brush
The latest technology which styles your hair in an unconventional way. All the curling irons mentioned above use heat to break the hydrogen bond of the hair and style them into a new look. But this product doesn’t use the heat directly rather it uses the combination of brush and hot air without making direct contact to the heating barrel.
This is product is healthy for your hair as compared to previous products but it doesn’t give you like precise, neat and tight curls like previous products.
Necessary Features for Curling Iron
Now that you what are the types of curling irons available in the market and what are they intended for its time you know the features that you must look in these curling irons.
Curling wands and irons come with barrels of different sizes. The most common barrel sizes are 0.75”, 1”, 1.25” 1.5” and 2”.
The smaller the diameter of the barrel the tighter will be the curl and vice versa.
Construction Material of Barrel
Common materials for barrel construction are ceramic, titanium and tourmaline. Ceramic provides even heat distribution and hence is good for fragile hair while titanium has deep heat penetration and can be used for stubborn hair. Tourmaline is the crystal that is used as the coating to prevent your hair from sticking to the surface of the barrel.
Variable Heat Setting
Everyone has different hair type and require a different amount of heat for their hair to be styled. High heat setting can’t be used for fragile and is desirable for strong hair. On the other hand, low heat settings are desirable for fragile and fine hair but are insufficient for coarse hair. So curling iron must have high and low heat settings.
Dual voltage means that curling iron can operate on both 110V and 220V. This feature is desirable for people who like to travel a lot.
Types of Curling Wands – Final Conclusion
Several curling irons are available in the market and each has its own specialty. This article informs you about the most common curling iron types and what is the motive behind their development, followed by the set of features that are necessary for any good curling iron.