All About Hair Curlers
A good set of hair curlers can make all the difference for your hair styling efforts. After all, you do not want to end up with frizz or curls that do not hold for the rest of your day! But how do you pick the best curling wand or curling tong? And how do you get the perfect curls? At Hairhouse, we ensure your hairstyle and hair care is always on point!What Is A Hair Curler?
A hair curler can actually refer to different tools and products you can use to curl your hair. For example, it can refer to a specialist curling wand, but also a special curling product you can put in your hair after a wash. It is that simple.Which Hair Curler Is The Best?
You will find that hair curlers can have different benefits depending on the brand you buy. Of course, there are certain things you can consider before purchasing your hair curler.
First, there are different types of curling appliances you can choose from in Australia. Common examples include the curling iron and the curling wand. A hair curling iron is probably the best known, as it contains a clip that holds the hair in place while the curling happens. The hair curling wand on the other hand, allows you to manually curl your hair.
Nowadays, you can also obtain curling wands and irons with different shapes. For example, curling wands with double or triple barrels create a unique style called wavers. Aside from the so-called hair waver, you can also get spiral barrels, pearl barrels, and other more unusual shapes.
One of the things to look at first is the barrel size of the styler. Larger barrel sizes give you a looser soft curl, while smaller barrels provide tighter ones.
When choosing a hair curling wand or iron, it is definitely a good idea to look at the material they are made of. Ceramic hair curler appliances are most popular because of their safety and their ability to keep a consistent temperature. However, you could also choose titanium, chrome, gold, rose gold, and metal. Each of these has its own benefits.
Titanium barrels are great for coarser hair types, while chrome and gold are more affordable compared to other hair curlers. Metal on the other hand, is best for thin hair that does not easily curl.
In addition to looking at barrel materials and sizes, it can also be worth considering a cordless device. Some find that a wired hair wand or curler reduces their free movement while curling, so a cordless option could be the better choice for them.How To Use A Hair Curler?
In general, there is a minor difference between the curling wand and the curling iron. So, to help you use each device safely, here is an overview of each one.
Curling iron: Hold your hair curling wand vertically and make sure the clip faces forward. Clamp your hair at about four centimetres away from the ends. Then, curl the hair outwards towards the root and hold between seven to twelve seconds. If you have brittle hair, you may need to use the curling iron for a maximum of eight seconds.
Curling wand: These hair styling tools are somewhat easier to use than the hair curling iron. Since they do not have the clip, you are less likely to miss a piece of your hair.
To curl with a curling wand, grab a small section of hair and wrap it around the curling wand. Remember, if your section of hair is too big, your look might have a lack of bounce. So, better to use smaller sections for those bouncy curls!Are Hair Curlers Bad For Your Hair?
Hair curlers are everywhere these days! You will find them in gift sets, but also on the bestseller list of many beauty shops. But are hair curlers bad for your hair?
When used correctly, a curling iron or creative curl wand will not do damage to your hair. The trick is to use the right hair products to protect your hair against the heat, but also to use the right curling iron or wand for a frizz-free result.
Before you start curling, make sure to comb your hair with a good bristle brush. Doing so will give you a much better result, but also ensures that all the heat protection spray is properly saturated in the hair.
There are a bunch of additional products you can use to keep your hair healthy, especially if you tend to use hot tools for hair styling. Popular products include Keratin and argan oil. Of course, hair treatments should always be in line with your hair type and possible problems you have with your hair, especially for those who apply hair dyes and toners to their hair regularly. Also, to provide your hair with an extra line of defence, make sure your waving wand or curling iron has good temperature control.Should I Buy A Hair Curler Or Straightener?
Most people tend to have a hair curler as well as a hair straightener. However, it is not impossible to curl your hair with a hair straightener. In fact, a lot of people have it down to a fine art.
Of course, you will get the better curls with a wave wand or a curling iron. But if you are finding yourself on a budget and cannot afford both right now, then a good hair straightener can also do a good job.What Are The Best Curlers For Thick Hair?
There are many hair curlers that provide outstanding results. Of course, some hair curlers are better for people with really thick hair. As you know, thick hair is difficult to curl. However, it is not impossible with brands such as Silver Bullet, GHD, and Babyliss Pro.
Another great option for thicker hair, and especially frizzy hair, is the Silver Bullet Fastlane Curling Wands. This brand of curling wand comes in all shapes and sizes, from oval to automatic curling to so-called kinder curls!
The Silver Bullet Fastlane can be a more affordable alternative to other premium hair curlers but this does not mean it performs any less. In fact, the results you can get with the Silver Bullet Fastlane are quite amazing.
GHD hair curlers are also fantastic for thicker hair. The brand delivers both classic curl tongs as well as creative curling wands. They are in a similar price range as the Silver Bullet Fastlane, which makes them a great mid-range choice for those who don't mind investing in top quality.
And finally, the Babyliss Curl Secret Optimum handles thicker hair beautifully as well. This device is actually an automatic curler, which means it needs very little input from you to create those perfect curls. The Babyliss Curl Secret Optimum also comes with three temperature settings, ionic function, and automatic shut-off.What Size Hair Curler Should I Get?
This depends on the kind of curls you want. As mentioned earlier, the size of the curls you will get depends on the size of the barrels.
For long-lasting curls that can easily be maintained, a barrel size between 2.5 - 3 centimetres is the standard. Larger barrel sizes will provide you with looser curls, waves, or mermaid hair.
And to make your curls extra special, there is a full range of anti-frizz hair products at Hairhouse, especially for curly hair! So, do not only use a good heat protection spray, use the right anti-frizz serum for effortless and stunning curls!
In addition to size, you also need to think about your hair type. If you have more delicate hair, look at tourmaline or diffuser curling irons and wands for more even heat distribution that is gentler on your hair.
Still not sure which of our curling wands or curling irons you should add for the checkout? Have a thorough look at the Hairhouse range and read detailed information for each product by clicking on the product title or image.