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Top 5 Best Curling Irons | 2017 Reviews

April 20, 2017
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Top 5 Best Curling Irons | 2017 Reviews

“I LOVE YOUR CURLS!” Hearing this from others will really make our day! It’s as if we have done everything right, even just with one aspect of our life.

The curls used to adorn the heads of our 1950’s and 1960’s counterparts and it looked girly, and nothing less than fashionable. Remember Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina with her pixie cut, and slightly curled bangs? Or, in the time machine of a series that is Downton Abbey where curls were set, hatted an adorned? The ancient civilization left a clue that they were sporting curls through the sculptures, and busts that were made to some of their famous people’s likeness. Oh! the lavish curls. But as fashion changed and evolved so as the trends in hair.

We could remember vividly a portion on the timeline where straight and sleek hair made it to the posters while natural curls are tucked away, or placed in a bun. However, recent revolution towards self-expression encouraged the natural hair to be flaunted and celebrated. This paved the way for curls of all kinds to be done and with it came tools for curling revered.

Hair straighteners are to stubborn curls as curling irons is to straight, bodiless hair. To pump up that look of flat hair, we love to get our hands on the tools that will get the job done by surprising us how fabulous curls could be.

Looking for the best curling iron and best curling wand is half the battle. Choosing to buy a curling product tool must be made after equipping yourself with basic knowledge on what works best for you. Here is a list of some recommended curling irons that we love, and hope you will too:​

Quick Comparison Table

Amika Digital Titanium Glide Curler Iron

Infiniti Pro by Conair Nano Tourmaline Curling Iron

Remington CI9538 Digital Ceramic Curling Wand

BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron

Revlon Perfect Heat 1-1/2 inch Curling Iron

Amika Digital Titanium Glide Curler Iron
Infiniti Pro by Conair Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron
Remington CI9538 T|Studio Salon Collection Pearl Digital Ceramic Curling Wand
BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron
Revlon Perfect Heat 1-1/2inch Curling Iron

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1.6 pounds

1.1 pounds

0.55 pounds

1.1 pounds

1 pound

450°F

400°F

410°F

450°F

400°F

Amika Digital Titanium Glide Curler Iron

Amika Digital Titanium Glide Curler Iron

The glide curling iron option is actually Amika’s clipless curling iron rod which makes creating soft curls fast and easy. This is also referred to as a curling wand, and is the best curling iron for fine hair. Its difference from the typical curling iron is the absence of the clip that holds the hair against the rod for a stronger press and more heat. The absence of the clip makes it possible to let long locks be wrapped around continuously without the hassle of having the clip on the way. Even without the clip to secure the locks around the wand, the even distribution of heat throughout the wand ensures great results.

The Amika curler is easy to use with its adjustable temperature from 170°F - 450°F displayed on a little screen found right on the handle. Ionic energy is released which seals the cuticle for shiny, voluminous hair.

If you want a more modern curl type, the Amika Curler will ensure puffy, bouncy result in comparison to the flat soft curls the typical curling iron makes. The shape of the barrel will also give you a more natural-curl look. This is due to its shape where the curls are bigger at the roots and the locks get smaller and curlier as it reaches the tips. Nowadays, we love to have the effortless look that is fresher and more versatile for every outfit and occasion. Another trendy look that seems to go to the ‘timeless-look’ list is the beach waves. The Amika curler could definitely add that cute and feminine scrunchiness to flat, straight hair. This goes perfect for the short bob that everyone would like to try. Those with long manes could also benefit from some wavy look as well, even if they want their hair done up to a pony tail. Needless to say, almost all hair style and type could do some tweaking using this straightforward digital curler from Amika.

Why we love this? It is simple, easy to use, and has that pretty look that is hip and feminine. The Amika Digital Titanium Glide Curler Iron Opliphica is a very good choice for those who want to have their first curling iron experience.

Details of the Amika Digital Titanium Glide Curler Iron

Weight

1.6 pounds

Features

Infrared heat technology and clip-free

Dimension

6 x 2.5 x 12 inches

Maximum Heating Capacity

450°F

Heat Settings

Digital adjustable temperature control

Infiniti Pro by Conair Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron

Infiniti Pro by Conair Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron

The curler with the clamp/clip is a tough-looking type of curler that we may all be familiar with. Some of us may have an unconscious trauma of using this type of curler because of its history of burning, tugging and, eventually, breaking the hair. But not all clipped iron curlers are created equal. Tools nowadays are being created with better materials to help us be fab but not worried with the damage the heat styling is bringing about to our locks. The Infiniti Pro by Conair is a fast-heating and easy to use curling iron that features a Tourmaline Ceramic material for a damage-free styling and could be called the professional curling iron on this list.

We know the risk we are taking when using the bare metal curlers that tends to tug hair to breakage. Good thing this is a has-been with the birth of ceramic hair tools. The Infiniti Pro did not stop in ceramic; it is also made up of Tourmaline for a more gentle treatment to your hair while exposing it to inevitable heat. And as the hair tends to produce frizz as we glide the rod through, ions are being released from the rod prevents frizz for a smoother look.

Temperature setting could be set gradually and monitored in an LED display. The lowest temperature is 310°F and could be put to a maximum of 400°F for thicker batches of locks. The iron heats up within 30 seconds and its heat recovery could maintain the temperature for a constant supply of heat all throughout styling duration.

Convenience in styling is also a feature with the swivel cord that will let you stay in one place while still being able to style the whole crown. In any case, some users might find the switch buttons to be in a rather inconvenient place on the handle where the thumb could accidentally press it unknowingly, which made it our second best choice.​

Easy to use and could be set and monitored easily - these are basically the things that we are looking for in a tool that will accompany us on our daily battle of changing our looks to a fluffier crown. With the promise of a smoother glide to prevent damage and the ion technology for a frizz-free look, Infiniti Pro by Conair is a curler worth the try.

Details of the Infiniti Pro by Conair Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron

Weight

1.1 pounds

Features

Nano technology; extra smooth tourmaline ceramic surface

Dimension

6 x 2.6 x 15.2 inches

Maximum Heating Capacity

400°F

Heat Settings

5 Heat settings and LCD display

Remington CI9538 T|Studio Salon Collection Pearl Digital Ceramic Curling Wand

Remington CI9538 T|Studio Salon Collection Pearl Digital Ceramic Curling Wand

Presence of pearl in certain products makes it instantly an exquisite creation especially, with beauty products. Facial cremes with pearl promises a fine, white glow while shampoo with this ingredient claims for a lustrous finish. Would it be the same when pearl is incorporated to our favorite curling iron?

The Remington CI9538 T is a ceramic curling iron with pearl that helps you get a very smooth glide through the hair. If a tourmaline ceramic promises this, the ceramic pearl will be a notch, if not a couple of notches, higher on the smooth-glide zone.

The curler is a 15-inch tool from tip to swivel cord bottom and half of that length is for the actual curler. This could accommodate good portions of hair at a time which is a time-saver in grooming. It also comes with a heat resistant glove for protection while styling. It heats up within 30 seconds and an hour auto shut off for safety measures in case the tool is left turned on while you are in a hurry, is a good feature.

We love the cone-shaped curler that defines the curls and gives it body. The clip-free design gives fluffier and looser curls which give that more natural look instead of the tightly pressed flat curls. Having no clip on the way of wrapping the locks around the barrel ensures a very easy styling which is what we like in our daily routine or quick touch-up.

This looker has the gentleness of the pearl and ceramic in a baby pink color that is very feminine. Heats up in a quick 30 second window and could heat up to 410°F for a salon quality result. Just heat it up, grab a hair, wrap it around the barrel, and hold for a couple of seconds, voila! Good-looking curls to add freshness on your usual every day look. The tool does the job in a straight forward way and eliminates our worry for damage caused by heat due to its hair care features worth the try. The only problem is that because of the length it could be difficult to curl longer hair and the power button also gets in the way of your curling hand, so you might accidentally switch it off.

Details of the Remington CI9538 T|Studio Salon Collection Pearl Digital Ceramic Curling Wand

Weight

8.8 ounces (0.55 pounds)

Features

Ceramic coating with Pearl for the smoothest glide in the market

Dimension

12.9 x 1.9 x 2.1 inches

Maximum Heating Capacity

410°F

Heat Settings

Digital adjustable temperature control

BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron

BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron

Some like it loose, while some like it textured and pressed. The BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron could do your hair both and has the capacity to give you the pressed, shiny curls. The On and Off switch is found on the side of the handle while the temperature adjustment know is on the opposite side. You could easily adjust the temperature to your liking with a quick click on the temperature knob. Give it around 30 seconds, and the temperature will adjust to your desired heat and maintained on the titanium barrel. You can see heat evenly distributed by looking at the result right after the first glide. The clamp secures the locks around the barrel making it easier for you to hold the hair in place instead of pressing them with you finger tips.

The design of the curler makes it very user-friendly where the handle is easy to grip and wouldn’t give you the cramps from holding it for very long with your arms raised as you style. It also comes with a tolerable length of cord; with 8-feet of freedom connecting your tool to the plug, there is so much room to let you style the whole head of hair. Also, the cord is attached to the iron in a swivel so moving it around will be of no fuss.

Basically, we like that it is easy to use and saves us from the worry of redoing the hair due to uneven press. The key is to always make sure we have sectioned the hair properly and curls in portions that are even in order to get an even result. The tools could only do so much that we feed it but doing its job to straighten those bangs or turn our mane to a crowning glory is a result surely achievable. The BaBylissPRO is fun to use and will be worth the investment.

It is our 4th choice because the clamp could use a little tightening, and the absence of an automatic shutdown feature is a safety issue.

Details of the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron

Weight

1.1 pounds

Features

Created with Nano Titanium irons for textured curls

Dimension

15.5 x 2.2 x 3.2 inches

Maximum Heating Capacity

450°F

Heat Settings

50 Heat settings

Revlon Perfect Heat 1-1/2 inch Curling Iron

Revlon Perfect Heat 1-1/2inch Curling Iron

This is the lightest curling iron (with clip) on this list but, definitely, not the least in terms of feature and quality. The Revlon Perfect Heat curling iron has a bit of what we already mentioned on the previous products - ceramic, tourmaline and Ionic technology. All 3 makes up a curling iron that ensures smooth glide and helps prevent hair damage from heat styling. If you are going for the big bodied curls, this is the best curling iron to use. The tool not only looks sturdy but is very durable with its large barrel curling iron. Holding it is easy with the grip that is molded for comfort and is not too bulky; thanks to the slight curve that minimizes its diameter at the upper portion of the handle. The iron heats in a quick 1 minute and able to maintain a temperature of up to 400°F.

It is good to note that the cord length is no more than 6 feet long. It is connected with the iron by a swivel so you could still move it around without tangling it. What we could note here is to not pick a socket that is very far away from where you will need to set up and curl.

Aside from using it to its full potential with the clip, you may also want to use it as a curling wand by just wrapping the hair around and over the barrel with the clip included. This will give a more relaxed and casual set of waves perfect for that regular day outdoors with a new look to boot. On the other hand, if you use the clip and try rolling the barrel up to mid-length, this will give a more classy set of curls with your locks in spirals.

The Revlon Perfect Heat curler works as a basic curler and does not boast extraordinary features that may make you fall off your seat, but it sure does the job of a reliable curling iron. Most importantly, the ceramic and tourmaline material removes the worry of hair damage with the Ion technology working with it in protecting hair against excessive dryness. This curling iron has no extra frills of unnecessary features but sees to it that it could be a weapon of choice when we need those nice waves to spice up our look.

Details of the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron

Weight

1 pound

Features

1 inch barrel for larger curls

Dimension

3 x 6 x 15 inches

Maximum Heating Capacity

400°F

Heat Settings

30 Heat settings

Conclusion

Changing our look is fun. It is often done to give us that boost we need for a rather usual day. Needless to say, tweaking our style and appearance sometimes makes all the difference. When dealt with the very important question, “what do I want my hair to look like today?”, the answer seems to be a no-brainer: Curl it! Either the casual waves for a stroll at the mall with friends, the spiral curls for an enchanting look with your new red dress or, a more bodied crown to top the ensemble that you usually wear. You could never go wrong with curls. On the other side of the balance is hair care which is something we want our curling iron to offer.

Finding the best type of curling iron is a task that is not so hard to do given the options that we now have. Not to mention the help our fellow females freely given through various video and written reviews. Good thing that manufacturers nowadays have the same thing in consideration and, as the options broaden, the better the quality of the options we have in store. Gone are the days that we settle for cheap curling irons just to have the tool that is supposed to do the quick and easy styling. Our list of top rated curling irons will provide you enough options no matter what hair type you are dealing with.


Originally posted 2016-09-05 06:23:42.


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