What Each Type Of Curling Iron Does And How to Use Them

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In the 21st century, the most exotic fashion trend that has been witnessed to rock all the runways along with the social events by both the celebs and any on the go woman is none other head full of bouncy luscious curls. With curling irons, you do not need to be a celebrity to flaunt glam curls. All you have to do is wrap your hair around the wand and you are all set to rock the world. The endless demands of curling irons inspired the brands introducing different types of curling irons to facilitate the women to choose their product according to their budget, hair type, and desired curls. Not a single type of curling iron can quench your thirst for getting every type of curls. As per these different demands, we witness several types of the curling iron in the market. Different curling iron has different shapes, price range, distinctive features and different operating systems.

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Introduction To Different Types Of Curling Irons And Their Operating System

As per the massive demands of curling irons, thousands of brands are there that are manufacturing different types of curling irons. However, among these curling irons, sometimes it becomes literally tricky to choose the right curling iron for you. Every individual curling iron is meant for particular hair trend or hair type. As in if you want cool beachy waves, you must go with Bubble wands as they drag out the best beachy waves. However, if you try to style beachy waves with an oval wand, you may visible face a disaster. Again, if you are a newbie, you must not go with the marcel irons as the Marcel irons are for the experts only. Therefore, there are some obvious facts that you must notice before your purchase. More often girls also find problems operating the curling irons properly. Here comes the biggest challenge.

Operating a curling iron is not an easy task that can be performed easily. Different curling irons need to be handled differently. Every particular product comes with some significant features and the operator cannot just operate every tool in the same manner. Misoperating tools can lead you to accidents like hand or hair burn. So you must go know the “how to use this tool” thing. In addition, to solve your problems I am here with a guideline article that will let you know every single detail of different types of curling irons and most importantly will let you know how to operate every specific curling irons.

Let us see different types of curling irons along with their operating strategies:

1. Curling Wand with Clip

A curling iron with clip is the new trendy. It is the most famous or I shall say the random curling iron in the market. This curling iron type is the bestseller one due to its easy to use the feature. This type of curling gadget comes with a clip, which is also known as the clamp that helps to hold the hairs in place during curing. This type of curling iron is usually made of ceramic or tourmaline ceramic barrels and avoids hybrid barrels.

Recommended For: Everyone

With the help of the clip or clamp users’ task are lessened. They just have to wrap their hairs into the clamp and curl them without worrying about keeping the hairs in place as the clamp does by its own. If you are a newbie this curling iron is all you were aiming, as it does not need so much practice to use this type of curling irons.

Achievable Curls

Depending on the barrel sizes, you can opt for any type of styling from firm spiral curls to beachy waves. However, curling irons are better for beachy waves as beachy waves demand an accurate placement of hairs on the barrels and clamps ensure this requirement.

Pros

However, curling wand with clip produces more polished and sculptured curls. As this curling iron styles hair from the ends thus curls look extremely polished. If you are looking for more shiny and polished curls this curling iron is something you may buy. For women with dry and undernourished hairs, this type of curling irons is the best due to highly nutritive barrels.

Cons

However, these clamps are time-consuming, as you have to waste some serious moments in wrapping the hairs under the clamps.

How to use a curling wand with clip

  • At first, you have to plug the curling iron in.
  • Then make your hairs ready for styling by using the heat protectant spray.
  • Make 1-inch sections of your hairs and if you have, thick hairs make more sections.
  • For a curling iron with clip, you will always have to style from the ends.
  • Use the curling iron vertically and place the hairs on the clamp.
  • Now wrap the curling iron towards your face but keep distance to your face.
  • Hold the curling iron for 8 to 15 seconds as per your requirements of curls. If you want tight curls, you will have to hold the iron for a longer time. If you want relatively loose curls, you will have to hold for a short time.
  • Gently remove the curling iron from your hairs and let the hair seat for some time.
  • Now brush your hair gently.

2. Clipless Wand

Clipless curling irons were about to be tagged as backdated but the massive use of this tool by the practiced users saved it from the tag. Clipless curling irons do not have clamps. They are usual cylindrical shaped curling irons that so comfortable to use. Women often choose this curling iron for its latest hybrid barrel materials. Barrel materials like Tourmaline Ceramic or Nano Ceramic or Pearl Ceramic are found in clipless curling irons.

Recommended For: Experts and Intermediates

This curling iron does not have clamps and it has risks of hand burling. Thus, you must be practiced before using this curling iron.

Pros

  • You do not have to face the extra problem of placing hairs into a clamp or clip. It believes in the wrap and goes If you are on the go, you may purchase this curling iron.
  • This curling iron ensures the independence of the users regarding the styling factors. You can start styling from both the ends and the roots. It depends on your personal choice. There is nothing mandatory while using this curling iron.

Cons

Clipless curling irons do not have clamps. Thus, it is quite risky to use.

Achievable Curls

Clipless curling irons produce a variety of curls but they are experts in creating loose and bouncy curls. However, this type of curling irons can literally produce different types of curls as per the barrels sizes.

How to use a clipless curling wand

  • Hold the curling iron with your best hand as using this curling iron is risky.
  • Use a safety glove that comes with all the clipless wands.
  • Now hold the curling iron upside down.
  • Make 1-inch sections of your hairs and if you have, thick hairs make more sections.
  • Now wrap your hairs on the barrels with your free hand.
  • Hold the curling iron for 10 to 15 seconds as per your requirements of curls. If you want tight curls, you will have to hold the iron for a longer time. If you want relatively loose curls, you will have to hold for a short time.
  • Gently remove the curling iron from your hairs and let the hair seat for some time.
  • Now brush your hair gently.

3. Marcel Curling Iron

Marcel Curling irons hit the top list of the experts’ choice as these curling irons allow the experts or users to curl or make waves according to their own wish. A marcel curling iron is a tool with a barrel joined with a shell. Marcel curling iron has a shaft that lets the users rotate the curling iron according to their desired directions.

Recommended For: Experts

It is better to leave this tool to the professionals. Where this curling iron is quite tricky for the regular users but it is a kind of benediction for the experts. You will definitely find this gadget in every salon and stylists’ kit. The stylists can manipulate this curling iron thus they are fond of using this. Stylists are their utmost freedom while using this curling iron.

Achievable Curls

These curling irons produce almost every possible types of curls. With Marcel curling iron, you have to start styling from roots and gradually lead the barrel to the ends. In addition, as it is manually controlled, one can make any kind of curls with this type of curling iron.

Pros

It has a firm handle that secures the rotation and hairs. With this handle, users lock or unlock the hairs.

Cons

The curling irons are made without a spring thus it can be proved a bit dangerous for a regular user.

How to use a Marcel Curling Iron

  • Practice is the key factor to operate a marcel curling iron. Therefore, before you start using the curling iron just practice using the curling iron for a couple of times.
  • Now, plug the curling iron in remembering one thing marcel curling iron gets extremely heated. So, use it carefully.
  • Make sections of your hairs.
  • Now, press the shaft and place the curling irons to a 1 inch sectioned hairs.
  • Rotate the iron using your hands. Repeat this process several times.
  • This curling iron can give a user various types of curls but still, I recommend letting this product be used by the professionals due to its risk factors.

4. Conical Curling Iron

Conical curling irons are curling with an incredible barrel that lets the user a 2 in 1 barrel feature. Conical curling iron has a barrel that has different shapes on the bottom and the top. The barrels of conical curling irons are cone-shaped.

Types of Conical Curling Iron:

Conical curling irons are of two different types. In addition, they are:

  • Cone Shaped: Cone shaped curling irons are the normal cone shaped barrel curling irons. These barrels are narrow at the upper ends and thick at the lower ends. One can use both the sides according to their need.
  • Reverse Cone shaped: This type of curling irons is the latest addition to the curling iron market. It has a reversed cone barrel that means it has thick top side and narrow bottom side. This curling iron is just a vice versa of cone-shaped curling irons.

This type of curling irons is the latest addition to the curling iron market. It has a reversed cone barrel that means it has thick top side and narrow bottom side. This curling iron is just a vice versa of cone-shaped curling irons.

Recommended For: Everyone

This curling iron is best for people who do not want to invest in more than one gadget. Again, people who are always on the go can simply buy this product, as they will not need to kill their time in switching to other products. It can be used by newbies.

Achievable Curls

These curling irons can create luscious soft waves and tight curls with the two shaped barrels. You can also get natural curls that are large at the top and relatively tight at the bottom. If you want larger curl, you can wrap your hairs to the larger part of the barrel and if you want tight small curls, you can wrap your hairs to tiniest part of the barrel.

Pros

  • Conical curling irons are expert in creating both large and tight curls at a time with a single barrel.
  • It is best for traveling, as you do not have to carry any extra curling iron to cover maximum types of curls.

Cons

Conical irons are expensive.

How to Use a Conical Curling Iron

  • Using a conical curling iron is the easiest task. Some of them may come with a clip but most of them are clipless.
  • At first, make sections of your hairs.
  • Now, if your iron has a clip, place your hairs into the clip.
  • While using a conical curling iron you must determine the type of curl, you want to make.
  • Then according to your desired curl type wrap your hairs around the barrels.
  • If you want larger curl, you can wrap your hairs to the larger part of the barrel and if you want tight small curls, you can wrap your hairs to tiniest part of the barrel.
  • Do not forget to use a safety glove.

5. Bubble Wand

Bubble curling iron is one of the latest addition to the curling iron types but it has maximum buzz due to its professional like performance.

Recommended For: Everyone

This type of curling iron is very easy to use. However, using it after practicing at least once is highly recommended.

Achievable Curls

This type of curling iron offers perfect beachy waves with its unique bubble shaped barrels. The ball-sized barrels are just ideal for creating breath-taking breath talking beachy waves and spiral curls.

Pros

Bubble wands are extremely beginner friendly. You may need just simple practice with this curling iron to procure the desired curls.

Cons

Bubble wands have a high-temperature feature that can cause hand or hairs burning.

How to Use a Bubble Wand

  • At first, make small sections of your hairs.
  • Choose the Bubble size according to your need. If you want tight beachy curls, you may choose short bubbles. If you want calm, flowy and more natural waves, you may choose big bubbles.
  • Now, wrap your hair around the wand and set it there for around 10 seconds as the bubble wands have relatively higher temperature settings, it will be risky to keep the hairs with barrels for more than that time.
  • While using the bubble curling iron the tip should be downwards and the cord end should be placed upwards for best results.
  • After you are done with, styling just flips the hairs backward and brushes it.

6. Spiral Iron

Spiral curling irons are more like the authentic wands but it has some exceptions. The first one is the clamp. In basic curling irons are the clamps are generally relatively bigger than those of the spiral curling iron clamps. In addition, the second one is the barrels of spiral curling irons are molded with irons in spiral shapes.

Recommended For: Intermediate and Expert Users

This curling iron has iron molded over the barrels. Irons can be extremely heated. Thus, only experts or intermediate users should use this.

Achievable Curls

Spiral curling irons do not offer several types of curls rather these curling irons focus on creating perfect and flawless curls. Spiral curling iron is expert in creating authentic spiral curls, romantic curls, Old Hollywood and Retro Curls.

Pros

The molded iron brings utmost perfection to the curls.

Cons

Spiral iron can get extremely heated and it can cause hair or hand burning.

How to Use a Spiral Curling Iron

  • At first, make sections of hairs.
  • Now, start curling from the bottom. Place the end of your hairs into the clamp and instead of rolling the hairs, roll the machine towards your face.
  • Keep distance from your scalp.
  • Set the hairs throughout the barrels according to the curls you need.
  • After you are done with styling, simply brushes your hairs.

7. Tapered wand

Tapered curling irons are the most versatile curl creators among all types of curling irons. This kind of barrels is chunky at the top and quite thinner at the bottom. These barrels ensure two in one facility. You can use both the bottom and top part according to your need.

Recommended For: Everyone

Curls made with this barrel suits better on medium and long hairs. Short hairs look quite ineffective. It adds volume to the curls that are why thin hairs look quite thicker. So, long and medium along with thin hairs are recommended for this type of curling irons.

Achievable Curls

Tapered barrels get thinner in the bottom as a result; you can produce multiple styles of curls with one tool. However, tapered wand works more significantly on Beachy waves. The perfect shaped barrels can create beautiful beachy waves and big curls.

Pros

Almost every kind of curls can be performed by this tapered barrel, as the barrel is a bit different from all the other normal barrels.

Cons

The Tapered Curling iron is expensive.

How to Use a Tapered Curling Iron

  • At first, make sections of your hairs.
  • While using a Tapered curling iron you must determine the type of curl, you want to make.
  • Then according to your desired curl type wrap your hairs around the barrels.
  • If you want larger curl, you can wrap your hairs to the larger part of the barrel and if you want tight small curls, you can wrap your hairs to tiniest part of the barrel.
  • Do not forget to use a safety glove

8. Waving Iron

This type of curling iron is the fanciest one in the market. This type of curling iron has more than one barrel. You can create either wavy or tight beachy curls with waving curling irons.

Types of Waving Curling iron

Generally, a waving curling iron can have two different types of barrels. In addition, they are:

  • Double Barrel: A double barrel-waving curling iron has double barrels in one curling iron. It can create figure 8 curls or tight beachy curls. Double barrel curling irons are super easy to use.
  • Triple Barrel: Triple barrel curling iron has triple barrels in one tool. This curling iron creates looping curls or loose waves. Women with long hair can go with the triple barrel as this type of curling iron can create luscious waves on long and extra-long hairs.

Recommended for: Experts

Waving curling has several barrels attached to one tool. This is scary and to an extent scary. It is wise to leave this curling iron for the experts.

Achievable Curls

Double barrels create beachy waves and triple barrels create natural waves.

Pros

Waving curling irons set you free from the hectic phase of choosing more than one barrel for creating desired curls.

Cons

Waving curling irons are expensive.

How to Use a Waving Curling Iron:

  • At first, make sections of your hairs.
  • Now wrap your hair around the barrels. If you have double barrel then wrap your hair around the barrels like a figure 8 shape. If you have triple barrel then wrap your hair around the barrels normally.
  • Keep the hairs for a short time as waving irons generally, have high-temperature
  • After you are done with, styling simply brushes your hairs.

9. Interchangeable Curling Iron

Interchangeable curling irons are tools that offer its users different sized barrels in one kit. Some of the curling irons have more than seven barrels. Interchangeable curling irons are immensely popular due to its barrel flexibility.

Recommended For: Everyone

Anyone can use this curling iron, as it is quite safe to use. Moreover, if you do not want to waste so much time in selecting different barrels this curling is meant for you.

Achievable Curls

Interchangeable curling irons cover almost every type of curls.

Pros

  • Interchangeable curling irons come with several sized barrels.
  • This type of curling iron lets the users swap one barrel out another barrel.

Cons

These curling irons are usually the expensive one.

How to Use an Interchangeable Curling Iron

  • Make 1-inch sections of your hairs and if you have, thick hairs make more sections.
  • Now wrap your hairs on the barrels with your free hand. Choose barrels according to your desired curl type.
  • Hold the curling iron for 10 to 15 seconds as per your requirements of curls. If you want tight curls, you will have to hold the iron for a longer time. If you want relatively loose curls, you will have to hold for a short time.
  • Gently remove the curling iron from your hairs and let the hair seat for some time.

10. Cordless Curling Iron

This kind of curling iron does not need any direct electricity rather it is operated by rechargeable or disposal battery. It does not need any cord to connect to the electricity.

Recommended for: Travel-friendly women

Cordless curling irons are made for women who travel more often as this curling iron is extremely traveler friendly.

Achievable Curls

You can make a different type of curls as per the barrel sizes. This kind of curling irons comes in different shapes. You may choose the right size of barrels according to your need. For tight curls, you can choose small barrels and for loose curls, you can choose large barrels.

Pros

You can take the curling iron along with you to anywhere you want.

Cons

Cordless Curling Iron is expensive.

How to Use a Cordless Curling Iron

  • Make 1-inch sections of your hairs and if you have, thick hairs make more sections.
  • Now wrap your hairs on the barrels with your free hand. Choose barrels according to your desired curl type.
  • Hold the curling iron for 10 to 15 seconds as per your requirements of curls. If you want tight curls, you will have to hold the iron for a longer time. If you want relatively loose curls, you will have to hold for a short time.
  • Gently remove the curling iron from your hairs and let the hair seat for some time.

11. Brush Attached Curling Iron

Brush attached curling iron has attached bristles to its barrel. This type of curling iron is perhaps the newest member of curling iron family.

Recommended For: Everyone

Everyone can use this curling iron, as it is quite safe.

Achievable Curls

You can make a different type of curls as per the barrel sizes. There are different sized barrels are on the market with attached brush. However, Beachy waves can be made with a brush-attached curling iron as it keeps the hairs managed throughout the styling process.

Pros

  • Brush attached curling irons hold hairs in place with the use of bristles.
  • Brush attached curling irons are super comfortable to use.

Cons

Brush Curling irons are expensive.

How to use a Brush Attached Curling Iron

  • Make 1-inch or 2 inches sections of your hairs and if you have, thick hairs make more sections.
  • Now wrap your hairs on the barrels with your free hand. Place the barrels within the bristles of your curling irons.
  • Choose barrels according to your desired curl type.
  • Hold the curling iron for 10 to 15 seconds as per your requirements of curls. If you want tight curls, you will have to hold the iron for a longer time. If you want relatively loose curls, you will have to hold for a short time.
  • Gently remove the curling iron from your hairs and let the hair seat for some time.

12. Automatic Curling Iron

Automatic curling irons are tools that work without any manual efforts. Automatic curling irons are operated by using some high techno aspects avoiding any type of human efforts.

Types of Automatic Curling Iron

There are two different types of automatic curling irons in the market and they are:

  • Rotating Curling Iron: Autorotation is a technology that refers to the idea of barrels’ automatic rotation with a single press of a switch. It is an automated process. Auto-Rotating Technology is the state of the art technology; it is the newest addition to the curling iron trades. The barrels rotate both in left and right directions.
  • Steam tech Curling iron: This type of curling irons has a sensor that distributes even heat throughout the barrels. The steam formula discharges steam that keeps the hair nourished and moisturized.

Recommended for: Everyone

This type of curling irons can be operated by anyone. In addition, especially women who are on the go must obtain this curling iron as it works super-fast.

Achievable Curls

You can make a different type of curls as per the barrel sizes. However, rotating curling irons are good for creating soft waves and Beachy waves. In addition, the steam tech curling iron is good for curls that demand high heat like ringlet or spiral curls.

Pros

  • Extremely Time Saving
  • Easy to use

Cons

Expensive

How to Use an automatic Curling Iron

  • At first, make sections of your hairs.
  • Using a rotating iron is super easy. Just determine your curl type and choose barrel according to your desired curls.
  • Wrap hair around the barrels and press the on switch, inscribed in the curling iron body.
  • This is all you have to do. The curling iron itself will do the rest of the job.
  • Curling iron will rotate and you are done with your styling.

Note: Apply a heat protectant to your hairs before each time you style your hair with curling irons.

Summary of Curling Iron Types

SLCurling Iron TypesRecommended ForAchievable Curls
1Curling Wand With ClipEveryoneDepending on the barrel sizes, you can opt for any type of styling from firm spiral curls to beachy waves
2Clipless WandExperts and IntermediatesPerfect for creating loose and bouncy curls
3Marcel Curling IronExpertsEvery possible types of curls
4Conical Curling Iron (Cone Shaped, Reverse Cone Shaped)EveryoneSoft waves and tight curls
5Bubble WandEveryoneBeachy Waves And Spiral Curls
6Spiral IronIntermediate and Expert UsersAuthentic Spiral Curls, Romantic Curls, Old Hollywood And Retro Curls
7Tapered WandEveryoneBeachy waves and big curls
8Waving Iron (Double Barrel, Triple Barrel)ExpertsDouble barrels create beachy waves and triple barrels create natural waves
9Interchangeable Curling IronEveryoneEvery Type Of Curls
10Cordless Curling IronTravel-friendly womenDifferent type of curls as per the barrel sizes.
11Brush Attached Curling IronEveryoneDifferent type of curls as per the barrel sizes.
12Automatic Curling Iron (Steam tech Curling iron, Rotating Curling Iron)EveryoneDifferent type of curls as per the barrel sizes.

Curls have become the new sensation of this present century. This trend has become so viral and somewhat infectious just because of the divine (For Curls fanatic women) inventions of different curling irons. Curling Irons have let us produce curls by our own without depending on those costly salons. This drastic and electrifying invention has somehow pushed the curling iron to almost every door. However, before just picking up any random product among loads of options, one must know about every type of curling irons and their operating system.

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