Hair Curlers Breakdown

Hair Curlers Breakdown

Posted by Revamp UK on Oct 5th 2021

Shopping for a new hair curler can almost feel like learning a new language. There are so many types of hair curlers that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by choice. When it comes to choosing the best type of curler for you, it is essential to consider your hair length and texture, as well as the type of curls or waves you want to achieve. We’ve collated helpful information to help you find the perfect curling tool.

Barrel Size

Hair curlers come in a variety of sizes and each one will help you achieve a different type of curl. When it comes to the width of a curling barrel, hair length will be a big factor to consider. If you have shorter hair lengths, such as a bob-style haircut, larger barrels will create more a voluminous hairstyle rather that defined curls due to the number of times the hair can be wrapped around the barrel. Additionally, if you have very fine hair sometimes larger curls can drop quite easily, so whilst using a smaller hair curler will create more defined curls to begin with, you can easily brush through them to create a softer finish. If you have very long hair, it is also important to consider the length of the barrel to ensure shorter styling time.

Tapered Curling Wand

A tapered curling wand has a wide base, which then gets narrower towards the top (or tapers off). The tapered wand is great in giving you the ability to created different kinds of curls depending on the different techniques you choose. Create large, voluminous curls using the base of the wand or tighter, defined curls by using just the top half of the wand.

Curling Tong with Clip/Clamp

When using a curling tong with a clamp, it is best to start curling from the end rolling up, this is great for defining curls from the mid-shaft down. With the clamp you don’t have to hold the hair in place while it curls (saves from those little burns and knicks) as the clamp holds the hair together for you.

Hot Brushes

Much like a traditional curling tong, hot brushes are an ideal way to hold your hair in place whilst style. You can simply wrap your hair around the brush, or even wind your hair around the brush for better grip and control. Our Progloss Volume & Wave Hot Brush features retractable bristles to ensure snag-free styling.

Automatic Curlers

For those that struggle with traditional curling wands and tongs, an automatic curler is the perfect styling solution. With a press of a button, the automatic rotating barrel will gently spin around, creating the same effect you would get from twisting the hair yourself. You’ll be able to save a lot of time when curling your hair, and you’ll additional get consistent results.

Triple Barrel Waver

Triple barrel curling irons will come with a clamp so larger sections of the hair can fit between the three barrels. This hair curler creates the type of beachy crimp waves, similar to the effects of taking your hair out of a braid. Beach waves are a great way to keep a summer vibe all year round or even to create a voluminous and defined style.