3 Important Questions to Ask Before Buying a Hair Curling Iron

buying a curing ironHow your hair is styled is vital to completing any look, and styling your hair correctly is essential.

It’s also quite easy to adapt your hairstyle to the day and the look you’re going for. Especially if you have long hair, but you need the right tools to do so.

Curling irons are one of the best hairstyling tools you can invest in. They can adjust the type of curls, and can also be used to straighten and smooth hair for a glossy finish.

Buying a curling iron can be a bit of a challenge, with plenty of models on the market that all boast different specifications.

When buying a curling iron, keep the following three questions in mind:

What materials is the curling iron made of?

Curling irons can be made of either metal, ceramic or brush and these are good for different types of hair.

Ceramic curling irons are great for damaged hair. They are said to provide moisture to the hair and assist in locking in the hair’s natural moisture. Brush curling irons are used on thin hair, as they can help thin hair look thicker and increase volume.

Metal irons can be quite harsh on delicate hair, but are great in using steam to increase volume and body in thin hair. They do tend to dry out hair and can result in frizzy hair if you’re not careful.

When buying a curling iron, make sure to take the material in mind and ensure you choose a material that will best benefit your particular hair type.

What is the size of the curling iron and what type of curl will that give?

The size of the barrel determines the size of the curls that you can achieve. Smaller barrels will give tighter curls. Larger barrels will give gentle, more flowing locks.

Thin hair tends to benefit most from a smaller barrel that will give a perfect curl that will add volume and body to the style. While thicker hair will need a bigger iron that can give larger curls which will last longer and avoid giving you a permed look.

Can you control the temperature settings?

Curling irons come in a variety of temperatures, some of which may be too hot or too cold for your hair type.

Most high-end curling irons will have adjustable temperature settings.

This will give you the fine control that you’ll need to achieve the perfect style.

The curling iron market is saturated with plenty of different models and makes that all seem similar except for price.

Knowing what to look for when buying a curing iron will save you money. You really don’t need to buy the most expensive model on the market.

It will also ensure that you get the best curling iron for your needs. It also guarantees that you can control and change your look to suit your style whenever you need.

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Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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