Types of Curling Irons: 5 Hot Tools You Need At Home

Alyssa François | 16 November 2017

Stick with the basics.

At this moment in time, with so many new beauty tools for hair on the market it’s hard to decide which ones you really need. There are so many different types of curling irons that can be used for different hairstyles, but do we really need them all? Probably not! To help you narrow down the options, we’re highlighting five of our top favorite types of curling irons. Read on to learn which one of these hot tools you should add to your at-home styling kit:

5 Types of Curling Irons You Should Know About

1. Spiral Iron

The spiral iron has an interesting look, and if you don’t know what it is for, its appearance alone can be quite overwhelming. This iron can be used to create soft and romantic coils and is fairly easy to use. When using this tool, place hair between the spiral grooves, then hold your hair carefully and firmly in place for a few seconds and release.

types of curling irons: hair wand
The hair wand has quickly become every girl’s best friend.

2. Hair Wand

This is one of the most popular types of curling irons at the moment, especially when hair waves became a must-have viral hairstyle. To use this tool, all you have to do is take a section of hair and wrap it around the wand to create those effortless-looking reality-star waves.

types of curling irons: standard
Need a simple curling iron? Start with this one.

3. Standard Curling Iron

Every girl needs the standard curling iron tool in her at-home styling kit. If you don’t have one yet, consider investing in one. You can opt for a curling iron that has interchangeable barrel sizes, or buy a few curling irons with different barrel sizes. The bigger the barrel, the bigger and more voluptuous your curls will be.

types of curling irons: curling tongs
Use curling tongs to create flawless curly styles.

4. Hair Tongs

Hair tongs are simply the same thing as a hair wand. This shape creates a different curl from your normal hair wand. Use this type of tongs to create curls that gradually become narrow at the ends of your hair.

types of curling iron: brush attachment
The curling iron you need for that fresh-out-of-the-salon blowout effect.

5. Curling Iron with Brush Attachment

Some may wonder what use this kind of curling iron may have. These types of curling irons are great if you want to create a voluminous blowout style with curls. The bristles help create a smooth look and help detangle the hair while styling. To use the brush, you can use the same method you typically use when blow-drying hair with a round brush. Warning: Do not use this tool on wet hair! Blow-dry your hair first using a blowdry spray like Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Volumizing Weightless Blow Dry Spray, then use your curling iron brush to add body, curls and bounce.

SUAVE PROFESSIONALS LUXE STYLE INFUSION VOLUMIZING WEIGHTLESS BLOW DRY SPRAY

Need more advice on how to use heat styling tools on your hair? Here’s how you can create hair waves with a flat iron