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Curling iron

If you are not blessed with a beautiful bunch of curls, a curling iron is of course the ideal invention. And also if you already have curls, but want to accentuate them a little more. So many hair types, so many desires. Choose the right curling iron based on your hair type, desired curl size and frequency of use. For beautiful curls, is the place to be!


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The best curling iron for every hair type

When choosing a curling iron, your hair type is the most important factor. A large selection of heat settings is nice, but more important is that it includes a temperature that suits your hair type. Do you have thin and fine hair? Then 180 degrees is more than enough; thin hair heats up faster and therefore curls faster. Also if you have dyed hair, 180 degrees is the setting you want to use. If you have "normal" hair, 200 degrees would almost always be in the right direction. For thick and coarse hair, it's best to choose 220 degrees.

What kind of curls do you want?

What also plays a big role with a curling iron is what type of curl you want to create. Do you want big wavy curls or just small curls with lots of volume? Here is some advice on which curling iron is best for each type of curls:

Big, wavy curls

Want to create big, wavy curls? A slightly thicker curling iron is best suited for this. Make sure your tongs have a diameter of at least 25 millimeters. These tongs can also be used to create waves in your hair. A thicker variant is not suitable for treating short hair.

Average curls

Do you prefer average curls, exactly between large and small? Then use one with a diameter of 15 to 24 millimeters. You can also create waves with this curling iron, albeit with a slightly less natural result. This size, like the largest variant, is not really suitable for short hair.

Small curls, lots of volume

Fan of small curls with lots of volume? Then a curling iron with a diameter under 15 millimeters is for you. These tongs create denser, smaller curls. These tongs are suitable for shorter hair, though!

Natural curls

For the most natural curls, go for the conical curling iron. Because it is wider at the handle than at the tip, curls will be smaller at the tips of the hair than at the root. Conical curling irons have a wider diameter, so they are less suitable for shorter hair.

How often do you use the curling iron?

Are you going to use the curling iron (just about) every day, or at least several times a week? Then buy one with full ceramic plates or titanium curling irons anyway. These ensure that the heat is distributed evenly over the hair, so it does not overheat. Positive for your curls (because less static), but also for the health of your hair! Do you use it occasionally? Then a one with ceramic coating will suffice. This one also protects the hair, but does not last as long because the coating wears out over time. In any case, do not use a curling iron with a worn ceramic coating; this can damage your hair!

Think about this too!

Are there other things to look out for with curling irons? Definitely! You can also think about the following things:

  • Automatic curling irons: Little time? Maybe an automatic version is the one for you! These automatically rotate the tube, so you no longer have to do this yourself!
  • Cable length: Sitting there with your new curling iron in front of the mirror, turns out the cable does not reach the socket. It seems very logical, but most people don't think about this. Make sure you have enough cable length!
  • Instant heat: Impatient? A tong with instant heat is at the desired temperature within seconds!
  • Screen: Sure the temperature is right? Some curling irons have a screen where you can read these things exactly!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do curling tongs work?

A curling iron heats your hair and the heat keeps your hair in the desired shape. Over time, the curl will gradually come out and you can put the curl back in again.

What temperature do curling irons go up to?

Curling irons come with different maximum temperatures: 180 degrees, 190 degrees, 200 degrees, 210 degrees, 220 degrees and 230 degrees. Be sure to use the lowest possible temperatures for thin hair.

Are there any cordless curling irons?

Yes they do! Very handy if you want to quickly curl your hair on the go. The tongs can be charged and can last up to an hour and a half.


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