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Which Curling Iron is best?

Which Curling Iron is best?  There are so many kinds to choose from and which one is best for you.  The type of metal has a direct effect on your hair.  The density and texture of your hair will help you decide what’s best for you.  This goes for flattening irons as well.


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Ceramic Irons are great because the surface of the iron has a constant temperature.   It heats evenly so you don’t get any cool spots that can cause ripples in the hair. The ceramic surface locks in moisture to prevent fizz and static.  This leaves your hair nice and smooth.  This iron is best for thin, fine hair because the hair slides over the iron and won’t cause damage.

Tourmaline Curling Irons are also great for most hair types.  The tourmaline generates negative ions that counteract the positive ions of dry hair to smooth the cuticle of the hair.  The negative ions also break down the water molecules making them smaller so that your hair dries faster and leaves your hair smoother.

If you have thick coarse hair a Titanium Curling Iron is the choice for you. Titanium heats up faster and has a higher heat tolerance.  It leaves thick, curly hair smooth and shiny in less time.  The speed is great but you really have to be careful because it can burn and damage the hair.

The Gold irons are great because they stay hot for a long time.  They are plated with gold and usually have a dial from 1 to 10.  Hot Tools is the brand we love to use in the salon.  It’s nice because you can start at a low number and lower the risk of hurting your hair.  If you’re not getting the results you want you can always raise the number.  It’s best to start at 3 or 4 if you have fine hair.  Only the coarsest, resistant hair can use the setting 8 to 10.  Fine hair very possibly could burn right off at higher temperature settings.