A large number of manufacturers and models does not really make it easy to find the right curling iron for you. However, there are some general criteria that should be fulfilled in any case in order to have as long a pleasure as possible with the selected curling iron. In addition, curling irons should conjure up beautiful curls without damaging the hair. Below are some criteria that should be taken into account when making a purchase decision:
A large role in the purchase should be the operability. Lighter models are definitely the better choice here because the hands don't get tired so quickly after a longer period of use. If the curling iron has a clamp, which is especially advantageous for beginners, it must be easy to loosen. If there are additional attachments in the accessories, they should also be easy and quick to replace. In order to also guarantee optimum hold, it is ideal if the curling iron has a snap-in function.
Good devices are characterized above all by a good heat regulation. We recommend models that have as many temperature levels as possible for setting or are infinitely variable. Very cheap curling irons are not recommended, especially not for thin, sensitive or stressed hair. These may burn the scalp and damage the hair.
In addition, particularly inexpensive models do not have a ceramic coating, which protects the hair and prevents any damage. Coatings of titanium, Teflon, ceramic or tourmaline are advisable. In addition, it is important that the curls last longer and look natural. With cheap brands, it is unfortunately often the case that the hair damage is clearly visible and the look does not last that long.
If you like small ringlet curls, you should choose a model with a small rod diameter. The larger the desired curls, the larger the diameter of the rod must be.
Most curling irons offer temperature settings between 100 and 180 degrees Celsius. Medium to high-priced models often offer a targeted temperature setting. This aspect is particularly advantageous because the temperature can be lowered for stressed or very fine hair. Should the hair structure improve again, the temperature can be easily raised again without having to buy a new curling iron.
There are various manufacturers whose branded products not only delight professionals but are also becoming increasingly popular with ordinary consumers. These manufacturers regularly bring high-quality and long-lasting curling irons to the market. These brands include Babyliss, GHD, Remington, Braun, Comair, and Carrera. The models of the manufacturers mentioned convince with gentle and comfortable hairstyling. It should be said that it does not necessarily have to be one of these manufacturers, because there are also cheaper manufacturers that despite the low price deliver good quality.
There are many different types of curling irons on the market. On the one hand, there are devices where the hair is twisted by hand to create curls, and on the other hand, there are models that twist automatically at the push of a button. Especially with thick, long hair, it greatly simplifies operability when the individual strands rotate automatically onto the bar. This also speeds up the application process.
It is important to choose a curling iron with an appropriate length of the power cord. In addition, it should be equipped with a swivel joint so that the device can be used flexibly.
The selected model should, in any case, have an automatic safety shut down after 30 or 60 minutes. It is also recommended if the curling iron is supplied with a stand. The rod can be placed on this stand without hesitation. A heat-resistant base, a heat-resistant styling glove, and an insulated storage bag should also be included.
In addition, the device should have an automatic voltage adjustment, especially for frequent travelers. This allows the curling iron to be used worldwide.
The price range between the different devices is enormous. Those who value their hair and their appearance should not necessarily choose the cheapest model. In the end, it costs the user more money because the life span is limited. Especially if the curling iron is to give pleasure for a longer time, you should reach a little deeper into your pocket. For a model, which implements the essential functions such as temperature regulation, durability, care protection, handling and operability well, fair enough a little over 30 euros must be spent. However, there are no upper limits, and the price-performance ratio should be right in any case and not just paid for the brand.
The service provided by the manufacturer should also be taken into account when purchasing. The individual warranty services may vary greatly. The longer the guarantee is granted by the manufacturer, the better.