The Best Curling Irons for Relaxed Hair

Just because your hair is relaxed doesn't mean you can't wear gorgeous curls.

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Even the most die-hard fans of straight, relaxed hair like to add a little body and curl to their style every now and then. If your hair is relaxed, you'll need some help from a curling iron to obtain bouncy curls or luscious waves. With all the choices in curling irons, you should choose one that's best suited for your relaxed hair and your styling needs.

Hot Tools Professional Curling Iron with Multi-Heat Control

Inconsistent heat from your curling iron means unpredictable curls in your relaxed hair. Some curls come out perfectly well whereas others are either spiraled too tightly or too loosely, leaving a mess of bed-head hair. Reserve the sleepy-head look for after you've gone out, not before. Get the Hot Tools Professional Curling Iron with Multi-Heat Control and create perfectly-shaped curls. It has been selected as the best curling iron by "InStyle" magazine for six consecutive years. The magazine attributes the curling iron's effectiveness to its ceramic plates and manual temperature dial.

Keratin Complex 4-in-One Keratin Curling System

Minimalist and multi-tasking ladies will love Keratin Complex 4-in-One Keratin Curling System. It's the swiss-army knife of heat stylers. It includes four interchangeable barrels of various sizes, making it a one-tool-fits-all curling machine. "Redbook" magazine claims that all the professional stylists who tested the 4-in-One Keratin Curling System raved about it. With this one curling iron, you can create four different looks, offering the most versatility for styling relaxed hair.

Infiniti by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron

Have you ever seen brown, rust-looking spots on metal curling irons? They can result from the curling iron getting hotter in some spots than others. These "hot spots" can cause lots of damage to your hair. Relaxed hair -- already fragile from chemical straightening -- does not need more damage. "Marie Claire" magazine thinks the Infiniti by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron is a good choice for reducing hair damage and breakage because its ceramic barrel heats evenly, ensuring that your hair is curled at the precise heat the iron is set for and not a degree higher.

T3 Bespoke Labs Medium Duality Iron

Even relaxed hair gets the frizzies, and some curling irons don't effectively smooth them. The T3 Bespoke Labs Medium Duality Iron, recommended by "Marie Claire" magazine, uses tourmaline technology to curl hair and tame frizz as well. You'll especially like this curling iron for your relaxed hair because it also doubles as a straightening iron. It allows you to switch up looks easily -- whether vivacious waves or sleek, stick-straight tresses.

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