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Curling your hair is not just about using any old curling iron. For every size and style of curl there is a different type of curling iron you can use. You may have been using one type for the longest time and have not been able to work out why the style you were aiming for didn't work out. Whether you are after body and volume, or ringlets and spirals, the key to getting the right curl comes down to using the right curling iron.
The curling wand is a style of curling iron as it is easy to use and looks just how it sounds, like a wand,long, narrow and round. The name is perfect as it really does seem like magic. Simply wrapping thin sections of hair around the long heated stick creates thin but springy spiral curls and ringlets. This is especially good for thinner hair as it works well on small areas of hair. This type of curling iron is manufactured by a range of companies and is available in most big-box discount stores.
Large-barreled curling tongs are the best way to get big spiraled curls or very voluminous hair. Many women attempt to achieve glamorous bodacious hair through smaller or ordinarily sized curling irons and do not understand why it all goes wrong. For large, defined curls the only way to create this look is with an iron with a large-diameter barrel. The large bod creates open curl patterns and gives your hair a natural flow. These work well for longer hair as short hair cannot wrap around the large barrel more than once. Revlon and Jose Eber make large-barreled rods.
The cordless curling irons come in a variety of styles and are the busy mobile woman's answer to hair gadgetry. Suppose you have a late meeting or you've just spotted your ex-boyfriend across the room at an event. Running to the bathroom quickly to perk up your curls has never been easy. A cordless curling iron means you can re-curl and add extra funk to your hair anytime you want. Whether at home, in the car or even after work before you meet friends for drinks.
Skinny barrel curling tongs are ideal for thin hair and skinny curls. For small defined curls, medium or large diameter barrels will simply not do. If you have thin hair or want very distinct precise curls the best way to achieve this is through a skinny-barreled pair of curling wand. This is also good for short hair as sections will be able to wrap around the barrel enough times to create a defined curl.