Tips for choosing a curling iron: what criteria to pay attention to, what types exist and what is better for what. Video on how to curl your hair correctly. Most women know that a hairdryer dries hair, and a curling iron puts it in curls or in a straight smooth stream. The requirements for all devices are simple: the hair must retain its color, look shiny and healthy, while being styled into the desired hairstyle for a long period of time. These appliances don't just create high temperatures, they are your personal stylists. If you choose a bad stylist, then the style as a whole will suffer. We learn to choose a personal specialist for ourselves - the right hair curler.
How to choose a curling iron by price and brand
Straightener Braun ST 780 Satin Hair 7: in Russia it costs 3400 rubles, in Ukraine 840 UAH. You can start choosing a curling iron from a manufacturer that produces a high-quality device that meets modern requirements. It can be inexpensive, for example, the Chinese firm Baby Curl, Curl Control, Harizma Creative, expensive from the Chinese Coni Smooth, BaByliss, not very expensive thought-out from the European firms GA. MA Titanium, Moser Ionic, very expensive professional European Braun or Valera.
In the photo, the SINBO SHD-2692 straightener: the price in Russia is about 220 rubles, in Ukraine - 100 UAH. Having turned your choice to the manufacturer, orient yourself on the price. The most inexpensive, with no additional features, can be as low as $ 10. Without a ceramic-coated brush head, they start at $ 60, while options with multiple attachments and additional features start at $ 150 and up.
The pads of one manufacturer may have a completely different coating, the presence or absence of curling parts (such as a clip, for example). And, of course, the diameter of the working part of the curling iron, which will create curls for you. For those who like to change their hairstyles (today curls, and tomorrow smooth hair) there are whole sets with attachments, here are straightening irons and a brush for short haircuts. As you can see, there is plenty to choose from. So…
Types of pouches
Triple hair curler BaByliss Pro Ionic Hi-Def Waver: cost in Russia 2700 rubles, in Ukraine 695 UAH.
- Cylindrical - a classic of the genre with a round stem;
- Cone - conical pliers;
- Double-barreled (double);
- Triangular - with a triangular section;
- Spiral (with a spiral hair curling profile).
How to choose a curling iron to cover the working part
The working part of the curling iron is what directly affects your hair. The quality of styling and the health of the hair depends on this. If you want cheaper and do not care about the condition of your hair, then the metal surface will create your hair, although it heats up more slowly. Quality coating - ceramic. Heats up quickly, smoother, protects hair. For root volume, a ceramic curling iron is an excellent, though not cheap, choice.
The photo shows a very expensive ceramic curling iron Valera 640.01 Ionic Multistyle Professional with four nozzles. In Russia it costs about 5200 rubles, and in Ukraine - 1140 UAH. Ionization. More expensive curling irons (for example, Valera 640.01) have an ion generator. What is it for? The manufacturer claims that this feature helps to make the hair shiny. This is due to the smoothing of the scales. Also, ionization prevents hair from tangling during styling.
Temperature plays an important role in the duration of the curls. Very high - will burn the strand, not high enough - will not retain its shape. Know that the optimal heating of the curling iron, which will save the strand and give it volume and shape, is from 100 to 120 degrees. Inexpensive models do not have a heating limiter, you will have to recognize the critical moment on this savings. It is good if there is an indicator that indicates the warming up of the working part. But still, it is better to choose a curling iron with the ability to regulate the temperature. Expensive models, such as Braun or Remington, have a manual switch or a button, which will allow you to select the heating of the rod to the temperature that suits your hair, i.e. adapt the curling iron to your hair. So, thick hair will feel good at high temperatures, and thin or colored hair will be able to take shape and maintain health at lower temperatures.
How to choose a curling iron for hair
A curling iron with a spiral body for curling curls Sinbo SHD-7027 - in Russia you can buy for 1100 rubles, and in Ukraine for 300 UAH. Spiral curling irons with a clip are very convenient. The tip of the strand is inserted into it and wound up. This is how the curls loved by all women are created. Depending on the thickness of the hair and the amount of roundness (curls), a curling iron is selected, namely the diameter of the working part (there are from 10 to 25 mm). It is clear that the larger the rod, the larger the wave will be. For thick hair, it is better to choose a smaller diameter, thick hair tends to unwind a little.
Lovers of small curls can safely choose a curling iron with a smaller diameter. The thinner the strand is twisted or the thinner the hair itself, the finer the curl will be, the more magnificent a whole shock of curly hair looks.
In the photo, the Babyliss MS21E multistyler - 1990 rubles / 680 UAH. Conical nozzles give the curls a natural look. They do not have a clip, for example, BeByliss, but turning it when styling, the hairstyle looks more lush and natural. Some models are equipped with special heat-resistant gloves so as not to burn your fingers.
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You can choose a curling iron without nozzles (cheaper, even high-quality models), you can use one nozzle (for example, a straightening iron), with a large number of nozzles, curling irons are more popular with fashionistas. And professionals with their help can create anything on their heads.
The curling iron without attachments is of the highest quality. There is no fixing mechanism on it on the case, which means there is no possibility of its breakage. Due to frequent switching, the lock breaks, which means that it will no longer be possible to use a curling iron and any attachment. For those who adhere to a certain style in their hairstyle, who do not often wind their curls, who take care of their hair - a curling iron without attachments, but a well-known European manufacturer (for example, Braun, Ga. Ma) is the most suitable option.
In the photo Ga. Ma Ferro Titanium: the price in Russia is 1690 rubles, in Ukraine 600 UAH. A curling iron and one nozzle (for example, a round working part for curls and an iron nozzle for smoothing strands) is cheaper than with several nozzles, but more expensive than without nozzles. Here you will have to make a choice:
- since the lock that secures the nozzle has a place to be, then it is worth overpaying for quality only in one case - a high-quality coating, a temperature regulator, everything that will protect your hair;
- if the hair is strong and can withstand any styling, then there is no need to overpay. There are good inexpensive curling irons (for example, Curl), which will not be a pity in the event of a breakdown.
This option is well suited for young girls. They follow fashion, visit many diverse places, they may not make their hair lush, but on the contrary: shiny flowing smooth strands are very suitable for a young face.
A curling iron with several attachments in high-quality performance and respect for hair is the most expensive option. Such a device is bought by professional stylists for their work. For home styling, a curling iron with several nozzles is necessary only for those who have not yet decided what style they want, and do not really think about the state of their hair. Here you can be sold an attachment with a spiral (for winding long thin hair), a brush attachment (for short, thin hair. Thick, and even more so, long ones will simply get tangled in it), a bar attachment of large and small diameters, smoothing and corrugated irons and much more pleasing to the eye. To choose this option, you should think deeply: choose good hair or choose a style.
Recommendations when buying a curling iron
In the photo, a hair straightener (corrugated tongs) GA. MA 250 HP - in Russia you can buy for 2150 rubles, and in Ukraine for 720 UAH. When you have already chosen the model, you will need to pay attention to a few simple details. They will make the styling procedure comfortable. These include the presence of a small stand on the body of the curling iron (so as not to set fire to the object on which it is placed), a sufficient length of the wire (if it is too small, then winding your hair on the back of your head will be problematic). Be sure to check: whether the device is securely assembled and how the attachments are attached (if any, of course).
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