Best Curling Iron for Straight To Wavy, Normal, Medium (not too thick nor thin) Hair

Lucky girl! You have the best possible hair in the world! You have an ideal hair for all sorts of styling. Just think about all the transformations of Madonna and you will know I’m not exaggerating. You can go from ‘in your face Lady Gaga’ to ‘very Kim Kardashian’ with ease, but it doesn’t mean you can be careless! Otherwise, soon you may fall victim to over styling, harsh heats or chemical color treatments and become dry, dull, brittle and frizzy! So practice caution and be gentle with your hair. Always use quality products mainly made for your hair type and select professional standard styling tools to maintain those gorgeous tresses.

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Identifying your hair type by yourself

If this is not your hair type, then please back to the blog “Hair Curling Iron Review List.

However, on your bad hair day, these following things may trouble you,

  • Itchy scalp: sweat and product residues may cause itchiness. Don’t use a heavy product that suffocates the roots in the first place. Use shining serums only on the lower part of the hair
  • Dandruff: Dry scalp or greasy scalp, both can cause dandruff so keep your hair roots and scalp clean. You may use dry shampoo to avoid washing your hair but never keep your roots clogged
  • Dullness and hair fall: Over-styling, stressful and unhealthy lifestyle cause dullness and hair fall. Meditation relaxes and rejuvenates you while exercise promotes blood flow to the roots to make your hair shine and bounce with joy. Regular healthy balanced diet, as well as lifestyle, is the only key to lustrous, healthy locks

Preparation before styling:

Products: The product build up often causes itchiness so don’t over condition your hair. Yes, too much of a good thing can be as harmful as a bad thing. Again undernourished dry scalp leads to dandruff, so it’s best for normal hair to buy shampoo and conditioner separately. This way you can use conditioner only when you need it; like maybe, twice a week. To avoid dullness stay away from high chemical shampoos that have lathering agents like sulfate or chemical treatments etc. Also, avoid worn out styling tools which can damage hair due to uneven heat and hotspot. Drink plenty of water and eat healthy for healthy hair.

Styling tools: You should not take a chance with a styling tool that is not of professional standard. Your hair is too precious to experiment with worn out or low-quality tools! You need a curling iron that will give you salon standard steady high heat but gently. The best curling iron that will give you lustrous, shiny damage free hairstyles for your hair type is given below

Our Proposed Best Curling Iron for Normal, Straight to Wavy, Medium hair

Best Curling Iron for Wavy Hair - Infiniti Pro by Conair Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron

Image: Best Curling Iron for Wavy Hair – Infiniti Pro by Conair Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron

The reasons for selecting this model (Infiniti Pro by Conair Nano Tourmaline Ceramic 1-Inch Curling Iron) for Normal, Straight to Wavy, Medium hair:

The ceramic tourmaline combination of the barrel doesn’t dehydrate your hair, eliminates damages due to a hot spot and leaves you with glossy, shiny curls. This professional standard curling iron is hot in just 30 seconds. It heats up evenly, and the constant heat recovery system maintains an even temperature for posh salon look. It has 5-temperature heat setting reaching up to 400°F/205 degree Celsius approximately. It comes with five years of warranty which indicates its extra-long life. For your safety and convenience, it has auto shut off, 360° tangle free swivel cord and a handy protective shield for safe storage.

  • This following style chart is exclusively made for Normal, Straight to Wavy, Medium hair. If this is not your hair type, please don’t follow this. This hair type has body and elasticity both so even second-day hair you may flaunt lasting curls
  • Depending on hair length Short, Medium, and Long hair owner must use a different curling iron to achieve the same hair style thus please follow the Style and Measurement chart exclusively designed for your length of hair given below. Shorter hair should use a smaller barrel or big barrels with a smaller section for a noticeable hairstyle.
  • You must section your hair as consistently as possible for a balanced look. How big or smaller the hair sections should be will depend on the length of your hair as well as the barrel size you are using
  • Although every rule has exceptions, in general, the larger the barrel is, the thinner the section of hair should be for visible effect. People with long hair have a little more liberty to use bigger barrels than shorter hair. In the end, it’s all about looking fabulous! If you are still confused about how big or small the section of hair should be taken to create a particular style, please check the style and measurement chart below where we have given a specific width of the section of hair for popular styles in the following manner.
    • (big) section = the width of the section should be 2” approx.”
    • (Medium) section = 1.5” approx.
    • (Normal) section = 1” Inch
    • (Small) Section = ¾” Inch, Approx. bigger than half but smaller than 1”
    • (Thin) section = ½” Inch approx

Style and Measurement Chart for Short length,  Normal, Straight to Wavy, Medium hair

StylesBarrel sizeWidth
of
hair section
Link
Gentle Relaxed Waves1.5 InchNormal 1”
section

Large loose waves1.5 InchSmall ¾”
Section
Large voluminous curls1.25 InchNormal 1”
section


Medium to loose curls1.25 InchSmall ¾”
Section
Full curls, defined waves1.00 InchNormal 1”
section
Vintage curls, textured waves½ Inch
Normal 1”
section
Smooth tight curls¾ Inch
Normal 1”
section

Tight kinky spiral curls¾ InchSmall ¾”
Section

Style and Measurement Chart for Medium length,  Normal, Straight to Wavy, Medium hair

StylesBarrel sizeWidth
of
hair section
Link
Gentle Relaxed Waves1.5 InchMedium
1.5”
section

Large loose waves1.5 InchNormal 1”
section
Large voluminous curls1.25 InchMedium
1.5”
section


Medium to loose curls1.25 InchNormal 1”
section
Full curls, defined waves1.00 InchMedium
1.5”
section
Vintage curls, textured waves½ Inch
Medium
1.5”
section
Smooth tight curls¾ Inch
Medium
1.5”
section
Tight kinky spiral curls¾ InchMedium
1.5”
section

Style and Measurement Chart for Long length,  Normal, Straight to Wavy, Medium hair

StylesBarrel sizeWidth
of
hair section
Link
Gentle Relaxed Waves1.5 InchBig
2”
section


Large loose waves1.5 InchMedium
1.5”
section
Large voluminous curls1.25 InchBig
2”
section



Medium to loose curls1.25 InchMedium
1.5”
section
Full curls, defined waves1.00 InchBig
2”
section

Vintage curls, textured waves½ Inch
Medium
1.5”
section
Smooth tight curls¾ Inch
Big
2”
section
Tight kinky spiral curls¾ InchBig
2”
section

Tips and tricks:

  • If you have washed, conditioned and dried your Hair then prepare your hair with heat protection serum before using hot styling tools. Don’t use anything that will make your hair roots greasy, though.
  • On 2nd or 3rd day, it’s better not to use any styling product that may make your roots greasy. Tourmaline barrel ensures gentle damage-free styling, so you don’t need to worry about damage due to heat
  • Half updos are always very good time saver as well as stylish, especially on the second-day hair.
  • Always curl away from the face and as close to the roots as possible for lasting curls
  • Let the curls lose by shaking your head as well as run your fingers through gently, especially if you want tousled beachy or bedhead look
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Orni Ibant
Orni Ibant
I have passed my whole life researching on ways to solve hair problems, on exploring different types of hair styles and different methods for nourishing-caring hair. That makes me a hair expert today. Read More

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