When shopping for a curling iron, one must always look for a device that will curl the hair without damaging it in any way. It is also important for a curling iron to be easy to hold, easy to use, and durable enough to withstand the strain of constant usage over long periods of time. At the same time, it is important to remember that the size of a curling iron’s barrel decides the type of curls, with smaller barrels creating tighter curls and looser barrels creating larger, more voluptuous curls.
In this respect, it may come down to personal preference above everything else, just as long as the curling iron meets all the technical standards such a device must have in this day and age. To give you a better idea of what to look for, we put together a list of the ten best curling irons the market has to offer at this point in time.
Best Curling Irons 2017
10Conair Double Ceramic Curling Iron
This ceramic curling iron is perfect for medium-to-loose curls and natural looking waves thanks to its double barrel construction which aids you by reducing frizz and static. Thanks to its high ceramic content, it will distribute heat evenly, thus allowing you to style your hair much faster than you would with traditional curling irons. This curling iron also stands out by ensuring that your curls will last for at least 18 hours in all weather.
9Bed Head “Curlipops” 1″ Curling Wand
Perfect for curls and waves, the Curlipops Curling Wand from Bed Head stands out not only for its maneuverability but also for its overall construction. We say this because you don’t often come across a curling iron that is as sturdy and resistant as this particular device. At the same time, this curling iron benefits from rapid heat recovery properties which minimize heat-up times while providing you with a frizz free curling process.
8Kiss Products Instawave Automatic Hair Curler
Thanks to its patent pending curl dial, this curling iron will create left or right facing curls of the highest quality with minimal effort on your part. It does so thanks to a diamond ceramic ionic system which fosters fast, shiny results with less frizz than you would otherwise expect. Despite its effectiveness, let us point out that it will heat up to 420 degrees F, which says a lot about its hair curling abilities.
7Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron
Equipped with 24 heat settings, this particular curling iron will impress anyone used with traditional curling irons to some degree. At the same time, it benefits from a turbo heat feature which adds a burst of heat to the curling process in order to reach difficult styling spots better. Not only that but it also benefits from a smart technology feature which provides consistent heat throughout the styling process without overheating one area more than other.
6Infiniti Pro by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Wand
It is speed that makes this ingenious curling iron stand out from the rest, a styling speed most women look for in a curling iron. Although surprisingly fast, this curling iron will not overheat or cause any disproportionate heat distribution during the styling process, which may explain its popularity in the first place. Behind its effectiveness stands a Tourmaline Ceramic technology which not only eliminates static but also reduces frizz and protects the hair from any potential heat damage.
5Infiniti Pro by Conair Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron
Similar to the Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Wand we already talked about, the Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron stands out by being easier to handle and more accurate when it comes to heat distribution. We say this because it uses a nano technology features which eliminates hot spots while reducing frizz almost completely, a standard that not many curling irons out there can reach nowadays.
4BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron
There is perhaps no better curling iron for textured curls and waves than BaBylissPRO’s Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron. This curling iron is designed to create perfect waves with the help of a Nano titanium system engineered to distribute heat evenly while reducing damage to the hair almost entirely. It also does this through a far-infrared heat function that allows heat to penetrate the hair shaft without damaging it in any way.
3Satin Wave 5-in-1 Curling Iron and Wand Set
This isn’t just a curling iron but a whole set of professional grade styling irons to meet even the highest of standards. The reason we say this is because this item features the styling effects of five curling irons in one with five interchangeable ceramic tourmaline barrels to choose from. Each of these barrels benefits from a rapid heat technology that allows the curler to be ready in just a few seconds with a simple push of a button.
2Hot Tools Professional 1110 Curling Iron
Among its many features, this high-end curling iron benefits from a 24K gold-plated barrel with an extra-long cool tip and a heavy duty heating element for good measure. They allow it to deliver 85 watts worth of power in the form of 428 degrees F heat so as to help you get perfect curls with minimal effort. It also has a separate on/off switch that allows it to memorize your favorite heat setting for later use.
1Remington CI9538 T|Studio Digital Ceramic Curling Wand
When it comes to curling irons, no other device can deliver the same styling power that the Remington CI9538 delivers. This curling iron can reach a curling heat of 410 degrees F in just a matter of 30 seconds, which is impressive by all standards. It also has a 60-minute auto shut/off feature that will definitely come in handy in the long run. On top of all this, it has user-friendly digital display controls to make it very easy to use. Overall, it is perhaps one of the best curling irons the market has to offer at this point in time.