Fed up with your current hairstyle but don’t fancy going to the hairdressers? Grab a hair curler to try out new styles from the comfort of your home. These great little tools have heat protection technology built in, so they won’t damage your hair while you use them. Simple to use, you can create a huge range of styles in mere minutes.
- Barrel Size: Hair curlers come in all shapes and sizes, and they most commonly come as tongs. The wider the barrel, the looser the curl. If you have long hair or want to achieve natural waves, opt for a bigger tong that’s about 32 millimeters or more in width. For smaller, tighter curls or short hair, choose thinner barrels that are between 20 to 32 millimeters.
- Automatic Curlers: Another option is automatic hair curlers. Slightly different to tongs, these devices work by sucking in your hair and spitting it out curled. It’s a great option if you’d like curly hair with minimum fuss. Go for an automatic curler with different temperature and time settings if you’d like to change up the size and shape of your waves.
- Hair Wavers: Do you love the look of beachy waves? If so, you’ll want to opt for a hair waver. The advantage of these are that they’re easy for even the most amateur hair curlers to use, and you can have your look done in minutes. You’ll still need to take a look at barrel sizes—bigger barrels will give you looser waves, while smaller ones will give you more of a crimped look.
Our Picks for the Best Hair Curlers on Amazon
Top Pick Overall: Toni & Guy Deep Barrel Hair Waver
Easy to Use
Broad plates and variable heat settings create deep, natural-looking curls. Plus, its ceramic tourmaline plates protect your locks. Toni & Guy
Runner Up: JOKBEN Cordless Auto Curler
Keep Locks Tangle-Free
No wires mean this product is perfect for using on-the-go. This gives you six different types of styles by offering variable temperatures. JOKBEN
Great for Beginners: BESTOPE 3 Barrel Hair Waver
Ready in 30 seconds, this device is easy to use and won’t burn your fingers while you use it.
Also Consider: BaByliss Curl Pro 210 Tong
Customisable Heat Options
With five different settings you can create smooth, long-lasting styles without hurting your locks. This item is great for bouncier looks. BaByliss
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